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The selection process for admission is competitive as a result of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education’s (DHE) admissions standards for all public four-year universities in Massachusetts, in addition to the large number of applications received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Decisions are made on an individual basis by the Admission Committee after a careful review of all required application materials.
The following minimum standards have been established for transfer students:
- 12-23 transferable college credit and a 2.50 college GPA* or
- Up to 23 transferable college credit, a 2.00 college GPA* and a high school transcript that meets the admissions standards for freshman applicants (SAT I required) or
- 24 or more transferable college credit and a 2.00 college GPA*
Please note: Admission standards are subject to change. Applicants who meet minimum eligibility requirements are not guaranteed admission. Some programs of study require higher GPAs.
*For the purposes of transfer GPA recalculation, transferrable credits are to be calculated based on non-remedial credits earned from the most recently attended higher education institution. Students who have earned college credits while enrolled in high school are not transfer students and must meet the admissions standards for freshman applicants.
Transfer Credit and Academic Program Information
Transfer credit is awarded for college-level courses completed at regionally accredited colleges and universities in the liberal arts and sciences as well as some professional courses. Transfer credit is given only for courses in which the student received a grade of C- or higher. Accepted students will receive a tentative transfer credit evaluation along with their acceptance packet; a detailed course-by-course analysis is completed a few weeks after an applicant has been offered admission to the University. FSU students must complete a minimum of 32 courses, including courses for general education in addition to courses for major and related requirements. For a list of transfer equivalencies, please click here.
Want to plan your transfer coursework? Please view our academic worksheets, department four year programs completion plans and the Undergraduate Catalog by clicking here. For a list of General Education requirements at FSU, please click here. If after reviewing this infomration you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 508-626-4500.
Currently at a Massachusetts Community College? Contact your current college’s Transfer Office by clicking on the link below to learn more about your transfer advising options.
Berkshire Community College
Bristol Community College
Bunker Hill Community College
Cape Cod Community College
Greenfield Community College
Holyoke Community College
Massachusetts Bay Community College
Massasoit Community College
Middlesex Community College
Mt. Wachusett Community College
Northern Essex Community College
North Shore Community College
Quinsigamond Community College
Roxbury Community College
Springfield Technical Community College