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About the UMass Boston Navitas GSSP

The UMass Boston Navitas 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 Navitas GSSP is the first year of a bachelor’s degree program at UMass Boston. The Navitas GSSP 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 the UMass Boston Navitas GSSP, you will progress directly into the second year of your undergraduate degree program.

Graduate GSSP

The Graduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree but need additional academic and/or English support to gain entry to a UMass Boston master’s degree program. GRE/GMAT is not required upon submission of your application.

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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
  • No GMAT/GRE requirement upon entry of graduate GSSP


  • UMass Boston campus


Start in:

  • January
  • May
  • September

How to Apply

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