Transfer to the University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Amherst Course Equivalency Guide

New Agreement signed between Holyoke Community College and the Commonwealth Honors College.

Under this agreement students at HCC in approved MassTransfer programs who complete the HCC Honors Programs with a 3.4 GPA or higher will be guaranteed acceptance into Commonwealth Horors College. HCC students who do not complete the Honors program at HCC but maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher for two or more semesters and are in an approved MassTransfer programs will also be offered entry into Commonwealth Honors College. To transfer, HCC students must also meet all other UMass Admission criteria.

Criteria for UMass Amherst competitive programs:

CHANGES IN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR ISENBERG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT FOR STUDENTS ENTERING THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST FOR FALL 2016:

  • The overall GPA required for admission will not change; it will remain 3.0 or higher.
  • However, students who previously attended a four-year college will also need to have earned a 3.0 or higher GPA there (exception: some non-traditional students with a longer interruption between their four-year program and community college enrollment).
  • The minimum math preparation will be a "B" or better in precalculus, or a "C" or better in calculus. HCC students will need a "C" or better in MTH 162.    
  • Students must earn a "B" in any economics and accounting courses taken as a part of their business transfer program. (For HCC students that means a "B" or better in ECN 101-102 and ACC 111-112-205).

If you have questions please contact the Transfer Office at Holyoke Community Colllege, Frost 273 or mbroadbent@hcc.edu

Requirements for Isenberg School of Management prior to Fall 2016

 (Accounting, Finance & Operation Management, Marketing, Management)

  • Enroll in Holyoke Community College's Business Administration MassTransfer Option.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in order to be admitted.
  • Complete the Intent to Enroll Form early in the semester before you plan to transfer.
  • Send an official copy of your transcript at the time of application and one after your last semester with a graduation date on it.

Requirements for Sports Management at UMass

  • Enroll in Holyoke Community College's Sport Management degree
  • Minimum GPA is 3.0 in order to be admitted.
  • Complete the Intent to Enroll Form early in the semester before you plan to transfer.
  • Send an official copy of your transcript at the time of application and one after your last semester with a graduation date on it.

Requirements for Hospitality Management

  • Enroll in Holyoke Community College's Hospitality Management Transfer Degree.
  • Minimum GPA is 2.7 in order to be admitted.
  • Complete the Intent to Enroll Form early in the semester before you plan to transfer.
  • Send an official copy of your transcript at the time of application and one after your last semester with a graduation date on it.

Kinesiology Degree

Those choosing to major in Kinesiology are required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA or 2.7 if they have a minimum of a B grade in all science courses.

Engineering

Engineering will require all students transferring to Engineering at UMass to have a minimum 2.7 GPA at time of application.

Students who will be graduating from Holyoke Community College under MassTransfer will be eligible for UMass Amherst Community College Connection. UMCCC receive benefits that other students do not get.

 Application Deadlines:

FALL

Priority Deadline:   March 1

Final Deadline:    April 15

SPRING

Deadline:   October 15

 

 

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