For non-Associate Degree graduates
For students completing an Associate Degree under a MassTransfer major at a Massachusetts community college
For students completing an Associate Degree under a MassTransfer and Commonwealth Commitment major at a Massachusetts community college
Cross-Registration at RCC
Articulation Agreements at RCC
MassTransfer is a collaboration between the Commonwealth's community colleges, state universities and the University of Massachusetts. System-wide resources and policies allow for students to transfer seamlessly, stay on track and minimize the time it takes to earn a bachelor's degree.
There are three transfer programs under Mass Transfer.
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE COURSES - 34 CREDITS
MassTransfer provides any student in the Massachusetts public higher education system who completes the General Education Foundation with the benefit of satisfying the general education/distribution/core requirements at any other public higher education institution (with the receiving institution able to add no more than six additional credits or two courses).
34 CREDIT GENERAL EDUCATION CORE COURSE DISTRIBUTION
|English Composition/Writing:||6 credit hours|
|Behavioral and Social Sciences:||9 credit hours|
|Humanities and Fine Arts:||9 credit hours|
|Natural or Physical: Science:||7 credit hours|
|Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning:||3 credit hours|
Students earn some college savings.
A2B DEGREE (ASSOCIATE TO BACHELOR'S)
Beginning your college career at a community college is a smart choice. MassTransfer seeks to reward community college students who complete associate degrees at Massachusetts community colleges before they enroll in linked bachelor's programs at Massachusetts state universities or University of Massachusetts campuses. Not only does MassTransfer guarantee full transfer of a minimum of 60 credits but, depending on their final GPA and/or prerequisite coursework, students who complete A2B Degrees (Associate to Bachelor's) may also receive guaranteed admission and tuition discounts.
Please note that, although these agreements guarantee 60 credits will transfer, whether the credits are applied in your major or as general education or electives is at the discretion of the receiving institution.
A2B degrees at your community college linked to the State University and UMass System benefits are based upon the grade point average at graduation. Refer to the link for the A2B degrees benefits.
Students earn more college savings.
A2B DEGREE PLUS COMMONWEALTH COMMITMENT
A2B Degree students who attend full-time and earn a 3.00 GPA or higher also have the opportunity to participate in the Commonwealth Commitment. The Commonwealth Commitment (available in "A2B Mapped" majors only) further rewards students with a freeze on tuition & fees for all four years, and 10% end-of-semester rebates.
A2B Commonwealth Commitment
Students Commit To:
- Begin at one of Massachusetts' Community Colleges
- Complete associate degree within 2.5 years
- Transfer to one of Massachusetts' State Universities or UMass campuses
- Complete bachelor's degree within 2 more years
- Maintain full-time, continuous enrollment and a cumulative 3.00 GPA
Students earn the most college savings.
Please visit the Mass Transfer website for the complete listing of these programs.
Cross-Registration at RCC
CROSS REGISTRATION enables students to sample the environment of a four-year college or university while enrolled at RCC. You sign up for cross-registered courses at the same time you register for RCC courses. No late registration is permitted. You must have completed one semester at RCC in order to cross register. (A student does not have to be an RCC graduate to participate in this program).
Cross Registration is possible with:
- Massachusetts College of Art - Requires a strong interest in art.
- Northeastern University - Requires completion of English Comp I & II, 2.75 GPA, 30 earned college-level credits.
- Suffolk University - Allows students in their last semester at RCC to enroll in one course. A grade point average of at least 3.0 is required.
- University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB) - Requires students to enroll in at least 12 credits at RCC. The additional 3 or 4 credit course can then be taken at UMB.
- Wheelock College - Students interested in early childhood or elementary education, child life or social work can take up to two courses at Wheelock.
Articulation Agreements at RCC
|RCC Major||Degree||GPA required||4yr College||Major 4 yr.||Articulation Agreement|
|Accounting||AS||2.0 or greater||Mass Coll. Liberal Arts||Businees Administration||Click here|
|Any Major||AA/AS||C average||Cambridge College||See agreement||Click here|
|Bus Administration||AA||C average||New England College of Bus.||BS Business||Click here|
|Criminal Justice||AS||2.0 or greater||Umass Lowell||Criminal Justice||Click here|
|Early Childhood Ed.||AS||2.0 or greater||Wheelock College||Early Childhood Education||Click here|
|Nursing (RN)||AS||C average||Emmanuel College||Nursing||Click here|
|Nursing (RN)||AS||2.5 or greater||Chamberlain College (online)||BS Nursing||Click here|
|Nursing (RN)||AS||2.7 or greater||Umass Dartmouth||BS Nursing||Click here|
|Social Science||AA||2.0 or greater||Wheelock College||Social Work||Click here|
|Social Science||AA||2.0 or greater||Eastern Nazarene College||Social Work||Click here|
|Social Science||AA||C- average||Assumption College||Social Work||Click here|
|Bus, Hum, Soc, Science||AA/AS||3.4 or greater||Northeastern Univesity||Bus, Hum, Media, Soci,||Click here|
|Bus, Hum, Soc, Science||2.5 or greater||Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies||Science, CPS||Click here|
|Any RCC Major||AA/AS||3.4 or greater||Fisk University||Any major||Click here|