- The College Application Process
Review the steps you need to take to ensure a smooth transfer to a four-year college or university.
- MassTransfer Application Process
Follow this procedure and take full advantage of the benefits of the MassTransfer Program.
- The Financial Aid Process
Review the steps you need to take to make sure that you receive the financial aid for which you are eligible.
College Application Process
- Send your applications and any application fees to the four-year schools or file online well within the deadline.
- Remember: if you are applying for spring admission, apply in October. If you are applying for Fall Admission, complete the application during January semester break.
- Send college transcript(s). Go to the Enrollment Center (G120) and fill out a transcript request form for each college to which you are applying, or click here to request a transcript online through accessBCC. You will also need to contact other colleges you have attended and arrange to have your transcripts forwarded.
- Four-Year Transfer Counseling Appointments at BCC. Every semester representatives from area colleges and universities meet with students at BCC. This is an excellent opportunity to speak with Admissions Officers and to drop off applications and transcripts. Check the Transfer Calendar to find out when the representatives will be on campus and how you can schedule an appointment.
- Send your high school transcript. If you are transferring without an associate’s degree, you may need to send an official high school transcript, and for some colleges, SAT scores. Read the college application to see exactly which transcripts and scores are required.
- Send a final transcript. Once you have been accepted and chosen a college to attend and after you have received your final grades, send a final transcript to that college.
MassTransfer Application Process
When you are ready to transfer:
- Complete the MassTransfer Application. You DO NOT have to write an essay and you DO NOT have to pay an application fee. In order to qualify for all of the benefits of MassTransfer you must complete your associate’s degree before you begin classes at the four-year school. Non-grads qualify for MassTransfer Block benefits ONLY.
- Send college transcripts. You can request a transcript through accessBCC . You will also need to contact any other colleges you have attended and arrange to have your transcripts forwarded.
- Submit the MassTransfer Application. Make sure to submit your MassTransfer Application form by the deadline indicated on the form to insure that you receive the benefits of the MassTransfer program.
- Four-Year College Interviews at BCC. Every semester representatives from area colleges and universities meet with students at BCC. This is an excellent opportunity to speak with Admissions Officers and to drop off applications and transcripts. Check the Event Calendar to find out when the representatives will be on campus and how you can schedule an appointment.
- Send a final transcript. After you have received your final grades, send a final transcript to the college you have chosen to attend. Check with the Enrollment Services Office to ensure that your graduation status is recorded on your transcript before you request a final transcript.
Financial Aid Process for Transfer Students
Complete the forms for the specific schools you are planning to attend. Almost all schools require that you file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form for financial aid. You can file a FAFSA online. If you have previously filled out a FAFSA, you should receive a renewal form in the mail.
The requirements for financial aid differ among institutions. All schools require the FAFSA. Some, especially private institutions, require the CSS/Financial Aid Profile, and some require supplemental forms. Check the web sites of the four-year college or university to see which forms are needed.
Be sure to pay attention to deadlines!
If you are applying for spring admission, you must send the college(s) copies of the Student Aid Report (SAR) you received after you filed your FAFSA. If you have questions about Federal student aid programs, call the U.S. Department of Education's toll-free number, 1-800-4-FED AID (1-800-433-3243) or check out their web site: U.S. Department of Education.
For more information on financial aid, visit Financial Aid.
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The priority deadline for applying for financial aid at most colleges is March 1, but you should complete the forms in January.