Date of publication: 2017-08-28 20:02
If UMass Amherst Summer Pre-College cancels a course for any reason, students receive a full refund of program, housing, meal, and registration fees. If a student withdraws from the program, refunds for the Program Fee only are provided according to the schedule below. Housing, meal, and registration fees are non-refundable.
Summer Pre-College Refund Schedule 7567
If you are not applying for financial aid, parents/guardians must also submit a brief statement (a paragraph or two) describing the need for financial support.
All students receive a final evaluation of their work. These evaluations provide feedback about achievement and performance in the course, student strengths, areas in need of further development, and student work habits and attitudes. Additionally, Spectrum teachers are available for parent conferences on the last day of each session.
This area is focused on improvements to operational psychometric methods and procedures related to equating and scaling, item and test analyses, measurement error and reliability, quality assurance, and scoring and scaling of complex item types.
Summer Pre-College classes run from 9am – 9pm Monday – Friday. Our programs offer a balance of lectures and hands-on learning in classrooms, labs or outdoors. A typical day might look like this:
Do you love crime shows? Do you love science? Have you ever wondered “How do forensic scientists do that?” If so, then the Summer Pre-College Forensic Chemistry program at UMass Amherst is perfect for you!
You will navigate the Pioneer Valley, learning about the geologic and hydrologic processes that shape watersheds and understanding how watersheds function. You will become an expert in the different types of storage reservoirs for water in the surface and subsurface. We will romp through rivers and take measurements of water flux and water chemistry in forests, wetlands, and from monitoring wells. We will take advantage of laboratory facilities (such as the stable isotope and hydrogeology laboratory) in the Geosciences Department at the University of Massachusetts to analyze and interpret data collected during our field experiences.
In this course, you will learn about the Autodesk Maya user interface, and you'll learn to work with lighting, shading, and polygon and NURBS modeling. You will receive an introduction to Mental Ray in Maya, and you will learn to work with the UV Texture Editor. In addition, you will learn how to apply the tools of other programs like Photoshop CS6 and Adobe After Effects to the Autodesk Maya software.