Transfer opportunities

Group of students in front of their presentationMWCC Honors students have transferred to elite college and universities including:

  • Bentley
  • Boston University
  • Clark University
  • Mount Holyoke
  • Northeastern University
  • Regis
  • Smith
  • Wellesley

After graduating from MWCC, most enter these colleges as juniors, many with partial or full scholarships.

Transfer with the Commonwealth Honors Program

All MWCC honors courses are transferable as honors courses into Commonwealth Honors Programs within the Massachusetts public higher education system.  Graduates of the MWCC Honors Program are guaranteed acceptance into the honors programs at four-year Massachusetts public colleges and universities.

Affordable Tuition

Honors students receive a tuition waiver during their final semester when full requirements are met. MWCC tuition is already one of the best values in education—less than half of many other colleges. Financial aid and scholarships are also available.

Honors Center

The Honors Center is a convenient place to meet, study, and collaborate on projects. This space is for Honors Students only.


Graduating Honors students receive special recognition at graduation and are designated as “Commonwealth Scholars” on their official transcripts.

Honors Program Mission

The Mission of the Mount Wachusett Community College Honors Program is to provide academically talented students with an enriched learning environment. Through the program, students are challenged to develop and enhance skills in intellectual curiosity, independent research, communication, teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking. The program helps students achieve their transfer and career goals.

Honors Program History

In the fall of 1991, Mount Wachusett Community College became one of only four Massachusetts community colleges to offer an honors program. In 2000, the Mount’s Honors Program became the first state or community college program to be granted Commonwealth Honors Program Status. In the summer of 2007, the Mount’s Honors Program became the first community college in the Massachusetts state system to be reaccredited. The MWCC Honors Program is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) and the Northeast Regional NCHC.