For graduating students who are eligible for MassTransfer:
1. Apply early in your last semester!
2. Review the MassTransfer information
3. Visit the universities if possible. If not, take a virtual tour if it is available at the university website.
4. Decide if you are eligible for MassTransfer and reviewing the approved transfer agreements (pay attention to any special courses/requirements associated with your major) or contact the CCCC Transfer Office.
5. If you determine you are not eligible for MassTransfer, see: Transfer Application Process (non-MassTransfer)
6. If you are eligible, use the free MassTransfer application form (except for Bridgewater State University; they require you to apply with their online application). Directions are attached to the application. Please note, the Priority deadline is not firm; most universities have later deadlines.
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8. You can apply to more than one State/UMass university through MassTransfer.
9. Submit a transcript request form to the 4Cs Registrar's office at the beginning of your last semester and they will send your transcript directly to the university(s). Request a final transcript indicating graduation and have it sent to the university you plan to attend.
10. Request transcripts from any other college(s) you attended and submit those transcripts to the university(s).
11. If you have AP, IB or CLEP credits, check with the colleges to see if they require official AB/IB transcripts.
12. Make sure FAFSA information is sent to the university(s) by the deadline if possible. Check each university website for FAFSA priority deadline.
13. Check on transfer scholarships if your GPA is above a 3.0.
14. If a university doesn't send you log-in information to check on the status of your application, then contact the university admissions office a few weeks after submitting documents and make sure they received everything you sent.
15. Wait! Each college processes applications differently and respond at different times; don't make a decision until you receive your acceptance letter, a financial aid package and know how your credits transfer.
16. Most schools require an admissions deposit, and if applicable, a housing deposit. You must pay the deposit(s) to secure your spot at the university. The deposit is not an extra charge; it will be deducted from your bill. If you can't afford the deposit, and you expect to receive financial aid, you can check with the admissions office to see if they can use the financial aid for the deposit(s).
17. Check in with the 4CsTransfer Office in your last semester to see how MassTransfer will work for you at your intended university.