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Your direct pathway to UMass Lowell

Direct Entry

High School

 

Year 4 senior

 
 

Navitas is responsible for direct entry recruitment into University of Massachusetts Lowell allowing students to integrate straight into the two semester undergraduate freshman year. Students are eligible to apply for all majors offered by UMass Lowell for the Fall intake.

Program Options

    • Manning School of Business
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      • Business Administration
        • Accounting*
        • Entrepreneurship*
        • Finance*
        • International Business*
        • Management Information Systems*
        • Management*
        • Marketing*
        • Supply Chain & Operations Management*

*Accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s program available

    • College of Engineering
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      • Chemical Engineering
        • Biological Engineering*
        • Nanomaterials Engineering*
        • Nuclear Engineering*
        • Paper Engineering*
      • Civil & Environmental Engineering*
      • Computer Engineering*
      • Electrical Engineering*
      • Mechanical Engineering*
      • Plastics Engineering*

*Accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s program available

    • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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      • American Studies
        • General
        • Thematic Option
      • Criminal Justice*
        • Corrections
        • Homeland Security
        • Information & Technology
        • Police
        • Violence
      • Economics
      • English
        • Creative Writing
        • Literature
        • Journalism & Professional Writing
        • Writing
        • Theatre Arts
      • Fine Arts
        • Art
        • Design
      • History
        • General
        • Art History
      • Liberal Arts (requires two options)
      • Art History
        • Asian Studies
        • Comparative Arts
        • Cultural Studies
        • Economics
        • Education
        • English
        • Environment & Society
        • Gender Studies
        • History
        • Languages
        • Legal Studies
        • Literature
        • Music
        • Philosophy
        • Political Science
        • Psychology
        • Sociology
        • Theatre Arts
        • Writing
      • Modern Languages
        • French
        • Spanish
        • Spanish & French
        • Spanish & Italian
      • Music Business
      • Music Performance
        • Instrumental
        • Vocal
      • Music Studies
        • Instrumental (leads to M.Ed.)*
        • Vocal (leads to M.Ed.)*
      • Peace & Conflict Studies*
      • Philosophy
        • General
        • Communication & Critical Thinking
        • Art & Religious Studies
      • Political Science
      • Psychology*
      • Sociology
      • Sound Recording Technology*

*Accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s program available

    • College of Health Sciences
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      • Clinical Laboratory Sciences
        • Clinical Laboratory Sciences
        • Medical Laboratory Science†
      • Exercise Physiology (may lead to D.P.T.)
      • Nutritional Science
      • Public Health
        • Community Health/Health Promotion
        • Environment/Occupational Health
        • Health Sciences

† Entry into this particular concentration is determined by the availability of space and a student’s GPA once enrolled at UMass Lowell.

    • College of Sciences
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      • Biology*
        • Bioinformatics*
        • Biotechnology*
        • Ecology*
      • Chemistry
        • Forensic Science
      • Computer Science*
        • Bioinformatics/Cheminformatics
      • Environmental Science
        • Environmental Studies
        • Environmental Geoscience
        • Atmospheric Science (Meteorology)
      • Mathematics*
        • Applied Computational*
        • Business Applications*
        • Bioinformatics*
        • Computer Science*
        • Probability & Statistics*
        • Teaching*
        • Mathematics Bachelor of Arts
      • Physics*
        • Optics*
        • Radiological Health*

*Accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s program available

Admissions Requirements

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Completion of UMass Lowell application form --- Please email fully filled out and signed application form to admissionsUML@navitas.com Download Application Form
Secondary School Transcripts equivalent to a U.S grade B (GPA 3.0) Please refer to Direct Entry Guide for a full list of country specific entry requirements.
SAT or ACT transcripts
(not required for students applying from China)
Engineering & Science = 1110 SAT, 22 ACT
Business = 1070 SAT, 21 ACT
Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences = 1070 SAT, 21 ACT
Health Sciences = 1080 SAT, 21 ACT
IELTS or TOEFL score IELTS - overall score of 6.5 (no specific band requirements)
TOEFL - overall score of 79-80 or higher (no specific band requirements)
This condition is exempt for students who have completed two or more years of high school taught in English (a supporting letter from the school will be required)
Personal essay Prepare a one to two page essay (approximately 500 words) answering one of the following questions:
1. In your opinion, what is the greatest challenge your generation will face? What ideas do you have for dealing with this issue?
2. If you had to formulate the perfect admissions essay question, what would it be and how would you answer it?
3. What do you do in your spare time?
One letter of recommendation From someone who is familiar with your abilities and experience (a teacher, guidance counselor, coach, employer, etc.)
*College of Engineering, College of Health Professions and College of Sciences have higher requirements.

Key Dates

APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR FALL 2017
Application deadline 1 July
I-20 deadline 2 August
APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR FALL 2017
Application deadline 1 December
I-20 deadline 12 December

Additional Resources

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