• Achieve a degree from a Tier 1 Research Institution.
  • Explore the historic city of Lowell and take our Virtual Campus Tour.

  • Learn how the UMass Lowell Global Student Success Program can be your path to success.

Your direct pathway to UMass Lowell

* For more information on Direct Entry, please email:    † Subject to meeting GPA requirements.    ‡ Number of semesters varies by major.

Direct Entry*

High School
(Year 12 or equivalent)
and completion of SATs/ACTs

Year 1 Freshman
(2 semesters)

Year 2 Sophomore
(2 semesters)

Year 3 Junior
(2 semesters)

Year 4 Senior
(2 semesters)

Did you know that UMass Lowell offers a direct entry program to undergraduate students?

Our knowledgeable staff will help find the best program to suit your needs and to support you through the admissions process step by step. We are here to guide you to success!

Learn more about direct entry

Need to improve your English?

For international students considering studying in the USA, achieving a sufficient English language level is an important step to success. UMass Lowell GSSP works closely with IELTS Online to offer two interactive online preparation courses in all four IELTS modules. Each course module is full of useful IELTS test tips, online activities, detailed feedback and sample answers for IELTS test questions.

IELTS Master - IELTS Master is an in-depth course, offering you extensive preparation and practice for the IELTS test.

IELTS Express - IELTS Express has been designed for people who want to quickly prepare for the IELTS test.

Enrol Now in IELTS Online

Virtual Tour

No matter where you are, allow our current students to guide you through a detailed university campus tour from the comfort of your home.

The virtual tour is a detailed video guide that transforms you from your current location to our residence halls, academic buildings, dining services, and many other exciting campus spotlights that will become an important part of your student life here. You don’t want to miss this!

Click Here to Take the Tour