Talk to an Advisor About Your Transfer Options
From signing up for the right courses at a community college to applying to a four-year institution, advisors will help you navigate the complicated transfer process.
Who is a MassTransfer student?
MassTransfer is a statewide agreement for students transferring within Massachusetts' community colleges, state universities and University of Massachusetts 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.
If you are not following one of these pathways, you can use the Course Equivalency Database to search for equivalencies between our community colleges, state universities and University of Massachusetts campuses.
What are my other options?
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.