STCC's associate degree programs offer over 400 easy pathways for transferring to a four-year college and university.
Students interested in transferring to four-year institutions should plan early in order to take courses or programs paralleling requirements at the college they plan to attend.
Transfer advisors are available to help and guide students with any aspect of transfer process. For more information please see the Transfer Services page.
STCC Transfer Programs
STCC transfer programs are specifically designed for students who plan to transfer to a 4-year college or university after earning an associate degree at STCC.
The courses offered in these programs are generally those required to provide a broad educational background before beginning specialization in a major field of study.
Transfer Readiness Course
In this one-credit course, students will learn criteria to assess different colleges, hear guest speakers discuss the transfer process, research various transfer institutions, and learn valuable strategies to succeed at a four-year institution.
STCC is proud to offer a number of transfer agreements with dozens of 4-year colleges and universities. Many agreements leverage the MassTransfer or Commonwealth Commitment programs that provide seamless pathways and financial incentives for the most affordable college education. Others are specifically built around academic interests or pathways to a private 4-year institution.
STCC has partnered with the Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield (CCGS) to offer joint admission to American International College, Bay Path University, Elms College, Springfield College, and Western New England University.
Women of Non-Traditional College Age
Western Mass is home to two of the nation's elite women's colleges, Mount Holyoke in South Hadley and Smith in Northampton. Both offer amazing Bachelor's degree completion programs for women.
Mount Holyoke College - Frances Perkins Program
The Frances Perkins Program welcomes students of non-traditional age who have not yet earned a Bachelor's degree. Each year, 25 are welcomed with very generous financial support.
Mount Holyoke College welcomes applicants who identify as women, trans women, and non-binary. Women 25 or older, or are a veteran or have dependents and are under 25 are eligible to apply.
Smith College - Ada Comstock Scholars
Ada Comstock Scholars range in age from their 20s to their mid-60s, with varying backgrounds and life paths, whether they chose to begin work or start families. Nearly 25% of students major in a STEM field and over 90% receive financial aid.
Smith Colleges welcomes applicants who identify as women and those who identify as trans women. Women who are 24 or older, or are a veteran or have a dependent other than a spouse are eligible to apply.
Academic Advising and Transfer Center
Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons (B19)