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JOINT ADMISSIONS

Please note: Joint Admissions is ONLY available through August 2013.

All Massachusetts residents and out-of-state first-time students who are admitted to a designated transfer program of studies at a Massachusetts state community college may choose to apply simultaneously to an approved program at Framingham State University. Students must earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 and an associate degree in a designated transfer program of studies in order to guarantee admission to Framingham State University.

Students must complete an intent to enroll form (DOC) when they are ready to transfer from the community college and provide transcripts from the community college to the admissions office. The priority deadline for fall entrance is March 15 and December 1 for spring entrance. Writing an essay or paying an application fee is not required.

Please be advised that not all majors/programs are available under this agreement. Majors not available under Joint Admissions at Framingham State University:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Communication Arts
  • Fashion Design & Retailing
  • Food and Nutrition

Please note: Communication Arts, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Fashion Design and Retailing and Food and Nutrition are not available at Framingham State University through the Joint Admissions Agreement. Due to the limited number of transfer spaces available in these programs, the admissions standards are significantly higher and require submission of an undergraduate application for admission.

» Click here for a complete list of programs eligible for transfer through Joint Admissions. Select your Massachusetts Community College and Framingham State from the drop downs.

MASSTRANSFER

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 be advised that not all majors/programs are available under this agreement. Typically, Communication Arts, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, 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 an 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

TRANSFER COMPACTS

Several agreements exist among the state universities/University of Massachusetts campuses and community colleges and to allow transfer between institutions.

Commonwealth Transfer Compact

The Commonwealth Transfer Compact (PDF) states that courses and credits will be transferred and applied toward a bachelor’s degree if a student completes his/her associate’s degree with a minimum of 60 credits (exclusive of developmental course work); achieves a cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.0 (in a 4.0 system); and completes the following minimum general education core:

  • 6 credit hours of English composition/writing
  • 9 credit hours of behavioral and social science
  • 9 credit hours of humanities and fine arts
  • 8 credit hours of natural or physical science
  • 3 credit hours of mathematics 

Early Childhood Education Compact and Elementary Education Compacts

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.

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, depending on GPA. (Please note that 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.

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