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FAQ

Q. When does the MassTransfer policy go into effect?
A. Students matriculating in fall 2009 as well as currently enrolled students may accumulate courses leading toward the completion of an approved associate degree under MassTransfer or the MassTransfer Block. The policy benefits will apply to students who complete either an approved associate degree or the MassTransfer Block beginning fall 2010, regardless of initial date of enrollment.

Q. What happened to the Commonwealth Transfer Compact, Joint Admissions, and the Tuition Advantage programs?
A. MassTransfer integrates and replaces all three programs as of fall 2009.

Q. What does the new policy mean for students currently enrolled under the Commonwealth Transfer Compact or Joint Admissions?
A. Community college students who matriculated prior to fall 2009 and who choose to continue in the Commonwealth Transfer Compact and/or Joint Admissions Program will be required to complete their associate degrees by August 2013 and must matriculate at a Massachusetts state university or University of Massachusetts campus by fall 2014.

Students matriculating in fall 2009 as well as currently enrolled students may accumulate courses leading toward the completion of an approved associate degree under MassTransfer or the MassTransfer Block. The policy benefits will apply to students who complete either an approved associate degree or the MassTransfer Block beginning in fall 2010, regardless of initial date of enrollment.

Q. What if a student is seeking readmission to the institution he or she previously attended?
A. A student seeking readmission as a matriculated student to an institution previously attended—whether on a full-time or part-time basis—is held to the receiving institution’s readmission policies. However, if eligible for readmission, the receiving institution is strongly encouraged to honor the MassTransfer policy.

Q. How is the appeals process handled?
A. Each institution has its own appeals process.

Q. Some of the linked MassTransfer program information for my institution is outdated. How do we change this?
A. Each institution has an individual who manages this information. Your campus transfer contact can put you in touch with the correct person.

Q. Do students still need to complete the Intent to Enroll Form (now called the MassTransfer Application)?
A. Students who have completed an associate degree with at least a 2.0 GPA do not need to apply or pay an application fee. These students may complete an MassTransfer Application, which will then be processed by the institution.

 

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