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Policy Implementation

The following are essential implementation points for the MassTransfer policy:

  • MassTransfer integrates and replaces the Commonwealth Transfer Compact, Joint Admissions, and the Tuition Advantage Program. 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
  • MassTransfer policy benefits will apply to students in the Massachusetts public higher education system who complete either an approved associate degree or the MassTransfer Block beginning fall 2010, regardless of initial date of enrollment. 
  • 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.

Read the complete MassTransfer implementation guidelines. [MS Word]

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