MassTransfer: Your way to maximize credit and complete a degree in Massachusetts' public colleges & universities

MassTransfer Block

The MassTransfer Block refers to a set of general educationGlossary, core, or distribution requirements, consisting of 34 college-level credits:

Credits Subject Areas Notes
9 Behavioral and social sciences Courses may be in either subject area.
9 Humanities and fine arts Courses may be in either subject area.
7 Natural or physical science Must include at least one course with a lab.
6 English composition/writing  
3 Mathematics/quantitative reasoning  

These credits, when completed together with a 2.0 or higher GPAGlossary, fully transfer to any Massachusetts public higher education institution…even if you don’t have your associate degreeGlossary. These credits also satisfy the general educationGlossary/distribution/core requirements at any other Massachusetts public higher education institutionGlossary, with the receiving institutionGlossary being able to add no more than six additional credits/two courses.


Contact your academic advisor or transfer counselor with questions about completing the MassTransfer Block.