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

Transferable Credits

A transfer student is defined as a student who has attended an institution of higher education and has received credits that may count toward a bachelor's degree.

Veterans, guardsman, reservists and active duty military who have earned a high school diploma are also considered transfer students.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell intends to maintain flexibility in the transfer of qualified students. It is important to indicate the major you intend to pursue on your application. The number of transfer students accepted to each degree program will be determined by existing vacancies in the department. Please be advised that transfer credits accepted by the university may not be applicable to certain majors. 

Auditions are required of incoming music majors, and portfolios are required of incoming art majors.

Please check our Transfer Dictionary to compare your college courses to UMass Lowell course equivalencies.

For program curricula, see the Requirements by Major.

UMass Lowell works continuously to clarify and enact Articulation Agreements with community colleges. 

If you are transferring into UMass Lowell from a Massachusetts community college you may also be eligible to participate in the Mass Transfer Program, which gives you provisional acceptance into a state college or UMass campus when you enroll at a Massachusetts community college.

Military Credits

In accordance with the VALOR ACT, UMass Lowell evaluates credits earned for military education using the same standards as those applied to coursework from accredited colleges and universities. All military transcripts, including SMART, ACE and AARTS, are reviewed for transferability of credit to a student’s intended major. For information about transferring credits earned at other colleges and universities, please see our Transfer Dictionary.