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Thinking of change? Think UMass Dartmouth.

A guide for undergraduate transfer students UMass Dartmouth


Changing schools can be a challenging experience. Here at UMassD, our academic advisors can be your strongest advocate, clearing your path to a great education.�

Neal Gouck, Assistant Dean Charlton College of Business

UMass Dartmouth by the numbers

Transferring from a community college? Or another university? Considering a degree in a new field?


hether you want to be close to home or establish a new home, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth offers a great academic experience. Our impressive roster of distinguished professors have taught and guided students who now hold positions at Fortune 500 companies and family businesses, leading medical centers and educational organizations, an array of governmental agencies and numerous charitable organizations. UMass Dartmouth offers you a wide selection of degree programs, a supportive and challenging learning environment, and the advantage of an affordable education.

UMass Dartmouth

Choose your college and your major We have 82 fields of study available in five colleges. Our University Studies curriculum is offered across the colleges to ensure that you gain a global perspective and the critical thinking and communication skills necessary to adapt in a changing world.

• 82 fields of study • 7,400 undergraduate students • 538; average number of incoming fall transfers • 140; average number of incoming spring transfers • 29% of our students are transfer students • 85% of students who apply for financial aid, receive it • 51:49 male to female ratio • 26% undergraduate students of color • 27 average class size • 110+ student organizations • 25 NCAA DIII varsity sports

College of Arts and Sciences

Charlton College of Business

College of Engineering

College of Nursing (only the Online RN to BS is available for transfer students)

College of Visual and Performing Arts


Learning and living At UMass Dartmouth You’ll learn. You’ll bond. You’ll have fun with friends and professors. One of the more enduring aspects of your UMass Dartmouth education involves the forming of lifelong friendships. UMassD has more than 4,000 students living on campus in 14 residence halls. We offer traditional rooms and suites, apartments and townhouses, and even an integrated living/ learning community just for transfer students. Everybody needs to eat and we have plenty of options on campus. From pizza to stir-fry, sandwiches to salads– there are 14 venues on campus, some open as late as 2 a.m.

Beyond Ring Road Our academic campus is enclosed by Ring Road, but your education is not. Internships, study abroad, research, and community service experiences will build on your classroom knowledge and prepare you for the future.


UMass Dartmouth is a warm community that fully embraces cultural diversity for its educational and ethical value as well as its importance to our individual and collective well-being. Whether you live on campus or commute, you’ll find you belong here. The resources you need ACCESSIBILITY The Center for Access and Success provides tools that help our students excel. Services include peer note taking, alternative testing arrangements, sign language interpretation, and advising. WELLNESS UMass Dartmouth’s Health Services is an outpatient facility that evaluates and treats minor problems and helps students with chronic health problems. We also offer access to student health insurance, if you need it. TRANSPORTATION You are allowed to have a car on campus. We also offer the DART shuttle, which makes regular stops all over campus and to popular shopping locations. City buses can take you to New Bedford and Fall River, and a bus can take you from campus to Boston on a daily basis. We also have several Zipcars on campus.

Transfer Guide

Transferring previous coursework MassTransfer for Massachusetts community college graduates If you have an associate’s degree from any Massachusetts public community college, you may be eligible for MassTransfer: • No application fee • Guaranteed admission to UMassD if you have a 2.5 GPA • 100% tuition waiver if you have a cumulative GPA over 3.0 • Automatic satisfaction of all general education requirements except two upper-level courses

Your application fee is waived when using the Joint Admissions Intent to Enroll form [], and accepted students can register at the same time as UMass Dartmouth juniors.

Articulation agreements UMass Dartmouth maintains agreements with a number of schools to guarantee the transfer of credits for specifically identified programs. • Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology • Bristol Community College

• 60 credits applied toward your UMassD bachelor’s degree

• Bunker Hill Community College

• Early registration for classes

• Cascadia Community College (Seattle)

• Cape Cod Community College • Community College of Rhode Island

For more information and an application, / transfer/masstransfer

• Edmonds Community College (Seattle) • Framingham State University • Hanoi University of Science & Technology

Joint Admissions agreements

• Massasoit Community College

Joint Admissions agreements guarantee your acceptance to UMass Dartmouth if you complete your associate’s degree and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher from the following schools:

• Quincy College

• Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology • Community College of Rhode Island • Dean College • Quincy College

UMass Dartmouth

• North Shore Community College • Portmont College at Mount St. Mary’s • Seattle College District To review these and any new agreements, go to: transfer/agreements

Transferable credits Transferable credits are college/universitylevel credits taken at a regionally accredited institution with content equivalent to a course or appropriate to a curriculum offered at UMass Dartmouth. Courses taken at institutions not holding regional accreditation will be evaluated independently and on a course-by-course basis. • Most vocational or non-college level courses are not transferable. • Only credits from courses with a “C-“ or higher grade will transfer and appear on the UMassD transcript. •

The number of college credits that can be applied towards your bachelor’s degree varies depending upon the requirements of your degree major.

In order to receive a bachelor’s degree from UMassD, transfer students must complete at least 45 credits of coursework at UMassD; and at least 30 of those UMassD credits must be advanced and specialized.

If a transfer course has been taken more than once at another institution, UMassD will accept the best grade awarded to the student for that course.

• Other credits that may be applied to the UMassD degree include credit by exam (AP, CLEP, IB) and military credits. To see how your courses will transfer to UMass Dartmouth, go to:


Apply Basics

Application deadlines

Scholarships and financial aid

A transfer applicant must be a high school graduate or GED recipient who has earned college credits from an accredited college or university.

Fall enrollment: We recommend a March 1 deadline, but do accept and review applications on a rolling basis.

Merit scholarships are available for outstanding transfer students for the fall and spring semesters.

Spring enrollment: We recommend a December 1 deadline, but do accept and review applications on a rolling basis.

Scholarships are based on your application and are renewable. Priority is given to those who apply by March 1 for fall enrollment and December 1 for spring enrollment.

Contact information

Transfer students are also eligible for need-based financial aid. Students who apply for aid must submit the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).

Requirements • Complete application [ apply] and submit the $60 application fee • Official transcripts of all previous college or university courses attempted • A list of your current courses, by course number, title, and credits • Official high school transcript if applying with fewer than 24 college credits completed •

admissions @ Transfer Admissions 508.999.8605

Our Federal Student Code is 002210. Transfer Advising 508.999.8455 Transfer Credit/Articulation Agreements 508.999.8754

For further information, go to financialaid

SAT/ACT test scores if applying with fewer than 24 college credits completed and have been out of high school less than three years

• Visual Arts applicants (excluding Art History): submission of a portfolio • Music applicants: an audition •

Recommended: submitting catalog course descriptions will help us evaluate your college/ university transcripts quickly and accurately

• International applicants: please review additional requirements online at apply


Transfer Guide


You’ll learn. You’ll bond. You’ll have fun with friends and professors.

#2 out of 16 New England Public “Regional Universities” ranked by U.S. News & World Report #20 out of 201 Massachusetts Schools for Return on Investment Top 20 on the East Coast for digital media programs #47 of 194 in U.S. for “best in undergraduate engineering” ranked by U.S. News & World Report 1 of 16 Presidential Award Finalist on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

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Admissions Office 285 Old Westport Road Dartmouth, MA 02747 508.999.8605

82 Fields of study Accounting

Entrepreneurship/Small Business


Accounting Information Systems



Aging and Health*

Fine Arts*




Religious Studies*

Art Education

General Business

Sculpture/3D Studies

Art History

Graphic Design

Service Operation Management

Arts and Sciences Undeclared





Software Engineering


Indic Studies*



International Business*

Studio Arts Undeclared


Jewelry / Metals

Supply Chain Management

Black Studies*

Leadership & Civic Engagement*


Business Administration*

Liberal Arts

System Software*

Business Undeclared

Literature & Criticism

Textile Design/Fiber Arts


Management Information Systems

Women’s & Gender Studies


Management Leadership

Writing, Communication & Rhetoric

Civil Engineering

Marine Biology

Clinical Laboratory Science


Pre-professional programs

Computational Mathematics


Pre-health (includes pre-dental,

Computer Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

pre-OT, pre-pharmacy, pre-PT,

Computer Game Design*

Medical Laboratory Science

and pre-vet)

Computer Science

Mobile Applications Development*


Crime and Justice Studies

Multidisciplinary Studies **




Data Science

Music Education

* Offered only as a minor

Digital Media

Nursing Online RN to BS

** Must met with Program Director


Operations Management

prior to acceptance

E-Commerce/Digital Business

Painting / 2D Studies



UMass Dartmouth also offers evening,

Education (4+1 master’s degree)


weekend and online programs. If you

Electrical Engineering


are interested in these degree programs

Engineering Undeclared

Political Science

please visit:



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