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