BA, Individualized Concentrations

About: 

Degree completion- It's YOUR turn.

For over 40 years the UMass Amherst University Without Walls has been helping adults just like you complete your first bachelor's degree at a world-class public university.

At UMass UWW, you can:

  • design your own program of study,
  • take 100% online, courses that fit into your busy life (or take advantage of blended courses),
  • bring in or earn up to 100 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work & life experience.

Get the support you deserve.

We understand the real life challenges faced by adult students and are committed to providing you with outstanding one-on-one support and guidance from your first class through degree completion.

Learn more about this program:

To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please click on inquire now to the right.

Sample a Course

Visit the UMass UWW website to learn more about our BA, Individualized Concentrations.

Tuition/Fees: 

As part of a public state university, UMass Amherst University Without Walls (UWW) is committed to providing you with a great education at an affordable cost. By awarding academic credit for life and work experience, UWW helps you accelerate your degree and save money.

Type of Fee Amount

Fee per credit

$385 (some variation in cost per credit is possible)

Program Fee

$150 per fall and spring semesters
Registration Fee $45 per semester (winter, spring, summer, fall)
Course Total $1350 (approximately 385 x 3 credits {for a 3 credit course}, $45 registration fee and $150 program fee)

 Click here to browse our course listings.

Accreditation: 

The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Admissions: 

It's easy to get started...

The UMass University Without Walls (UWW) seeks to admit adults who are determined to finish their bachelor's degrees and ready to work hard to complete a rigorous program of study.

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

•    A minimum of 12 college credits
•    A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
•    You have not already earned a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university.
•    You do not reside in Alabama and Arkansas.

Former UMass Amherst students

You are exempt from the 2.0 GPA requirement. We can help you finish what you started. Welcome back. 

Admissions Deadlines

  • April 15 to start in September
  • October 1 to start in January. 

Applying is simple.

We’re glad you found us and look forward to receiving your application.

Financial Aid: 

Financial Aid Services at UMass Amherst is committed to helping you meet the cost of your college education. Most UMass UWW students receive financial aid. You may be eligible for grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, military benefits or employer reimbursement. 

Credit for Life Experience: 

Credit for Experience - Because what you've done in life matters.

You've seen a lot. You know a lot.  You've done a lot. You may not have a college degree (yet), but we bet you could teach a course on life. At UMass UWW, we respect the prior coursework, prior learning and work & life experience you bring into our program. We believe the experiences you have had, and the knowledge, skills and wisdom you have gained over the years matter and are worthy of up to 100 academic credits. And earning credit this way saves you time and money. 

  • Prior coursework
  • Portfolio
  • Professional Trainings and Certifications
  • Military Trainings
  • Credit Exams and Evaluations

Get Credit Where Credit is Due. 

Learn more about how you can save time and money by earning credit for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work & life experience. 

Request Information

Contact: 
University Without Walls
Phone: 
(413) 545-1378
Campus: 
Amherst
Level: 
Undergraduate
Type: 
Bachelor's Degree
Credits: 
120
Tuition Per Credit: 
$385
Format: 
Online
Subject: 
General Studies
Liberal Arts
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