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For Students and Families: Introduction

Why Transfer?

Maybe you are attending a community college and want to transfer to earn a bachelor’s degreeGlossary. Maybe you are a student at a state university or University of Massachusetts campus and want to transferGlossary to pursue a degree in another field. Maybe you recently moved and need to find a college nearby.

Whatever the reason for your transfer, completing your degree is important. Research proves that college degrees lead to higher salaries, greater job security, and better health for your future.

How to Transfer

The transfer process can be a little confusing, but your advisor and transfer counselor can help. Students interested in transfer should begin planning as soon as possible.


If you are transferring from one Massachusetts public higher education institutionGlossary to another, the new MassTransfer policy will make the process easier.

Related Links

Transfer checklist
Massachusetts public higher education campuses


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