Registering For Courses

What Type of Student Are You?

I'm Just Visiting

I have NOT been admitted into a program but would like to take classes.

You can register for courses at UMass Lowell without being admitted into a degree program using the Non-Degree Registration Form. This is a good option if you wish to transfer credits from UMass Lowell to your home college/university, you are looking to earn college credits to boost your GPA, or you just want to take classes for fun. Please visit our Step-by-Step Registration Guide to learn more.

Non-Degree Registration Form

I'm New

I have recently been admitted into a program and need help getting started.

As a newly-admitted student, you can register for courses in your SiS account (see Getting Started with SiS) or work with an advisor (recommended). Undergraduate students can schedule an appointment to speak with an advisor through our online scheduling system. Graduate students should reach out to their program coordinators directly.

SIS Account or Schedule an Advising Appointment

I'm Already a Student

I have been admitted into a program and already have an SiS account.

If you are a current UMass Lowell student, you should register for courses under the "enrollment" tab in your SiS account. For undergraduate students, we recommend that you speak with your academic advisor about your course selection each semester. You can schedule an advising appointment by using our online scheduling system. Graduate students should reach out to their program coordinators directly.

SIS Account or Schedule an Advising Appointment

I Was a Student

I used to be admitted into a program and want to come back to take more classes.

If you have taken courses at UMass Lowell in the past and are interested in taking more courses, please give our office a call at 978-934-2474 or email us at OCE_Admissions@uml.edu. We'll guide you in continuing your academic progress.

Step-by-Step Registration Guide

Visiting Non-Degree Students:

  1. Search for current courses using the Online and Continuing Education website course listing.
  2. Find the course prefix/number/section for the course(s) you would like to enroll in.
  3. What is a Permission Number?

    A Non-degree student needs a permission number to enroll in a course if:

    1. There is a prerequisite for the course and the student has not taken the prerequisite at UML
    2. It is a Graduate-level course (any course at the 5000-level or above with the exception of PSYC 5610 and 5620)
    3. It is a course offered through the day school instead of Online and Continuing Education

    How do I get a permission number?

    1. For any courses offered through the Manning School of Business, please email:
      1. For undergraduate courses: ManningSchoolofBusiness@uml.edu
      2. For graduate courses: mba@uml.edu
    2. For all other courses, unless otherwise noted, students should contact the instructor directly. To find an instructor's contact information, please search in the UML Directory
    3. Permission numbers are given out at the instructor's discretion

    When I get a permission number, what do I do next?

    1. Once you obtain a permission number, please include it in the course information section on the Non-Degree Registration form


  4. Use the online Non-Degree Registration Form to enroll in a course (a PDF form is also available for mail/fax in-person enrollment).
  5. Complete the form and submit it to the Registrar by following the instructions on the form.
  6. When your form has been successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation email.
  7. Within 24-48 hours, your registration will be processed and you will be enrolled in the course.
  8. You will receive an email on how to set up your UML student email address and SiS account. You will need your UML student email to log into your online courses in Blackboard. Please note that courses will not be available in Blackboard until the first day of the semester.
  9. To find out what course materials you need, please search for your courses and section at the UML River Hawk Shop.
  10. On the first day of classes, log into your course(s) on Blackboard.

Newly Admitted Students:

  1. Set up your UML student email address and SiS account.
  2. Check in with your academic advisor to discuss your first semester at UML. This is a great time to learn about the degree requirements, what order to take your courses in and how to transfer credits that may count towards your degree.
  3. Register for courses with your advisor, through the Online and Continuing Education website, through the Registrar’s course pages, or through your SiS account.
  4. To find out what course materials you need, please search for your courses and section at the UML River Hawk Shop.

Current Students:

  1. Check in with your academic advisor to discuss your degree progress.
  2. Register for courses with your advisor, through the Online and Continuing Education website, through the Registrar’s course pages, or through your SIS account.

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