Transfer Admissions

Looking to transfer your credits to Fitchburg State? No problem! Here's how you do it.
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To help with the transfer process we’ve included an overview of requirements below.

You may bring 90 credits from regionally accredited four-year institutions and 75 credits from regionally accredited two-year schools.

We do require that transfer students complete at least 50 percent of the coursework in their major at Fitchburg State, as well as one-quarter of your overall undergraduate credits.

If you have questions about whether or not you meet the requirements to apply, please feel free to contact a transfer counselor at 978.665.3144 or by email.

An invitation to students affected by college closures

In light of recent announcements, we want to inform students that our community welcomes them to continue their studies on our campus.

If your college is affected, we will expedite review of your application. In addition, we will waive the $50 application fee and required essay.

Requirements and Other Information

  • 12-23 transferable* college level credits and a minimum 2.5 college GPA; or
  • Up to 23 transferable* college level credits, a minimum 2.0 college GPA and must also meet the admissions standards for freshman applicants; or
  • 24 or more transferable* college level credits and a minimum 2.0 college GPA

*courses with grades below a C- or any remedial coursework are not included in this total

  • Application (MassTransfer applicants should use our application)
  • Application Fee (waived if Mass Transfer or military) 
  • Final High School Transcript (sent directly from your high school but not required if you have earned an Associates Degree or higher)
  • Official College Transcripts sent directly from each institution where you enrolled in a course
  • Letter of recommendation (for merit scholarships)
  • Essay (for merit scholarships) 
  • Students who are not US citizens or Permanent Residents should view our International Student Requirements

Spring 2021

November 1 for Game Design (Currently not accepting transfer applications for Spring 2021 for Game Design)

December 1 for all other programs

Fall 2021

  • February 1 - LPN to BSN
  • March 1 - FAFSA & merit scholarship consideration
  • July 1 - On campus housing 
  • August 1 - Commuter students

*Applications received after these priority deadlines will still be accepted, but on a space available basis.

A maximum of 75 semester hours of transfer credit may be accepted for coursework taken at two-year accredited institutions, or credit granted for college-level examinations (CLEP), the military, and/or advanced placement courses.

Transfer Equivalencies from Massachusetts Community Colleges and Worcester State University

The maximum increases to 90 semester hours if you attend an accredited four-year institution.

If you attend a Massachusetts community college or state university, then it is easier for you to transfer your credits.

For more details on this program you can visit the MassTransfer website, but we recommend using the online Fitchburg State application if you choose to apply to our campus. You can also find a detailed list of approved MassTransfer linked programs. Only students in linked programs are eligible to apply as MassTransfer.

Transfer Virtual Events are an opportunity to meet virtually with a transfer admissions representative and learn more about the transfer process, how to apply and what our transfer requirements are.  You will learn about our programs and how your credits transfer to our university.  See below for specific times and dates and how to register for these events.  

One on one appts - 1pm- 4pm (30min block)
Every Monday beginning Feb. 1st through May 10th- open to any transfer student, however you do need to register:
Register for a  one-on-one session here

QCC virtual hours Beginning Jan 26th through May 6th
Tuesdays- 10-11am 
Thursdays 2-3pm 

MWCC virtual hours Beginning Feb. 3rd through My 12th
Wednesdays 11am-1pm

MA State Joint Transfer Fairs
Thursday, Feb. 25th 3-5pm 
Thursday, April 1st 10am-12pm 

Nursing and Reverse Transfers

Transfer Nursing

Learn more about what transfer admissions at Fitchburg State looks like, and what your options are. Fitchburg State University is prohibited from offering certain online programs to applicants/potential students residing in certain states. At this time, we are unable to accept RN-BSN applicants that currently reside in Washington, Rhode Island and Tennessee.

Reverse Transfer

Need to transfer credits earned at Fitchburg State in order to fulfill associate degree requirements? Learn how you can do that.

MassTransfer and Articulation Agreements


Graduating from an approved MassTransfer program at a Massachusetts state community college entitles you to several benefits.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements are designed to facilitate transfer between many of the Massachusetts Community Colleges and Fitchburg State. 

Commonwealth Commitment

Commits every public campus to providing 10% rebates at the end of each successfully completed semester for qualifying students.

Questions? Get in touch!

Please don't hesitate to contact our associate director of transfer admissions, Limari Rivera, with any questions:

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