Student talking to rep from Westfield State University at HCC Annual Transfer Fair

All About Transfer in the ACT Center

Welcome! Starting your education at a community college makes sense: Community colleges are close to home, class sizes are small, and tuition is affordable. Not only are community colleges a great place to lay the foundation for further education, transfer agreements with private and public four-year colleges and universities can provide you with benefits such as guaranteed admission and lower tuition.

HCC offers transfer counseling and hosts regular visits from regional colleges each semester. Drop in or call and make an appointment to discuss your transfer plans. It's never to early to start planning!

To assist you with your transfer planning here are three forms that you may find helpful:

Transfer Partners

Transfer Partners

One of Holyoke Community College's primary missions is to provide the first two years of college-level study for students who want to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Baccalaureate Degree.



This agreement links certain transfer associate degree programs at community colleges to four-year baccalaureate programs at state colleges and universities. What does that mean to you? Guaranteed admission, tuition reduction, and more!

Private School Joint Admissions Program

Private School Joint Admissions

Holyoke Community College has established Joint Admissions programs with several local private colleges. Explore your options!

Transfer Agreements

Articulation Agreements

HCC has established many program to program agreements with four-colleges to assist with your course selection and transfer decisions.



If you are a strong, committed student, the Pathways Program can help you excel at Holyoke Community College, and then transfer to a selective four-year college. Pathways offers free academic and personal support services to qualified students.


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040