Community College Transfers
For fifty years, we have supported community college students and graduates like you in advancing their education and careers.
Mass Transfer Gen Ed Foundation
We honor the Mass Transfer Gen Ed Foundation, a set of 34 credits you can take at any Massachusetts community college that will satisfy all but two of your general education (Gen Ed) requirements. You’ll fulfill those last two Gen Eds after you enroll.
Other Mass Transfer benefits are not available, including 'tuition credit' (formerly called a waiver), end of the semester rebates, a freeze on tuition and fees upon entry, or guaranteed admission. A resume and short-answer questions are required for admission to many programs.
Application Fee Waiver
The application fee is waived if you are a Massachusetts Community College graduate (or current student in your last semester) - excludes Accelerated Bachelor in Nursing applicants.
Generous Transfer Credit Policy
UMass Amherst has a generous policy, allowing up to 75 transfer credits from:
- Prior coursework from regionally accredited colleges and universities.
- Military education and basic training.
- Credit exams (CLEP, DANTES, AP and SAT ll).
Credit for Experience
Because what you've done in life matters, our Interdisciplinary Studies program will give you the opportunity to earn credit for your work and life experience, saving you time and money.
You deserve a great education at a great value. We offer a great education at a reasonable cost. Contact the program you’re interested in to learn more about specific costs.
Out-of-State Community Colleges
If you have credits from a community college outside Massachusetts, welcome aboard! Benefit from our generous transfer credit policy, outstanding advising, and our 50-year history of supporting community college students from across the U.S.
Looking to transfer credits from a Massachusetts community college?
Find out how to order your official transcript from each of the commonwealth’s 15 community colleges.
- Berkshire Community College
- Bristol Community College
- Bunker Hill Community College
- Cape Cod Community College
- Greenfield Community College
- Holyoke Community College
- Massachusetts Bay Community College
- Massasoit Community College
- Middlesex Community College
- Mount Wachusett Community College
- North Shore Community College
- Northern Essex Community College
- Quinsigamond Community College
- Roxbury Community College
- Springfield Technical Community College