Academic Support Services and Undergraduate Studies

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We’ll Help You Start on Track and Stay on Track

In other words, your academic success is our top priority. According to, “in just ten years, more than 60% of all new jobs will require a college education.” To earn your college degree from UMass Boston, you’ll need at least 120 credits to graduate. If you plan to graduate in four years, you must take approximately 30 credits per year or 5 courses per semester. If you take fewer than five courses per semester, it will take you longer to graduate. The important thing is that you reach your goal.

Academic Support Services and Undergraduate Studies is here to keep you on track.


We offer you academic support in the following areas:

We encourage you to connect with faculty, staff and other students to build a strong network of support to achieve your goals. In addition to our centralized services at the university level, there is outstanding advising, academic support, and opportunities for enrichment available through your college and through the college-based success communities:

You’ll also want to take advantage of many other resources on campus such as: