Transfer Information

A Southeastern Massachusetts Public Higher Education Partnership

CONNECT'S MISSION: to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability
of higher education; and to advance the economic, educational and cultural life of Southeastern Massachusetts.

connect transfer

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
Director of Admissions
508-678-2811, ext. 2947
BCC Admissions Link

Susan Kline-Symington
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

Brockton: Chris Moran
508-588-9100, ext. 1464

Canton: Arlene Ford Dyment
Senior Academic Counselor
508-588-9100, ext. 2468

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

Bridgewater State University
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
BSU Admissions Link
UMASS Dartmouth Admissions Link

Sandra Christoun
Director of Transfer Services

Darcy Stevens
Assistant Director of Admissions/Transfer Affairs

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.

3. Joint Admissions

Earn your associate degree at a Massachusetts Community College and you will be guaranteed admission to a Massachusetts state college or university. Graduate with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and you will receive a discount on your tuition. For more information visit: Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Joint Admission and Tuition Advantage Program.

4. Commonwealth Transfer Compact

The Compact guarantees that 60 college-level credits earned at the community college level will transfer to the state college or university level. To learn more, visit: Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Transfer Compact.

Note: Community College students who matriculated prior to fall 2009 and choose to continue in the Commonwealth Transfer Compact and/or Joint Admissions Program will be required to complete their associate degrees by August 2013 and must matriculate to BSU, MMA, or UMD by fall 2014.

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