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MassTransfer Application Process

Graduating Students Eligible for MassTransfer:

  1. Apply early in your last semester!
  2. Review the MassTransfer information: www.mass.edu/masstransfer
  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 by going to this link http://www.mass.edu/masstransfer/a2b/programsearch.asp 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, go to this link: Application Process
  6. If you are eligible, use the free MassTransfer application form: www.mass.edu/masstransfer/a2b/application.asp (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.
  7. Fill out the application and send it directly to the university(s) you are interested in. The beginning of your last semester is a good time to send the application. The priority deadlines on the application are not usually the final deadlines; check each college’s admissions website for the final deadline. With MassTransfer, it never hurts to send a late application because it is a free process and there is nothing to lose.
  8. You can apply to more than one State/UMass university through MassTransfer.
  9. Submit a transcript request form to the CCCC 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. If yes, go to the appropriate link below to request transcripts:

    AP: apscore.collegeboard.org/scores/score-reporting
    IB: http://www.ibo.org/informationfor/alumni/transcripts/
    CLEP: Log onto your college board account to request scores
     
  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 CCCC Transfer Office in your last semester to see how MassTransfer will work for you at your intended university. Still have questions? Contact the Transfer Office at: molenick@capecod.edu or 774.330.4316.

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