Policy - Undergraduate Certificate Program Requirements

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Undergraduate Certificate Program Requirements

Students enrolled in UMass Lowell certificate programs must complete all courses, generally consisting of both required courses and electives.

All students should anticipate at least two hours of preparation for every hour of classroom instruction. Students are required to maintain a grade point average of 2.000 or better to receive the certificate. All Certificate courses must be completed within a five-year period.

Application into the Program

Those who wish to enroll in the certificate program should submit a completed application form and arrange to have their official high school transcript or GED sent to the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies. Applications, transcripts and other correspondence should be sent to:

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies
839 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Phone: 978-934-2474

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and there is no fee to apply. Upon acceptance, notification will be sent to students.

Registering for Courses

We offer courses during the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Information about current course offerings, schedules and registration procedures is published regularly on our website.

You may take courses without being officially enrolled in a certificate or degree program, but you must meet the particular course prerequisites. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Class size is limited. We recommend that you register early to reserve your place in class.

Transfer Policy

With program advisor approval, one course may be transferred from another accredited institution to satisfy undergraduate certificate program requirements. The course should be equivalent to UMass Lowell instruction and applicable to the intended program and the student must have received a grade equivalent to a C- (1.70 on a 4.00 scale) or better.

Academic Advising

Need help with course loads, admission requirements, transferring courses or something else? Academic and program advisors are available by appointment between 8:30 am- 8:00 pm Monday - Thursday and 8:30 am- 5:00 pm on Friday.

Contact us by email at Continuing_Education@uml.edu, schedule an advising appointment online or call 978-934-2474.

Awarding of Certificates

Upon successful completion of a certificate program, students must submit a completed Certificate Petition Form. Upon verification, students will be mailed their certificates. Receipt of the certificate will be noted formally on the student's transcript with an award date of October, February or June.


Please refer to our current course listings published online each semester for up-to-date pricing information.

For More Information

For additional information on any of our programs, contact us at 978-934-2474 or email Continuing_Education@uml.edu.

For information on Financial Aid, call the Financial Aid Office at 978-934-4220.