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Transfer Scholarship/FAQ

Transfer Scholarships are available at the following schools:

Please note: You have to apply and be accepted at the college/university in order to be eligible for the scholarship.

National Transfer Scholarships at Roxbury Community College:

  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship (fall only)
  • ALL USA Community College Scholarship (fall only)
  • Edwards Scholarship Fund (fall only, Boston residents only)

 Please note: These scholarships can be used for transfer to the school of your choice.

T.E.R.I located in the basement of The Boston Public Library, Copley Square has an enormous amount of information available about the financial aid process and finding scholarships. 

To contact T.E.R.I for further information please call: 877-332-4348 or go to the website:  http://www.tericollegeplanning.org

Frequently Asked Questions:

 Q.  How do I transfer?
 A. Consider the following things prior to transfer:

  • Career choice
  • Major
  • Affordability (Cost)
  • Location
  • Does RCC have a transfer agreement with the specific school

 If you can answer these questions you will be able decide what schools to apply to for transfer.

Q. Can I transfer before graduating?
A. Yes, you can transfer with as little as 9 college-level credits to a four year college or university; however, most transfer agreements at RCC require that a student earns the Associates Degree.   Please note: Scholarship money is often awarded to Associate Degree graduates..

Q. How do I find out about a college or university?
A. You can do research about a particular school by visiting their website.  Please pay special attention to information on their website specific to transfer students. Websites are extremely helpful; they can provide the following information:

  • Applications
  • Application deadlines
  • Listing of majors at the college
  • Information specific to transfer students
  • Cost of attendance
  • Financial aid procedures
  • Phone numbers for contacts
  • Open house dates
  • Location information.

Q. Will all of my credits transfer?
A. The school that you are transferring to determines transferability of credits.  However, certain transfer agreements do award full transfer of credits.
(Please consult with a transfer counselor.)

Q. How do I get more information from transfer services?
A. Please attend the transfer information sessions sent via your RCC email or continue to visit this website.

Articulation Agreements

RCC Major Degree 4-year College 4-year Major
Accounting AS Mass Coll. Liberal Arts Businees Administration
Any Major AA/AS Cambridge College See agreement
Associates of Arts Degree Programs American College of HLS B.A. History and Legal Studies
Bus Administration AA Westfield State Marketing
Bus Administration AA Westfield State Management
Bus Administration AA Westfield State Finance
Bus Administration AA New England College of Bus. BS Business
Bus Administration AA New England College of Bus. BS Business
Business Management AS Mass Coll. Liberal Arts Business Adminstration
Business Management AS Kaplan University (online) BS Business Management
Computer Science AS Kaplan University (online) BS Information Tecnology
Criminal Justice AA Springfield College Human Services
Criminal Justice AS Umass Lowell Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice AS Kaplan University (online) BS Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Ed. AS Springfield College Human Services
Early Childhood Ed. AS Wheelock College Human Development, Early CHLD Educ.
Liberal Arts AA Wheelock College Human Development,Chld. Life Concen.
Liberal Arts AA Kaplan University (online) BS Communication
Nursing (RN) AS Simmons College Nursing
Nursing (RN) AS Simmons College *Masters Science Nursing
Nursing (RN) AS Framingham State Nursing
Nursing (RN) AS UMASS Boston BSN Online
Nursing (RN) AS UMASS Dartmouth Nursing
Nursing (RN) AS Emmanuel College Nursing
Nursing (RN) AS Umass Lowell Nursing
Nursing (RN) AS Kaplan University (online) BS Nursing
Social Science AA Springfield College Human Services
Social Science AA Wheelock College Social Work
Social Science AA Eastern Nazarene College Social Work
Social Science AA Kaplan University (online) BS Pschology
Social Science AA Assumption College Social Work
*YearUp Certificate RCC Business Adm/Man

Transfer Programs

MassTransfer:

MassTransfer integrates and replaces the Commonwealth Transfer Compact, Joint Admissions, and  the Tuition Advantage Program into a single transfer policy. Mass Transfer is effective for all degree-seeking students who enter Roxbury Community College after fall 2009.
For students completing an Associate Degree under a MassTransfer major at a Massachusetts community college:
 A student completing an Associate degree program under MassTransfer will have graduated with a minimum of 60 credit hours and will have completed the following 34-credit general education transfer block, exclusive of developmental coursework.

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

Transferring after completing an Associate Degree under MassTransfer offers many benefits:

  • No application fee
  • No application essay
  • Automatic satisfaction of most or all general education requirement
  • Guaranteed transfer of credits
  • Guaranteed admission
  • 33% Tuition waiver

For non-Associate Degree graduates under the MassTransfer Block at a Massachusetts community college:

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

The Mass Transfer Block refers to a set of general education, core, or distribution requirements, consisting of 34 college-level credits.  The Mass Transfer Block provides any student in the Massachusetts public higher education system who completes it with the benefit of satisfying the general education core requirements at any other public higher education institution.

To view RCC Mass Transfer agreements and to get a Mass Transfer application, please go to http://www.mass.edu/masstransfer/Students/Application.asp

Joint Admissions and the Commonwealth Transfer Compact Transfer Programs
If you were enrolled  an Associate Degree Program at Roxbury Community College prior to fall 2009 you are eligible for Joint Admissions and the Commonwealth Transfer Compact (CTC) transfer programs.  If you are eligible for either of these programs, you must obtain your Associate Degree by August 2013 and enroll as a degree seeking student into a Massachusetts state college or the University of Massachusetts system by fall 2014.

Joint Admissions Agreements:

Joint Admissions agreements are individual program-to-program agreements for students who complete an Associate Degree at a community college. Students who are enrolled in an approved Joint Admissions program and have earned at least a 2.5 grade point average will automatically be admitted into the state college or university campus with which there is an agreement.
 For Joint Admissions please click the URL below:
http://www.mass.edu/forstudents/admissions/jointadmissions.asp

 Commonwealth Transfer Compact:
The Commonwealth Transfer Compact (CTC) is for students who complete an associate degree at a community college with a 2.0 grade point average and who complete a minimum 34-credit general education core. The CTC guarantees the transfer of community college credits and gives eligible students full junior standing at the receiving institution.

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

Transfer Programs:

CROSS REGISTRATION enables students to sample the environment of a four-year college or university while enrolled at RCC.  You sign up for cross-registered courses at the same time you register for RCC courses.  No late registration is permitted. You must have completed one semester at RCC in order to cross register. (A student does not have to be an RCC graduate to participate in this program).
Cross Registration is possible with:

  • Massachusetts College of Art  - Requires a strong interest in art.
  • Northeastern University - Requires completion of English Comp I & II, 2.75 GPA, 30     earned college-level credits.
  • Suffolk University - Allows students in their last semester at RCC to enroll in one course.  A grade point average of at least 3.0 is required.
  • University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB) - Requires students to enroll in at least 12 credits at RCC.  The additional 3 or 4 credit course can then be taken at UMB.
  • Wheelock College - Students interested in early childhood or elementary education, child life or social work can take up to two courses at Wheelock.

Mission Statement/Contact Us

Mission Statement:

Transfer and Articulation Services at Roxbury Community College assists students who wish to pursue their education beyond the Associates degree by providing programs and services in the form of:

  • Information sessions
  • Academic enrichment
  • Transfer fairs
  • Applications
  • Fee waivers that attempt to provide a seamless transfer process for RCC students to a four year college or university.    

Transfer Services Contact Information:

Center for Student Success
Transfer Affairs & Articulations
Roxbury Community College, Building 3-room 219A
1234 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02120
Office: 617.541.5327
Fax: 617.933.7427
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