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Admissions Standards

The minimum required admissions standards for freshmen applicants to the state universities and University of Massachusetts include the following:

  • Fulfillment of all requirements for the high school diploma or its equivalent;
  • Submission of an SAT or ACT score;
  • 16 required academic courses; and
  • Minimum required grade point average (GPA) earned in college preparatory courses completed at the time of application.

Transfer students must meet one of the following criteria:

  • 12 to 23 transferable college credits and a minimum 2.5 college GPA; or
  • Up to 23 transferable college credits, a minimum 2.0 college GPA, and a high school transcript that meets the admission standards for freshman applicants; or
  • 24 or more transferable credits and a minimum 2.0 college GPA.

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