Commonwealth Commitment through MassTransfer

The Commonwealth Commitment’s A2BDegree (Associate to Bachelor’s) allows you to graduate quickly and save big on college costs!

Video: Governor Baker on College Affordability & the new Commonwealth Commitment

Students Commit To:

Begin at one of Massachusetts’ Community Colleges

Complete associate degree within 2.5 years

Transfer to one of Massachusetts’ State Universities or UMass campuses

Complete bachelor’s degree within 2 more years

Maintain full-time, continuous enrollment and a cumulative 3.0 GPA

Students Commit To:

A freeze on tuition & mandatory fees for all four years upon entry. Valid until student successfully completes or leaves Commonwealth Commitment program.

A 10% rebate off tuition & mandatory fees, payable at the end of every successfully completed semester.

Additional MassTransfer Tuition Credit on bachelor’s program entry.

Guaranteed admission – space permitting in the major and college.

Guaranteed transfer of credits.

No application fee or essay (MassTransfer Application required by deadline).

Video: President John Cox on Commonwealth Commitment at Cape Cod Community College.

How do I sign up?

Commonwealth Commitment Participation FormPDF document

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Eligible Majors


  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Facilities Engineering
  • Marine Safety & Environmental Protection
  • Mathematics
  • Physics


  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Communications & Media Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • English
  • Ethnic & Gender Studies
  • Global Affairs
  • History
  • Liberal Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology


  • Business
  • Emergency Management
  • International Maritime Business


  • Art Education
  • Early Childhood Education

Art & Design

  • Animation
  • Architectural Design
  • Dance
  • Fashion Design
  • Film/Video
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Design
  • Music
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Theater

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