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College of FAHSS Undergraduate Student Information Page

Changes to Academic Standing Policy for Spring and Summer 2020

In response to the unprecedented nature of the Spring and Summer 2020 terms, Academic Standing policy has been amended as follows:

  • If you had a warning for fall 2019 and you did poorly in spring 2020, you are okay, but if you do poorly again in fall 2020 (or summer and fall 2020) then you may be suspended.

  • If you had a warning for fall 2019 and you did well in spring 2020, you may no longer be on warning for fall 2020.

  • If you had a warning for fall 2019, did poorly in spring 2020 but then did well in fall 2020 (or summer and fall 2020) then you may  no longer be on warning for spring 2021

  •  Cumulative GPA for fall 2020 will be determined by your cumulative GPA at the end of fall 2019 and then factoring in your fall 2020 coursesLetter grades for spring and summer of 2020 will count towards cumulative GPA but F's and Pass/No Credit elections will not.

For more information, visit UML's course catalog:

CeDiploma - Certified Electronic Diplomas

Graduates will normally get their free paper diploma in the mail 4-6 weeks after conferral date (sometime in June). The Registrar’s Office has implemented and built along with the help of Web Services the digitally secured Certified Electronic Diploma. There is a $15.95 cost to download the secure certified electronic diplomas.

For more information or to download your CeDiploma, visit

Summer Session

UMass Lowell Summer Session I begins May 18. Session II begins July 6.

  • Summer courses are available online or in a virtual classroom model.
  • UML is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships and financial aid to eligible students for the summer sessions.
  • For more information, visit

Spring 2020 Pass/No Credit Option

The deadline for requesting a Pass/No Credit designation for a Spring 2020 course was Friday, May 15 at 5 pm.

  • After May 15, changes to the Pass/No Credit designation must be done through a petition to the FAHSS Dean's OfficePetitions will be considered until December 10, 2020 or your graduation date, whichever comes first.
  • It is critical to your academic success to discuss potential impacts of a Pass/No Credit selection with your academic faculty and/or professional advisor, and a financial aid counselor, as appropriate.

More information on the Pass/No Credit option:

More information about Academic Policy:

Health and Counseling Services

Health Services is supporting the health and wellbeing of our students using remote platforms. 

  • If you are an enrolled student and would like to speak to a health care provider to discuss your health care needs please call the Wellness Center at 978-934-6800 during regular business hours (Monday-Thursday, 8:15 am-4:45 pm and Friday, 9:15 am-4:45 pm). Health Services is not monitoring voice mail messages.
  • To communicate with a staff member at Health Services, please email
    • When emailing please include your name, student ID number and a phone number for us to reach you to respond to your email. Do not include any information that you would consider confidential.
  • For more information, visit

Counseling Services is offering individual counseling services through telehealth (via phone or video using Skype for Business) for all enrolled, eligible UMass Lowell students who are currently residing in Massachusetts or New Hampshire.

Contact the Dean's Office

College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Dean's Office

Sue J. Kim, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
Phone: 978-934-4408