Applications are accepted from rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school who are in good academic standing and have no academic or disciplinary suspensions on their records. High school seniors who will graduate in the spring are also welcome. Please check the course descriptions carefully for eligibility requirements.
Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis, but it is best to apply early as programs fill up quickly.
To apply for Summer Pre-College Programs, UMass requires:
A written statement of interest: a brief, one-page statement describing why you want to attend Summer Pre-College at UMass Amherst and specifically the program you have chosen. For Research Intensives, please include your top 3 lab choices and why you're interested in each one.
An unofficial high school transcript (PDF) including grades from the fall. Rising sophomores should attach a middle school transcript as well as fall grades (International students will be asked to provide additional information regarding TOEFL scores.)
A letter of recommendation written by a teacher or guidance counselor who can speak to your skills, abilities, maturity level and academic accomplishments that make you a suitable candidate for the program you are applying to. Letters of recommendation should be obtained by the applicant and uploaded into the online application system. If your reference prefers to submit their letter of recommendation directly, please upload a brief statement, in PDF format, indicating that your letter of recommendation is being sent directly, and instruct your reference to email the letter to: email@example.com.
A $35 non-refundable application fee
The link below will take you off of the Isenberg website to the application page. For questions on filling out the application, please contact the Pre-College Summer Program office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413.577.2112.