Common Course Numbering

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Common Course Numbering focuses on creating a system-wide set of course-to-course equivalencies and a common course numbering system. This work will further ease the process of transfer among Massachusetts public colleges and universities governed by the MassTransfer policy, which currently maps equivalencies at the program level (full transfer of credit between linked associate’s and bachelor’s programs) and at the general education level (full transfer of credit for a defined set of core requirements accepted at all campuses).

The project is supported by a Performance Incentive Fund grant through the Vision Project, the system-wide initiative aimed at advancing Massachusetts to national leadership in college completion and other key educational outcomes among state systems of higher education.

To expand the work of Common Course Numbering, the Department of Higher Education has also created a new initiative called Academic Transfer Pathways. To find out more about this program, click here.