Undergraduate Admissions Policies

Application Procedure for Non-Matriculating Students

Admission as a non-matriculating student is granted only under provisions which govern the non-degree programs cited below. Applicants for admission as non-matriculating students are required to file admission applications and to submit such credentials as are specified for their proposed non-degree programs.  A non-matriculated student may be readmitted subject to the following conditions: 

  1. the student has satisfactorily completed his or her previously attempted courses, 
  2. the original condition under which the student initiated non-matriculating studies permits continued enrollment, and 
  3. commitments of the University to matriculating students permit enrollment of non-matriculating students.

Non-Matriculating Programs for Students Holding Baccalaureate Degrees

An individual who holds a baccalaureate degree and who wishes to pursue a limited non-degree program (up to a maximum of 15 credits) may be admitted full- or part-time to the University as a non-matriculating student. Such admission requires the approval of each of the departments in which courses are contemplated. University of Massachusetts Lowell graduates should indicate their date of graduation on their application forms. Other applicants must request the registrars of the institutions by which their degrees were conferred to mail transcripts of their baccalaureate records directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and are warned that permission to enroll in courses will be denied if transcripts have not been received prior to course registration. A student who holds a baccalaureate degree and who wishes to pursue a second baccalaureate should investigate the appropriateness of both degree and non-degree programs of the Graduate School before applying for such status.