We're committed to helping you make a smooth transition to your next institution. Whether you are transferring to a four-year college or university, or to another two-year institution, we can help make your transfer process a success. We also understand that selecting your transfer college and major can be confusing. We encourage you to make an appointment with your academic advisor for assistance with transfer planning.
Transfer Planning 101
To be successful in transfer, it is best to plan ahead. Please read the following information, use the links below and to the right, and consult with your advisor or counselor frequently. Always mention your goal of transferring.
- Transfer Guidelines - This link provides you with step-by-step instructions for meeting application and financial aid requirements for transfer colleges.
- College Transfer Checklist - Use this transfer checklist to keep track of your transfer and application process.
How College Credits Work
At most colleges, students are required to earn credit in three areas: 1. General Education Requirements – liberal arts courses in the areas of English, math, fine arts, science, philosophy, history and social science; 2. Major Field of Study Requirements – Business, Education, Engineering, Nursing, etc.; and 3. Electives – a limited number of self- selected courses.
Will My Courses Transfer?
The college that you transfer to determines which courses they accept. Grades of “C” or "C-", depending on the college (Connecticut State Universities, except UConn will accept a C-) or better are usually required to transfer. Many four-year colleges advise transfer students to focus on completing courses for their general education requirements. However, some colleges will allow you to transfer a number of courses into a major. Every college has its own set of general education and major requirements. Remember to keep all your course syllabi to facilitate course transfer.
Use these links to learn more about transfer:
Connecticut Independent College Transfer Guarantee (CT Guarantee) is a statewide effort to establish systematic transfer pathways between Connecticut’s community colleges and four-year independent institutions. The CT 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 to simplify and expand transfer options for Connecticut’s community college students.
Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), one of four colleges in the Connecticut State University System, is located in New Britain CT. CCSU is the most popular transfer college for Middlesex students. Below you will find links and files that will help you as you prepare for successful transfer to CCSU. Start by clicking on the Transfer Pathways link to learn about all of your transfer options.
Charter Oak State College is part of the Connecticut State College system. The college serves non-traditional students, adult students, and those students looking for flexibility and affordability in degree-completion. Charter Oak offers “workforce-driven” online programs and allows the transfer of up to 87 community college credits. Click on the links below to learn about the unique programs Charter Oak has to offer.
Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU), one of four colleges in the Connecticut State University System, is located in Willimantic, CT. Below you will find links and files that will help you as you prepare for successful transfer to ECSU. Start by clicking on the Transfer Pathways link to learn about all of your transfer options.
At Post University, we want to help you get the education and earn the degree you need to succeed! We have an Articulation with Middlesex Community College to guarantee your credits will transfer and guarantee your acceptance!
With 30+ in-demand, career-relevant programs available on campus and online, you’ll be able to pursue your degree on your schedule, on your terms. You get the education you want and the skills you need, all while fulfilling your responsibilities on the job and at home.
Learn more about transferring to Post University.
Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU), one of four colleges in the Connecticut State University System, is located in New Haven CT. SCSU is one of the most popular transfer colleges for Middlesex students. Below you will find links and files that will help you as you prepare for successful transfer to SCSU. Start by clicking on the Transfer Pathways link to learn about all of your transfer options.
The University of Connecticut (UConn) offers a variety of transfer opportunities for Middlesex students. Students may transfer to the main campus in Storrs or, depending on college major, to the branch campuses located throughout the state. The following links and files will help you as you prepare for successful transfer to UConn.
TRANSFER PROGRAMS FOR CONNECTICUT COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS
ADDITIONAL UCONN LINKS
WHAT IS GAP?
- GAP is an agreement between the Connecticut Community Colleges and the University of Connecticut, designed for students who plan to continue their studies to earn a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources or Business.
- Students in the GAP are guaranteed admission to the University of Connecticut once the associate degree has been earned, appropriate courses have been completed, and minimum grades and requirements for the selected program have been achieved. Advisors from individual community colleges and UConn meet with Guaranteed Admission Program students throughout their community college careers, helping their eventual transition to the University.
- Students wishing to enroll in the Guaranteed Admission Program must be matriculated in the Liberal Arts transfer program at one of the Connecticut community colleges.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR GAP?
- Students who have earned 30 transferable credits or less and are enrolled in the Connecticut Community Colleges. These 30 credits exclude any extraneous credits (e.g. CLEP, Credits by Examination, Tech Prep, DANTES), but may include credits earned through College Board Advanced Placement Examinations; and the University of Connecticut Early College Experience Program.
- Transfer students to the community colleges may be eligible to participate in the GA Program. GA Program advisors will determine their eligibility.
- Former UConn degree-seeking students are not eligible to participate in the GA program.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS FOR IN GAP?
- Students must graduate with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average for entry into the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the College of Agriculture, Health, & Natural Resources
- Students must graduate with a minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point average for entry into the School of Business. The grade point average will be calculated on all courses taken, including all grades for any repeated courses. Students must complete all School of Business prerequisites with a minimum grade of B.
- Students must earn an Associate Degree in a Liberal Arts transfer program and must earn the degree within five years of their enrollment in the Guaranteed Admission Program.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR GAP?
- Fill out a Guaranteed Admission application which must be signed by a community college Counselor. The application must be sent to UConn Undergraduate Admissions Office along with an official high school transcript and application fee. If the community college does not possess an official high school transcript, the applicant will be advised to request one to be sent directly by the high school to the University of Connecticut Undergraduate Transfer Admissions Office. The student selects their choice of major at the time of application.
- At the time of application to graduate with the associate degree, the student must complete and send to UConn an Intent to Enroll form available from a community college Counselor. Students must also send an official transcript from the community college and any other colleges they have attended.
- All interested Middlesex students should contact Gail Mozzicato in the Career Development & Counseling Center, Founders Hall, Room 121, 860-343-5826 (or at the Meriden Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays) for further information and assistance with the application process.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ON GAP ONLINE?
Western Connecticut State University (WCSU), one of four colleges in the Connecticut State University System, is located in Danbury, CT. Below you will find links and files that will help you as you prepare for successful transfer to WCSU. Start by clicking on the Transfer Pathways link to learn about all of your transfer options.
There are a variety of teaching opportunities available in the Connecticut education field. Below you will find links and files that will help you as you prepare for successful transfer to a Connecticut Teacher Education program. Start by clicking on General Transfer Guidelines for Future Education Majors.
WEBSITES FOR FUTURE EDUCATION MAJORS
LINKS TO UNDERGRADUATE TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS IN CONNECTICUT
Please visit these web sites regularly to check for changes to the education program requirements.
The New England Board of Higher Education’s Tuition Break Program enables New England residents to enroll at out-of-state New England public colleges and universities at a discount. Students are eligible for the Tuition Break when they enroll in an approved major that is not offered by the public colleges in their own state. Connecticut residents may find approved degree programs at specific state colleges and universities in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont.
There are numerous health care training opportunities in Connecticut with programs offered at a variety of educational levels. The links below will help you explore these programs and assist you with obtaining important transfer information. Students interested in transferring into a health care major are encouraged to meet with their advisor or a Counselor in the Career Development & Counseling Center for assistance with transfer planning.
HEALTH CARE CAREERS
- Allied Health Programs at Middlesex
Find out about credit allied health programs right here at Middlesex: Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing ( a program to become a licensed optician), Radiologic Technology, Biotechnology and Veterinary Technology.
- Health Care Careers in Connecticut Web Site
This web site is a comprehensive listing of credit and non credit programs in Connecticut. It includes a self-assessment “Is A Health Care Career for Me?”
- Nursing PathwaysThe profession of nursing is unique in that there are multiple levels available to enter the profession. This chart diagrams the nursing pathways in Connecticut.
- Registered Nurse (RN)This link explains the RN profession and the educational pathways to the degree; Associate, Diploma and Baccalaureate Programs
- The Connecticut Community College Nursing Program (CT-CCNP)
The CT-CCNP is an associate degree RN program offered at six Connecticut Community Colleges. A graduate of the nursing program is awarded an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing and is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
- Guide to Selecting MxCC Courses for the CT-CCNP
This handout provides information on how Middlesex courses can be used to meet the CT-CCNP Nursing admissions and graduation requirements. Please note: Though updated annually, the information in this handout is subject to change without notice by the CT-CCNP.
- Connecticut League for Nursing
This site provides career, education and scholarship information for future and current nurses.
Middlesex Community College has developed transfer articulation agreements to assist students with transferring to four-year colleges and universities. These agreements are of two types. The first is for specific programs taught at Middlesex, like Radiologic Technology and are called program- to-program articulation agreements. The second are general articulation agreements. This second type of agreement shows how MxCC courses transfer to the four-year school and how courses can be used to meet graduation requirements. MxCC can have both program-to- program and general articulation agreements with individual four-year institutions.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The transfer of MxCC courses does not depend on a formal articulation agreement. Colleges and universities in Connecticut and throughout the country will accept transfer credits from any regionally accredited college or university. The college that you transfer to determines which courses they accept. Students wishing to transfer should keep course syllabi and all course work for each course taken at MxCC and work carefully with your transfer institution, your academic advisor and/or a counselor in the Career Development & Counseling Center in order to ensure a smooth transfer experience.
The following are links or information about some of the MxCC articulation agreements in place at present. MxCC is currently working on new articulation agreements which will be added to this list as they are established.
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
The University of Connecticut has program-to-program and general articulation agreements. Click on the University of Connecticut links on the left to learn more about transferring to UConn.
CENTRAL, SOUTHERN, EASTERN AND WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITIES
The State Universities have general education agreements and new program-to-program agreements.
Click on the link “CT State University Transfer Program” on the left for more information. To see how Middlesex courses transfer, click on Course Equivalency Website under each university.
CHARTER OAK STATE COLLEGE
Charter Oak State College has both program- to- program and general articulation agreements.
UNIVERSITY OF SAINT JOSEPH
The University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT has both program- to- program and general articulation agreements.
Community College Transfer Link Click on course equivalencies to see how all courses transfer to USJ
MxCC Program-to Program Articulation Guides Use this link for program-to-program guides.
Adult learners Guaranteed Admission Program
PROGRAM- TO- PROGRAM AGREEMENTS FOR THE MXCC RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
ST. VINCENT’S COLLEGE AND MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE – RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
This agreement is for students enrolled in the MxCC Radiologic Technology program who identify interest in enrolling in the Bachelor Science Radiologic Sciences (BSRS) Completion Program at St. Vincent’s College. Students participating in this agreement will be pre-approved for enrollment in the St. Vincent’s College BSRS Completion Program upon graduation from MxCC and licensure as a radiographer in the state of Connecticut. For more information about this agreement please contact Judy Wallace, Director of Radiologic Technology at JWallace@mxcc.edu.
UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD AND MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE – RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
This agreement is for MxCC students who complete the Radiologic Technology Program with an average GPA of 2.5 or better and pass the National Certification Examination in Radiologic Technology. Students will complete courses to receive the Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science. For more information about this agreement please contact Judy Wallace, Director of Radiologic Technology at JWallace@mxcc.edu.
QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY AND MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE – RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
This agreement is for MxCC students who complete the Radiologic Technology Program with an average GPA of 2.5 or better AND are recommended for transfer under the terms of this agreement. Students following this agreement will complete courses to receive a B.S. degree in Diagnostic Imaging. For more information about this agreement please contact Judy Wallace, Director of Radiologic Technology at JWallace@mxcc.edu.
I Know My College & Major
If you know your transfer college and major, look online at the college catalog and go over requirements with your academic advisor. Middlesex has specific agreements with a number of area colleges that ensure successful transfer. Use the links the the right and/or contact our office for details. In addition to our help, most transfer colleges will be happy to assist you with transfer advice.
I Don’t Know My College & Major Yet
If you are like many students at Middlesex, and have not decided on a major and/or transfer college, contact your advisor assistance. We are available to assist you with career/major decision making as well as selecting a transfer institution. While you are making a decision, consider taking courses such as: English Composition, History, Political Science, Intro to Psychology or Sociology, Philosophy, Oral Communications, Sciences, Economics, Music Appreciation, Art History, Geography, Anthropology, math courses above Math 137, and foreign languages, especially if you did not complete the third year of a foreign language in high school.
Attend Transfer Activities
Go to our annual fall Transfer Fair and speak with college representatives from New England schools. Read our weekly emails and take advantage of college recruiters who visit Middlesex. Visit colleges you are considering by attending open houses, transfer days, or making an individual appointment with their admissions staff.
Unlike community colleges, most four-year colleges have strict application deadlines. It is very important that you identify and meet these deadlines to ensure successful transfer. Typically, the following timeline should be followed; however, your college deadline may be sooner:
- Fall admissions: to start at your transfer college in September, apply in January or February.
- Spring admissions: to start at your transfer college in January, apply June – September. Most, but not all, colleges have spring admissions dates.
Financial Aid Applications & Deadlines
Don’t assume that because you were not eligible for financial aid at Middlesex that you won’t qualify for aid at the transfer institution. Financial aid deadlines are not the same as application deadlines and many are actually due before the application. (Most documents for financial aid need to be in by March 1st for fall admissions.) Start with the transfer institution’s financial aid office, but don’t stop there.
FOCUS, SELF-PACED CAREER AND EDUCATION PLANNING TOOL
FOCUS is an online, self-paced career and education planning tool for use by college students. FOCUS will enable you to self assess your interests, values, skills, and personality and explore careers and majors that are most compatible with your assessment results. Current MxCC students interested in using FOCUS should contact Career Services at 860-343-5824 to set up an appointment.
First Time FOCUS users
Returning FOCUS users