MassTransfer is a collaboration between the Commonwealth's community colleges, state universities and the University of Massachusetts. System-wide resources and policies allow for students to transfer seamlessly, stay on track and minimize the time it takes to earn a bachelor’s degree.
|Bridgewater State University||University of Massachusetts at Amherst|
|Fitchburg State University||University of Massachusetts at Boston|
|Framingham State University||University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth|
|Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts||University of Massachusetts at Lowell|
|Massachusetts College of Arts & Design||Westfield State University|
|Massachusetts Maritime Academy||Worcester State University|
|Salem State University|
MassTransfer provides any student in the Massachusetts public higher education system who completes the General Education Foundation (MassTransfer Block) with the benefit of satisfying the general education/distribution/core requirements at any other public higher education institution (with the receiving institution able to add no more than six additional credits or two courses). Students do not receive any tuition credit benefits by only completing the general education foundation.
|General Education Foundation||Credits||Massasoit Courses/Areas in Gen Ed Foundation|
|Freshman English Composition/Writing||6 Credits||English 101 & English 102|
|Social Sciences||9 Credits||Anthropology, Economics, Film 122, Geography, Government, History, Psychology, Religion, Sociology|
|Humanities & or Fine Arts||9 Credits||Art, Dance, English, Film, Journalism, Modern Language, Media, Music, Philosophy, Speech, Theater OR ATF and ATG Attributes|
|Natural or Physical Sciences||7 Credits||Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science|
|Mathematics||3 Credits||Math 121, Math 122, Math 131, Math 132, Math 203 or higher|
|Total 34 Credits|
|Note: A Minimum Grade of D is required to satisfy courses in the General Education Foundation|
Beginning your college career at a community college is a smart choice. MassTransfer seeks to reward community college students who complete associate degrees at Massachusetts community colleges before they enroll in linked bachelor’s programs at Massachusetts state universities or University of Massachusetts campuses. Completing 60 credits before transferring will save an average of 28% on your bachelor’s degree!
|2.0 GPA||Guaranteed Transfer of Credits, No Application Fee, No Application Essay|
|2.5 or Higher GPA||Above benefits plus guaranteed university admission. (Check with four-year institution for specific GPA requirements for program of interest)|
|3.0 or higher GPA||Above benefits plus MassTransfer 100% Tuition Credit|
A2B Degree students who attend full-time and earn a 3.00 GPA or higher also have the opportunity to participate in the Commonwealth Commitment. The Commonwealth Commitment (available in “A2B Mapped” majors only) further rewards students with a freeze on tuition & fees for all four years, and 10% end-of-semester rebates.
Students Commit To:
|Begin at one of Massachusetts' Community Colleges and Enroll before 15 college credits|
|Complete associate degree within 2.5 years|
|Transfer to one of Massachusetts' State Universities or UMass campuses|
|Complete bachelor's degree within 2 more years|
|Maintain full-time, continuous enrollment and a cumulative 3.00 GPA|
Commonwealth Commitment to Students:
Freeze on all tuition & mandatory fees on program entry
Valid until student successfully completes or leaves Commonwealth Commitment program
For example: Freeze reflects the tuition and mandatory fees rates in effect the year the student enters the program. If a student enters the Commonwealth Commitment at Massasoit Community College in Fall 2016, that student will be charged the same rates while at Massasoit.
If the student transfers to Bridgewater State University in Fall 2018, the student will pay the mandatory fee rates at BSU at their Fall 2016 rates for the next two years and get the MassTransfer 100% tuition waiver (or “credit” at UMASS Campuses).
This freeze does not include discretionary fees and non-mandatory fees.
|A 10% rebate off tuition & mandatory fees|
Payable at the end of every successfully completed semester
|Additional MassTransfer Tuition Credit on bachelor’s program entry|
Space permitting in the major and college
|Guaranteed transfer of credits|
|No application fee or essay|
MassTransfer Application required by deadline
Students should meet with an academic counselor or their assigned advisor and use DegreeWorks to review the proper program and course selection for transfer to a four-year State College/University