Roxbury Community College graduates have many choices when transferring to a four-year college from a public to private college, a large or small campus, to local or out of state colleges and universities. Transfer Services at RCC assist students with understanding the transfer process and the value of obtaining their bachelor’s degree. Moreover, the department’s primary aim is to support RCC graduates and alumni with the transfer process, while utilizing transfer pathways and agreements established by the department.
Current students planning to transfer to a four-year college
To learn more about transferring to a four-year college/university, make an appointment with Evan Desatnick, Coordinator of Transfer Affairs & Articulation Services via Bookings at: Transfer Services Student Appointments (office365.com).
Both MassTransfer and the Massachusetts Guarantee are transfer-friendly programs designed to benefit student transferability.
What is MassTransfer (MT)?
The State Colleges/Universities Participating in MassTransfer are:
|UMass Amherst||UMass Boston|
|UMass Dartmouth||UMass Lowell|
|Bridgewater State University||Fitchburg State University|
|Framingham State University||Mass. College of Liberal Arts|
|Mass. Maritime Academy||Mass. College of Art & Design|
|Salem State University||Westfield State University|
|Worcester State University|
RCC Programs Most Transferrable through MassTransfer:
|Arts & Humanities||Theatre Arts|
|Business Administration||Biological Sciences|
|Broadcast Media Technology||English|
|Liberal Arts||Social Sciences|
Important: Some of RCC’s Associates in Science programs may also be MassTransfer eligible but require students to take additional classes outside of their program of study.
General Education Foundation (MassTransfer Block)
The General Education courses (also called the MassTransfer Block) are a foundation of any undergraduate degree. They are a set of 34 credits that can be transferred to State Universities or UMass Campus (with the receiving institution being able to add no more than six additional credits of general education requirements).
Please note that students who complete the general education foundation will have this noted on their RCC transcript but it will not guarantee admission to the four-year institution or waive tuition credit.
By complete 34 credits of general education foundation students save an average of 11% on their bachelor’s degree!
Roxbury Community Colleges associate in arts degrees have the following MassTransfer General Education Foundation courses embedded in their programs. RCC’s associate in science programs will require additional courses to meet the MassTransfer General Education Foundation. The chart below for RCC courses that meet the MassTransfer General Education Foundation.
MassTransfer General Education Foundation for RCC Courses
|Subject Areas||Credits||Roxbury Community College Courses|
|English Composition/Writing||6 Credits||ENG 101, ENG 102|
|Behavioral/Social Sciences||9 Credits||ECE 100, ECE 101, SSI Courses|
|Humanities/Fine Arts||9 Credits||ENG 110, ENG 220, ENG 221, ENG 225, ENG 226, ENG 232, HUM courses, LAN courses|
|Natural/Physical Science||7 Credits||SCI courses|
|Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning||3 Credits||
|Total||34 Credits||• A grade of D or higher is required in all general education foundation courses for the block to be stamped on an RCC transcript.|
Associates to Bachelors (A2B) Pathways
The A2B Pathway Maps lay out a set of freshman and sophomore courses in your academic program so that the credits you earn at your Community College are guaranteed to transfer to a State University or UMass campus and count towards a bachelor’s degree. Completing the associate degree before transferring will save an average of 28% on your bachelor’s degree!
The following benefits will be available to RCC graduates depending on final GPA:
for two years, provided student: Matriculates within one year of receiving associate degree;
Enrolls continuously (full- or part-time) in day program; and Achieves 3.00 GPA after first two semesters. https://www.mass.edu/masstransfer/tools/tuitioncredit.asp
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What is the Massachusetts Guarantee?
Roxbury Community College has a variety of transfer agreements, also known as articulation agreements, with both private and public colleges/universities. A transfer agreement is designed to maximize courses from Roxbury to the partner institution. Below is a list of various agreements designed for students looking to transfer in a variety of fields of study. Each agreement may have a variety of benefits for students so make sure to inquire with the transfer representative at the four-year college about agreement specifics.
Course Equivalency Databases
Disclaimer: While Roxbury Community College will make every effort to provide accurate information, it is the responsibility of the student to confirm with the four-year college or university as to the validity and accuracy of the information provided.
*Note: Check with the Roxbury CC Registrar’s Office to ensure that your graduation status is recorded on your transcript before you request a final transcript.
To explore transfer options beyond Roxbury CC, make an appointment with Evan Desatnick, Coordinator of Transfer Affairs & Articulation Services via Bookings at: Transfer Services Student Appointments (office365.com)