Do I have to take the certificate courses for a grade?

For certificates at the Undergraduate level, classes must be taken for a grade and require a minimum grade of C of higher.

Can I apply to the online undergraduate degree completion program if I already have a Bachelor’s degree?

What is the typical admissions profile?

Admissions profile:

  • Average work experience: 10 years (while we prefer applicants to have 3-5 years’ experience, many students in the program have several years)
  • Average GMAT score: 570
  • Average UGPA range: 3.0 – 3.4


TOEFL Information - for international applicants only

School Code: Isenberg-UMass Amherst – 3917

Minimum scores:

TOEFL waivers apply to applicants who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Citizenship of Australia, Botswana, Canada, Caribbean English speaking countries, Dominica, Gambia, Ghana, Great Britain, Guyana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, West Indies, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Earned a college or university degree in the United States or in one of the countries listed above.
  • A degree earned from the American University in Beirut, American University in Bulgaria, American College of Greece, or from Bogazici University in Turkey.
  • Current enrollment as a full-time student who will have completed two academic years of college/university work in the United States prior to the date of anticipated entrance at the University of Massachusetts.
  • An Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate has been obtained (prior to June 2005 only.)

Can degree completion students take on-site classes?

Yes. Online degree completion students can take on-site classes on a space available basis. Please note that there is a different tuition rate and additional fees.

Searching for General Education Classes?

Finding Gen Ed classes can be tricky, so here is a tip to simplify the process:

  1. Go to Spire
  2. In the right-hand column, click Search Classes/Catalog
  3. Near the bottom of the Class Search Criteria section, use the dropdown box Gen Ed Category to refine your search
  4. At the bottom, use the dropdown box Mode of Instruction to choose Online

Gen Ed Requirements:

Can I participate in graduation ceremonies on campus?

All eligible students can participate in graduation ceremonies. Many of our online students have made only one trip to campus -- to graduate!

You are eligible if your last semester is Fall September 2013, Wintersession 2014, Spring 2014 or Summer 2014.  Graduating seniors and their families can attend both the University Commencement ceremony and the Isenberg School Senior Celebration. Degrees will be conferred at commencement while seniors will receive a commemorative UMass Amherst medal at the Isenberg Senior Celebration.

We encourage graduating seniors and their families to attend both the university commencement and the Isenberg Senior Celebration.

Isenberg Senior Recognition Ceremony

  • Saturday, May 10, 2014
  • 9:00-10:30 a.m.
  • Mullins Center on the campus of UMass Amherst

Student names are called and commemorative university medals are handed out.

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

  • Friday, May 9, 2014
  • 4:30 p.m
  • McGuirk Alumni Stadium on the campus of UMass Amherst

Learn how to get your regalia- in person or by mail.

Learn more about graduation schedules and ceremonies.