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UMass Lowell will resume on-campus instruction, research and campus life for Fall 2020. View the plan for more info.

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 the MassTransfer website.

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.


Transfer students who transfer from a Massachusetts community college and have completed at least 30 college-level credits at a Massachusetts community college, but not yet earned their associate degrees, may be able to transfer credits earned at UMass Lowell to fulfill their associate degree requirements. The program is called "Reverse Transfer" and students can find more information and complete the Participation Form by visiting the MassTransfer website's Reverse Transfer webpage.

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.