Academic Resources

CNS Academic Advising
The CNS Academic Advising Deans handle general undergraduate academic advising and information regarding academic matters such as registration, add/drop procedures, repeat options, withdrawals, academic discipline, referral information. The CNS Academic Advising office office is 220 Morrill II, (413) 545-1969.
Departmental Advising
If you are having problems regarding undergraduate classes or requirments within your major, keep in mind that each department has an undergrad advisor who can help.
Academic Calendar
All the important dates and deadlines for each semester are listed on the Academic Calendar.
SPIRE Tutorials
Getting Started on SPIRE
Finding Classes on SPIRE
Enrolling in Classes on SPIRE
Advanced Placement Credits
Incoming students may receive advanced standing and/or credit for the College Board AP exams. Credits vary depending upon scores and subject matter. For more information, contact the Admissions Office.
Campus Directory
People Finder can be used to access the UMass Amhest directory for faculty, staff, and student contact information.
Career Services
Career Services representative Mary Ellen Liseno (512 Goodell, will help you with resumes, interviewing, internships, and your plans post-UMass.
Center for Multicultural Affairs and Student Support (CMASS)
This center provides academic support, cultural enrichment, student development and support for institutional diversity on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus.
Dean of Students Office
This office provides students with the support, resources and referrals that will help you succeed at UMass Amherst.
Disability Services
If you are a student living with a disability, Disability Services will help you with classes, living situations, and other accommodations that you may need. Their office is located in 231 Whitmore.
Domestic Exchange Program
Learn how to spend a semester or a year at one of over 180 participating colleges and universities across the country.
English as a Second Language Office
This program helps assure the academic success of UMass Amherst students who are not native English speakers.
Center for Women and Community
This multicultural campus-based center sponsors different campus and community in an effort to promote educational access and equity for women, empower women to take full control of their lives, and strengthen connections among women.
Financial Aid Office
Go there to find understanding the cost of a UMass Amherst education, eligibility requirements, how financial need is determined, your rights and responsibilities regarding your aid package, and more.
Five College Interchange Program
Learn how to enroll in a class at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges, all of which partner with UMass Amherst to form the Five College Consortium.
International Programs Office
This comprehensive office provides important services for International Students and Scholars and Education Abroad and Exchange progams.
Learning Resource Center
Struggling in chem or calculus? Maybe the people at the Learning Resource Center (LRC) can help. Located on the 10th floor of the library, LRC provides tutoring and other useful services to students. Check out their website for hours and services.
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
This program seeks to increase enrollment, retention, graduation and participation in research of undergraduate students from underrepresented groups seeking degrees in the STEM disciplines.
Mental Health and Counseling Services
Center for Counseling and Psychological Services
This resource, available through University Health Services, provides confidential services that include crisis intervention, short-term counseling for individuals, couples and families, support and therapy groups, behavioral medicine, medication management and an eating disorders clinic.
Psychological Services Center (PSC)
When you need psychological support for a longer time frame, the PSC offers low-cost mental health services. The APA accredited community mental health clinic is operated by the Division of Clinical Psychology, in the Department of Psychology.
Counseling and Asssessment services
This center provides short-term psychological counseling, career development, stress management, learning assessments, case management for students with psychological disabilities; biofeedback, and workshops to help with your academic and personal success.
Office of Information Technologies (OIT) Help Desk
The OIT Help Desk is available for all the computer-related questions of technophobes and technophiles alike.
Ombuds Office
This impartial and confidential resource for all campus students and employees ensures fair and equitable treatment on campus and provides mediation and conflict resolution services.
Registrar's Office
The Registrar's Office will help you with matters regarding transcripts and academic records.
Student-Athlete Services
Trying to balance the demands of school with an active athletic schedule is a challenge. But if you are a student athlete looking for a little help, Student-Athlete Services can help you with advising, tutoring, and other academic boosters.
Student Employment Office
A great resource for all students, the Student Employment Office posts job listings for both on- and off-campus employment, including work-study opportunities.
Writing Center
The Writing Center provides free, 30-minute tutoring sessions designed to help you in any step of your writing (from brainstorming to editing). It is located in the northwest corner of the W.E.B. DuBois Library's Learning Commons.