Community College Students

Massachusetts Community College Students

In accordance with the Massachusetts Guarantee, Merrimack College offers qualified graduates of Massachusetts Community Colleges guaranteed admission to the academic programs listed below.

Massachusetts Guarantee

The MA Guarantee is a transfer partnership between MA community colleges and participating four-year colleges and universities. Eligible community college graduates are able to transfer seamlessly – admission guaranteed!

Academic Programs

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  1. Complete an associate’s degree program at a Massachusetts community college and apply to transfer to a related course of study at Merrimack College
  2. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and be in good standing.

Financial Aid

Types of Aid

Financial Aid Deadlines

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements outline how a specific academic program at a specific institution transfers into a particular major at Merrimack College. 

Northern Essex Community College

Merrimack College and Northern Essex Community College (NECC) have the following articulation agreement:

Please note: Merrimack College also has an articulation agreement with Boston College. This agreement is for current Merrimack College students and not for community college students transferring into Merrimack.