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MassTransfer Gen Ed Foundation
Get Started on a Bachelor’s

Start Anywhere

The Gen Ed Foundation is a set of 34 credits that is accepted at our community colleges, state universities and University of Massachusetts campuses.


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General Education courses are the foundation of your degree. All 28 undergraduate public campuses require some set of core classes to provide you with a well-rounded academic experience, and the MassTransfer Gen Ed Foundation allows you to easily transfer this credit between them.*


*This excludes our special mission colleges, MassArt and Mass Maritime, which have a different set of core requirements.

Save Money

MassTransfer students who complete the Gen Ed Foundation before transferring to a state university or University of Massachusetts campus save on their bachelor’s degrees.

Complete 34 credits before transferring and save an average of 11% on your bachelor’s degree


Go for your Associate Degree
& get extra benefits

Completing the Gen Ed Foundation means you're only 26 credits away from an Associate Degree! Consider going from A2B (Associate to Bachelor's) to save more money, and for guaranteed admission into linked programs.

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