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Mass Bay Vs. Umass Boston

SparcoSparco Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
edited August 2007 in College Search & Selection
I looking for good business school, and school that i can be transfered easily to another school. if thats the case which of those too you recommend me to take?
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Replies to: Mass Bay Vs. Umass Boston

  • SparcoSparco Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    any body familiar with those schools ?
  • OptisruleOptisrule Posts: 291Registered User Junior Member
  • MADadMADad Posts: 1,339Registered User Senior Member
    Mass Bay is a 2 year public community college located in suburban Wellesley.

    UMass-Boston is a 4 year satellite campus of the state flagship university. UMB is a commuter school, having no dorms and close to public transportation. It is located in Boston proper.
  • SparcoSparco Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    from which school it's easier to transfer to better school like MIT or BC or BU ?
    or it's the same level and they just looking at my GPA ONLY ?!
  • tli83tli83 Posts: 237Registered User Junior Member
    I think it would be best to contact the schools you are interested in applying to and ask them. They will be able to tell you where they have accepted transfers from in the past.

    Generally, the acceptance rate for transfers at MIT and BC is very low. BU is a bit better, and I know it has an active recruitment campaign with the Boston CCs.

    Even if you are a transfer applicant, schools still look at your SAT scores, high school transcript, etc, in addition to the GPA you have at the school you are seeking to transfer from. The longer the time since you were in high school, the less weight is given to those things, but if you are looking to transfer after 2 years, they would still be relevant. All the information is available on their transfer student webpages.
  • SparcoSparco Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    Mass Bay is community college and have not requirements of SAT or ACT so how they will look on this factor if I have not SAT or ACT ?
    they will look at my GPA ?
  • ChedvaChedva Posts: 18,819Super Moderator Senior Member
    Sparco, I do not mean to offend, but your writing looks as if English may not be your native language. Are you an international? Are you currently living in Massachusetts? If not, why are you looking at these two particular schools?
  • SparcoSparco Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    English isn't my native language, thats true.
    but I'm considering as in states student and not an international student.
    why? how it effect ?
  • ChedvaChedva Posts: 18,819Super Moderator Senior Member
    I asked because you may want to call both schools and determine which would be better at improving your English writing skills. If the syntax you're using in these posts is similar to the way you normally write in English, you will need to improve in order to transfer (or, indeed, graduate). Mass Bay may actually be a better choice for that purpose; I believe generally that community colleges have more students requiring such help.

    On a different topic, are you looking for a 4 year degree if you cannot transfer? Mass Bay will offer you only an associate's degree. If the transfer doesn't work out from UMass, however, you can continue on there and get your bachelor's degree.
  • tli83tli83 Posts: 237Registered User Junior Member
    Mass Bay is community college and have not requirements of SAT or ACT so how they will look on this factor if I have not SAT or ACT ?
    they will look at my GPA ?
    MIT, BU, and BC, all ask that transfer applicants submit SAT or ACT scores, so I think you will have to take them before you apply (unless you left high school more than 5 years ago in some cases).

    MIT: http://web.mit.edu/admissions/transfer/about.html
    BU: http://www.bu.edu/admissions/apply/instructions_tr.html
    BC: http://www.bc.edu/admission/undergrad/transfer/admissionprocedures.html
  • SparcoSparco Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    thanks folks !!!!
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