There are of course a variety of ways to transfer from QCC to another institution. One particularly valuable tool in transferring for many students is the MassTransfer agreement. In addition to MassTransfer, QCC also has a variety of articulation agreements with different colleges and universities in the area.
Mass Transfer as it relates to a psychology major
With MassTransfer, a student who enrolls in a linked program after completing their AA at QCC can transfer a minimum of 60 credits into that new program, and depending upon the student’s GPA, s/he may be qualified for guaranteed admission and/or a tuition discount. Just as an example, students in General Studies may be eligible for admission under MassTransfer into psychology BA programs at UMass Amherst, Framingham and Worcester State. There are additional programs at QCC that will allow a student to transfer using MassTransfer, and the list of schools which accept MassTransfer is extensive. Please visit the Transfer Office’s webpage for more information. Typically, students using MassTransfer will transfer with a block of credits that will cover the majority of their General Education credits at their transfer institution, however, it is wise to discuss your plans with a transfer counselor or advisor at the institution to which you wish to transfer, in case there are any additional courses you may need to take to fulfill their General Education requirements. It is also wise to be clear about those requirements, so that you can choose your courses carefully while you are here at QCC.
Articulation agreements relevant for a psychology major
If you are interested in exploring these articulation agreements, please visit the Transfer Office’s webpage for more information. The following link will take you directly to the Articulation Agreements section of that webpage. Of particular interest to potential psychology majors may be the articulation agreement with Clark University for students in the Liberal Arts program and for students in the Human Services program with Assumption, Becker, and Nichols.