Welcome to UMass Lowell

Complete the Next Steps for a Successful Start

Number 1

Setup your Student Email and SiS Account

Visit our guide to Accessing Student Email, SiS and Online Courses. Use SiS to register for courses, view your grades, view Financial Aid updates, pay your tuition and more!

Number 2

Complete your Financial Responsibility Agreement (FRA) Form

Please log in to SiS and complete your FRA form. You will need to complete the FRA form once per academic year (which begins each Fall) before you can register for courses.

Number 3

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • You need a FAFSA on file to be eligible for loans, scholarships and grants.
  • Most students qualify for Financial Assistance! See Financial Aid for more information.

Number 4

Sign Up for Orientation if You Have Not Done So Already

Undergraduate Students

Sign up for our online orientation.

Graduate Students

Learn more about our virtual and on-campus graduate orientation.

Number 5

Review Your Transferred College Credits

Undergraduate Students

Look out for an email containing your initial Transfer Credit Evaluation report within five days of receiving your acceptance email.

Graduate Students

Please see our graduate transfer credit policies.

Number 6

Register for Courses

Registration opens several months before courses begin.

Undergraduate Students

  • After you receive your Transfer Credit Evaluation view your Advisement Report in SiS, which is a roadmap to completing your degree.
  • Self-Register for courses under the “Enrollment” tab in SiS

Graduate Students

Number 7

Sign Into Blackboard, Your Online Learning Platform

Use your student email and password to log in. You cannot log in until the first day of classes.

Important Dates


Term Start(s)

Summer I: May 13
Summer II: Jul 8
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Virtual Orientation

- Undergraduate
- Graduate
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FAFSA Deadline:

2023-24 Academic Year:
Jul 1 2024, 1:59 AM (EDT)