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MA Guarantee

The MA Guarantee is a transfer partnership between MA community colleges and participating four-year colleges and universities. Eligible community college graduates are able to transfer seamlessly - admission guaranteed!

Bay Path University is proud to participate in the MA Guarantee. 

Eligibility requirements

  • An associate degree from a MA community college
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher - BPU's minimum GPA requirement is a 2.0, lower than the 2.5 GPA that the MA Guarantee uses as its threshold

The following Bay Path majors are eligible for the MA Guarantee of accepting 60 transfer credits from an Associate's Degree:

  • Business Administration: Online or In person
  • Child Psychology: Online or In person
  • Communications: Online or In person
  • Counseling Foundations: Online
  • Counseling Studies: In person
  • Cybersecurity - Digital Forensics and Incident Response: Online
  • Cybersecurity - Information Assurance: Online
  • Cybersecurity - Risk Management: Online
  • Digital Information Design & Society: Online
  • Digital Media, Arts & Film: In person
  • Early Childhood Leadership: Online or In person
  • Educational Studies (Non-Licensure): Online or In person
  • Forensic Psychology: Online or In person
  • Foundations of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counseling: Online
  • Health Services Administration - Health Sciences: Online 
  • Human Services & Rehabilitation: Online
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: In person
  • Integrative Health: In person
  • Justice and Forensic Studies: In person
  • Leadership & Organizational Studies: Online or In person
  • Legal Studies: In person
  • Liberal Studies: Online or In person
  • Nursing: Online
  • Paralegal Studies: In person
  • Professional Writing: In person
  • Psychology: Online or In person
  • Public Health: In person
  • Public Safety and Justice: Online or In person
  • Rehabilitation, Advocacy and Justice: Online or In person
  • Special Education: In person
  • Youth Development: In person

Because of their academic degree requirements, the following undergraduate degree programs cannot offer the guarantee of accepting all 60 credits of all Massachusetts community colleges' associate degrees. However, these degree programs are aligned with the Mass Transfer general educational foundational core curriculum, to optimize transferability of your courses from community colleges:

Biology/Secondary Education
Business Analytics
Digital Marketing Management
Early Childhood Education Licensure
Elementary Education Licensure
Forensic Science
Health Science
Hospitality Management
Human Resource Management
Interior Design: Residential & Commercial
Medical Science
Nonprofit Management
Operations Management
Paralegal Studies
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies
Small Business Development

Scholarships for Transfer Students

  Resident & Commuter Students College GPA/Other Requirements
Presidential Achievement Scholarship $17,000 3.5 and above CGPA
Academic Excellence Scholarship $15,000 3.0 - 3.49 CGPA
Academic Achievement Scholarship $12,000 2.5 - 2.99 CGPA
Distinguished Scholars Award $10,000 2.0 - 2.49 CGPA
Transfer Achievement Award $1,500 Intended for First-Generation College Students
Community College Transfer Award $1,000 For transfer students from a Community College
Phi Theta Kappa $1,500

Transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa

Financial Aid Deadlines

After submitting your admission application, you must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to determine your aid eligibility. The University will receive your information directly from FAFSA. The Bay Path University school code is 002122.

Contact Information


Call: 413-565-1700