NOTE: The process outlined on this page is for students interested in the on campus program.  If you are interested in our fully online degrees in Sustainable Food and Farming, please click here: ONLINE A.S. Degree. -  ONLINE B.S. Degree

Applying to Stockbridge School of Agriculture

Stockbridge School of Agriculture is an academic department in the College of Natural Sciences at UMass Amherst .  Students interested in any of our on-campus majors (either associate or bachelor degree programs) should complete the Common Application.  Instructions are provided by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. 

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The following criteria are used to evaluate applicants for admission to the Stockbridge School of Agriculture:

  • high school performance as reflected in the quality of courses and grades
  • standardized test scores (SATs or ACTs)
  • work or extracurricular experience in your field of interest
  • personal statement or career goal
  • letters of recommendation 

What if you are not currently in High School?

Did you complete your high school education a few years ago? Or, maybe even "a long time ago"?  Have you attended another college but never finished a degree?  Or, perhaps you've already earned a previous college degree?  Are you looking for a different career path?  Do you want to do something "you've always wanted to do?"  If any of these situations apply to you, an application to Stockbridge School is something you should consider.  Depending on your circumstances you may consider applying for either an associate degree or a bachelor degree.  Keep in mind, whatever you choose, you are not too old to go to school.  Contact us to discuss your options.

If you have attended or are currently attending another college, you must submit official transcripts from ALL colleges attended (whether or not transfer credit is desired).  If you have earned fewer than 27 completed college credits you must also submit a high school transcript (or GED scores) and SAT or ACT scores. The requirement for SAT or ACT scores is waived if you have been out of high school for five years or more.