Congratulations, Future River Hawk!
Your next steps as a first-year student are all found in your admissions portal. Follow your admitted student checklist to ensure you meet all the additional university requirements. The following tasks have deadlines you should review closely:
- Enrollment - Fall priority deadline is May 1
- Housing Selection and Meal Plans – Opens Feb. 1; Fall priority deadline is May 5
- Financial Aid and FAFSA Submission
- Health & Immunization Records
- Orientation and Placement Testing – Registration opens in March for first-year students
Transfer students: view your resources.
Declare your intent to enroll by registering online and paying your $300 enrollment deposit. The enrollment deposit can be paid online in your portal or you can mail a check. If you have a financial hardship please reach out to our office. The priority deadline for fall is May 1.
Explore campus at Destination UML, a series of events for admitted students. Events can be found in your portal and through email invitations sent to the personal email address you provided with your application.
View all Destination UML events.
Your personal email address is the primary way we will communicate with you. Take a moment to confirm in your portal that your email address is correct and is one you will check frequently. Please notify us through the admissions portal with any changes to your mailing or email address.
Note: We do not recommend using a school email address. Some schools block external email and you may not have access to that address after graduating.
Familiarize yourself with the visa process and deadlines for your visa application. This can be a lengthy process. Our International Students and Scholars Office is available to support you with documents or materials you may need.
Check your portal for the dates we release financial aid. You must submit and complete your FAFSA in order to receive financial aid. Priority deadline is March 1.
In order to support any college credit you have already earned, please review your checklist and confirm you have submitted all transcripts for these courses. This must be done prior to attending orientation.
Official Test Scores
Anyone submitting test scores as part of their admission must provide official scores to the admissions office before attending orientation. This information will be on your admissions portal checklist.
Review and follow all the requirements for your music audition, these are listed in the admissions portal, or you can view more information on the music website.
Your enrollment is contingent upon our receipt of official notification of successful completion of high school graduation requirements. You must comply with submitting your official final high school transcript (sent directly from your high school; we cannot accept copies) to the admissions office by July 15 for the fall semester or Jan. 1 for the spring semester. If we do not receive transcripts by these dates, you may be dropped from enrollment.
These tasks can be done in the student admissions portal under the tab “application changes.” Please follow the guidelines listed and review the terms carefully when you make these changes.
- Change of Major – we recommend you do this prior to attending orientation
- Update your information
First Generation, Honors, Bachelors-to-Masters, Scholarships
Any awards or invitations to programs sponsored by UMass Lowell will be presented in your portal.
Bills are generally available late July for the fall semester and early January for the spring semester. Please refer to the Solution Center website for the latest information.