iCons Application

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The UMass iCons Program is a unique cohort-based certificate program whose mission is to inspire a diverse generation of leaders in science, technology, and business with the attitudes, knowledge, and skills needed to solve the inherently multi-faceted problems facing our world. The iCons program is open to first and second-year students in business and those with STEM-focused majors. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact icons@cns.umass.edu.

iCons accepts 72 new students per cohort, which includes first and second-year students, and keeps a wait-list of applicants. Admission decisions are based primarily on answers to the essay questions on the application. Applicants may be asked to participate in a phone interview with a member of the volunteer iCons alumni recruitment committee. Should you need accommodations for any part of the application or recruitment process, please contact iCons at icons@cns.umass.edu or 413.545.3674.

Application deadline for Fall 2023: Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST

Acceptance notifications sent: Mid-November, 2023

New Cohort Launch for newly admitted cohort: Saturday, December 2, 2023