Connecticut Independent College Transfer Guarantee (Connecticut Guarantee) is a statewide effort to establish systematic transfer pathways between Connecticut’s community colleges and four-year independent institutions. The Connecticut Guarantee mitigates credit loss and increases student success by ensuring admission into participating independent colleges for associate degree holding students. The initiative builds upon the state’s public institution transfer policy, thereby expanding transfer options for Connecticut’s community college students.
The Agreement ensures acceptance at a participating Guarantee institution for associate degree holding students who have met a minimum GPA requirement of either 2.0, 2.5 or 3.0 (varying by institution). At the core of the Connecticut Guarantee is an unwavering commitment to equity, opportunity and access for all students in higher education.
Visit the Connecticut Independent College Transfer Guarantee website for detailed information on participating institutions and eligible programs.
The following institutions have signed the Connecticut Guarantee Memorandum of Agreement, and have begun the process of developing specific transfer pathways which correlate with Connecticut State Colleges and Universities’ Transfer Ticket pathways:
Albertus Magnus College
Sacred Heart University
University of Bridgeport
University of Hartford
University of New Haven
University of Saint Joseph
*List updated on 3/7/21. Updated information on available pathways and a student-facing website will be available in spring of 2021.
Connecticut Guarantee Implementation Documents and Materials:
Connecticut Guarantee Memorandum of Agreement (PDF for download)
Connecticut Foundational Design
Connecticut Guarantee Guiding Principles
The Connecticut Guarantee: A Critical Enrollment Strategy