UMass Boston

Pathways & Multilingual Programs

Program Overview

The Pathways and Multilingual Programs work with students to build foundational college academic skills and provide resources to comprehensively prepare them for college life. We are proud to serve students from various sociocultural and linguistic backgrounds through research-based instrcutional and advising practices. Our courses and practices are informed by culturally sustaining pedagogies. As such, we prioritize the integration of students’ cultural and linguistic backgrounds as vital assets to the learning environment and as the foundation for building new knowledge. We are home to the English LanguageDirections for Student Potential, and Academic Success Advising Programs.

Contact Us

Pathways and Multilingual Programs (English Language Program & Directions for Student Potential Program) - Office Hours:

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
For questions about our programs, application process, application status, or any other inquiry, you can visit us during our office hours, email us, call us, or send your inquiry by filling out our Inquiry Form.

Pathways and Multilingual Programs 
English Language and University Preparation Program / Directions for Student Potential Program (DSP)
Location: Campus Center, 1st Floor, Room 1300
Phone: 617.287.5820
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