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MassTransfer Benefits

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

After completing your associate degree with at least 60 credit hoursGlossary you will be eligible to transfer into a linked MassTransfer program at a Massachusetts state university or University of Massachusetts campus with the following benefits:

Minimum Final GPA
Benefits 2.0+ 2.5+ 3.0+ Notes
No application fee Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark MassTransfer Application required by deadline.
No application essay Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Automatic satisfaction of most or all general education requirementsGlossary Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Receiving institution may require no more than six additional credits/two courses.
Guaranteed transfer of creditsGlossary Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark

60 credits.
Guaranteed admission Checkmark Checkmark Space permitting in the major and college.
33% tuition waiver Checkmark For two years, provided student:
  • Matriculates within one year of receiving associate degree;
  • Enrolls continuously (full- or part-time) in day program; and
  • Achieves 3.0 GPA in first two semesters.


  • If the linked MassTransfer program requires a higher GPAGlossary or specific courses, you must meet these requirements.
  • The MassTransfer tuition waiver applies to resident tuition rates and not to fees. Based on 2009-2010 tuition rates, the waiver amounts to an average annual discount of $319 at the Massachusetts state universities and $539 at the University of Massachusetts.
  • Students matriculating in fall 2009, as well as currently enrolled students, may accumulate courses leading toward the completion of an associate degree eligible for MassTransfer or the MassTransfer Block. The policy benefits apply to students who plan to transfer for the fall 2010 semester or later.

Contact your academic advisor or transfer counselor with questions.

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