UMass Lowell Assessment Testing Overview
The Department of Higher Education requires all public institutions of higher learning to administer assessment tests to all incoming freshmen. The Orientation Office facilitates registration for the required math and reading assessments. Writing assessments are proctored during summer Orientation. The goal of the program is to properly place students in first-year math and English courses so that all students experience academic success. Students' assessment results will have a direct impact on their first-semester courses.
Each admitted freshman is required to register for and complete an assessment testing appointment on campus before attending Orientation. Testing requirements will appear on your confirmation once you have scheduled an appointment.
Unfortunately, we do not accept Accuplacer scores from other Universities, Institutions, or College Preparatory courses. Our world-class UMass Lowell faculty has created College based assessments that introduce concepts required to succeed in each program. Our assessments are unique and updated annually. By sitting for these assessments, each incoming freshman will be appropriately placed into courses for their first semester on campus.
Students who have a documented learning disability should contact the Office of Disability Services via email at Disability@uml.edu or call 978-934-4574. Testing administrators will be unable to provide individualized academic accommodations until this office has been contacted.