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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 bachelors degree.

Participating State Colleges/Universities:
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Framingham State University
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Massachusetts College of Art & Design
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • Salem State University
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Westfield State University
  • Worcester State University

MassTransfer consists of the following:

MassTransfer provides any student in the Massachusetts public higher education system who completes the General Education Foundation with the benefit of satisfying the general education, distribution, and 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).

  1. Complete the 34 credits before transferring and save an average of 11% on your bachelors degree!
  2. Transfer with a GPA 2.0+ and have guaranteed transfer of credits

A student completing an associates degree program under MassTransfer will have graduated with a minimum of 60 credit hours and will have completed the following 34-credit general education transfer block, exclusive of developmental coursework.

English Composition/Writing 6 credit hours
Behavioral & Social Sciences 9 credit hours
Humanities & Fine Arts 9 credit hours
Natural or Physical Science 7 credit hours
Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3 credit hours

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 bachelors programs at Massachusetts state universities or University of Massachusetts campuses. Not only does MassTransfer guarantee full transfer of a minimum of 60 credits but, depending on their final GPA and/or prerequisite coursework, students who complete A2B Degrees (Associate-to-Bachelors) may also receive guaranteed admission and tuition discounts.

Complete 60 credits before transferring and save an average of 28% on your bachelors degree!

Students will receive the following benefits based upon their final GPA.

  • Transfer with a GPA 2.0+ and have a guaranteed transfer of credits, no application fee or application essay
  • Transfer with a GPA 2.5+ and have a guaranteed university admissions, (check your four-year institution for specific GPA requirements for program of interest)
  • Transfer with 3.0+ and have MassTransfer 100% tuition credit

A2B Degree students who attend full-time and earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher also have the opportunity to participate in the Commonwealth Commitment (view the participation form). 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.

Complete the 60 credits before transferring and save an average of 40% on your bachelors degree.

  • Transfer with GPA 2.0+ and have guaranteed transfer of credits, no application fee, no application essay
  • Transfer with GPA 2.5+ and have guaranteed university admission
  • Transfer with GPA 3.0+ and have MassTransfer 100% Tuition Credit
  • Transfer with GPA 3.0+ & Full-Time Attendance (not available for all majors) and have freeze on tuition & mandatory fees on program entry, 10% end-of-semester rebate checks

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.

Students who have completed an associates degree with a GPA of at least 2.5 and who are applying for admission to a Massachusetts state university or University of Massachusetts campus may complete the MassTransfer Application.

The application consists of:

  1. Personal information (name, permanent address, date of birth, citizenship, etc.)
  2. Current enrollment information (previous colleges attended, current courses, etc.)
  3. Intended enrollment information (institution you plan to attend, planned major, etc.)

The MassTransfer application should be downloaded and opened as an MS Word document. It should be completed, saved to the computer, printed, and mailed to the intended institution. For contact information, visit the Public Campuses & Transfer Contacts page. Please do not send your application to the Department of Higher Education. Students applying to Bridgewater State University should use the application on their website. Students applying to the University of Massachusetts Amherst should use the MassTransfer application on their admission website.


In addition to the application, students must request an official transcript from the Registrar's Office and from any other college previously attended (whether or not you wish to transfer credits). Final transcripts must also be sent following the completion of your associate degree. Have the transcripts sent directly to your intended college.

MassTransfer Preferred Application Filing Date

Some campuses may have later due dates, so check directly with the institution.

Fall Enrollment: March 1

Spring Enrollment: October 15

The new statewide online course equivalency database allows you to search for equivalent courses among our public community colleges, state universities, and UMass campuses.

It is meant to assist with transfer planning, but the information presented here is subject to change and is not a guarantee of acceptance or transferability. Please see your academic program advisor for official equivalency and transfer information.