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Courses & Programs


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Pathways wants you to dream big!

The Pathways Program helps promising students succeed at HCC and explore transfer oppor tunities to selective liberal arts colleges such as Mount Holyoke, Smith, Hampshire, Amherst, and beyond. The Pathways Program offers: academic and personal advising, workshops, college visits, and assistance with the transfer process. 

Remember, it's never too early to think about transfer!

Pathways invites all traditional students and adult learners, as well as veterans, to participate. There is no cost to apply or participate in the program. Pathways is bilingual: Spanish-English.

Majors served
  • Arts
  • Biology & STEM majors
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Liberal Arts
  • English and related majors
  • Math
  • Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Anthro/Sociology
  • Pre-Med/Pre-Vet/Pre-Dental/Pre-law
  • Politics
  • History
  • Philosophy/Critical Social Thought
  • Sustainability
  • Theater
  • Latinx Studies
Schedule & Location

Programming and services are offered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pathways is located in Room 264 of the Frost Building.

Want to know more? Please contact Irma for an appointment to talk about the possibilities!

Interested in exploring UMass, Westfield State, Elms College, or another institution? Check out our main transfer page!


Irma Medina, Senior Program Coordinator
Phone: 413.552.2857
Fax: 413.552.2045

What is the Transfer Scholars Network?

The Transfer Scholars Network is an invitation-only virtual platform that connects high-achieving community college students with dedicated admissions representatives from 12 top four-year colleges that have some of the most generous financial aid programs in the nation.

Who are Transfer Scholars?

Transfer Scholars are a select group of the best and brightest students from nine community colleges across the country.

You have to be nominated as a Transfer Scholar by leaders at your current institution, based on your accomplishments in school and in your community. These achievements suggest that you would be competitive for admission to some of the nation's top colleges. As you consider other options such as your public flagship and other local universities, we hope you will also consider this exclusive opportunity.

By joining the Transfer Scholars Network, you will receive ongoing support from staff at these 12 four-year institutions to navigate the transfer process, including the admissions application, financial aid forms, and opportunities for credit transfer.

Who Is Eligible to Join the Network?

Students from diverse backgrounds and all points of the postsecondary journey have been selected to join the Transfer Scholars Network, including students from high school, the military, and the workforce.

Leaders at our nine community college partners nominate these students in recognition of their achievements at their institutions, which indicate they're capable of thriving in a four-year setting.

Schools Participating in the Transfer Scholars Network
How Can You Join the Transfer Scholars Network?

Begin the process by contacting either Mark Broadbent at or 413.552.2498, or Irma Medina at or 413.552.2857, ask about your academic qualifications and any other leadership, service, extracurricular, and personal experiences. From there, dedicated admissions staff from the participating four-year institutions that you indicated an interest in will reach out to discuss how to begin your transfer journey.