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Transfer Programs


MassTransfer provides a broad population of students with straightforward and understandable options toward the completion of associate and baccalaureate degrees, clearing the way for student access and student success in Massachusetts’ public higher education system.

MassTransfer has two main purposes:

  • to provide community college students who complete designated associate degrees under MassTransfer with the benefits of the full transfer and applicability of credit, guaranteed admission, and a tuition discount
    (each benefit based on the student’s final grade point average) to linked baccalaureate programs; and
  • to provide any student in the Massachusetts public higher education system the intermediate goal of completing a portable transfer block (“MassTransfer Block”) which satisfies general education/distribution/core requirements across institutions (with the receiving institution able to add no more than six additional credits/two courses).

The MassTransfer policy for community college students who complete designated associate degrees will apply to students who matriculate in or after fall 2009 at a Massachusetts community college. Community college students who matriculated prior to fall 2009 and who participate in the Commonwealth Transfer Compact and/or Joint Admissions Program will be required to complete their associate degrees by August 2013 and must matriculate at a Massachusetts state college or University of Massachusetts campus by fall 2014.

MassTransfer integrates and replaces the Commonwealth Transfer Compact, Joint Admissions, and the Tuition Advantage Program.

MassTransfer Block

MassTransfer provides students in Massachusetts public higher education the intermediate goal of completing a portable transfer block, MassTransfer Block, which satisfies general education/distribution/core requirements across institutions. Students may complete the MassTransfer Block of 34 credits without earning a degree and utilize the benefits of MassTransfer as long as they have a 2.0 or higher G.P.A.

MassTransfer Block:

  • English Composition/Writing—six credits
  • Behavioral and Social Sciences—nine credits
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts—nine credits
  • Natural or Physical Science—seven credits (one credit must include a Lab)
  • Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning—three credits
  • Total Credits 34 credits

Students with a 2.0 G.P.A. or greater will satisfy the general education requirements at the receiving institution, with the receiving institution able to add no more than 6 additional credits or 2 courses, if the student is admitted for transfer. Students enrolling in a baccalaureate program requiring a higher grade point average or specific courses for completion of the degree may be required to complete additional courses or G.P.A requirements. Completion of the MassTransfer Block does not guarantee admission to the college or university. Students may review the MassTransfer Eligibility Guidelines.

More detailed information regarding MassTransfer and eligible programs at Bunker Hill Community College can be found at the official MassTransfer website at www.mass.edu/masstransfer/.

Transfer and Articulation Information for Baccalaureate Programs

Bunker Hill Community College is dedicated to creating partnerships with four-year colleges and universities. An important way of doing this is by forming articulation agreements. Articulation agreements are partnerships between colleges that can help ensure that the classes a student takes at BHCC will transfer to four-year schools. These agreements are designed to help students make a smooth transition when transferring from BHCC to a four-year institution. Transfer Services offers services to students interested in transferring from BHCC to four-year institutions. Through information sessions, workshops, and various resources offered, students will understand the procedures to facilitate the transfer process. The College encourages students to plan early and research colleges and universities to properly assess their requirements, minimums, and expectations, which will help make the best curriculum choices at BHCC.