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Other Transfer Options

Individual Course Transfer

Students transferring prior to the completion of the MassTransfer Block or an associate degreeGlossary may be able to transfer individual, completed courses once final grades are received. Transfer creditGlossary is generally awarded if you earned a high enough grade and if the coursework is comparable in content and scope to courses offered by the transfer institution. However, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • If you don’t know where you want to transfer, take courses that meet the general educationGlossary requirements of your current institution. Taking courses that transfer widely will help keep your options open.
  • Even though a course may be accepted as transfer credit, it may not be accepted as credit toward the majorGlossary and, instead, would count as a free electiveGlossary. Majors often have specific course requirements students must take to complete the degree. Talk to an advisor to plan your coursework.
  • Transfer courses may be subject to minimum grade requirements. Typically, a state university or University of Massachusetts campus will transfer equivalent college-level coursework from regionally accredited institutions with a grade of "C-" or better (when completed together as the MassTransfer Block, "D" grades or better are accepted under the MassTransfer Block). However, in some cases, a grade may need to be higher.

Private or Out-of-State Students

MassTransfer applies only to students within the public higher education system. If you are a public or out-of-state student, consider the above recommendations regarding individual course credit transfer. Review course-to-course equivalencies provided by the campuses.

Or, learn about the public higher education institutions in Massachusetts.

Related Links

How to transfer: planning
Course-to-course equivalencies


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