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Courses & Programs

Transfer After HCC

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.


American International College

Transfer Admissions Website

Contact

Amanda Duncan
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Amanda.Duncan@aic.edu
413.205.3201

  • All Business, Arts, and Science transfer students
  • All students applying to Evening's at AIC

Dylan Riccardi
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Dylan.Riccardi@aic.edu
413.205.3201

  • All Health Science transfer students
  • All students applying to the RN to BSN program

Campus Visit

Agreements: Transfer Agreements and Joint Admissions

Bay Path University

Transfer Admissions Website

Office Hours

Contact

Dawn Bryden
Executive Director of Admissions
dbryden@baypath.edu
413.565.1235 

Campus Visit

Agreements: Transfer Agreements and Joint Admissions

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 & Life Sciences and College of Human Ecology, and its College of Industrial Labor Relations has welcomed a number of HCC students. Follow these links to learn more!

Elms College

Transfer Admissions Website

Office Hours: Tuesdays virtual office hours through the summer and fall of 2021 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon via Zoom

Contact

Zuzanna B. Zaluga '04
Senior Transfer & International Admission Counselor
zalugaz@elms.edu
413.592.3189

Campus Visit

Agreements: Transfer Agreements and Joint Admissions

Emerson College

Transfer Admissions Website

Office Hours

Contact

Lisa Yeager
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
lisa_yaeger@emerson.edu
617.824.8443

Campus Visit

Agreements: Transfer Agreement

Mount Holyoke College

Transfer Admissions Website
Francis Perkins Program

Office Hours: By appointment only

Contact

Carolyn Dietel
Director of the Frances Perkins Program & Transfer Affairs 

Nichole Reynolds
Director of Enrollment Marketing & Communications, Senior Associate Director of Admission  

admission@mtholyoke.edu
413.538.2023

Campus Visit or virtual visits

Smith College

Transfer Admissions Website
Ada Comstock Program

Office Hours: By appointment only   

Contact

Sid Dalby
Associate Director/Ada Comstock Advisor

Deedee Cleveland
Associate Director

admission@smith.edu
413.585.2500

Campus Visits

Agreements: Transfer Agreement

Springfield College

Transfer Admissions Website

Office Hours

Contacts

Kate Stano
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Transfer Coordinator
transfer@springfield.edu
413.748.3136

Agreements: Transfer Agreements and Joint Admissions

Southern New Hampshire University

Transfer Admissions Website

Office Hours

Contact

Cindi Sylvester
Regional Director
enroll@snhu.edu
800.668.1249

Campus Visits

Agreements: Transfer Agreements

University of Massachusetts Boston

Transfer Admissions Website

Office Hours

Contact

Admissions
undergrad.admissions@umb.edu
617.287.6100

Campus Visits

Agreements: MassTransfer

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Transfer Admissions Website

Office Hours
Admissions Events

Contact

Admissions
transfer@uml.edu
978.934.3931

Campus Visits

Agreements: Transfer Dictionary and MassTransfer

Westfield State University

Transfer Admissions Website

Contact

Jillian Gabryel
Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
jgabryel@westfield.ma.edu
413.579.3040

Campus Visits

Agreements: MassTransfer & Course Equivalencies Guide

Western New England University

Transfer Admissions Website

Office Hours

Contact

Michael Russell
Director of Transfer Admissions
Michael.russell@wne.edu
413.782.1590

Campus Visits

Agreements: Joint Admissions & Pre-Pharmacy Agreement

Worcester State University

Transfer Admissions Website

Office Hours

Contact

Admissions Transfer Center
transfer@worcester.edu
508.929.8018

Campus Visits

Agreements: Transfer Agreements and Joint Admissions