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About UMass Boston GSSP

UMass Boston Global Success Program (GSSP) is designed to ensure you gain the necessary skills to excel in your chosen undergraduate or graduate degree program.

Undergraduate GSSP

The Undergraduate UMass Boston GSSP is the first year of a bachelor’s degree program at UMass Boston. It consists of for-credit coursework and provides an academic and cultural bridge from your high school experience to studying at a university in the United States. When you successfully complete UMass Boston GSSP, you will progress directly into the second year of your undergraduate degree program.

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Why choose GSSP?

  • Make your transition to a U.S. university easier
  • Be a UMass Boston student from day one
  • Receive individual attention and personal support
  • Attend weekly tutorials and seminars
  • Earn credits toward your UMass Boston degree
  • Smaller classes with 20-25 students per class
  • Flexible admissions- 3 intakes per year
  • SAT/ACT not required for undergraduate GSSP


  • UMass Boston campus


Start in:

  • January
  • May
  • September

How to Apply

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