Transfer Information

A Southeastern Massachusetts Public Higher Education Partnership

CONNECT'S MISSION: Leveraging the quality, strength, resources and excellence of the five public higher education institutions of CONNECT, it is our mission to enhance educational effectiveness and efficiency while improving student success, increasing educational attainment, advancing economic health, and strengthening cultural life throughout the region.

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CONNECT is a partnership of public higher education institutions in Southeastern Massachusetts: Bridgewater State University, Bristol Community College, Cape Cod Community College, Massasoit Community College, and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

One of CONNECT's main goals is to improve the quality, accessibility, and affordability of higher education in Southeastern Massachusetts. We want to make it easy for students to transfer college credit from one institution to another, or to move from a two-year to a four-year degree.

explore various transfer tracks below:

1. MassTransfer

MassTransfer has two main purposes:

Students matriculating in fall 2009, as well as currently enrolled students, may accumulate courses leading toward the completion of an associate degree eligible for MassTransfer or the MassTransfer Block. The policy benefits apply to students who plan to transfer for the fall 2010 semester or later. For more information visit

Important Contacts for the Transfer Information

Bristol Community College
Cape Cod Community College
Massasoit Community College

Shilo Henriques
Dean of Admissions
508-678-2811, ext. 2947
BCC Admissions Link

Matthew Cormier
Director of Admissions
508-362-2131, ext. 4311
Cape Cod Admissions Link

Michelle Hughes
Director of Admissions
508-588-9100, ext. 1412
Massasoit Admissions Link

Once enrolled, during the first semester, make an appointment with your TRANSFER COUNSELOR

Bristol Community College
Cape Cod Community College
Massasoit Community College

Eileen Shea
Director of Transfer Affairs
508-678-2811, ext. 2229

Mary Olenick
Coordinator of Transfer & Articulation
508-362-2131, ext. 4316

Evan Desatnick
Coordinator of Transfer & Articulation
508-588-9100, ext. 1463

For additional information about continuing your degree at a CONNECT four-year university, contact ADMISSIONS or TRANSFER COORDINATORS

Bridgewater State University
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Maryellen Harvey, Admissions
BSU Admissions Link

UMASS Dartmouth Admissions Link

Sandra Christoun
Director of Transfer Services

Darcy Stevens
Assistant Director of Admissions/Transfer Affairs

Tracy Wallace, Sr. Coordinator for New Student Transfer, 508-999-8754

2. Reverse Transfer

In June of 2012, the presidents and chancellor of the CONNECT colleges and universities in Southeastern Massachusetts-- Bristol, Cape Cod, and Massasoit Community Colleges, Bridgewater State University, and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth—signed an agreement to establish a program known as Reverse Transfer.

Students who transfer to BSU or UMD from one of the region's community colleges (BCC, CCCC, or MCC) may be eligible to receive their associate's degree using credits earned as they pursue their bachelor's degree.

If you wish to explore whether Reverse Transfer is right for you:

For more information, visit the BSU or the UMD Transfer Website.

scholarships & tuition savings

SAVE BIG MONEY...By completing your first two years of higher education at a community college (vs. a state college or university) you can save an estimated $5,000 - $14,000.

Presidents' Transfer Program scholars who graduate from a community college with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and maintain that 3.0 GPA at the four-year school, will receive a 33% reduction of in-state tuition for their first two years at the CONNECT state colleges and universities.

The same tuition discounts can be earned by students in the MassTransfer program and the Joint Admissions program.

In addition, the following scholarships are offered to graduates of Bristol Community College, Cape Cod Community College, and Massasoit Community College entering Bridgewater State University and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

information links for transfer coordinators

1. Course Equivalency Guides

2. Articulation Agreements

3. MassTransfer Agreements

4. Additional Agreements