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The admission standards for freshmen applicants have two parts: 1) Required college-prep academic courses listed below; and 2) a minimum GPA earned in these college prep courses, along with the scaled SAT/ACT scores also found below. These standards represent minimum requirements, but do not guarantee admission.

English 4
Mathematics 4 (Algebra I , Geometry, Algebra II and one other Math)
Science 3 (includes 2 labs)
Social Studies 2 (includes U.S. History)
Foreign Language 2 (same language)
Electives 6 (may include above subjects or Art & Humanities or Computer Sciences)
NEW STANDARDS FOR MASSACHUSETTS UNIVERSITIES
Campus Weighted GPACombined NEW SATACT Score
2.51 - 2.991030 20
2.41 - 2.50107021
2.31 - 2.40111022
2.21 - 2.30114023
2.11 - 2.20118024
2.00 - 2.10122025
NEW STANDARDS FOR MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGES
Campus Weighted GPACombined NEW SATACT
2.51 - 2.9999019
2.41 - 2.50103020
2.31 - 2.40107021
2.21 - 2.30111022
2.11 - 2.20114023
2.00 - 2.10118024

For Downloadable copy of the New Requirements shown above click link below.
New Standards for Massachusetts State Colleges and Universities

Massachusetts State Colleges, Community Colleges and Universities

Community Colleges
  • Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield
  • Bristol Community College, Fall River
  • Bunker Hill Community College, Boston
  • Cape Cod Community College, West Barnstable
  • Greenfield Community College, Greenfield
  • Holyoke Community College, Holyoke
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College, Wellesley Hills
  • Massasoit Community College, Brockton/Canton
  • Middlesex Community College, Bedford/Lowell
  • Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner
  • North Shore Community College, Danvers
  • Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill
  • Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester
  • Roxbury Community College, Roxbury
  • Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield
State Colleges
  • Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater 
  • Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg
  • Framingham State University, Framingham
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams
  • Salem State University, Salem
  • Westfield State University, Westfield
  • Worcester State University, Worcester
University of Massachusetts
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell