In July of 2022, NEBHE will begin developing expanded transfer opportunities for northern New England community college graduates after a successful eight-month planning phase which concluded in February 2022. The scaling of the New England Transfer Guarantee to the northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont is generously supported by the Teagle Foundation, the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and the Davis Educational Foundation.

NEBHE is collaborating with state partners to develop a plan to streamline and unify transfer for both in-state public and independent colleges and universities. NEBHE’s partners include: the Maine Community College System, the University of Maine System, the Maine Independent College Association, the Community College System of New Hampshire, the University System of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire College and University Council, as well as the Community College of Vermont and the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges.

The three-year implementation grant will lay the foundation for the following in the three northern New England states:
  • strengthening partnerships among community colleges, four-year publics and independent institutions;
  • developing a unified guaranteed admission transfer system for community college students;
  • promoting transfer into liberal arts programs; and
  • increasing the number of community college transfer students who earn a bachelor’s degree.

The following colleges, universities, and state systems intend to participate in the collaborative design and development of the New England Transfer Guarantee
in northern New England:

Bates College
Bowdoin College
College of the Atlantic
Husson University
Maine College of Health Professions
Maine Community College System
Maine Maritime Academy
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Thomas College
Unity College
University of Maine
University of Maine at Augusta
University of Maine at Farmington
University of Maine at Fort Kent
University of Maine at Machias
University of Maine at Presque Isle
University of New England
University of Southern Maine

New Hampshire
Colby-Sawyer College
Community College System of New Hampshire

Franklin Pierce University
Granite State College
Keene State College
MCPHS University
Plymouth State University
Rivier University
Saint Anselm College
Southern New Hampshire University
Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
University of New Hampshire
University of New Hampshire – Manchester

Bennington College

Champlain College
Community College of Vermont
Goddard College
Norwich University
Saint Michael’s College


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