UMass procedures on admission of Iranian Students

In an on­line state­ment dated Feb­ru­ary 6, the Uni­versity of Mas­sachu­setts at Am­h­erst said it no longer ac­cepts Ir­a­ni­an na­tion­als for ad­mis­sion to gradu­ate pro­grams in chem­ic­al, com­puter and mech­an­ic­al en­gin­eer­ing or the nat­ur­al sci­ences to avoid any vi­ol­a­tion of U.S. sanc­tions. The policy has since been cri­ti­cized by an Ir­a­ni­an Amer­ic­an group which ar­gues it may be dis­crim­in­at­ory.