Transfer Counseling

The Transfer Office

Are you considering earning your bachelor's degree?

The Transfer Office can help you with:

  • College Applications, including essay writing
  • Identifying colleges and universities;
  • Networking with representatives from four-year schools
  • Scholarship and award information; and
  • Transferring credits to other institutions.

Berkshire Community College students who wish to continue their education at a four-year college or university can easily transfer to a large number of public and private institutions throughout Massachusetts and beyond.


Geoffrey Tabor
Coordinator of Transfer Affairs & Articulation

Located in Field-113

Students should consult with the Transfer Coordinator as early as possible in their education.

  • Articulation Agreements (or guaranteed junior status at a four-year college)

    A BCC degree can be your link to many state or private colleges. Berkshire Community College has articulation/transfer agreements with many four-year institutions in Massachusetts and elsewhere in the country.

    These colleges/universities will guarantee that if you graduate from a specific program with a predetermined grade point average (GPA) and suggested course of study, you will be guaranteed junior status and be treated with the same rights as those students who originally started at the four-year school.

  • Transfer Events

    BCC hosts a Transfer Fair each year during the fall semester. The fair, which attracts many baccalaureate colleges and universities, provides students with an opportunity to talk with representatives from these institutions.

    Baccalaureate college and university representatives also visit BCC each semester to speak with interested students.
    Information about the visits and transfer opportunities can be found on the college web page and posted on the weekly list of events.

  • Transfer-in Students

    BCC welcomes transfer-in students, including veterans with prior military training and/or experience. Applicants requesting transfer of previous college experience to BCC must provide BCC with official transcripts from their previous college(s) and high school. Official transcripts are also needed to meet the admission requirements for Nursing and Allied Health.

    BCC may grant credit from regionally accredited institutions where a grade of C (2.000) or better has been earned and where the course content parallels the requirements in a student’s pro- gram at BCC. Students may also request the granting of credit for transfer courses that are not degree requirements if the courses can be applied toward completion of the MassTransfer general education block (Gen Ed Foundation), provided the credits are added to the BCC transcript prior to graduation.

    Transfer students planning to graduate from BCC may not account for more than three quarters of a program’s graduation credit requirements by transfer, credit by exam, prior learning experiences or any combination of these.

    International transcripts must be reviewed by an external evaluation service. Contact the International Admissions Counselor at 413-236-1636 for more information.