Who can enroll in Continuing & Professional Education (CPE) courses? Anyone with a high school degree or certificate of General Educational Development (GED) may register for CPE undergraduate courses (except as restricted by policies governing academic status*). Exceptions may be made for high school students with written permission of their guidance counselor and parent or guardian.
* In accordance with UMass Amherst policy, UMass Amherst students under academic suspension, academic dismissal, or trespassed from the UMass Amherst campus may not enroll in courses through CPE.
Non-degree students: Students not currently enrolled in a degree program may enroll in individual CPE courses as a non-degree student. Enrolling in CPE courses does not imply admission to UMass Amherst.
Degree students: Students wishing to obtain a degree must apply for admission through UMass Amherst Undergraduate Admissions, UMass Amherst Graduate Admissions, or CPE. For more information, click here.