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Steps to Apply to an Undergraduate Program

Number 1

Complete the Application Form

Undergraduate Application

If you prefer, you can mail, email or fax a printed application.

Number 2

Pay the Application Fee

There is no fee to apply to our certificate programs. If the application fee for our degree programs presents a financial hardship, please email to receive a fee waiver.

Number 3

Submit Your Transcripts

Please submit official transcripts from previously attended colleges or universities. We're able to help you retrieve transcripts if needed. If you do not have previous college experience, please contact your high school's guidance office to request your transcripts be sent to us.

If you hold a GED/HiSet, please contact your exam administrator to request they send us your official transcripts. ACT or SAT scores are not required unless you have been out of school for less than 3 years. If you have not taken the SAT or ACT, please email to discuss alternative options.

  • If you go online and search your prior college or university's name and "transcript request" you should be able to easily find the information you need to obtain transcripts from your prior institution(s). This also works for the GED and HiSet exams.
  • If your prior institution(s) have electronic transcript sharing available, such as Parchment, Clearing House, or E-Script please have your documents sent to For documents being sent via postal mail please address them to:
    University of Massachusetts Lowell
    GPS Undergraduate Admissions
    839 Merrimack Street
    Floor 2
    Lowell, MA 01854
  • Applicants submitting high school transcripts should reach out to their high school guidance office to request an official transcript be sent.
  • Applicants who have no prior college experience and have been out of high school less than 3 years need to submit official SAT or ACT scores. You can request your official scores be sent to us by clicking here. If you did not take the SAT or ACT please reach out to to discuss alternative options.
  • If your prior instituition has closed, you can still get official copies of your transcripts. If you're having difficulty accessing the info you need please reach out to and we can help guide you in this process.
Please Note: We cannot accept previously opened transcripts, photocopies, PDF email attachments or faxed transcripts.
Application Questions

Email or call 978-934-2474 for questions regarding your application.

You may Check the Status of Your Application if you've already applied

If you were enrolled in an online undergraduate degree program at UMass Lowell and haven't registered for courses for more than four semesters, you must apply for readmission.

Please submit the Application for Readmission form form to our Registrar's Office along with the $60 fee.

If you were previously in an on-campus day school program but plan to return as an online student please submit a new Online Application Form and reference your prior course work. Please note: You may need transcripts from previous institutions resent to UMass Lowell. Information on inactive students is kept for a limited time.

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 and business, 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 (3.20 or better in a graduate certificate from the College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences) may be able to waive the GRE when applying to a related master's degree. Note: the GRE is not required for many master's degrees including education, criminal justice and more. 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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Before applying, please check here to see if your program has specific application requirements.

Select an Application Link Below

Apply to Grad Business
Apply to Grad Engineering
Apply to All Other Grad Programs

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!

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

Graduate Admissions Coordinators

Benjamin Adoo

Benjamin Adoo

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

Mary Barrett

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

Manning School of Business
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Ryan Masson

Manning School of Business