MATT Transfer Tool

RCU Oversees MATT, My Way Mississippi Website Redesigns 

October 7, 2020
Contact: Brock Turnipseed

Sean Owen head shot
Owen

Bhanu Shanmugam
Shanmugam

In Fiscal Year 2019-2020, the RCU supported the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) with the revision of the Mississippi Articulation and Transfer Tool (MATT) and My Way Mississippi website -- two tools that assist students interested in transferring from a community college to a Mississippi public university or between universities without loss of credit.

As part of the three-year agreement completed this year, RCU Research Professor Sean Owen and Project Manager Bhanupriya Shanmugam oversaw the redesign and addition of new features to My Way Mississippi and the MATT, incorporating the 2019-2021 articulation agreement that was approved in early 2020 by the IHL and community colleges' chief academic officers.

The redeveloped MATT, which was made available to students and faculty in August, guides students through an eight-step process similar to the initial college application process. Students can explore degrees or majors offered at the universities and begin the process of building a transfer guide.

The tool also walks students through the various types of transfers, the process for acquiring transcripts, requirements and deadlines for transfer applications, the admissions process and applying for financial aid.

While the main purpose of the MATT is to ensure postsecondary students can graduate with an associate degree and transfer to one of the state's public universities without loss of credit, the redesigned tool added academic degree filter options for K-12 career clusters and community college pathways to assist high school counselors in guiding students toward postsecondary majors and careers.

The My Way Mississippi website can be found at mywayms.org, and the MATT can be accessed at matttransfertool.com.