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Undergraduate Pathway Program (UPP)

Undergraduate Pathway Program, Undergraduate Pathway Extended, Academic English - Documents required

  • Completed Online Application (No Fee)
  • Academic Transcripts and Certificate of Completion. Transcripts can be submitted electronically during online application or emailed to admissionsuml@navitas.com.

    Both native language and English versions of the transcripts should be included.

  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL, or Pearson – can be submitted electronically)
  • Original Bank Statement/Financial Documents (no older than 6 months), if the bank statements are not in student’s name, please provide a letter of support

Undergraduate Pathway Program

Country Entry requirements for UPP; GPA equivalent to 2.0

USA

Successful completion of Year 12 with GPA of 2.0

Australia

Year 12 with a C or 50% average or higher

Azerbaijan

Attestat with 3.0 GPA or higher

Bahrain

Tawjahiya Secondary School Certificate with a 50% average or higher

Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with a 40% average

Botswana

Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education with a 2nd Class, 2nd Division or C average

Brazil

Brazilian Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Certificado de Ensino Médio) with a 5/10

Brunei

Third class honors (C) or see GCE 'O' Level criteria

Cambodia

Successful completion of Diploma of Upper Secondary with a minimum of 5 passes and an overall grade C average

Cameroon

Successful completion of Baccalaureat of General Secondary Education with average 10 or above

Canada

Successful completion of grade 12 with 60% average 

Chile

Licencia de Educación Media (academic) with 4 or higher

China

Upper Middle School Graduation Certificate with a 70% average or higher

Colombia

Título de Bachiller 6 or higher

Ecuador

Bachiller with a 6/10

Egypt

General Secondary Education Certificate with a 65% average or good

Fiji

Fiji School Leaving Certificate (Form 6) with a 6 average

France

Baccalauréat Général with an overall score of 10

Ghana

Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination with D average or credit

Hong Kong

HKCEE (Form 5) - D or higher in 5 subjects; HKDSE - Minimum level 2 in 4 academic units

India

All India Senior Secondary Certificate (CSBE /CISCE) with C2 (6 pass with credit) or higher in 3 academic subjects 

Indonesia

SMU3 with an average grade of 5 or higher in 4 academic subjects

Iran

Peesh-daneshgahii (High School Diploma) with 12 average or higher

Japan

Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with a 3.0 GPA

Jordan

Completion of Tawjihi with 60% average or better

Kazakhstan

Successful completion of Attestat with 3.5 GPA

Kenya

Successful completion of KCSE with a minimum of 5 passes and an overall grade C average, including a D in English (for approved English entry)

Kuwait

Shahadat Al-Thanawiya-Al-A’ama (Secondary School Diploma) with a 60% average or better

Laos

Baccalaureat II with a score of 12

Macau

See criteria for China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or GCE

Malaysia

SPM with C6 or higher in 5 subjects

Mauritius

See GCE/O Level criteria

Mexico

Certificado de Bachillerato with a 6.0 average or better

Mongolia

School Leaving Certificate (Gerchilgee) with 4.0 (C) average or higher

Myanmar

Basic Education Standard Exam Diploma (Academic and Vocational) with a 3 or 55% average

Nepal

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with 35% (third division) or higher

Nigeria

Completion of SSCE (WAEC/NECO) minimum of 5 passes and an overall average of C6 or equivalent, including a D7 at English (for English entry)

Oman

Thanawiya Amma (General Secondary School Certificate) with 65% average or better

Pakistan

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with 55% minimum overall score

Panama

Diploma de Bachiller with a 71% or better

Peru

Bachillerato Académic with 11 or better

Philippines

High School Diploma with 75% (Grade C) or better

Qatar

Al-Thanawiya Aama Qatari with 80% average or better

Russia

Attestat o srednem (polnom) obschem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) with a 3.5 average or higher

Saudi Arabia

Shahadat Al-Marhalat Al-Thanawiyyat (General Secondary Education Certificate) with a 65% (Good) average or better

South Korea

Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo (High School Certificate) with a 70% average (Mi) or higher or Rank 6 or less

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka A Levels with S grade (Ordinary Pass) in 3 subjects or 45% and above

Taiwan

Senior High School Graduation Certificate with a C (60%) average or higher

Tanzania

Certificate of Secondary Education with minimum E/5 average

Thailand

Matayom 6 with 60% average or higher

Turkey

Lise Diplomasi with a minimum 3 ponts or 60% average

Uganda

Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7, 8) average OR see GCE O and A level

Ukraine

Attestat with Grade 4 or higher on the 12 point scale or Attestat with Grade 3 or higher on the 5 point scale

United Kingdom

See GCE criteria

Vietnam

Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thing (Diploma of Completion of Secondary School) with a Grade 6 or better

West African School Certificate

Completion with a 6 or better in a minimum 5 subjects

Zambia

Zambian School Certificate Examination with 6 (credit) or better average

Zimbabwe

See GCE criteria

Other accepted qualifications

International Baccalaureate

Completion with an overall 24

GCE – O and A Level

O Level – Completion with a D or 7 in a minimum of 5 subjectsn

A Level – Completion with an average of E grade (additional completion of high school equivalency)

This information is a guide only. It is correct at the time of printing and is subject to change without notice. For countries not listed, please contact AdmissionsUML@navitas.com. Applicants with an American GPA (equivalent) of 2.7 or higher may be eligible to complete their UPP program in two semesters at UML. We will determine your eligibility based on a personal interview and academic testing with the Navitas at UMass Lowell Executive Director when you arrive.

Your English language entry requirements

The language of instruction at UMass Lowell is English. If you need to improve your English skills to enter the UPP, you may do this through the UPP Academic English semester. If you have achieved one of the English test results in the table below, and meet the relevant academic requirement for your country, you will be eligible for direct entry into the Undergraduate Pathway Program (UPP) or Pre-Master's Program (PMP).

English language requirements by program

English language qualification Academic English* UPP: 3 Semesters with Academic English UPP: 3 Semesters UPP: 2 Semesters

IELTS

4.5 with no band lower than 4.0

5.0 with no band lower than 4.5

5.5 with no band lower than 5.0

6.0 with no band lower than 5.5

TOEFL
Computer / paper / iBT

153 / 450 / 55

173 / 500 / 59

196 / 525 / 70

215 / 552 / 75

GCE
O-Levels

n/a

D

C

C

EIKEN grade

n/a

EIKEN 2

EIKEN 2A

EIKEN 2A

HKCEE

n/a

English Level 3

English Level 4

English Level 4

HKDSE

n/a

English: Level 2

English: Level 3

English: Level 3

Pearson Versant English Placement Test*

38

46

50

56

*Academic English is 1-3 semesters, depending on English level