Your Application Should Include:
- A completed application for a daytime, on-campus program. Spring and Fall 2024 applicants, please use UMass Lowell Application, Common App or Coalition for College Application by Scoir.
- A non-refundable application fee or fee waiver.
- You are considered a first-year student if you have not taken any post-secondary/college coursework. Your application should include your high school or secondary school records, including results from culminating or leaving examinations. Scores from the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) or the American College Test (ACT) will be required, along with an essay and a letter of recommendation. The CEEB code number for UMass Lowell is 3911. There is also a no-test option for available to freshmen applicants.
- The Office of Undergraduate Admissions only accepts official high school records, leaving certificates, and or graduation examination results or their notarized copies. All documents in foreign languages must be professionally translated and notarized. We only accept official transcripts sent directly from the school or a Ministry of Education.
- International first-year applicants may use the no-test option and waive the SAT or ACT and TOEFL, Duolingo or IELTS exams if your secondary institution provides written verification that the means of instruction is in English, you are enrolled in an IB curriculum, attend an American School or are enrolled in a curriculum that leads to Cambridge International Examinations: IGCSE/O-Level and GCE/A level exam.
- You will be considered a transfer if you have taken any college/post-secondary coursework. All transcripts from international institutions must be evaluated course-by-course by World Education Services (WES) before university academic departments review courses for transfer credit. In addition to the WES evaluation, official transcripts from all prior institutions must be submitted to UMass Lowell.
- In order for appropriate transfer of credits to take place, course descriptions are required for all undergraduate coursework. These course descriptions must be translated into English and notarized to ensure authenticity of the translation, and must come directly from a college catalog or the institution’s website. Once course descriptions are received, these will be forwarded to the appropriate academic department for evaluation. Please note that approval of transfer credits is determined by each individual department, and there are no guarantees that transfer credits will be granted.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Duolingo, ASC English or Pearson exam results.
All international applicants are required to submit results of the Duolingo, IELTS, TOEFL, ASC English or Pearson exams, except citizens of Australia, Canada (except Quebec), United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Guyana and English-speaking countries of Africa and the West Indies. You are responsible for making arrangements to take the test. UMass Lowell requires the following minimum exam scores:
- Duolingo: First-year applicants: 110; Transfer applicant: 110
- IELTS: First-year applicant: 6.50. Transfer applicant: 6.50
- TOEFL: All applicants: 79.00
- ASC English: All applicants: Minimum score 6 - High Advanced
- Pearson Test of English: First-year applicant: 61.00. Transfer applicant: 56.00
The UMass Lowell school code for the TOEFL is: 3911.
First-year applicants may waive the TOEFL, IELTS exam or Duolingo if their secondary institution provides written verification that the means of instruction is in English, they are enrolled in an IB curriculum, attend an American School or enrolled in a curriculum that leads to Cambridge International Examinations: IGCSE/O-Level and GCE/A level exam.
UMass Lowell partners with ASC English to support international applicants who meet all admissions criteria, but do not yet have the required English language proficiency. ASC English can prepare international applicants to achieve the required English language proficiency needed to enroll in UMass Lowell’s degree programs.
Applicants for transfer admission may demonstrate English language proficiency by showing they have completed College Writing I & II or English Composition I & II in a U.S. university or college. The minimum grade requirement for each course is a C-.
If you are already in the U.S. on a non-immigrant status, International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) can help you determine your eligibility to study in the U.S. For questions or additional information please email: ISSO@uml.edu or call 978-934-2383.