Campus Closing

The University of Massachusetts Boston campus is closed today, Monday, February 8. All classes and activities are canceled. For information, visit


Program Requirements

All students in the DSP Program are required to:

  • Pass assigned courses. Faculty will regularly assess assigned work to measure student progress and potential for success in college courses.
  • Attend all classes. Students who miss more than two classes will not pass the program. Excessive tardiness will be considered as absence.
  • Show a serious effort to improve, participate, and be responsible.
  • Meet with faculty and staff about academic program selection. Faculty evaluation of student work will be the basis of recommendations for fall course placements.
  • Attend UMass Boston after successful completion of DSP. This program is provided tuition-free for persons who will become students at this University. Students who attend DSP are being prepared for the specific courses and requirements of this University. This is not a basic skills program and is not transferable to another university.