Pathways Into UMass Boston
UMass Boston has created a variety of programs to help you get started on your college career with us. While you may not meet our academic requirements for admission right now, we see that you have potential to be academically successful here. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will notify you in your decision letter if you are eligible for one of our pathway programs. Please note: you may not directly apply to these programs, and some are available by referral only.
Directions for Student Potential - DSP (Referral)
Directions for Student Potential (DSP) is a referral-based program for which the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will determine your eligibility. Students recommended to join this program will begin their studies by joining our free, 6-week summer session.
Pathway Program (Referral)
The Pathway Program is a referral-based program for which the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will determine your eligibility. Students recommended to join this program will begin their studies at UMass Boston as a non-degree student in the fall semester.
Future Beacon Option
The Future Beacon Option affords students who were not admitted to UMass Boston the opportunity to consider transferring for a future semester.