Transfer Agreements

Save money on an excellent college education by starting at STCC! These transfer agreements and pathways have been carefully designed to help students avoid (or minimize) college debt while also expanding access to four-year colleges and universities.

MassTransfer

STCC participates in the MassTransfer Program with all Massachusetts public colleges and universities. This program guarantees participating students admission to the institution of their choice, provided they graduate from an approved major at STCC with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. 

Participating students are subject to the program requirements in effect at the senior institution when they enroll at STCC. Most MassTransfer programs at STCC incorporate the Gen Ed Foundation (formerly the MassTransfer Block) as part of their course requirements.

Please see the MassTransfer website for a full list of financial incentives, available majors, requirements, and instructions on how to apply.

Commonwealth Commitment

The Commonwealth Commitment is a statewide program that provides financial incentives to students who begin their higher education at STCC and then transfer to a Massachusetts public campus. Students must maintain continuous, full-time enrollment while maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA, and are required to complete their associate degree within 2½ years, and then complete their Bachelor’s degree within another 2 years.

Financial incentives include a freeze in tuition and mandatory fees for the entirety of a student's enrollment period, as well as a 10% refund (of tuition and mandatory fees) at the conclusion of each Fall and Spring semester. The Commonwealth Commitment is not available in all majors, and students who wish to sign up for the program must do so before earning more than 15 college-level credits (excluding dual enrollment credits earned while in high school) at STCC.

Commonwealth Commitment website

Commonwealth Commitment Participation Form

Gen Ed Foundation

The Gen Ed Foundation (formerly the MassTransfer block) is a 34-credit block of courses that, once completed at STCC, will satisfy the general education requirements at any public college or university in Massachusetts.

The Gen Ed Foundation includes courses in the following areas:

Subject AreasCreditsNotes

Behavioral and social sciences

9

Courses may be in either subject area.

Humanities and fine arts

9

Courses may be in either subject area.

Natural or physical science

7

Must include at least one course with a lab.

English composition/writing

6

 

Mathematics/quantitative reasoning

3

 

These credits, when completed together with a 2.0 or higher GPA, fully transfer to any Massachusetts public campus, even if you transfer before earning an associate degree. These credits satisfy the general education/distribution/core requirements at any other Massachusetts public campus, with the receiving institution being able to add no more than six additional credits/two courses. STCC courses that fulfill the Gen Ed Foundation are indicated in their course descriptions on the STCC website.

Other Transfer Pathways

Going beyond MassTransfer, the Commonwealth Commitment, and the Gen Ed Foundation, STCC has partnered with many public and private colleges and universities to offer seamless transfer pathways for specific academic programs, in addition to joint admission opportunities with the Greater Springfield-area campuses.

STCC ProgramTransfer Institution
All Majors Wentworth Institute of Technology
Applied Psychology Bay Path University
Biology American International College (AIC)
Business Transfer

American International College (AIC)

Southern New Hampshire University

Chemistry American International College (AIC)
Communication and Digital Media American International College (AIC)
Computer Science Elms College
Computer Systems Engineering Technology

Elms College

Southern New Hampshire University

Computer/IT Security Elms College
Criminal Justice

American International College (AIC)

Cambridge College

Criminal Justice Transfer

Cambridge College

Digital Photography American International College (AIC)
General Studies Southern New Hampshire University
Graphic Design

American International College (AIC)

Elms College

Health Information Technology

Charter Oak State College

Elms College

Health Science

Westfield State University

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Human Services/Social Work

Bay Path University

Cambridge College

Elms College

Interactive Media and Animation Design Technology American International College (AIC)
Medical Coding and Billing

Charter Oak State College

Elms College

Nursing

Westfield State University

Southern New Hampshire University

Programmer Elms College
Urban Studies

Worcester State University

Westfield State University

 

Please note, Academic Advising and Transfer Center will continue to assist students remotely while COVID-19 campus restrictions are in place. The entire team is working diligently (remotely) to minimize the impact the current situation is having on our students. The team can be reached at Advisor@stcc.edu. Emails will be monitored regularly throughout the day during normal business hours.