Regis College is pleased to announce it has signed onto the Massachusetts Independent College Transfer Guarantee (Massachusetts Guarantee) - a statewide effort to establish systematic transfer pathways between Massachusetts community colleges and the state’s four-year independent institutions.
The Massachusetts Guarantee allows students to maximize credit transfer and increases student success by ensuring admission into participating independent colleges for associate's degree holding students. The initiative builds upon the state’s public institution transfer policy and expands transfer options for Massachusetts’ community college students.
“Regis College takes great pride in providing educational pathways for associate's degree holders,” said Kelly Golden, associate's dean of student affairs and enrollment, and executive director of Regis North. “The Massachusetts community college system is one of the strongest in the country and we know firsthand how truly committed these students are to their academics and communities. We are thrilled to continue to work with such exceptional students.”
Since 2013, Regis North at Northern Essex Community College in Lawrence, Mass. has provided continuing education opportunities to post-traditional students in the Merrimack Valley.
Through the Massachusetts Guarantee, Regis College is offering 10 majors including public health, social work, and criminal justice. For updated information on available majors, please visit here. Transfer applications are currently being accepted from Massachusetts community college graduates who have met the minimum GPA requirement of 2.5. Admission fees are waived for Massachusetts Guarantee applicants.
The Massachusetts Guarantee is spearheaded by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM), in partnership with the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges.
“NEBHE is very pleased to work with a distinguished group of state and institutional partners to create expanded transfer pathways for students in Massachusetts,” said Michael K. Thomas, president and CEO of NEBHE, “Stronger links between our two-year institutions and our outstanding independent colleges and universities simply makes sense. The Massachusetts Guarantee will expand the range of high-quality, affordable bachelor’s degree programs available -- benefiting our students, our institutions and our workforce.”
The President of AICUM, Richard Doherty, expressed that “many of our member institutions are thrilled to be collaborating with NEBHE in this important effort to promote transfer pathways for Massachusetts community college graduates. Many community college students in Massachusetts have found our member institutions to be a highly accessible and affordable option for transfer to complete their bachelor’s degree and jumpstart their career. This new initiative will expand opportunities for more seamless transitions and allow even more transfer students to attend an institution in Massachusetts that best meets their educational aspirations and increases their opportunity to be successful.”