We Support Transfer Students in Dozens of Ways

Did you know, nearly half of UMass Lowell graduates are transfer students? So you’re in great company!

A lot goes into transferring, and we’re here to help guide you throughout the transfer process — all the way to graduation. See for yourself all the ways we’ll support you to make the process as smooth as possible!

“One of the transfer admissions advisors held my hand throughout the process, so that made it a lot less stressful.”

- Mechanical and Computer Engineering student Pablo Ruiz '21,'23
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Pablo Ruiz earned his first bachelor’s degree at UMass Amherst in sustainable agriculture. He took some engineering classes, as well.
He got his second bachelor’s degree at UMass Lowell in mechanical engineering, after a couple of years spent working on a farm. When Ruiz decided to go back to school for engineering, he started by taking some classes at Middlesex Community College. 
Then, he enrolled in the “2 to 4 MCC Transfer Bridge" program, which helps community college students go on to earn four-year degrees at UMass Lowell in science, technology, engineering and math. Ruiz and 20 other students were able to take one of three UML science and engineering classes during summer 2019, tuition-free, and meet with transfer advisors so that they’d be ready to start full-time classes in the fall.
“The bridge program was really helpful,” Ruiz says. “One of the transfer admissions advisors held my hand throughout the process, so that made it a lot less stressful.”
Once here, Ruiz was invited to join the Honors College and will spend an additional year studying for his master’s degree in computer engineering.
“The Bachelor’s-to-Master’s Program is really cool. It’s one of the biggest benefits of coming to UMass Lowell, because it’s such a streamlined process,” he says.
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Events Just for You

Our Transfer Admissions team hosts specific sessions just for Transfer students designed to make the process as smooth as possible.
  • Info Sessions
  • Application Help Sessions
  • One-on-One Appointments
  • On-the-Spot Decision Appointments 

Meet More Transfer Students

  • Morgan Tierno
    Biology and UTeach

    Biology teacher Morgan Tierno’s student teaching and first year on the job were complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic and major social issues. But, she says, UTeach prepared her for those challenges.

  • Katie Sanchez
    Business Administration

    Katie Sanchez ’20 is a step closer to her goal of becoming a chartered financial analyst after being accepted into Boston Scientific’s financial leadership development program.

  • Tan Nhat Huynh
    Marketing, International Business

    UMass Lowell was love at first sight for business major Tan Nhat Nuynh, a native of Vietnam, who is making the most of his opportunities in and out of the classroom.