The Joint Admissions Program


What is the Joint Admissions Program?

The Joint Admissions Program is offered in collaboration with the following community colleges:  Berkshire, Greenfield, Holyoke and Springfield Technical.  The program is designed to facilitate the transfer of students earning an associates degree from a designated community college.  Participating students must earn a minimum 2.3 cumulative grade point average (based on a 4.0 scale) and either the associate degree or a minimum of sixty (60) semester hours.  Students are subject to the same transfer credit restrictions that apply to traditional applicants.

The program is best suited for first-time students enrolled at one of the designated community colleges.  If you have already earned credit from one of these schools you are welcome to apply via the Joint Admissions Program, but you may find that the traditional transfer admissions process is more appropriate. 

* Students with credit from a college not listed above will need to apply via the traditional transfer admission process.

What are the benefits of the program? 

  • Eligible candidates are conditionally accepted to Western New England University.
  • You will have a structured plan to help facilitate your transfer to Western New England University that includes advisement opportunities with a Western New England University representative while you are enrolled at your community college.
  • Ultimately you will earn your bachelor's degree from Western New England University.

How do I sign up?

  • Enroll at one of the community colleges listed above.
  • Notify the transfer counselor at your community college as early as possible that you are interested in the Joint Admissions Program with Western New England University.
  • Complete the Joint Admissions Application provided by Western New England University.

How does the process work?

STEP # 1 – After you decide to enroll at your community college

Students interested in participating in the Joint Admissions Program with Western New England University should complete a Student Participation Agreement and the Western New England University Joint Admissions Application.  Upon completing the Student Participation Agreement at your school Western New England University will mail you a Joint Admissions Application.  If you have previously applied to Western New England University, you will need to complete a form to reactivate your application. Students are encouraged to indicate interest as early as possible to ensure eligibility and a smooth transition.  Upon approval for the program, a conditional acceptance letter from Western New England University will be issued.  Throughout this process we encourage students to:

  • Work with the transfer counselor at your community college.
  • Review our catalogue at www.wne.edu/catalogue
  • Contact the Admissions Office at Western New England University with questions
  • Attend advisement sessions hosted at your college by a Western New England University representative 

STEP # 2 – Upon deciding to enroll at Western New England University

Prior to completing 60 semester hours, confirm your intentions to enroll by completing the Joint Admissions Intent to Enroll Form.  Copies will be available at the Transfer Office at your community college.  Please refrain from submitting this form prior to earning 24 credit hours.

  • Upon completing the Intent to Enroll Form, send it and all required materials to the Admissions Office at Western New England University.

    Intent to Enroll Form – Additional required materials:

    1. The application fee is waived for joint admissions students.
    2. Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) will be waived for students who have earned at least 24 semester hours.
    3. Provide official copies of all academic transcripts (college and high school.)
    4. Once you have completed your last semester, request that an official copy of your final transcript be sent to the Admissions Office.
    5. International students should review our website for additional information regarding application requirements.

    STEP #3 – Final evaluation of academic record(s)

    Once the Admissions Office at Western New England University receives an Intent to Enroll Form and official copies of all academic transcripts, a final evaluation of your academic record will be completed.  Once it has been determined that you satisfy the admission requirements for your desired program of study, an official acceptance letter will be issued.

    STEP #4 – Confirmation of enrollment

    A copy of Western New England University’s Admissions Response Form will accompany your acceptance letter.  In order to secure a spot for the desired term of entry, this form will need to be completed and submitted with your deposit.  Upon receipt of these documents, information will follow concerning orientation, testing and registration.

    Are scholarships available?

    Students that satisfy the joint admissions semester hour requirements will be considered for the following Transfer Scholarship:

    Cumulative Grade Point Average 

    Award Amount 

    3.50 - 4.00

    $12,000/year*

    3.00 - 3.49

    $9,000/year*

    2.50 - 2.99

    $7,000/year* 

    * Scholarship will be based on the scholarship values available at the time of matriculation; therefore the amounts may be larger.  To be eligible, a student must matriculate as a full-time student immediately following the completion of their two-year college degree.

    * Students who are Phi Theta Kappa are eligible for an additional $2,000.

    Joint Admissions Transfer Guides

    • Students interested in a major not listed below should pursue the traditional transfer admissions process.

    Springfield Technical Community College

    Biology Option
    Chemistry Option
    Computer & IT Security Option
    Computer Science Transfer Option
    Engineering Transfer Option
    General Business Transfer Compact Option 
    Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice Option
    Liberal Arts Transfer Option
    Mathematics Option
    Pre-Med Option
    Programmer Option

    Holyoke Community College

    Business Administration Transfer Option
    Business Administration Mass Transfer Option
    Chemistry Option
    Creative Writing Option
    Criminal Justice Option
    Engineering Science Option
    Entrepreneurship Option
    Liberal Arts Transfer Option
    Mathematics Option
    Psychology Option
    Sociology Option

    Greenfield Community College

    American Studies Option
    Business Administration Transfer Option
    Criminal Justice Option
    Criminal Justice Transfer Option
    Economics Option
    Engineering Science Option
    English Option
    International Studies Option
    Liberal Arts/General Program Option
    Math-Science Option

    Berkshire Community College

    Biological Sciences Option
    Business Administration Option
    Criminal Justice Option
    International Studies Option
    Liberal Arts Option

    How do I learn more about the admissions process for each college?

    Berkshire Community College
    www.berkshirecc.edu
    413-499-4660

    Greenfield Community College
    www.gcc.mass.edu
    413-775-1000

    Holyoke Community College
    www.hcc.edu

    413-552-2000

    Springfield Technical Community College
    www.stcc.edu

    413-781-7822