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Transfer Credit for Currently Enrolled Students

Courses from an accredited college or university will be eligible for transfer to Massasoit Community College. The College most often accepts courses in transfer whose content is similar to a Massasoit course. A maximum of half a student’s program, typically 10 courses or 30 credits for a 60-credit program, may be applied in transfer to an associate’s degree, and a maximum of half the credits required for a certificate program may be applied in transfer.

The student must provide sealed, official transcripts and/or certificates for evaluation by the Registrar before transfer credit can be awarded. Transcripts in any language other than English must be accompanied by supporting official translation into English. Additional information may be required of the student.

Massasoit requires the following criteria for transfer credit:

  1. Courses graded C- or above (courses graded as pass/fail will require documentation of actual grade earned; audited courses will not be accepted in transfer)
  2. Courses designated as 3 or more semester hours
  3. College-level courses (developmental courses will not be accepted in transfer, but may be considered for placement purposes)
  4. Advanced Placement Exam scores must be 3 or higher to receive credit (Advanced Placement high school credit will not be accepted in transfer). Some departments may require a higher score for transfer of credit.
  5. CLEP score must be 50 or higher to receive credit; students may receive additional credit for higher scores for some exams.

Once transfer credits are awarded, the student will receive a transfer credit evaluation of which courses were accepted in transfer and their Massasoit equivalents. Transfer credits are identified with a grade of “T” and are not calculated into the GPA. 

Important to note when reviewing your transfer credits:
 not all courses accepted for transfer may be applicable to every program. If you have any questions concerning credits that may or may not apply to a program, you may contact the Advisement & Counseling Office at 508.588.9100 x1461 or advisementcounseling@massasoit.edu.

If you have any additional questions about transfer credit, please call our office at 508.588.9100 x1949 or send an email to registrar@massasoit.mass.edu.
Newly admitted students should contact the Admissions Office at 508-588-9100 x1411 or send an email to admoffice@massasoit.mass.edu.

Valor Act Academic Credit Evaluation Policy

Massasoit Community College supports the credit transfer policies defined by the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) and the SOC Military Student Bill of Rights. The SOC agreement facilitates transfer credit between any SOC school and degree programs at any other school in the SOC consortium, a list of institutions that includes major private schools and state colleges.

Credit may also be awarded for military training and experience as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE), following Massasoit’s official transfer credit policy.

  • Some factors may limit the number of credits accepted, including accreditation and program-specific requirements. For example, no student can receive military credit toward a Criminal Justice program due to Quinn Bill regulations.
  • Credits not transferred as a specific class at MCC may be awarded as departmental or general electives.
  • Military students pursuing specialized programs that have very few or no electives may find that they receive limited credits from their military experience, but could potentially receive credit in the future from four-year colleges and universities.
 
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