UMass Lowell proudly welcomes all veterans, guardsmen, reservists and active duty military.

How to Apply

Students who have served in the military, have earned a high school diploma and have a Joint Service Transcript with no additional college experience are considered first-year students, and may apply to UMass Lowell through our first-year application process. Military students who have additional college experience beyond a Joint Service Transcript, including transcripts from the Community College of the Air Force and American Public University System are considered transfer students, and may apply to UMass Lowell through our transfer application process

Military Credit

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.

For information on applying for military benefits, including tuition assistance, please visit Veterans Services.

Meet Our Students

Jamie Smorczewski and his wife at Fenway
Jamie Smorczewski '09, '21
History, Security Studies

2021 Student Commencement Speaker Jamie Smorczewski knows what it means to persevere, over injury, health issues, the pandemic and life’s curveballs.

I’m from a blue-collar family and there wasn’t a ton of money for me to attend college, so I found my own way.
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Tyler Davis is wearing air force uniform as he ties a red banner to a flag that displays a golden eagle and the words "DET 345 A FLIGHT."
Tyler Davis '19
Political Science

For Tyler Davis, a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, the dream of being a pilot came true at UMass Lowell through Air Force ROTC Detachment 345.

UMass Lowell truly made me a better man. The faculty are amazing; they see their job as a calling, a mission.
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Brandon Aylaian at Mt. Rainier
Brendon Aylaian '21
Business Management

Army Rangers veteran Brendon Aylaian is working as a financial specialist for the Air Force.

I can’t say enough good things about working for the Air Force.
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Daryle Lamonica stands with two other students, all in suits, holding certificates for completing a summer enrichment program
Daryle LaMonica '21

Marine Corps veteran Daryle LaMonica is on the fast track to becoming a doctor through the UMass Medical School Baccalaureate to M.D. Pathway Program.

I have a new appreciation for arts and the humanities.
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Michael Venetti and his fiancee
Michael Venetti '20
Peace and Conflict Studies

Marine Corps reservist Michael Venetti says the Peace and Conflict Studies master’s program helped him win a Presidential Management Fellowship to work at the U.S. State Department.

You could study high-level things like diplomacy, but you could also study person-to-person, on the ground situations and how you could bring peaceful solutions to them.
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