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Massachusetts Community College Programs

UMass Lowell works with community colleges to provide the best guidance for prospective students before they are admitted.

Commonwealth Commitment

The Commonwealth Commitment allows students from Massachusetts to significantly lower the cost of a bachelor’s degree by beginning at a community college and transferring to a four-year campus. Learn more at

Mass Transfer Program

UMass Lowell is a leader in moving ahead with the Mass Transfer Program. Currently, state community college students who graduate with a 2.5 GPA in designated programs are guaranteed admission. The Mass Transfer Program insures that students receive maximum credit for courses taken.   

Lowell Connections

The Connections Program, intended for Middlesex Community College students who plan to attend UMass Lowell, offers customized advising, guidance and visits from UMass Lowell advisers.