UMass Lowell accepts self-reported SAT and ACT scores. Here's what you need to know:

When will UMass Lowell accept self-reported test scores?

Starting with applications for the fall 2021 semester, first-year students applying for admission can submit self-reported test scores for application review.

Why is UMass Lowell accepting self-reported test scores?

This process is best for our students. Allowing self-reported scores to be used for admission helps students complete their application sooner and more efficiently. Because students have a limited number of schools they can send scores to free of charge, allowing self-reported scores to be used for admission removes the possible financial barrier of ordering official scores to be sent as part of the admission process. We will not require official scores be sent until/if a student chooses to enroll at UMass Lowell.

How do I participate?

Applicants should report scores in the section provided on the Common Application or the UMass Lowell Application and are encouraged to report all scores for all test dates. If an applicant plans to take additional tests after submitting their application, please indicate this in the test plans and be sure to submit these additional scores to the admissions office using the applicant portal.

Will you need official test scores?

While admissions decisions can be made in lieu of receiving official SAT or ACT scores, students will not be permitted to actually enroll until official results are received from The College Board and/or ACT and confirmed to be accurate. Inaccurate reporting of scores will jeopardize your admission and may result in a revocation of an offer of admission.

When will you need official test scores?

Students admitted based on self-reported scores must instruct the testing agency to send scores no later than June 1, and prior to attending orientation.

Can I still be considered for entrance to the Honors College and receive a merit-based scholarship?

Yes. However, we will need official test scores prior to enrolling in courses. Inaccurate reporting of scores will jeopardize your admission and may result in a revocation of an offer of admission, merit scholarship award and entrance to the Honors College.

Can international students submit self-reported test scores?

Yes, international students applying for admission may submit self-reported SAT/ACT scores with some exceptions. Students who are required to submit English proficiency exams must submit official scores with their application for admission. UMass Lowell accepts official TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson, Duolingo and UMass Lowell English Proficiency Test scores.

Can transfer students submit self-reported test scores?

Students who have fewer than 12 credits may be required to submit SAT or ACT scores along with an official high school transcript to determine admissibility. Transfer applicants in this category should work directly with transfer counselors. Please contact Transfer Admissions by email at for any questions or clarification.

The UMass Lowell Office of Undergraduate Admissions remains committed to a fair application review process. Please feel free to contact us by email at if you have any additional questions or concerns.