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Transfer Programs

MassTransfer
       For non-Associate Degree graduates
       For students completing an Associate Degree under a MassTransfer major at a Massachusetts community college
       For students completing an Associate Degree under a MassTransfer and Commonwealth Commitment major at a Massachusetts community college
Cross-Registration at RCC
Articulation Agreements at RCC

MassTransfer

MassTransfer is a collaboration between the Commonwealth's community colleges, state universities and the University of Massachusetts. System-wide resources and policies allow for students to transfer seamlessly, stay on track and minimize the time it takes to earn a bachelor's degree.

There are three transfer programs under Mass Transfer.

For non-Associate Degree graduates

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE COURSES - 34 CREDITS

MassTransfer provides any student in the Massachusetts public higher education system who completes the General Education Foundation with the benefit of satisfying the general education/distribution/core requirements at any other public higher education institution (with the receiving institution able to add no more than six additional credits or two courses).

34 CREDIT GENERAL EDUCATION CORE COURSE DISTRIBUTION

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

 

Students earn some college savings.

For students completing an Associate Degree under a MassTransfer major at a Massachusetts community college:

A2B DEGREE (ASSOCIATE TO BACHELOR'S)

Beginning your college career at a community college is a smart choice. MassTransfer seeks to reward community college students who complete associate degrees at Massachusetts community colleges before they enroll in linked bachelor's programs at Massachusetts state universities or University of Massachusetts campuses. Not only does MassTransfer guarantee full transfer of a minimum of 60 credits but, depending on their final GPA and/or prerequisite coursework, students who complete A2B Degrees (Associate to Bachelor's) may also receive guaranteed admission and tuition discounts.

Please note that, although these agreements guarantee 60 credits will transfer, whether the credits are applied in your major or as general education or electives is at the discretion of the receiving institution.

A2B degrees at your community college linked to the State University and UMass System benefits are based upon the grade point average at graduation. Refer to the link for the A2B degrees benefits.

Students earn more college savings.

For students completing an Associate Degree under a MassTransfer and Commonwealth Commitment major at a Massachusetts community college:

A2B DEGREE PLUS COMMONWEALTH COMMITMENT

A2B Degree students who attend full-time and earn a 3.00 GPA or higher also have the opportunity to participate in the Commonwealth Commitment. The Commonwealth Commitment (available in "A2B Mapped" majors only) further rewards students with a freeze on tuition & fees for all four years, and 10% end-of-semester rebates.

A2B Commonwealth Commitment

Students Commit To:

  • Begin at one of Massachusetts' Community Colleges
  • Complete associate degree within 2.5 years
  • Transfer to one of Massachusetts' State Universities or UMass campuses
  • Complete bachelor's degree within 2 more years
  • Maintain full-time, continuous enrollment and a cumulative 3.00 GPA

Students earn the most college savings.

Please visit the Mass Transfer website for the complete listing of these programs.

Cross-Registration at RCC

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. 

Articulation Agreements at RCC

RCC  MajorDegreeGPA required4yr CollegeMajor 4 yr.Articulation Agreement
Accounting AS 2.0 or greater Mass Coll. Liberal Arts Businees Administration Click here pdf icon1
Any Major AA/AS C average Cambridge College See agreement Click here pdf icon1
Bus Administration AA C average New England College of Bus.  BS Business Click here pdf icon1
Criminal Justice AS 2.0 or greater Umass Lowell Criminal Justice Click here pdf icon1
Early Childhood Ed. AS 2.0 or greater Wheelock College Early Childhood Education Click here pdf icon1
Nursing (RN) AS C average Emmanuel College Nursing Click here pdf icon1
Nursing (RN) AS 2.5 or greater Chamberlain College (online)  BS Nursing  Click here pdf icon1
Nursing (RN) AS 2.7 or greater Umass Dartmouth  BS Nursing  Click here pdf icon1
Social Science AA 2.0 or greater  Wheelock College Social Work Click here pdf icon1
Social Science AA 2.0 or greater Eastern Nazarene College Social Work Click here pdf icon1
Social Science AA C- average  Assumption College Social Work Click here pdf icon1
Bus, Hum, Soc, Science   AA/AS 3.4 or greater Northeastern Univesity Bus, Hum, Media, Soci,  Click here pdf icon1
Bus, Hum, Soc, Science    2.5 or greater  Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies  Science, CPS Click here pdf icon1
Any RCC Major AA/AS 3.4 or greater  Fisk University Any major  Click here pdf icon1