MassTransfer is a collaboration between the Commonwealth's community colleges, state universities and the University of Massachusetts. System-wide resources and policies allow for students to transfer seamlessly, stay on track and minimize the time it takes to earn a bachelor's degree.
Participating State Colleges/Universities:
Bridgewater State University University of Massachusetts Amherst
Fitchburg State University University of Massachusetts Boston
Framingham State University University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts University of Massachusetts Lowell
Massachusetts College of Art & Design Westfield State University
Massachusetts Martime Academy Worcester State University
Salem State University
MassTransfer consists of the following:
GENERAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION
MassTransfer provides any student in the Massachusetts public higher education system who completes the General Education Foundation with the benefit of satisfying the general education/distribution/core requirements at any other public higher education institution (with the receiving institution able to add no more than six additional credits or two courses).
A student completing an associate degree program under MassTransfer will have graduated with a minimum of 60 credit hours and will have completed the following 34-credit general education transfer block, exclusive of developmental coursework.
|English Composition/Writing||6 credit hours|
|Behavioral and Social Sciences||9 credit hours|
|Humanities and Fine Arts||9 credit hours|
|Natural or Physical Science||7 credit hours|
|Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning||3 credit hours|
A2B DEGREE (ASSOCIATE TO BACHELOR'S) Mapped & Linked Programs
Beginning your college career at a community college is a smart choice. MassTransfer seeks to reward community college students who complete associate degrees at Massachusetts community colleges before they enroll in linked bachelor's programs at Massachusetts state universities or University of Massachusetts campuses. Not only does MassTransfer guarantee full transfer of a minimum of 60 credits but, depending on their final GPA and/or prerequisite coursework, students who complete A2B Degrees (Associate to Bachelor's) may also receive guaranteed admission and tuition discounts.
Complete 60 credits before transferring and save an average of 28% on your bachelors degree!
Students will receive the following benefits based upon their final GPA.
A2B DEGREE PLUS COMMONWEALTH COMMITMENT
A2B Degree students who attend full-time and earn a 3.00 GPA or higher also have the opportunity to participate in the Commonwealth Commitment. The Commonwealth Commitment (available in "A2B Mapped" majors only) further rewards students with a freeze on tuition & fees for all four years, and 10% end-of-semester rebates.
Complete the 60 credits before transfreeing and save an average of 40% on your bachelors degree.
Students should meet with an academic counselor or their assigned advisor and use DegreeWorks to review the proper program and course selection for transfer to a four-year State College/University.
Students who have completed an associate degree with at least a 2.0 GPA and are applying for admission to a Massachusetts state university or University of Massachusetts campus may complete the MassTransfer Application.
The application consists of:
The MassTransfer Application should be downloaded and opened as a MS Word document. It should be completed, saved to the computer, printed, and mailed to the intended institution. For contact information, visit the Public Campuses and Transfer Contacts page. Please do not send your application to the Department of Higher Education. Students applying to Bridgewater State University should use the application on their website.
In addition to the application, students must request an official transcript from the Registrar's Office and from any other college previously attended (whether or not you wish to transfer credits). Final transcripts must also be sent following the completion of your associate degree. Have the transcripts sent directly to your intended college.
MassTransfer Preferred Application Filing Date
Some campuses may have later due dates, so check directly with the institution.Fall Enrollment: March 1
Spring Enrollment: October 15 d out if your course will transfer:
The new statewide online course equivalency database allows you to search for equivalent courses among our public community colleges, state universities and UMass campuses.
It is meant to assist with transfer planning, but the information presented here is subject to change and is not a guarantee of acceptance or transferability. Please see your academic program advisor for official equivalency and transfer information.
Further information available at http://www.mass.edu/masstransfer/home.asp .