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Appendix D. Proposed Elements and Estimated Costs of the Statewide Transfer Website

Elements

  • Explanation of MassTransferrequirements and benefits
  • Updated list of MassTransferapproved transfer programs
  • Updated list of MassTransfer approved transfer programs that have additional or higher admissions requirements
  • Updated list of articulation agreements not under MassTransfer
  • Advice that students should always check admission requirements at individual institutions
  • Explanation of factors that might delay graduation
  • Link to statewide directory of course-to-course equivalencies
  • Explanation of types of transfer courses (general education, major, free elective)
  • Online contact information for each institution and program
  • Online links to application forms electronically sent to institutions
  • Link to statewide degree audit system
  • Calendar of statewide or regional transfer events
  • What’s New section to support current information
  • Profiles of successful transfer students representing a variety of pathways
  • Definition of terms page
  • Question and Answer page
  • A “Help” icon
  • Links to the Department of Early Education and Care and to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Links to career/workforce development
  • Student appeals process
  • Scholarships offered for transfer students graduating from community colleges

Estimated Costs

Item Start-up Costs Annual Costs
Website development and maintenance $14,400
($30/hour X 40 hours/week X 12 weeks)
$12,480
($30/hour X 8 hours/week X 52 weeks)
Directory of statewide course-to-course equivalencies* $200,000 to $500,000 $100,00 to $300,000
Statewide degree audit system* $1.3 million to $1.5 million $230,000 to $300,000
* Estimated costs are derived from national vendors who currently offer these services in other states.

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