What does the switch to rolling admissions mean for you?

It’s been a challenging year, and you shouldn’t be penalized for needing more time to think about your next steps. That’s why, for students applying for fall 2021, we’ve shifted to rolling admissions for all of our majors (except nursing). With everything going on in the world, we want you to know it’s ok if you need a little more time.

To help you better understand what this means for you, I sat down with Ed Seero, my colleague from Admissions, to lay out all the things the Office of Admissions wanted you to know.

Q: Why did UMass Lowell make this shift to rolling admissions?

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Virtual tour, but make it personal

virtual tour summer 2020 meet the tour guides

The UMass Lowell campus might be closed, but that doesn’t mean you need to press pause on exploring your options for the future! We may not be physically on campus, but there are plenty of virtual opportunities to help you connect with us, like our student-led virtual tours.

During our student-led virtual tours, you will have the chance to chat with a current UML student for an hour about their experiences here as they lead you through the virtual tour. It’s the perfect way to get personalized and one-on-one answers to your questions and learn more about UMass Lowell. All from the comfort of your home.

Meet the people behind the student-led virtual tours

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What happens to your application after you click “submit?”

There are a lot of things I don’t know. I don’t know where you are in the application process. I don’t know how many applications you’ve submitted. I don’t know what decision the UML admissions committee will make about your application.

One thing I do know: What happens to your application after you click “submit.”

what happens with you application after you hit submit

While I have ~absolutely zero power~ when it comes making admissions decisions, I hope that giving you a look behind the curtain at the admissions process will make waiting for a decision a little more bearable.

I spent some time with our admissions counselors to learn exactly what happens from the time you click submit to the time you receive a decision. Here are some of the most important steps:

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