We offer guaranteed admission to qualified transfers from Massachusetts community colleges.


To take advantage of this special program, you need to:

  • Complete a Massachusetts associate degree program and transfer to a related course of study at Suffolk
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA

What you don’t need to send us:

  • An application fee
  • An essay

And if you’ve completed the MassTransfer General Education Foundation, you’ll have already met Suffolk’s general education requirements. That means less time on foundation courses and more time studying your academic field in depth.

Complete Suffolk University’s Guaranteed Admission Application [PDF].

Merit Award

If you have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, you’re guaranteed a Massachusetts Community College Excellence Award. This merit scholarship grants you at least 33 percent off Suffolk tuition (a minimum of $12,500).


The following community colleges participate in the MassTransfer program:

  • Berkshire
  • Bristol
  • Bunker Hill
  • Cape Cod
  • Greenfield
  • Holyoke
  • Massachusetts Bay
  • Massasoit
  • Middlesex
  • Mount Wachusett
  • North Shore
  • Northern Essex
  • Quinsigamond
  • Roxbury
  • Springfield Technical