Make your time abroad count!

Students who participate in a study abroad experience must follow policies and guidelines regarding academics and conduct.

Please refer to these policies at:

Study Abroad Eligibility (Undergraduate):

To be eligible for study abroad, students must:

  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.500
  • Not have a disciplinary record active during the period of study abroad
  • Maintain full-time status for semester/academic year programs
  • Have completed at least 1 full-time semester at UMass Lowell

Study Abroad Credit Transfer (Undergraduate):

All students must have their study abroad program approved through the Office of Study Abroad & International Experiences. 

All courses taken through an approved study abroad program must be pre-approved first through the Academic Department from which the student is seeking credit as well as their Major Department Chair or Academic Advisor and submitted for final review to The Office of Study Abroad & International Experiences. Study Abroad course pre- approvals will then be sent to the Office of the Registrar to grant the student approval for full-time, off-campus study abroad status. 

Upon receipt of the Official Transcript, all courses completed on an approved study abroad program will be posted to a student’s UMass Lowell academic record. The final grade earned for each course will be documented on the UMass Lowell academic record but will not be factored into the student’s GPA statistics unless prior determination is made by the student’s Major/Minor Department. Courses with a grade of C- (1.7 on a 4.0 scale) or better may be applied to the University residency requirement, not to exceed one semester of full-time study, maximum of 18 credits.

Questions? Please email: or call: 978-934-4660 .