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Application & Requirements

How to Apply to UMass Lowell - First-Year & Transfer Applicants

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Apply Online

You may apply to UMass Lowell using one of the following:

Or, Download an Application

If you prefer to mail in a hard copy, you can print and mail the UMass Lowell Application (pdf).

Completed Application Package

A completed application for undergraduate admission to UMass Lowell includes the items listed below. All necessary forms related to the common application are available for download there.

  • A completed Common Application (all future semesters) or UMass Lowell Application (spring semester only).
  • Your application fee or fee waiver.
  • Your score from the Scholastic Aptitude Test* (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT). The CEEB (College Entrance Examination Board) code number for UMass Lowell is 3911. (UMass Lowell is reviewing only the math and critical reading sections of the SAT). The ACT code number for UMass Lowell is 1854.
  • Your high-school transcript. Applicants should ask their college counselors to forward the transcript to UMass Lowell.
  • A personal essay responding to a question on the Common Application or one of the questions below (250-650 words):
    • What do you do in your spare time?
    • What is the greatest challenge your generation will face? What ideas do you have for dealing with this issue?
    • Formulate the perfect admissions essay question and answer it.
  • If mailing or emailing your essay to our office, please remember to write your full name on each page.
  • One letter of recommendation from someone who is familiar with your abilities and experience (a teacher, college counselor, coach, employer, etc.). If you are using our web application, please feel free to download the recommendation form (pdf).
  • A TOEFL/ELPT test score, if English is not your first language or if your method of instruction is not in English.
  • If you are applying as a music major, you must complete an in-person entrance audition with the music department.
  • If you are applying as an art and design applicant, you must submit a portfolio.

*UMass Lowell is proud to offer a No-Test option for all majors. Please visit our No-Test FAQ for more information.

For Transfer Applicants:

Additional requirements can be found by visiting: Transfer - How to Apply.

For International Applicants:

Additional requirements can be found by visiting the: Undergraduate Application Requirements on the International Applicants website.