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Transfer Policies and Programs

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Mass Transfer Policy

For full details about the MassTransfer policy, please see the Transfer Advisor or go to http://www.mass.edu/masstransfer.

Effective for incoming Community College Students in Fall 2009

The Board of Higher Education will be implementing a new statewide transfer policy: MassTransfer. MassTransfer seeks to provide a broad population of students with straightforward and understandable options toward the completion of associate and baccalaureate degrees, clearing the way for student access and student success in Massachusetts’ public higher education system.

  1. To provide community college students who complete designated associate degrees under MassTransfer with the benefits of the full transfer and applicability of credit, guaranteed admission, and a tuition discount (each benefit based on the student’s final grade point average) to linked baccalaureate programs; and
  2. To provide any student in the Massachusetts public higher education system the intermediate goal of completing a portable transfer block (“MassTransfer Block”) which satisfies general education/distribution/core requirements across institutions (with the
    receiving institution able to add no more than six additional credits/two courses).

    MassTransfer Block
    English Composition/Writing 6 credit hours
    Behavioral and/or Social Sciences 9 credit hours
    Humanities and/or Fine Arts 9 credit hours
    Natural or Physical Science 7 credit hours
    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3 credit hours
    Total________________________________ 34 credit hours
  3. MassTransfer integrates and replaces the Commonwealth Transfer Compact, Joint Admissions, and the Tuition Advantage Program.
  4. The MassTransfer policy for community college students who complete designated associate degrees will apply to students who matriculate in or after fall 2009 at a Massachusetts community college.
  5. Community college students who matriculated prior to fall 2009 and who participate in the Commonwealth Transfer Compact and/or Joint Admissions Program will be required to complete their associate degrees by August 2013 and must matriculate at a Massachusetts state college or University of Massachusetts campus by fall 2014.
  6. The MassTransfer policy for any student in the Massachusetts public higher education system who completes the MassTransfer Block will apply beginning fall 2010, regardless of initial date of enrollment.

Benefits for Students enrolling effective Fall 2009

Students planning to transfer to one of the state-supported universities or colleges in Massachusetts are eligible for MassTransfer. MassTransfer provides community college graduates who complete designated associate degrees with the benefits of the full transfer and applicability of credit, guaranteed admission (2.5 GPA or higher), and a tuition discount (3.0 GPA or higher). MassTransfer also provides students in the Massachusetts public higher education system the intermediate goal of completing a portable general education transfer block which will satisfy the general education/distribution/core requirements
across institutions.

  1. Students completing an associate degree program under MassTransfer will graduate with a minimum of 60 credit hours and
    complete the following 34-credit general education transfer block, exclusive of developmental coursework:

    General Education Transfer Block
    English Composition/Writing 6 credit hours
    Behavioral and/or Social Sciences 9 credit hours
    Humanities and/or Fine Arts 9 credit hours
    Natural or Physical Science 7 credit hours
    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3 credit hours
    Total________________________________ 34 credit hours

    Benefits for students who complete associate’s degrees under MassTransfer are:

    Minimum Final GPA Benefits
    2.0 GPA
    • No admission fee or essay
    • Guaranteed, full transfer of a minimum of 60 credits applied to the bachelor’s degree, if admitted
    • Automatic satisfaction of the general education/distribution/core requirements at the receiving institution, with the receiving institution able to add no more than six additional credits/two courses, if admitted
    2.5 GPA Guaranteed admission, plus all of the above benefits
    3.0 GPA A 33% tuition waiver based on the Mass Tuition, plus all of the above benefits

    Stipulations: If students change their major or if the linked baccalaureate program requires a higher grade point average or specific courses which are required of native students, MassTransfer students must meet these requirements. If, because of space or fiscal limitations, the receiving institution does not admit all qualified applicants to a given major or program, the receiving institution will use the same criteria for MassTransfer applicants as it does for its native students.

  2. Students completing the general education transfer block (without earning a degree) at any Massachusetts higher education institution with a 2.0 or higher grade point average will earn the 34 credit hours outlined above, exclusive of developmental coursework.Benefits for students who complete the general education transfer block:
    Minimum Final GPA Benefit
    2.0 GPA Automatic satisfaction of the general education/distribution/core
    requirements at the receiving institution, with the receiving institution able to add no more than six additional credits/two courses, if admitted

    Stipulation: Students enrolled in a specific major or degree program may be required to take additional courses if these courses are specifically required for the major or program and are required of native students.

    *For full details about the MassTransfer policy, please see the Transfer Advisor or go to http://www.mass.edu/masstransfer.

 

For any additional information:
  • If you are not yet a student at NECC, contact:
    Enrollment Services
    (978) 556-3600
  • If you are currently enrolled at NECC, contact:
    Academic Advising
    Haverhill – (978) 556-3440
    Lawrence – (978) 738-7423

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