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Transfer Articulation Agreements

Transfer articulation agreements have been arranged between Western New England University and various community and junior colleges. Associate’s degree graduates who have followed the prescribed programs of study at these specific institutions may be able to complete the requirements for baccalaureate degrees in two years at Western New England University.

Requirements for Joint Admissions

The Joint Admissions Program is designed to facilitate the transfer of students earning an associate’s degree from a designated community college. An emphasis is placed on advisement to ensure the maximum transfer credit is applied towards an approved major, and to ensure a smooth transition to Western New England University.

Participating students must earn:

  • A minimum 2.500 cumulative grade point average (based on a 4.000 scale),
  • At least a grade of a C- or better in their major coursework, and
  • An Associate’s degree.

Students are subject to the same transfer credit restrictions that apply to traditional applicants.

The Joint Admissions Program is offered in collaboration with the following Community Colleges:

  • Berkshire Community College
  • Greenfield Community College
  • Holyoke Community College
  • Springfield Technical Community College

Students who satisfy the requirements of the Joint Admissions Program are eligible for the following benefits:

  1. Guaranteed Acceptance to WNE provided they complete an approved associate degree program at one of the above colleges and meet the requirements of the Joint Admissions Program and major specific requirements; and WNE has capacity within the intended major.
  2. Guarantee of Junior Status at WNE upon matriculation with an Associate’s degree.
  3. Guarantee of 60 transfer credits (although credits are guaranteed to transfer, some may transfer as only electives, or may not apply to a program’s requirements).
  4. Waiver of the WNE General University Requirements for students who have completed their Associate’s degree and the Mass Transfer General Education Foundation Block. Students who have completed the STEM Foundations Block will be required to take 6 additional credits selecting from any WNE-approved General University Requirement courses.

School of Law

Our accelerated bachelor/law partnerships with other institutions include 3+3 agreements with:

3 + 2 Pre-Physician Assistant Articulation Agreement

Students who have successfully completed the Western New England University Pre-physician Assistant program requirements can be considered for admission to the Salus University Physician Assistant Studies program, which leads to the Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies. For more information about the program and its requirements, visit our articulation agreement.

Pre-Optometry Articulation Agreement

The Pre-Optometry program offered by the College of Arts and Sciences is an accelerated track of the Health Sciences major that provides an opportunity for qualified students to prepare for early admission to the New England College of Optometry (NECO) in Boston through our articulation agreement. In addition, students who successfully complete their first year at NECO will have the option of receiving a B.S. in Health Sciences from Western New England University (WNE). For more information about the program and its requirements, visit our articulation page.