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Make the Most of Your Summer

Check out our affordable, accelerated summer courses, degrees and certificates. Summer courses are available fully online or in a virtual classroom model (VRCL).

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Save time and money with UMass Lowell's accelerated summer course options, and get to where you want to go in your education, your career, your life — faster than ever before.


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Summer Courses, Degrees and Certificates

Get started today and accelerate your bachelor's or master's degree with one of the most affordable, and trusted, public research universities in the nation.

  • Choose from 6-week, 8-week, 10-week and 12-week courses
  • More than 150 degree and certificate programs
  • Hundreds of summer courses offered 100% online for maximum convenience
  • Take back-to-back 6-week online courses
  • Highly interactive online summer courses

What's the difference between a fully online course and a virtual classroom course?

Fully online courses allow students to progress through course materials each week as their schedule allows. Course materials (lectures, assignments, discussions), are posted at the beginning of each week the course is offered. Faculty who develop fully online courses receive extensive training in how to make independent learning dynamic and engaging.

Virtual classroom courses meet online at predetermined days and times. Like traditional classroom learning, virtual classroom courses enable students to engage directly with their instructor and other class participants while learning from the comfort of their homes. Virtual classroom instructors may deliver lessons from classrooms, laboratories or from other remote locations.

Summer Session I: Starts May 18
Summer Session II: Starts July 6

Questions? Contact our Advising Center at 800-480-3190 or Continuing_Education@uml.edu.

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Credits from UMass Lowell's courses can be transferred towards degrees at other colleges or universities! Check for eligibility with academic advisors at your home institution.