NEC Expands Transfer Policy to All Community Colleges in New England
In response to the increased demand for skills retraining due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, New England College (NEC) is extending its community college transfer agreement, previously limited to New Hampshire institutions, to all community college graduates across New England. Under the transfer agreement, students who have completed an associate degree at a New England community college receive guaranteed admission to a bachelor’s degree program at NEC at the affordable tuition rate of $5,000 per semester. This discounted tuition rate is ensured for a maximum of two years, enough time to complete a bachelor’s degree.
“We are thrilled to provide this service throughout New England,” said Dr. Patricia Corbett, Dean of Undergraduate Programs at NEC, and the architect of the community college transfer agreement memorandum of understanding (MOU). “Not only will community college transfer students gain from the valuable expertise of our faculty, they’ll also gain access to a broad spectrum of co-curricular options—student support services and a vibrant campus life, both at our rural Henniker campus and our urban campus in Manchester, New Hampshire.”
Under the community college transfer program, students enrolled at any community college in New England and in good academic standing are automatically admitted to NEC upon graduation—pending application, official transcript of each college attended, and official high school transcript or GED. No application fee is required. The course transfer policy includes a minimum grade requirement, transfer credits awarded for the current institution only, and a minimum grade point average.
“This is a program that NEC previously offered only to New Hampshire community colleges,” said Dr. Wayne Lesperance, Provost. “Our senior team recognized the need to help more people who have lost their jobs across our region because of the pandemic. The community college transfer program will enable these learners to complete their baccalaureate degrees in an affordable way while gaining valuable skill sets and engaging in workforce learning as part of their programs.”