Centers for Learning and Academic Support Services (CLASS)

Welcome to UMass Lowell's Centers for Learning and Academic Support Services (CLASS). We are here to help improve your academic performance. Please take some time to browse our website to learn more about our wide range of services which includes: Academic Advising, Tutoring Services, Computing Resources, Study Skill Sessions, Graduate School Preparation, College Access Challenge Grant, Urban Massachusetts Louise Stokes Alliance Minority Participants.

All of our services are available to students year-round.

Our mission is to enhance the educational experience by easing the transition into UMass Lowell.  We create a climate of collegiality and a sense of community and collaboration among students, faculty and staff in an environment that fosters and encourages creativity, growing independence and academic success.

Our Purpose

Making the transition from high school to college can be challenging for many students. That is why CLASS has developed programs to help students adjust to the demands of heavier course loads and more difficult classes. Program development is guided by the faculty who determines funding priorities and studies program effectiveness. 


CLASS was established in 1986 to improve the quality of the student academic experience at UMass Lowell. CLASS has received national attention for its innovative approach to academic support services and for its unique partnership with the UMass Lowell faculty.