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Your Path to a Bachelor’s Degree Begins at NECC!

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 Checklist

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

College Locator

To help find a college or university that suits your transfer needs, explore the colleges and universities on our College Locator page.

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

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

Mass Transfer 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

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 more about the Transfer Connections Partnership with Salem State University by attending one of the weekly information sessions hosted by Transfer Connections Coach, Sharon German. 

Sharon’s Information Session Schedule: 

Wednesdays at 2pm

Thursdays at 12pm 

Via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 872 9672 5080
Passcode: 043916


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

Explore about 100 transfer agreements we have with other colleges and universities. 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. 

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.


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