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Deadlines & Fees

First-Year Application Deadlines

Fall Semester:

  • Early Action I: November 5 (Nursing applications are due by this date)
  • Early Action II: January 5
  • Regular Decision: February 5
  • Rolling Decision: August 1 (We are welcoming applications for select majors, where space is available, on a case-by-case basis)
  • Spring Semester: December 1

Transfer Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: August 15 (July 25 for International Transfer Applicants)
  • Spring Semester: January 7 (December 12 for International Transfer Applicants)

International Student Application Deadlines

International applicants are advised to start the application process no fewer than 12 months in advance of the expected date of enrollment.

  • Fall Semester: July 25
  • Spring Semester: December 12

Please note: all enrolled students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the beginning of the semester to live, learn or visit any UMass Lowell campus or property.

Application Fee

The application fee is $60 for all applicants. Your application will not be processed until your application fee has been paid or your fee waiver request has been received.

If you are sending in a paper application, you may pay by check. Please include the applicant's name on the check. Make checks checks payable to University of Massachusetts Lowell and mail to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Fee Waiver

Students who wish to apply for an application fee waiver must meet the same criteria as those used for the College Board fee waiver. School counselors must submit a written request for a waiver, or a copy of the College Board waiver request, on behalf of any student.

Veterans, active duty military, and their spouses and dependents also qualify for an application fee waiver.

Waiver requests should be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.