Students who begin their college trip at one of the 15 Massachusetts Community Colleges can easily upgrade to a public university or the University of Massachusetts at a reduced cost. Admission and transfer of study credits is guaranteed if students are taking an associate degree in less than 2 and a half years, while maintaining permanent full-time enrollment and a minimum AMP of 3.0. Other benefits of the program are tuition fees, a freeze on tuition and fees, as well as a 10% discount per semester. Transfer Articulation agreements are usually developed for specialized professional or technical programs offered at universities (e.g.B.