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Start Here for a Bachelor’s Degree!

Thinking about earning your bachelor’s degree? We can help you get there! By starting at NECC, you can explore and decide on a career direction, take advantage of transfer and career advising, attend transfer events on campus – and save thousands of dollars on your degree.

With about 60 academic programs and over 100 transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities, starting at NECC will get you well on your way to where you want to go!

Transfer Events & Campus Visits

Each semester, we offer Transfer Days on both NECC Campuses and additionally, several times per semester individual colleges come to campus so you to meet with them. Speak with their representatives, gather materials, and learn more about your options.

Find Transfer Events and Campus Visits.

Transfer Partnerships

Joint Admission Opportunities

Northern Essex maintains joint admissions agreements with the following schools:

  • UMass Lowell
  • Salem State University
  • Emmanuel College (BSN in Nursing Only)
  • Regis College

Joint admissions agreements guarantee your acceptance if you:

  • complete your associate’s degree
  • have a GPA of 2.0 or higher (2.5 for Regis College Joint Admission students)

Transfer Connections Program

Northern Essex Community College and Salem State University are here to help you plan your transfer journey by earning your associate degree at Northern Essex and successfully completing your bachelor’s degree at Salem State.

Learn about the Transfer Connections Partnership with Transfer Connections Coach, Sharon German

Transfer Checklist

Follow the steps in our Transfer checklist to ensure a seamless transfer!

Transfer Equivalency Dictionaries

Transfer Equivalency Dictionaries

You can use the Transfer Equivalency Dictionaries of these colleges that have provided online tools to help you determine whether the credits will be accepted for transfer.

Massachusetts Independent College Guarantee

Massachusetts Independent College Guarantee

The Massachusetts Independent College Transfer Guarantee is a partnership agreement between NECC and private colleges and universities in Massachusetts. 

MassTransfer Pathways

MassTransfer Pathways

When you start at NECC and then transfer to a state university or a University of Massachusetts campus, you can take advantage of the MassTransfer Pathways



If you would like to take a class at the college you are transferring to while still a student at NECC, then check out NECCUM (Northeast Consortium of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts).

Transfer Agreements

Transfer Agreements

Transfer agreements help to ensure you are taking the right courses and electives in your program so you can have a seamless transfer from NECC to the four-year college or university of your choice. To explore the transfer agreements we have with other colleges and universities and for additional information, please contact:

Michelle Sunday, Director of Transfer, Articulation, & Academic Center Advising


Spurk Building C – C-315, Haverhill Campus



Student Success - CJay DiPrima '16

Transferring has been great and easy. Honestly, I think going to Northern Essex and then transferring to a four-year school is the way to go. You get a great education at a great cost. It’s an easy transition into a four-year college because NECC prepares you to be independent.

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