The College of Natural Sciences recognizes that transfer students strengthen our campus community.

Your lived experience enriches our learning environment and your perspective as a student who has attended another institution expands our understanding of the diversity of student experiences in higher education. 

We are committed to your success whether you are transferring from a small liberal arts college, large university, or community college, and have some programs designed with transfer students' unique needs in mind.  

Peer-to-Peer Mentoring 

New to UMass? Apply to be paired with a Transfer Peer Ally.  You will connect once a month during the fall semester and at least once in the spring. 
Interested in being a Transfer Peer Ally?  Complete the application.

Social Gatherings 

We host a gathering every semester for transfer students to meet each other, and key College and University staff, in an informal setting. For more information, please email Linda Ziegenbein at lziegenb@umass.edu

Advice from CNS transfer students to CNS transfer students

What advice do our current transfer students have for incoming transfers?  Read their words of wisdom and encouragement here: Advice for CNS Transfer Students