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COVID-19 Admissions Update

Updates from UMass Lowell's Admissions Team

As we all try to manage the COVID-19 pandemic as it unfolds, we want you to know that along with our own students, the health and well-being of you and your family is our main priority. As we work to cancel on-campus events and tours, we are also looking to the next few months and trying to plan for an untraditional admission cycle. 

Our counselors are available to talk during Admissions hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at or via phone at 978-934-3931.

Prospective Students

Are Admissions Events Canceled?

The university has cancelled all on-campus activities until further notice. This includes all Undergraduate Admissions visits, events, group sessions and tours. Accepted Student Welcome Day on April 4 is also postponed. Please refrain from visiting campus on your own during this time, and instead visit our virtual tour.

When is the enrollment deposit due for accepted students?

We have extended our enrollment deposit deadline for first-year students to June 1. Admitted students do not need to provide any additional requirements, supplements or explanations to take advantage of this deposit extension. Additionally, we understand that some families may be financially impacted because of the pandemic. If you or your family is facing any extenuating financial circumstances, please contact us so we can work out an individual plan to help you successfully enroll at UMass Lowell.

My SAT, ACT and AP may be rescheduled, will that effect my application to UML?

We know that a number of AP, ACT and SAT exams are scheduled in the following weeks and months. We are closely monitoring this situation and will look to ACT and College Board for more information on how to proceed. We can assure you that you will not be negatively impacted. Also, please remember that UMass Lowell is a test optional institution. Like most of you, we are building new plans as information is brought to our attention. Each day is different than the last. One thing I know for sure is that UMass Lowell wants to work with you, hear from you and help you get through this challenge with as much guidance and relief as we can provide.

An admissions counselor is available if you have questions: 

What if my semester grades/final transcripts are affected?

We understand your transcripts may be affected as a result of schools moving to online instruction. We will not penalize students for discrepancies in transcripts related to COVID-19. Seniors who are in good academic standing and graduate will still be admitted to UML. Future applicants/underclassmen whose semester grades are affected will not be penalized for pass/fail grades.

Can I still apply to UMass Lowell?

Yes. We are accepting applications for Fall 2020 until June 1, 2020 for all first-year students. The application deadline for transfer students is August 15.* The international student deadline is August 2. Apply to UMass Lowell

*Priority deadline. We will consider completed applications after this date.

Will UMass Lowell still host First-year Orientation and Transfer Registration?

We are currently moving forward with our First-Year Orientation and Transfer Registration sessions as planned, however we will continue to monitor the regulations set for by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and will adjust accordingly. Should there be changes, we will communicate with you for next steps.