Application FAQs

    Posted by UMass Summer Programs on Jan 13, 2016 2:10:02 PM

    Are these questions standing between you and the Submit button? Read on and find the answers to our frequently asked questions about applying to UMass Amherst Summer Pre-College.




    Q: When is the deadline to apply?

    A: We have rolling admissions, with applications accepted through June 15th. We recommend applying early, since some programs will fill up.


    Q: My school's policy is that recommendations are confidential. What should I do?

    A: Just ask your teacher/guidance counselor to email the recommendation letter directly to us at: When you're completing your application, write a short note stating that your recommendation is being emailed directly, save it as a PDF, and upload it in place of the recommendation.


    Q: How soon do I find out if I've been accepted?

    A: Applications are reviewed as soon as they come in. Usually you can expect to hear back with an admissions decision within a week.


    Q: How many students are accepted to this program?

    A: This varies by program. Most have space for about 15 - 20 students. Other programs, such as the Sport Management & Leadership Academy or the Summer Engineering Institute, have space for 50 or more students.


    For the answers to less frequently asked questions, email us at We're always happy to help!