Apply for a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Select the "Post-Baccalaureate Certificate" option using the:

UMass Lowell Application

Application Deadlines

Application, and all transcripts and supporting documentation are due by the following dates.

Fall Semester:

  • August 15
  • July 25 for international students

Spring Semester:

  • January 7
  • December 12 for international students

Considerations for the Program Include:

  • Courses must be completed within a five-year period.
  • All certificate classes must be taken at UMass Lowell (UML), no transfer credits will be accepted.
  • Courses may not be applied to another graduate program.

Completed Application Package

In addition to an application for admission, your completed application package will include:

1. Non-refundable application fee

The non-refundable application fee is $70. Your application will not be processed until your application fee has been paid. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express in U.S. dollars. We do not charge any credit card processing fees.

2. Official Academic Record(s)

  1. Official college transcript with degree posted
  2. Materials required for students who attended a college or university outside of the United States:
    1. If English is not your first language and/or the language of instruction at your prior institution was not English, official results from an English language equivalency exam are required:
    2. Students who have completed the equivalent of UMass Lowell College Writing I and College Writing II with a C- or better do not need to submit English language exam results.
    3. All transcripts from international institutions must be evaluated course-by-course by World Education Services (WES).
      • Note: UMass Lowell requires TWO transcripts, one official transcript and one evaluated by World Education Services.

3. Essay - Personal Statement

Application Materials

Application materials may be emailed by the official institution to: or mailed to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
University Crossing, Suite 420
220 Pawtucket St.
Lowell, MA 01854-2874