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Undergraduate GSSP Admission Requirements

 

Admissions documents

  • Completed Online Application (No Fee)
  • Academic Transcripts and Certificate of Completion. Transcripts can be submitted electronically during online application or emailed to admissions@UMLnavitasGSSP.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 direct entry requirements

  • Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent)
  • 3.0 GPA
    • 2.75 combined GPA in math and science courses (for engineering, science and mathematics students)
  • SAT/ACT scores:
    • Engineering, Sciences: 1110 SAT / 22 ACT
    • Business, Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences: 1070 SAT / 21 ACT
    • Health Sciences: 1080 SAT / 21 ACT
  • English language entry requirements - see below
  • Students interested in direct entry or Undergraduate GSSP programs can apply directly online through the GSSP online application: UMLnavitasGSSP.com/apply. Please also submit all admissions documents listed above.

 

Undergraduate UMass Lowell Navitas GSSP academic entry requirements

Please visit the relevant "Program" page for additional and/or specific entry criteria relevant to your application.

This table is a guide only. Meeting the minimum application entry requirements does not guarantee admission. Your complete application will be reviewed to determine if you qualify. Final assessment is based on full GPA evaluation; an equivalent of the minimum entry U.S. GPA and proof of high school completion equivalent in the U.S. are required. Students are required to submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended beyond high school whether seeking to transfer credit or not. This information is correct at the time of printing and is subject to change without notice. Navitas reserves the right to request additional documentation, if necessary. For countries not listed, please contact admissions@UMLnavitasGSSP.com.
 

Country Entry requirements for Undergraduate UML Navitas GSSP; GPA equivalent to 2.0

Argentina

Bachiller with a 6

Australia

Year 12 with a C or 50% average or higher

Azerbaijan

Certificate of Complete Secondary Education with 3 average

Bahrain

Secondary School Certificate with C, Average or 50%

Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate with a C, 40% or 2/5

Bolivia

Bachiller with a 4/7, 51% or Suficiente

Botswana

Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education with Pass Class or D average

Brazil

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

Brunei

Pass Class

Cambodia

Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate) with a D or Satisfactory

Canada

Successful completion of grade 12 with C average 

Chile

Licencia de Educación Media (academic) with 4 or higher

China

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

Colombia

Título de Bachiller 6 or basic

Ecuador

Bachiller with a 7

Egypt

General Secondary Education Certificate with a 50% average or pass

Fiji

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

France

Baccalauréat Générale with an overall score of 10

Ghana

West African Senior School Certificate with a C6 average

Hong Kong

HKDSE overall average at a minimum level 2

India

Higher/Senior Secondary Certificate with C2, 6 or 40% average

Indonesia

SKHUN with an average of 56%

Iran

Dipolma with 12 average

Israel

Teudat Bagrut with a 55% average

Japan

Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with 3 average

Jordan

Tawjihi (Academic)/General Secondary Education Certificate with 70% average

Kazakhstan

Successful completion of Attestat with 3 average

Kenya

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a C or 6 average or higher

Kuwait

Completion of Tawjihiyah with 72% average

Laos

Baccalaureat II with an overall score of 12

Macau

See criteria for China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or GCE

Malaysia

SPM with C or 6 average

Malawi

Malawi School Certificate of Education with 7 average

Mauritius

GCE O Levels with D in all subjects taken (minimum of 5 subjects)

Mexico

Certificado de Bachillerato with a 6 average

Mongolia

School Leaving Certificate (Gerchilgee) with 70% average

Morocco

Successful completion of Baccalauréat with a 10 grade

Myanmar

Basic Education Standard Exam Diploma (Academic and Vocational) with a 3 or 40% average

Nepal

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with 35% 

Nigeria

Completion of SSCE (WAEC/NECO) with an overall average of C6 or equivalent

Oman

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

Pakistan

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with 40% minimum overall score

Panama

Diploma de Bachiller with a 71% or better

Peru

Bachillerato Académic with 11

Philippines

High School Diploma with 80% 2.74/5

Qatar

Al-Thanawiya Aama Qatari/General Secondary Education Certificate with 55% average or 3/5

Russia

Attestat o srednem (polnom) obschem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) with 3 average

Saudi Arabia

Senior Certificate Matriculation with 65% 

Singapore

See GCE O Level requirements

South Africa

National Senior Certificate with a 50% average or 4

South Korea

Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo (High School Certificate) with Rank 6 average

Sri Lanka

GCE O Levels with C or Credit Pass

Sweden

Avgångsbetyg with 3 average or G grade (Godkänd)

Taiwan

Senior High School Graduation Certificate with a 60% average

Tanzania

East Africa GCE with C or 3/5 or Pass Class or E5

Thailand

Matayom VI or Certificate of Secondary Education with 60% average or 2/4

Turkey

Lise Diplomasi/General Secondary School Dipolma with a minimum C or 55% or Orta or 3

UAE

General Secondary Education Certificate with a 70% average or C

Uganda

Uganda Certificate of Education with 8 average 

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 O Level and AS/A Level requirements

USA

Successful completion of Year 12 with GPA of 2.0

Vietnam

Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thing (Diploma of Completion of Secondary School) with a minimum score of 5

Zambia

Zambian School Certificate Exam/GCE with 6 or Credit

Zimbabwe

GCE with 5 or C or Credit

Other accepted qualifications

GCE/O Level

Minimum grade of D in all subjects taken (minimum of 5 subjects)

AS/A Level

Completion with E grade (O Level must be provided)

Accredited Foundation Year

University accredited foundation courses equal to NQF level 3; equivalent to high school year 12 with GPA of 2.0

IB

Completion with overall 24

West African School Certificate

Completion with minimum 6

BTEC

BTEC level 3 is considered equivalent to A levels. Pass (P)

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 admissions@UMLnavitasGSSP.com. Applicants with an American GPA (equivalent) of 2.7 or higher may be eligible to complete the Undergraduate UMass Lowell Navitas GSSP in two semesters. We will determine your eligibility based on a personal interview and academic testing with the UMass Lowell Navitas GSSP 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 Undergraduate UMass Lowell Navitas GSSP, you may do this through the Undergraduate GSSP 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 to enter Undergraduate UMass Lowell Navitas GSSP.

English language requirements by program

English language qualification Academic English* Undergraduate UML Navitas GSSP: 3 Semesters with Academic English Undergraduate UML Navitas GSSP: 3 Semesters Undergraduate UML Navitas GSSP: 2 Semesters Undergraduate Direct Admission

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

6.5+

TOEFL
Computer / paper / iBT

55

59

70

75

79+

GCE
O-Levels

n/a

D

C

C

n/a

EIKEN grade

n/a

EIKEN 2

EIKEN 2A

EIKEN 2A

n/a

HKDSE

n/a

English: Level 2

English: Level 3

English: Level 3

n/a

Pearson Versant English Placement Test*

38

46

50

56

n/a

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