RAP Facts & Features

  • More than 40% of incoming students join a RAP!
  • Most RAPs include a unique one-credit seminar!
  • Students from ALL colleges and majors join RAPs!
  • RAPs often facilitate connections to faculty members!
  • RAP is closely aligned with the UMass General Education program. RAP classes meet General Education requirements AND help students understand the meaning and appreciate the value of taking General Education classes!
  • Many RAP classes are taught in the residential area!


Pamela R. Marsh-Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost & Dean

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