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MassTransfer Program

Students who transfer to UMass Lowell from a Massachusetts community college with a MassTransfer-approved associate's degree, may be eligible to participate in the MassTransfer Program.*

Benefits include:

  • Application fee waiver; you may use any one of our application methods.
  • Guaranteed admission with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.500.
  • In-state tuition credit for students who have completed their MassTransfer associate's degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.000 or higher. Visit the MassTransfer Tuition Credit page for more information.

* Students who enroll in online or evening degree programs through UMass Lowell's Division of Graduate, Online and Professional Studies are not eligible for MassTransfer benefits.

Talk to your community college advisor for more information on the benefits of transferring with your associate's degree.

Commonwealth Commitment

Commonwealth Commitment participants receive a freeze on tuition and mandatory fees, as well as a 10% rebate for each semester completed with a 3.0+ GPA. To learn more about program terms and requirements, visit the Department of Higher Education website.

Reverse Transfer Program

For students who have not yet earned an associate's degree, but have completed at least 30 college-level credits at a Massachusetts community college, the Reverse Transfer program enables students to apply credits earned at UMass Lowell to fulfill their associate's degree requirements. More information about the Reverse Transfer program can be found on the MassTransfer website.

Community College Visit Schedule

We are scheduling virtual visits at community colleges throughout Massachusetts. Find your college and schedule an appointment.


If you have any specific questions, please contact Transfer Admissions at 978-934-3931 or