Other Transfer Options
Who is a MassTransfer student?
MassTransfer is a statewide agreement for students transferring within Massachusetts' community colleges, state universities and UMass campuses. With MassTransfer, students who complete the Gen Ed Foundation will have the benefit of satisfying the general education / distribution / core requirements at any other public higher education institution and students who complete an A2B Degree receive the full transfer of credit, guaranteed admission, and a discount based on your final GPA.
Students who transferred from a community college without earning an associate degree may apply credits earned afterwards at a State U or UMass Campus back to their community college, essentially claiming their earned associate degree while staying on track to earn a bachelor’s as well.
What are my other options?
Course Equivalency Database
If you are not following one of these MassTransfer pathways, you can use the Course Equivalency Database to search for equivalencies between our community colleges, state universities and University of Massachusetts campuses.
Please note that the Course Equivalency Database is meant to assist with transfer planning, but the information presented here is subject to change and is not a guarantee of acceptance or transferability. Please see your academic program advisor for official equivalency and transfer information.
Campus Equivalency Guides
Many community colleges have additional transfer agreements with public and private colleges and universities that do not fall under the MassTransfer statewide policy. Review individual campus equivalency guides and talk to an advisor at your current school and the school you'd like to transfer to for more information. You may also want to consider these tips:
- If you don’t know where you want to transfer, take courses that meet the general education requirements of your current institution. Taking courses that transfer widely will help keep your options open.
- Even though a course may be accepted as transfer credit, it may not be accepted as credit toward the major and, instead, would count as a free elective. Majors often have specific course requirements students must take to complete the degree. Talk to an advisor to plan your coursework.
- Transfer courses may be subject to minimum grade requirements. Typically, a state university or University of Massachusetts campus will transfer equivalent college-level coursework from regionally accredited institutions with a grade of "C-" or better. However, in some cases, a grade may need to be higher.
Massachusetts Independent College Transfer Guarantee
The Massachusetts Independent College Transfer Guarantee (MA-Guarantee) is a partnership agreement between the state’s community colleges and numerous private colleges and universities. Modeled upon the MassTransfer A2B program, Massachusetts community college graduates are able to expand their transfer options, while staying on track to complete their degree.