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Domestic Exchange

Domestic exchange is an opportunity for students to study at one of over 170 participating universities and colleges in 48 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Through National Student Exchange, UMass students can study at another college or university, live in a different geographic area, access new courses and facilities, and broaden the undergraduate experience. 

Domestic exchange is managed by the Domestic Exchange Programs Office.

How to explore: Sign up for an Information Session.

Course Approval: Once you have decided on a domestic exchange institution and are looking at courses, please schedule an appointment with Adrian Grace, Director of Undergraduate Advising via Navigate (select "Transfer Courses" for the service type). You will need pre-approval for any classes you hope to fulfill a major requirement. Prior to the meeting, please email the following information to :

  • Course Approval Form: Complete the Prior Approval for Transfer Coursework form for domestic exchange courses.
  • Course Descriptions:  For each course that may be taken, please copy & paste the course title and description into the email.
  • Your Plan: How you would like to use the courses you will take to fulfill your major requirements.

Financial Aid: The domestic exchange office will work with you to find an exchange that meets your financial needs. Go to an information session to find out more.


Talk to your Advisors

Your Political Science Advising Team is always ready to help you. Let us know you are interested in domestic exchange. We can help you plan, map out your semesters, think about timing, and discuss which classes need to be taken on campus and those that can be taken away. To meet with an academic advisor, make an appointment in Navigate.