Frequently asked questions

About Navitas at UMass Lowell

Q : Who is Navitas at UMass Lowell?

A : Students who enroll in Navitas at UMass Lowell will be full-time students along with nearly 17,000 students from all over the world. Just as a university student has more than 120 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs to choose from so will you. There are six colleges within the university: College of Sciences; College of Fine Arts; Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Engineering; College of Management; School of Health and Environment; and Graduate School of Education.

Q: What courses does Navitas at UMass Lowell offer?

A : Navitas at UMass Lowell offers:

  1. The Academic English Program, which provides English instruction so students are able to learn effectively in academic courses.

  2. The Undergraduate Pathway Program offers for-credit courses including Science, Management, Engineering, Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences toward a UMass Lowell bachelor's degree.

  3. The Undergraduate Pathway Program: 3 Semesters with Academic English offers for-credit courses combined with English language instruction, allowing students to further improve their language skills while earning credits toward a UMass Lowell bachelor's degree.

  4. The Pre-Master's Program prepares the student for their graduate degree.

Q: Where is Navitas at UMass Lowell located?

A : Navitas at UMass Lowell is located on the UMass Lowell campus, in the historic city of Lowell, Massachusetts. 30 minutes from the heart of historical Boston, beaches and ski country, the Lowell campus spans more than 125 acres along the Merrimack River. You'll have access to state-of-the-art university facilities and services including libraries, computer laboratories, recreation facilities, on-campus accommodation, health and career services.

Q: As Navitas at UMass Lowell is located on UMass Lowell campuses, can Navitas at UMass Lowell students use the campus facilities and services?

A : Absolutely. As a Navitas at UMass Lowell student you are able to use all services and facilities at UMass Lowell including the library and recreation center. You are also able to join UMass Lowell student clubs and associations.

Q: What is the advantage of going to Navitas at UMass Lowell rather than doing first year University?

A : The advantages for students are many. First, Navitas classes are much smaller than university ones allowing for more personal attention to students from instructors. Also, Navitas classes are a combination of both lecture and hands-on activities which allows students to fully engage themselves in the university class atmosphere. As a result of the personalized attention. Navitas students study for three semesters instead of two in order to make their transition into the American education system as easy as possible.

Q: What if I need help with my studies while I am at Navitas at UMass Lowell?

A : We encourage students to contact their professor, to explore the many avenues of help and support. All students have the opportunity to improve their academic performance by reinforcing classroom instruction with one-on-one and small group tutorial sessions. Established tutoring services on-campus provide peer-guided assistance for an extensive range of courses in all UMass Lowell majors. All UMass Lowell peer tutors have completed the course(s) they tutor with a grade of A/B or better, and are recommended by faculty members. This is a free service for students.

About the classes

Q: How are classes taught?

A : All classes are four hours duration. The first two hours consists of a lecture and the final two hours are allocated to tutorials, workshops and/or computer laboratory sessions. There is some variation in this structure according to the nature of the individual units and specific requirements.

Q: What is the maximum number of courses that I can study each semester?

A : Four courses is the maximum for any student in any one semester.

Q: How many intake dates are there each year?

A : There are three intakes per year - August, January and May.

Applying to Navitas at UMass Lowell

Q: How do I apply?

A : It is easy, click here and follow the instructions.

Q: How long will it take to receive an offer from Navitas at UMass Lowell?

A : It is our guarantee that you receive a University Undergraduate Pathway Program offer from Navitas UMass Lowell within 24-48 hours after applying! Pre-Master's Program applications on average take 4 weeks to hear a response from the graduate coordinator.

Navitas at UMass Lowell Entry requirements

Q: What are the entry requirements for Navitas at UMass Lowell?

A : Entry requirements are course specific and country specific. Email us for more information.

Fee Payment

Q: How do I pay my fees?

A : You can pay your fees by Bank Wire, Bank Check, or Credit Card. Email us for more information or Pay Online .

Q: Are scholarships available at Navitas at UMass Lowell?

A : Yes, click here for more information.

International Student Health Insurance

Q: Do I have to have International Student Health Insurance?

A : Yes, it is compulsory for all international students to have health care insurance from the university.


Q: What happens at orientation and do I need to attend?

A : Yes, you must attend orientation as this is the day you will enroll in your courses meet key staff members of Navitas at UMass Lowell and be informed about the many services available to you as a Navitas at UMass Lowell student. It is also a great opportunity to meet future friends in your mentor guided groups.

Q: What do I need to bring to Orientation?

A : Bring your Navitas at UMass Lowell offer letter, a pen, and your passport.

Q: What happens if I am late?

A : Please notify Navitas at UMass Lowell immediately if you will be late for or will miss any day of orientation. At that time we will advise you of the appropriate steps to take.