Undergraduate Admissions

  • MassTransfer Pathway

    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.

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

    Minimum Final GPA Benefits
    2.00 GPA
    • No admission fee or essay
    • Guaranteed full transfer of a minimum of 60 credits applied to the bachelor's degree, if admitted
    • 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
    2.50 GPA
    • Guaranteed admission, plus all of the above benefits
    3.00 GPA
    • A 100% tuition discount, plus all of the above benefits (must be used within one year after date of graduation)

    A2B Linked Degrees

    Beginning a college career at a community college can be a good 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 Linked Degrees (Associate to Bachelor's) may also receive guaranteed admission and tuition discounts.

    A2B Mapped Degrees

    Students who complete A2B Mapped Degrees are guaranteed that courses listed and taken as major requirements will be accepted as major requirements at the receiving institution. Full-time students who follow A2B Mapped agreements and who 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.

    General Education Foundation

    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 high education institution (with the receiving institution able to add no more than six additional credits or two courses). Worcester State University asks students to complete one general education course of the student's choice.

    Subject Credits
    English Composition/Writing 6 credits
    Behavioral and Social Sciences 9 credits
    Humanities and/or Fine Arts 9 credits
    Natural or Physical Science 7 credits
    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3 credits
    Total Credits 34 credits

    Stipulations

    • 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.
    • Completion of the General Education Foundation does not guarantee admission to the college or university