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Benefits for Associate Degree Holders

Students who complete an associate degree at a Massachusetts community college and who seek admission to certain linked MassTransfer programs at the Massachusetts state universities and University of Massachusetts campuses will be entitled to the following, based upon the final cumulative GPA at the community college awarding the associate degree:

Minimum Final GPA
Benefits 2.0+ 2.5+ 3.0+ Notes
No application fee Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark MassTransfer Application required by deadline.
No application essay Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Automatic satisfaction of most or all general education requirements Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Receiving institution may require no more than six additional credits/two courses.
Guaranteed transfer of credits Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark

60 credits.
Guaranteed admission Checkmark Checkmark Space permitting in the major and college.
100% tuition waiver
Effective Fall 2016
Checkmark For two years, provided student:
  • Matriculates within one year of receiving associate degree;
  • Enrolls continuously (full- or part-time) in day program; and
  • Achieves 3.0 GPA in first two semesters.


Students who meet these requirements may complete the MassTransfer Application.