UMass Amherst Early Action for Fall 2022 Admission

University of Massachusetts Amherst offers Early Action for freshman admissions.

The Early Action (EA) deadline for Fall 2022 admission at UMass Amherst is November 5.

All early action applicants should receive an admissions decision by December 14. Last year, UMass Amherst admitted 15,347 of the 20,440 applicants who applied Early Action. The acceptance rate was 75.08%. For more information visit the University of Massachusetts Amherst page on College Confidential.

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Does anybody know when the first wave of EA decisions came out last December?

I think they came around 10-11th December

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Received the following email from UMass Amherst, 4 hours ago :-
Here’s what’s next in the Early Action process:

  • We release decisions for Early Action applicants throughout December and into January. Not all EA applicants will receive their admission decision on the same date.
  • When your decision is ready, you will receive an email letting you know to login to your portal, so be sure to have your login information. The message will go to the email address you used to apply with us on your application. Information about decisions will not be given out over the phone.

We know it’s not fun waiting — especially when other people might hear their decision before you. But don’t stress! Check your portal periodically, and make sure that we have everything we need from you. As long as your portal says everything is submitted then there’s nothing more to do but wait!


Just received Admission tonight (12/7/21): Email came and stated that the Status has been updated in the portal. Portal has the admission info and details.
-Application complete early October
-In state
-Bio Science major
-1260 SAT
-5.3/6.0 weighted GPA
-No honors or merit
(Also admitted to UNH, U Del, Pitt)
Good luck to all!


My daughter was accepted this afternoon! She received an email stating there was an update to her status in the portal.
App submitted 10/22
Major: Communications
Test Optional
4.0 UW GPA
Honors: Offered admission to the Commonwealth Honors College
Merit: Chancellors Award woo hoo!!

Very pleased!! Good luck to everyone!!


Just received an acceptance!!
App Submitted- 10/26
Major: Psychology, College of Natural Sciences
GPA: school doesn’t offer
No Honors
Merit: Chancellor’s Award


Admitted early action. Saw it on portal around 3pm (and haven’t received an email about it at all yet - its about 9pm now.)

I’m in state, applied on the deadline of 11.5 for early action.

I’m not comfortable giving my stats, but want to let others know that there is hope for those of us without any AP classes or tests, nor massive extracurricular lists.

Didn’t get Honors College nor any merit aid.


Received admission at 3 pm, got email at that time. 1390 SAT, 4.0 uw gpa, rank 2, chancellors scholarship. No honors. App submitted 9/2. OOS. Major: Biology


I got an email this afternoon (12/7) about a status update to my portal

app completed: 10/26
anthropology (college of life and behavioral science)
1510 SAT
5.9/6.0 W GPA
accepted into Honors College w/ 2k/yr Dean’s Award


Congrats Amanda!

Thanks for giving hope to others. May I know your major?


Heard this evening with an email to check portal.
App completed: 10/17
College of Humanities and Fine Arts
1560 SAT
5.9/6.5 W GPA
Accepted into Honors College, Dean’s Award, $2K/year



Application submitted: 10/23
Decision received: 12/7
International student
College of Engineering
Major: CS Engineering
SAT: 1490
GPA: School does not offer
Did not get into CHC
Scholarship: Chancellor’s award


quick question
Do the scholarship amounts vary per student even though they got the same scholarship??
For instance, do 2 students who get the dean’s scholarship get different amounts??
(Just curious, since the website hasn’t specified any specific amount)

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History was my first choice and got it.

To all: Never got an email (checked spam, trash, etc.) But for sure accepted - still in the portal today. I paid the $500 deposit last night.


My daughter got a 16k Chancellors Award. We are out of state so I suspect In state may be a different amount.


I’ve seen OOS Chancellor’s awards of $14K, $16K, and $17K reported from various sources.


congrats! Thanks for sharing /

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Still waiting for decision. Anyone else waiting. Applied early Oct.


Yes- my daughter applied EA, Nursing, application complete by 10/1-- waiting…!