Admissions Information / How to Apply

Congratulations on your decision to apply to UMass Lowell. We look forward to having you in our programs!

See the Entire List of Undergraduate Degree and Certificate Programs offered through Graduate, Online & Professional Studies .

There is no deadline to apply, and you may apply at any time during the year. Each application is processed and each applicant notified as soon as all of your admissions materials have been received and reviewed.

Applying into an Undergraduate Degree Program

Complete the Online Undergraduate Degree Application Form (preferred), or print, complete and submit the Undergraduate Degree Application .pdf form. Please note: Your application will be processed once we have received your $60 application fee. Return your completed application along with your application fee to:

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies
GPS Admissions
839 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01854

Questions? See our helpful Step-by-Step Guide to the Application Process.

Applying into an Undergraduate Certificate Program

Apply to an undergraduate certificate program using the Online Application Form or by printing and completing the Undergraduate Certificate Application Form in .pdf file format. Applicants will be required to have either their official high school transcript, HiSET®, GED® or their most recent college transcript if applicable, sent to Graduate, Online & Professional Studies at the address below. Applications, transcripts, and other correspondence should be sent to:

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies
Undergraduate Admissions
839 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor
Lowell, MA 01854

Undergraduate certificate applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and there is no fee to apply. You will be notified upon acceptance.

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Questions Regarding Your Undergraduate Application?

Email or call 978-934-2474.

For General Assistance:

Call the Advising Center at 978-934-2474 or 800-480-3190. Our academic advisors are here to help!

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There is a $60 application fee when you apply into an undergraduate degree program.

Readmission Due to Inactivity

Students who were previously accepted and enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at UMass Lowell who left the University before receiving their degree or who haven't registered for courses for more than four semesters will need to apply for readmission before they can register for courses. To apply for readmission to that same program, please complete and submit the Application for Readmission .pdf form along with the $60 re-admission fee. To apply into a different program, please complete and submit a new Online Application for Admission and reference your prior coursework at UML in your new application. Please note, if you are applying to a new program, you may need to have your transcripts from other institutions resent to UMass Lowell, as information on inactive students is destroyed after two years of inactivity.

Note: The PDF files on this page require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Pursuing A Part-Time Undergraduate Degree at UMass Lowell


  1. Select your desired degree program and Apply Online or complete the degree program application (PDF format) for admission. If you are mailing in your application form, mail the application with the $60 application fee to:
    University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies
    GPS Admissions
    839 Merrimack Street
    Lowell, MA 01854
  2. Contact the high school or colleges where you have taken courses and ask them to send your official transcripts directly to Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies . If your previous school participates in secure electronic transcript sharing, such as Parchment, E-Script, or National Clearinghouse, they may send us login credentials to so we may download your official transcript, otherwise transcripts can be mailed to the address above.

    Please Note:

    If you are an applicant under the age of 21 and you have less than 12 credits from a college or university, you may be required to submit official SAT or ACT scores. Please contact the Graduate, Online & Professional Studies Admissions Office at for more information.

  3. Once your application fee and all supporting documents including official transcripts have been received, GPS Admissions will review your application.

  4. Admitted students will receive a formal acceptance notice. This notice will include information on accessing your student account, making a "virtual" or in-person appointment with your academic advisor, and registering for courses.
Note: Should you want to register for courses prior to your admissions materials being reviewed, you may use the Non-Degree Course Registration Form. Admitted students will be able to count applicable courses towards their degree upon acceptance.


  • Attend an Graduate, Online & Professional Studies Virtual Open House.
  • Speak with a Student Support Specialist to review degree requirements and transfer credits.
  • Contact the Financial Aid Office to see if you're eligible for assistance.
  • If you're a veteran, senior citizen, or your employer provides tuition assistance, check your eligibility for tuition waivers/remission.
  • Become familiar with University policies and regulations on our website.
  • Contact the Graduate, Online & Professional Studies Faculty and Student Support Center with any questions at (978) 934-2474, email: or drop by 839 Merrimack Street, 2nd floor, on UMass Lowell North, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00pm and on Friday from 8:30am to 5:00 p.m.

Other Helpful Links for New Graduate, Online & Professional Studies Students

Please Note: Test requirements for graduate applications have been temporarily waived. Learn more.

Admissions for all of UMass Lowell's graduate online degrees and certificate programs are processed by UMass Lowell's Office of Graduate Admissions.

Applying into a Graduate Degree Program

All applicants must submit:
  • An application
  • An application fee
  • A statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Official test scores, when applicable. GMAT/GRE waivers available (see waiver form for details).
  • Resume
    Required for certain programs such as the Master's in Business Administration and the Master of Science in Health Informatics and Management

Applying into an Online Graduate Certificate Program

UMass Lowell Graduate Certificate Programs provide knowledge and expertise that are vital in today's rapidly changing workplace. In many cases, graduate certificate courses may be applied toward a master's degree at UMass Lowell. Most graduate certificates consist of four courses, for a total of 12 graduate credits. This is a great way to earn a graduate-level credential on the way to earning your master's.


Holders of an appropriate bachelor's degree


Learn more about specific application requirements for your program of interest. When you're ready, you can apply online or download an application at

There is a $50 application fee for all programs except engineering, for which there is a $75 application fee. NO Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for graduate certificate programs. Credits earned from a graduate certificate may be used toward a related graduate degree with the approval of the graduate program coordinator. Students who complete a graduate certificate with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better in a UMass Lowell graduate certificate program may be able to waive the GRE when applying to a related master's degree. Graduate Certificate Programs must be completed within a five-year period with a minimum 3.0 grade point average and with not more than one course with a grade below B. Courses completed for one certificate may not be used for other certificates. Once you have completed all of the courses required for your certificate, please complete and submit the Graduate Certificate Clearance Form.

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Questions Regarding Your Graduate Application?

Email or call 800-656-4723 (for U.S. students) or 978-934-2390 (for international students).

For General Assistance:

For general questions about registering for courses or to find out who the advisor is for your graduate program, call 800-480-3190. Our admissions and advising teams are here to help!

Already Applied?

Check the Status of Your Application


There is a $50 application fee when you apply into a graduate degree program and a $75 fee to apply to graduate engineering programs.

Graduate Admissions Coordinators

Benjamin Adoo

Francis College of Engineering, Kennedy College of Sciences and Graduate Studies (interdisciplinary programs)

Mary Barrett

School of Education, College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences

Pralhad Maralihalli

Internation Students from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Singapore, Pakistan, Kuwait
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Amy Marchese

Manning School of Business
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Ryan Masson

Manning School of Business