Press Release

Streamlined Success: Bunker Hill Community College to UMass Lowell Dual Admissions Agreement for Effortless Transfer

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Photos available for publication (credit to Bunker Hill Community College) 
On November 27, 2023, at the University Crossing building on the UMass Lowell campus, the Dual Admissions agreement signing between Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) and UMass Lowell became official with the signatures of BHCC President Pam Eddinger and UMass Lowell Chancellor Julie Chen. Staff members from both institutions, including BHCC Provost James Canniff and UMass Lowell Provost Joseph Hartman, commemorated this significant occasion.

BHCC UMass Lowell Dual Admissions Agreement announcement photo with presidents

"Aligned in values, Bunker Hill and UMass Lowell have crafted an agreement that seamlessly paves the way for students, ensuring an effortless journey toward a four-year degree," said BHCC President Eddinger. 
During the event, Wonder Ahiatsi, a senior economics major at UMass Lowell and a transfer student from BHCC, shared his experience and expressed gratitude to both institutions. Ahiatsi, a native of Ghana, obtained an associate degree from BHCC before transferring to UMass Lowell. "My experience at UMass Lowell has been rewarding," said Ahiatsi. "When students contemplate transferring, especially immigrants, they need to find a support system within their university. If you have a system, like both of these schools, that is supportive, it's an incredible experience." 
UMass Lowell is one of the top public 4-year institution transfer schools at BHCC furthering students’ education in many programs such as business, computer science, and engineering. 
"We are committed to student success. We're committed to attracting the right students for whom a UMass Lowell education can do the most good," stated UMass Lowell Chancellor Chen. "With this agreement, we can create a seamless pathway for Bunker Hill students to continue their education." 
As part of the admissions process at BHCC, students can opt-in to the UMass Lowell joint agreement and will simultaneously be admitted to UMass Lowell upon graduation from BHCC. Specific requirements exist, and not all programs offer automatic admission, with some, like nursing, requiring additional criteria. 
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About Bunker Hill Community College
With more than 50 years of academic excellence, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is Massachusetts' largest community college, annually welcoming a diverse community of around 16,000 students. With campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, BHCC extends its reach across several locations in Greater Boston. The College offers associate degrees and certificates, early college and dual enrollment, community education, corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is celebrated for its diversity, boasting a student body where 65% identify as people of color and more than half are women. The College also embraces a global perspective, with over 600 international students representing 90 countries and conversing in more than 65 languages. Our commitment to diversity is further reflected in BHCC's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).