If you haven’t applied to UMass Boston yet for next spring, we have just the event for you!
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is hosting a Transfer Application Day on December 8th from 9-10:30 a.m. I really like these days because it gives us counselors an opportunity to sit down and meet with you face-to-face, so come join us.
I encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to:
- Submit an application with NO APPLICATION FEE
- Speak with an admissions counselor
- Attend a brief information session geared toward transferring to UMass Boston
- Take a guided campus tour (optional)
- Essay and letter of recommendation will be WAIVED
How can you pass that up?! You certainly shouldn’t! Sign up now, space is limited.
Registration is easy, just click here to find out how.
Hope to see see you Saturday!
***Please note: Transfer Application Day is only open to transfer students how have not yet submitted an application for Spring 2013 and is not intended for students wishing to apply to our Nursing or Engineering Program as these deadlines have passed.
Transferring credits does not have to be stressful; this is especially the case when transferring to UMass Boston. Since you are reading this, I am assuming that UMass Boston is on your radar, which it should be (in my humble opinion).
If you’re interested in seeing how your credits will transfer to UMass Boston before you apply or if you have already received your acceptance letter and do not want to wait for your Transfer Credit Evaluation, you can look up our Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide on u.select. No login or registration is required and it is totally free. You can’t beat that!
Simply visit u.select and follow the instructions below to see how your credits will transfer so that you can be the most prepared transfer student possible.
- Choose “Equivalencies by School.”
- Select “Massachusetts” for the state and then “University of Massachusetts” for the school (step 1).
- Search for the schools you would like to transfer credits from (step 2) and then add them (step 3).
- Select “Create a Guide” (step 4) to create your Equivalency Guide.
- In the Equivalency Guide you can sort by the schools’ departments to see which of your courses will likely transfer to UMass Boston.
Note: These transfer credit rules are for your information only. You will receive by mail an official Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE) after you are admitted.
The transfer deadline for the spring 2013 semester is December 15 for domestic students and December 1 for international students. Applying is easy, so what are you waiting for?! (These exclude the Nursing & Engineering programs, whose deadlines have passed.)
If you have questions about the application process, requirements, or if you would like to schedule an appointment or a campus tour, I encourage you to contact us. Until then, happy transferring!
It’s happening on October 13, 2012!
Prospective undergraduates: Don’t forget to register for Open House . I would hate for you to miss this great opportunity. Each year, UMass Boston opens it’s doors to prospective students and gives you a chance to:
- Explore campus by taking a student-led walking tour packed full of information about UMass Boston
- Speak to faculty, staff, and admissions counselors about the quality and affordability of available academic programs
- Hear about student activities, internship opportunities, and housing options
- Peruse the student clubs and organization information tables
- Speak with admissions counselors about the application process, deadlines, and requirements
Register for Open House here. Don’t miss out!
- October 3rd– Prospective Transfer Student Chat – Chat with the admissions staff about attending our open house. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the day’s events and about the university in general and how to make the most of your Open House 2012 visit.
- October 13th– OPEN HOUSE
- November 28th– Prospective Transfer Student Chat – Do you have questions about transferring to the university, about Mass Transfer, or the application process for transfer students? Come chat with our transfer staff to have all of your questions answered!
Admissions counselors are already hitting the road to visit you, be sure to check out your community college’s information board for the dates we’ll be in your area.
Looking forward to seeing you and chatting with you!
UMass Boston has come back to life with new and returning students. The buzz and activity on campus surely is difficult to ignore! It is an energy that my colleagues and I feed off of! The beginning of the fall semester at UMass Boston marks the promise of new beginnings, new opportunities, and a chance for us in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to forge relationships with new and prospective students.
For those of you who are new and returning students, I urge you to take a look at the Events Page on the UMass Boston website to check out what’s going on throughout campus during Welcome Week. I know you all will be busy getting to classes, but make sure you take the time to enjoy the fun stuff that’s happening too. There will be Red Sox tickets on sale, a soccer game, BBQs and a chance to meet and chat with Chancellor J. Keith Motley, to name a few.
The beginning of the fall semester also means we’ll be hitting the road recruiting at your community colleges. Be sure to keep an eye out on campus for when we are visiting and be sure to stop by and say hello!
If you would rather visit us, Open House is a great opportunity to do so. Registration for Open House 2012 is now available on the website.
Welcome back and we look forward to seeing you!
All of us in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (including myself, of course) have been busy processing applications and making sure your Transfer Credit Evaluations are up to par prior to being sent out to you.
For those of you that may still be thinking of applying to UMass Boston for the fall 2012 semester, don’t hesitate–there is still time! The deadline for transfer applications and materials is July 1, however we will continue to process your application materials for 14 days afterwards.
Get us all of your materials now so we can review your application as soon as possible, since some programs may fill up.
If you’re admitted, you’ll want to sign up for orientation right away, as course selection is best early on in the summer. So what are you waiting for?
Please be sure to review the transfer application requirements to ensure your application process goes smoothly.
If you have any questions about how to apply to UMass Boston, please give us a call at 617.287.6000.
If you would rather connect with us online, you have an opportunity to chat with a counselor TODAY, June 28, any time from 10 am to 4 pm! Sign up here.
As fall fades into winter (it will happen one day) and pumpkin spice lattes transition to peppermint mochas (I swear Starbucks isn’t paying me), there are a few important dates coming up at UMass Boston that you may want to jot down on your calendar.
December 10 – Showcase Saturday – Come visit UMass Boston, take a tour, check out housing options and talk to counselors. Sign up here.
December 15 – Spring 2012 application deadline.
December 15 – Beacon Beginnings Orientation begins. If you’re a newly accepted student for Spring 2012, don’t forget to register
January 23 – Spring semester classes begin!
February 1– Fall 2012 application deadline for our nursing program.
****Spring 2012 accepted transfer students: Please do not forget to send us a copy of your most recent transcript as soon as those fall 2011 grades are posted, so we can update your transfer credits!****
Stay warm, everyone!
Ten reasons why I’m thankful for UMass Boston (in no particular order):
- Admissions team – Our admissions team is dedicated to helping you along the application process, answering your questions and informing you of all the things UMass Boston has to offer. Stop in and say hello!
- Location, location, location – Just 3 miles from downtown Boston. Think of the opportunities!
- Diverse population on campus – Our students, faculty and staff are from all walks of life.
- Amazing advising team – Our wonderful advisors are dedicated to helping students stay on track for graduation.
- Class selection – Our course/academic program selection is as diverse as the student population it serves.
- The catwalk – The catwalk connects the buildings on campus. Regardless of the weather, you can rest assured your walk to and from classes will be a comfortable one!
- 100+ student clubs and organizations – Whether you are interested in politics, dance, community outreach, or all of the above, our student clubs and organizations are a great way to connect and get involved.
- Cost – We offer a top-notch education at an affordable price, approximately $11,000 for the year (in-state). With Boston at your fingertips, the internship & networking opportunities are endless!
- Faculty – At UMass Boston our courses are almost always taught by faculty (not teaching assistants), who are dedicated to their field. Alice Carter, a professor in the Psychology Department, was recently published online in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry for her research on diagnosing autism at an early age and creating more customized treatments.
- Financial Aid – $125 million in financial aid is awarded to our students annually, meeting 92% of student need. UMass Boston believes the cost of education should never keep students from achieving an education.
What are you thankful for?
Here’s wishing everyone a happy, safe and healthy Thanksgiving!
Not only does UMass Boston have a 96% green rating (thank you, Princeton Review) but we also have our own secret garden right in the heart of campus. If you haven’t checked out the Biology Department’s greenhouse yet, you certainly should: It is a little piece of serenity in the middle of our lively campus. It houses many different species of plants. Not only is it a great place to learn about plant diversity and get hands-on experience outside of the classroom, but it’s a beautiful place to spend some time on a break or just to clear your head.
So as the weather begins to cool off, which it eventually will, you can get your dose of spring, summer, and the tropics by stopping by the greenhouse.
As travel season winds down, I find myself reflecting on the experiences I had connecting with students on the road. Today I had a great conversation with a student at North Shore Community College. She walked up to my table with pep in her step and a smile on her face. She was looking for more information on just a few of the many programs UMass Boston has to offer. As our conversation continued, she opened up to me a little bit about what she was looking for in a college–specifically, the college’s atmosphere and student population.
She lives in a very small rural town about 45 minutes north of Boston and told that she is one of two Asian women who live in her community. She was drawn to UMass Boston for 3 very big reasons:
- Our diverse student population. 12% of our student population are Asian, 15% are Black or African American, 9% are Hispanic of any race.
- Our major in Asian Studies, BA. UMass Boston is one of the few colleges in New England to offer Asian Studies as a major.
- Our non-traditional student population.
It was important for this student to find a school where not only will she receive a great education and opportunities, but also one where she will feel a connection with students and faculty. That is why she came to me, specifically looking for UMass Boston.