Transfer Agreements


MassTransfer is a collaboration between the Commonwealth’s community colleges, state universities and the University of Massachusetts. System-wide resources and policies allow for students to transfer seamlessly, stay on track and minimize the time it takes to earn a bachelor’s degree.

  • General Education Foundation: Satisfies the general education/distribution/core requirements at any other public higher education (with the receiving institution able to add no more than six credits or two classes).
  • A2B Degree (Associate to Bachelor’s): Guarantees full transfer of a minimum of 60 credits and depending on final GPA and or prerequisite coursework, students who complete a A2B “mapped” major may receive guaranteed admission and tuition discounts.
  • A2B Degree Plus Commonwealth Commitment: Rewards students who have attended their community college full time and have earned a 3.00 in an A2B Degree "mapped" major. These students receive a freeze on tuition and fees for all four years, and 10% end-of-semester rebates.

In January 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education implemented changes to the BSN curriculum state-wide, which is now known as the Nursing Education Transfer Policy (NETP). The NETP is a seamless, timely, and transparent pathway toward completion of RN-to-BSN programs for graduates of Massachusetts community college Associate degree Nursing programs.

  • For graduates of public Massachusetts community college Associate degree Nursing programs (ADN), the NETP will ensure that General Education/distribution core courses (known as the 34 credit MassTransfer Block) will be accepted without time restriction to satisfy the General Education component of the BSN, with FSU being able to add no more than two additional General Education courses to complete all requirements. These courses/credits may be earned as part of the ADN program requirements or through additional coursework at the community college. Designation of MassTransfer Block (MTB) completion must be stamped on the official college transcript from the college in which the MTB was completed. 128 credits are required for completion of the BSN. Remaining credits will include upper division professional Nursing courses, related courses, and any electives needed for degree and residency requirements of the public 4-year institution.
  • For graduates of public Massachusetts community college Associate degree Nursing programs (ADN), and who have previously earned a Bachelor’s degree in another field will be deemed as having met the General Education requirements of the BSN program. Such students must complete the requirements of the ADN program and pass the NCLEX exam prior to matriculating into the BSN program at FSU.
For more information, please visit the DHE's Nursing & Allied Health Initiative website.