NEBHE’s Transfer Initiatives team is committed to increasing equity in higher education by providing access and opportunity to all students in the region.
Transfer students are faced with myriad barriers along the path to degree attainment, the most prominent of which is credit loss. Credit loss hinders student success, unfairly disadvantaging transfer students by impacting time to degree and increasing costs of completing a degree.
A number of factors affect transfer credit such as institutional policy and practice, alignment with degree maps or pathways, and specific requirements. Here are some resources to help you get started and understand the transfer process:
- American Council on Education’s College and University Transfer Policies An informative resource which defines transfer credit, the process of transferring credit, course applicability, and more.
- Transfer Checklist (MassTransfer) A simple action plan that can be applied to transfer: plan, apply, enroll, and transfer.
Transfer resources for public community colleges, state colleges or universities
Connecticut: Connecticut State Colleges and Universities’ Transfer Navigator
Maine: University of Maine System Transfer Tools; Maine’s Community Colleges’ How to Transfer Guide
New Hampshire: NHTransfer
Rhode Island: Rhode Island Transfers
Vermont: Vermont State Colleges System Direct Admissions (Transfer); Community College of Vermont Transfer
Independent four-year institution transfer
Check individual institution websites, or contact a transfer advisor, for specific transfer information.
NEBHE is currently working with independent institutions and community colleges in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island to build transfer pathways through the New England Independent College Transfer Guarantee. To learn more about the Guarantee here.
Additional NEBHE Resources
- Tuition Break Transfer
- Student Transfer in New England: Are we making progress? (2018)
- NEBHE’s Financial Aid Resource Guide
- Resources for School Counselors