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Maine Community College Grads Guaranteed Transfer Paths to Six Maine Independent Colleges Under New Agreement MacKenzie Riley Young | June 5, 2024

Community college graduates in Maine can now transfer directly to degree programs at six of Maine’s independent four-year colleges under the new Maine Transfer Guarantee announced Wednesday.

“The Maine Transfer Guarantee takes the guesswork out of higher ed planning for many Maine students and families,” said David Daigler, president of the Maine Community College System. “This provides clear benchmarks and guideposts to students and their families mapping out what can often be a confusing higher ed journey. Now they know exactly how to get from their associate degree to a four-year degree and beyond.”

Under the program, community college graduates meeting GPA requirements are guaranteed admission in programs at College of the Atlantic, Husson University, Thomas College, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Unity Environmental University, and University of New England. More detailed information is available at the Maine Transfer Guarantee student portal.

The agreement is the latest statewide Transfer Guarantee program coordinated by the New England Board of Higher Education. Other New England Transfer Guarantee programs exist in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont. A New Hampshire program will launch this year.

“Thomas College is pleased to join the Maine Transfer Guarantee. Higher education is the path toward a strong economic future for Maine students and the Maine economy. This guarantee helps remove barriers and makes a baccalaureate degree accessible and affordable for even more students,” said Thomas College Provost Thomas Edwards.

The New England Transfer Guarantee initiative, aimed at establishing systemic state transfer programs, is funded by the Teagle Foundation, the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Davis Educational Foundation, and the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation.

More information about the Maine Transfer Guarantee is available at