Over 500 online and on campus course options to choose from
Earn college credits as you need them — quickly, affordably and conveniently. With hundreds of course options available in areas such as information technology, business, cybersecurity, engineering, healthcare, accounting and psychology, you are sure to find the right course that fits your goals.
Classes are led by world-renowned faculty and instructors with real-world experience dedicated to providing a high-quality, interactive learning experience.
In as little as 8-weeks, you can build skills to move your career forward, earn credits to transfer or test drive a course before committing to a program at UMass Lowell. There is no long-term commitment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to apply to take a course?
No, all you need to do is fill out a Non-Degree Registration Form to register for the course. If necessary, please make sure you have the required course prerequisites before registering.
How many classes may I take before applying to a degree or certificate program?
You may take as many undergraduate classes as you wish prior to being admitted into a degree program. At the graduate level, you may only take two courses (6 credits) prior to being matriculated into a degree program.
Is there financial aid available for students taking individual courses?
Although we offer a variety of scholarships and financial aid options, they are only available to students who have been accepted to a degree or certificate program. Students may take advantage of our payment plans to split the cost into small monthly payments.
What is the tuition for an individual online class?
Although the tuition rate varies slightly based upon the program, undergraduate tuition for most online courses is $380 per credit. Graduate tuition for many online courses is $575 per credit. Please see our website for the tuition rate for individual courses.
Will my course be transferable to another institution?
The credits you earn can be transferred to more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. offering similar programs. Please see your institution's transfer policy to ensure UMass Lowell's college credits are transferable.
How long does it take to complete an individual course?
Courses are available in a variety of lengths: from 8-, 10- to 15-weeks. Choose the course length that works best for you.