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Transfer Pathways from BHCC to UMass Boston

Many students from Bunker Hill Community College choose to complete their bachelor’s degree at UMass Boston, choosing from 80+ majors and minors. 

Some of the reasons students choose UMass Boston are:

  1. Transfer Friendly - 48% of all new students are transfer students
  2. Location - Minutes from downtown Boston on the Red Line
  3. Value - Committed to keeping a university education affordable and accessible UMass Boston

 Academic Pathways to UMass Boston

Special Advice for students planning to complete a Bachelor of Arts at UMass Boston:

Quantitative Reasoning: UMass Boston requires students to complete a quantitative reasoning requirement that can be met with Bunker Hill's MAT171 or MAT194. Alternatively, the quantitative reasoning requirement can be waived by transferring MAT181 (which will also count toward UMass Boston's general education math distribution requirement).

Elementary Language Proficiency: UMass Boston requires all students earning a Bachelor of Arts degree to demonstrate proficiency in a world language other than English. There are five ways to demonstrate proficiency :

  1. Completing at least three years of the same world language in high school (high school transcript required). 
  2. A score of 3 or higher on an AP exam or 50 or higher on a CLEP exam
  3. Completing at least one year of secondary or post-secondary education in a non-English speaking school or university
  4. Demonstrating proficiency to the appropriate language department (or Undergraduate Studies as appropriate)
  5. Transferring a college course which is equivalent to (or higher than) the second semester of an introductory world language course

Please note, if you cannot demonstrate language proficiency using methods 1 through 4, UMass Boston suggests that you complete two semesters of the same foreign language at Bunker Hill prior to transferring. Upon transfer, you will complete the proficiency requirement, and be able to count the course credits toward general education requirements.

 Transfer to UMass Boston in 7 Steps

  1. Schedule a virtual appointment with an advisor in LifeMap to discuss your academic goals and determine a major or pathway:
  2. Register and Attend a Transfer 101 Workshop in LifeMap.
  3. Create a Transferology account and apply at least one course to a program of study at UMass Boston
  4. Schedule an appointment with a UMass Boston Transfer Enrollment Counselor at BHCC
  5. Sign up for a UMass Boston Transfer Application Day at BHCC where you can get help filling out the application and have your essays and fees waived
  6. Submit a UMass Boston Application

    Transfer Application Deadlines
    Fall Semester (Domestic) June 15
    Spring Semester December 15 
    Traditional Nursing Program Spring Start - November 1 
    Fall Start - March 1
    Transfer Application Requirements:
    • Official college transcripts from all institutions attended
  7. Complete FAFSA and add UMass Boston to application. For more information on financial aid at UMB, see Cost and Aid for transfer students.