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How to Transfer: Planning

Is your associate degree program eligible for MassTransfer? Search the MassTransfer Program Finder.

Considering college transfer? Start with these steps:

  1. Learn about institutions and majorsGlossary. Finding the right college and program can be difficult, but your academic advisor and transfer counselor can help.
  2. Attend information sessions or transfer fairs to learn about transferring.
  3. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss the transfer process.
  4. Visit the campus for a tour or an open house, if possible. Meet with an admissions or transfer counselor, and bring a copy of your transcriptGlossary and a list of questions, such as:

Once you decide which institution(s) are of most interest to you, consider applying.

Related Links

Transfer checklist
Public higher education institutions
Private higher education institutions

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Learn about majors and careers: College Board external
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