Transfer Partners

It's never too soon to plan for transfer! HCC has relationships with four-year colleges and universities that range from a formal articulation agreement to an institutional understanding that increases transfer opportunities for HCC students.

What's the difference?

Articulation agreements are between two college or university departments and specific degree programs. The agreement specifies courses a student should take at Holyoke Community College and the transferability of those courses to the four-year college degree program. An articulation agreement addresses the transferability of one degree to another degree.

MassTransfer links associate degree programs at community colleges with four-year baccalaureate programs at Massachusetts state universities. MassTransfer offers guaranteed admission, transfer of credit, plus 1/3 off the cost of in-state tuition for students who graduate with a 3.0 grade point average or higher.

Joint Admission is a program that offers guaranteed acceptance to students who complete their Holyoke Community College degree with a minimum grade point average. Some schools even offer a transfer scholarship based upon the student's final grade point average. While admission is guaranteed, acceptance of all credits earned at HCC is determined by the program into which the student transfers. 

Course Equivalency Guides are course-by-course listings developed by the four-year college or university of every Holyoke Community College course and its transferability to that specific institution. This guide addresses course equivalency only.  It does not address how a course applies to a four-year degree plan.

Institutional understanding characterizes the relationship between HCC and institutions such as Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College and other selective liberal arts colleges that welcome and give special consideration to HCC students. Students who are interested in transferring to these colleges are encouraged to take advantage of HCC's Pathways program.

Transfer to AIC

American International College

Transfer equivalents for American International College. This is a list of all the Holyoke Community courses and how they will transfer to American International College.

Amherst College

Amherst College

One of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, Amherst College brings together the most promising students from all backgrounds, whatever their financial need.

Bay Path University

Bay Path University

Considering transfer to Bay Path College? Holyoke Community College and Bay Path College have a long history of transfer student success. We have a number of program to program agreements as well as being a Joint Admission partners.

Transfer to Cornell University

Cornell University

Both a private university and the land-grant institution of New York State, Cornell University is among the most educationally diverse members of the Ivy League. HCC has articulation agreements with Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Human Ecology, and its College of Industrial Labor Relations has welcomed a number of HCC students.

Transfer to Elms College

Transfer to Elms College

Considering transfering to the Elms College. Elms and Holyoke Community College have a long history of collaboration and student success. Elms College is one of the top transfer destination for HCC students. If you are considering transferring to one of the many on-campus Elms programs this information will be helpful.

Transfer to Elms/Holyoke Accelerated Bachelors Degree Program

Elms/HCC Accelerated Bachelors Degree Program

Holyoke Community College and Elms College have partnered to create a unique weekend program that offers students the best of both colleges. The result is an affordable bachelor's degree from Elms College with classes being offered right on the HCC campus—and you can complete your degree in just 20 months! Degrees are offered in accounting and information systems, business management, and psychology, with two new programs in early childhood leadership and health services administration that begin January 2012.

Transfer to Hampshire College

Hampshire College

What HCC classes will transfer to Hampshire College? This list matches HCC courses with their Hampshire College equivalents.

Transfer to Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College

As the first of the Seven Sisters—the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League—Mount Holyoke has led the way in women's education. More than 100 HCC students have been accepted to Mount Holyoke.

Transfer to Smith College

Smith College

A private, selective, liberal arts college for women located in Western Massachusetts, Smith College encourages HCC students to apply. This Collaborative Admission Agreement details guidelines for admission and credit.

Springfield College

Springfield College

If you are considering transferring to Springfield College this information will help smooth the transfer process to Springfield College.

Southern New Hampshire University

Southern New Hampshire University

Considering transferring to Southern New Hampshire University? Holyoke Community College and Southern New Hampshire University have just created several articulation agreements to smooth the transfer process.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Course Guide

UMass Amherst

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the top destinations for Holyoke Community College transfer students. Interested in a UMass program that is competitive? The information here will help you make sure you have what you need to make transferring to UMass stress-free.

Transfer to Westfield State University

Westfield State

Westfield State is one of the top destinations for HCC students. The information here will help you to transfer to Westfield as smoothly as possible.

Transfer to Western New England University

Western New England University

Considering Western New England University? The Joint Admission booklet will assist students interested in transferring to Western New England University with possible course selection and program requirements.


Course Guides

If you are considerring transferring to one of these schools click on the link to see how courses will transfer.


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