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MassTransfer is a state wide transfer program that provides community college students who complete associate degrees and enroll in linked MassTransfer programs with the full transfer of credit, guaranteed admission, and a tuition discount (each based on final GPA) and provide any student in the Massachusetts public higher education system who completes the MassTransfer Block with the benefit of satisfying the general education/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).
The MassTransfer application should be downloaded and opened as an MS Word document. It should be completed, saved to the computer, printed, and mailed to Framingham State University. No application fee or essay is required. Please do not complete the FSU online application if applying via MassTransfer.
Please be advised that not all majors/programs are available under this agreement. Typically, Fashion Design and Retailing, and Food and Nutrition are not available at Framingham State University through MassTransfer. Due to the limited number of transfer spaces available in these programs, the admissions standards are significantly higher and require submission of the FSU undergraduate application for admission.
» Click here to search for approved MassTransfer programs between your Massachusetts Community College and Framingham State.
MassTransfer Tuition Waiver
- Complete an associate degree in a linked MassTransfer program with a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
- Enroll at a state university or University of Massachusetts campus within one year of graduating from community college.
- Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and you will be eligible to receive the tuition waiver for four consecutive semesters.
For more information, please visit the MassTransfer website.
Several additional agreements exist among the state universities/University of Massachusetts campuses and community colleges to allow transfer between institutions.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION COMPACT and ELEMENTARY EDUCATION COMPACTS via MASSTRANSFER
The statewide Early Childhood Education (PDF) and Elementary Education (PDF) Compacts were established to strengthen teacher education throughout the public higher education system, increase the diversity of the teacher workforce, and broaden career opportunities in teaching for community college students.
» Click here to search for approved Education Compacts between your Massachusetts Community College and Framingham State.
NURSING EDUCATION TRANSFER POLICY
In January 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education implemented changes to the BSN curriculum state-wide, which is now known as the Nursing Education Transfer Compact (NETC). The NETC is a seamless, timely, and transparent pathway toward completion of RN-to-BSN programs for graduates of Massachusetts community college Associate degree Nursing programs.
- For graduates of public Massachusetts community college Associate degree Nursing programs (ADN), the NETC will ensure that General Education/distribution core courses (known as the 34 credit MassTransfer Block) will be accepted without time restriction to satisfy the General Education component of the BSN, with FSU being able to add no more than two additional General Education courses to complete all requirements. These courses/credits may be earned as part of the ADN program requirements or through additional coursework at the community college. Designation of MassTransfer Block (MTB) completion must be stamped on the official college transcript from the college in which the MTB was completed. 128 credits are required for completion of the BSN. Remaining credits will include upper division professional Nursing courses, related courses, and any electives needed for degree and residency requirements of the public 4-year institution.
- For graduates of public Massachusetts community college Associate degree Nursing programs (ADN), and who have previously earned a Bachelor’s degree in another field will be deemed as having met the General Education requirements of the BSN program. Such students must complete the requirements of the ADN program and pass the NCLEX exam prior to matriculating into the BSN program at FSU.
ADDITIONAL TRANSFER AGREEMENTS
Additional transfer agreements (ATAs) guarantee admission and full transfer and applicability of credits to the baccalaureate degree but do not include the MassTransfer Block. Students are still eligible for the 33% tuition waiver, if current GPA is a 3.0 or higher. (Please note: some additional transfer agreements do not qualify for the tuition waiver because they are not state-funded academic programs)
» Click here to search for approved Additional Transfer Agreements between your Massachusetts Community College and Framingham State. Please speak with your transfer counselor at your Community College with questions about these programs.