Admissions & Financial Aid


How to Apply as a First-year Freshman

We strongly encourage you to apply online by submitting either the

You may opt instead to download and mail a paper copy of the application.

Please be sure to send us your application and all required materials by the March 1st Regular Decision deadline.

If you experience any technical problems with the application, please email us immediately.

No Test Option

For students applying for fall 2017 UMass Boston is offering a no-test option. We recognize that while useful, standardized tests do not accurately reflect all students’ academic abilities. Students may select the ‘No Test Option’ on their Common Application or UMass Boston Online Application. Read our FAQ to learn more.  

Application Tips

  • Before you start the online application, please be sure to check application deadlines.

  • Please read about application requirements that are necessary to complete your application for admission. Submit all additional application requirements to the following address:

University of Massachusetts Boston
Undergraduate Admissions Processing
PO Box 814
Randolph, MA 02368

  • Once your application has been submitted, you cannot make corrections to it online. Please review your application carefully before you submit. You should contact Undergraduate Admissions for instructions on how to make corrections to a submitted application.


If you need any assistance during the application process, you may contact us at or 617.287.6000.

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