Mass Transfer

We have over 200 MassTransfer linked programs. Graduating from an approved MassTransfer program at a Massachusetts state community college entitles you to several benefits.

Some of our majors are highly competitive. As such, higher admissions standards may be applied and space cannot be guaranteed in programs such as Game Design and Nursing.

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MassTransfer Benefits

  • Automatic waiver of the application fee when filing the MassTransfer application
  • Guaranteed admission to Fitchburg State linked programs
  • Guaranteed transfer of 60-66 credits, including some D (1.0) grades
  • Waiver of general education courses with the exception of two global diversity courses
  • Day students who graduate from a linked MassTransfer program with a 3.0 GPA or higher may also qualify for the MassTransfer Tuition Waiver

MassTransfer Block

The MassTransfer Block refers to a set of general education, core, or distribution requirements, consisting of 34 college-level credits:

  • 9 credits for behavioral and social sciences (courses may be in either subject area)
  • 9 credits for humanities and fine arts (courses may be in either subject area)
  • 7 credits for natural or physical science (must include at least one course with a lab)
  • 6 credits for english composition/writing
  • 3 credits for mathematics/quantitative reasoning


If you complete the 34-credit MassTransfer Block at a Massachusetts state community college, you're entitled to the following:

  • Guaranteed transfer of 34 credits of MassTransfer Block courses, including some D (1.0) grades
  • Waiver of general education courses with the exception of two global diversity courses

Additional Transfer Agreements

We have 20 additional transfer agreements with various Massachusetts state community colleges. These do not include the MassTransfer Block, but do match well with the bachelor degree program to which they are linked. Students who graduate from a linked (approved) additional transfer agreement program at a Massachusetts state community college are entitled to the following:

  • Automatic waiver of the application fee when filing the MassTransfer application
  • Guaranteed admission to some of the Fitchburg State linked programs (note: some highly competitive majors only allow acceptance on a space-available basis)
  • Guaranteed transfer of 60-66 credits, including some D (1.0) grades
  • Day students who graduate from a linked Additional Transfer Agreement program with a 3.0 GPA or higher may also qualify for the MassTransfer Tuition Waiver