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Massachusetts Guarantee Program

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The Massachusetts Guarantee is a statewide effort to establish systematic transfer pathways between Massachusetts’ community colleges and participating four-year independent institutions. The Massachusetts Guarantee mitigates credit loss and increases student success by ensuring admission into participating independent colleges for associate degree holding students. Students who have graduated from a Massachusetts Community College with an associate’s degree can transfer to Lasell University easily and seamlessly.

How it Works

Lasell University guarantees admission for all students who have graduated from a Massachusetts community college with an associate’s degree and a minimum GPA of a 2.5. We also guarantee that all credits earned towards graduation will apply toward a Lasell degree. Students who transfer to Lasell through the Massachusetts Guarantee program will enter as third-year students, waive most (if not all) core curriculum requirements, and will meet with a faculty advisor to design the rest of their academic path.

Students who are accepted to Lasell University through the Massachusetts Guarantee program will be eligible for all scholarships and financial aid opportunities as a traditional transfer student.

Students who are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science or Criminal Justice may be required to take additional courses as there are very specific accreditation restriction within those programs. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 617-243-2225 or email for more information.


  • Complete an associate's degree program at a Massachusetts community college and apply to transfer to a related course of study at Lasell University
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

How to Apply

Step 1 

You must submit an application to Lasell University using either the Common App or our online portal.

Step 2

For your application to be considered complete and ready for review, you must also submit your official college/university transcript(s). Additional supporting materials such as college essays, letters of recommendations, portfolios, or test scores are entirely optional and not required for admission through the Massachusetts Guarantee Program.

You may submit required documents via:

Mail: Lasell University, Office of Undergraduate Admission, 1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466

Financial Aid

Apply to Lasell, and you'll automatically be reviewed for our Lasell University Awards. We will also work with you to help you to identify and secure the aid that fits your financial needs, including scholarships and grantsloansstudent employment, and veterans benefits

Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). By completing the FAFSA, you will be automatically considered for all forms of need-based financial aid offered by Lasell and the federal and state government. Lasell University FASFA Code: 002158. Learn how to complete the FAFSA.

Important Dates

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis upon submission of all items required for a completed application.

Fall Transfer Admission apply by August 1
Fall Priority Financial Aid apply by August 1
Spring Transfer Admission apply by January 1
Spring Priority Financial Aid apply by January 1

Massachusetts Community College Partners 

    • Berkshire 
    • Bristol 
    • Bunker Hill 
    • Cape Cod 
    • Greenfield 
    • Holyoke 
    • Massachusetts Bay 
    • Massasoit 
    • Middlesex 
    • Mount Wachusett 
    • North Shore 
    • Northern Essex 
    • Quinsigamond  
    • Roxbury 
    • Springfield Technical

Contact Us

We are here to help. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Alexander Petrie.

Alexander Petrie
Alexander Petrie

Assistant Director of Admission