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    Endicott College
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2005-2006 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Information


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Advising

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Students choose Endicott because they seek the attention that a small college offers. Most students are on a first-name basis with one or more members of the faculty, staff, and administration. Whether that person is a professor, coach, librarian, or the president, each student is known and valued as a young adult in the midst of one of the most important stages of his or her life.

A key aspect of this student-oriented approach to higher education is the relationship between students and their faculty advisors. Once students have formally enrolled in the College, the professor who acts as an individual’s advisor has the potential to play a major role in that student’s career, as an advisor and sometimes as a mentor. Advisors can provide valuable information about the College experience, from course selection and internship placement to career paths and co-curricular opportunities. An advisor can be a role model or a confidant. An advisor can help students recognize when it is time to challenge themselves and when it is time to reconsider their choices.

The student plays an important role in creating and building the advising relationship. In beginning the path towards independent decision making, students are expected to be equal partners in making their academic choices. Students are encouraged to visit their advisors frequently and to take advantage of office hours and other opportunities to meet, both formally and informally, with their academic advisors. Students are encouraged to read the College Catalog and to learn the requirements of their majors and of the Endicott College core curriculum. Lastly, they are encouraged to talk with their advisors about the choices they are making, both in and out of the classroom. Every student is encouraged to take advantage of the small-college atmosphere that makes personal advising relationships possible.

Class Designation

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The following numbers of earned credits determine the student’s class designation.

Freshman   0 - 29.9
Sophomore   30 - 59.9
Junior   60 - 89.9
Senior   90 and up

Faculty Overview

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Endicott is proud to have a faculty known for their teaching excellence, their experience in the working world, and their genuine care and concern for students’ well-being and success. The College takes pride in its commitment to instruction and its attentiveness to the individual needs of students.

The small size of the Endicott College student body allows the ratio of faculty to students to be just one to fourteen. Instructors get to know their students well and can advise them on a frequent basis, both in regard to classwork and career goals. Each instructor has posted conference hours and most serve as academic advisors.

General Policies and Procedures

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Academic Honesty

Academic honesty is an expectation of all students. Violations of academic honesty are serious transgressions in an academic setting. Violations undermine the academic integrity and mission of the College for all members of the community.

Plagiarism is a violation of academic honesty. Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else’s words, images, or ideas as one’s own. Plagiarism includes: copying phrases, sentences, or passages from sources without quotation marks and source citations; paraphrasing or summarizing someone else’s ideas without acknowledging the source; handing in a paper that has been written by or copied from another person or source.

Plagiarism is a serious offense. A faculty member may handle plagiarism as he or she sees fit or the faculty member may refer the student’s paper to the Academic Honesty Committee for review and resolution. Plagiarism may result in failure of the course or dismissal from the College.

Cheating is a violation of academic honesty. A faculty member may handle cheating as he or she sees fit or the faculty member may refer the matter to the Academic Honesty Committee for review and resolution. Cheating on exams, tests, quizzes or any other assignment may result in failure of the course or dismissal from the College.

Unless the faculty member submits the alleged violation to the Academic Honesty Committee for review and resolution in the first instance, a student must appeal a decision of a faculty member on a violation of this policy to the Dean of the School where the violation occurred. The Dean may accept or reject the faculty member’s decision, or may simply refer the matter to the Academic Honesty Committee. The student or faculty member may appeal the decision of the Dean to the College to the Academic Honesty Committee for review and resolution. The Academic Honesty Committee shall review any matter referred to it and shall make its recommendations to the Vice President and Dean of the Undergraduate College. The Vice President and Dean of the Undergraduate College shall make the final decision on matters referred to the Vice President and Dean of the Undergraduate College by the Academic Honesty Committee.

Academic Policy Concerning Athletes

In compliance with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Endicott College academic officials, each student athlete shall be enrolled in a minimum, full-time course of study of not less than 12 credits per semester and maintain satisfactory academic progress as specified by this Catalog for all credits attempted at all institutions attended. Cumulative grade point averages are determined only by courses taken at Endicott College.

Academic Probation and Dismissal

A student not reaching the required minimum cumulative GPA (grade point average - see explanation of grade point average and satisfactory academic progress) will be placed on Academic Probation. This means that his or her record will be reviewed by an Academic Review Committee, which may make recommendations that would, if followed, improve the student’s academic status. The Committee may also recommend dismissal.

Appealing Grades

It is the purview and responsibility of the faculty to assess student progress. Students who question grades must do the following: 1) make an appointment with the faculty member to discuss the dispute, 2) if not resolved, write an appeal to the Dean/Chair and arrange a meeting with the faculty member, the Dean/Chair, and the student, 3) if not resolved by steps one or two, the student may appeal in writing to the Vice President and Dean of the Undergraduate College. Appeals can only be initiated due to error or other documented extenuating circumstances.

Attendance Policy

Class attendance is considered essential to attain academic objectives at Endicott College. The College encourages all students to attend all classes. Individual faculty members may establish attendance standards in their course syllabi, which become criteria for assessment and evaluation.

The College recognizes special needs arising from the subject matter and methodology of specific courses. At the first class of each semester each faculty member will announce to students any special attendance requirements for that course. These requirements will be placed on file with the Dean of the School of the student’s major.

Students who do not comply with published attendance regulations may be required to meet with their Dean and the appropriate instructor. A student who accumulates absences risks failure in the course. In extreme cases, a student may be dismissed from a course and, ultimately, from the College.

Chapter 151C: Section 2B: Absence of Student Due to Religious Beliefs

Any student in an educational or vocational training institution, other than a religious or denominational educational or vocational training institution, who is unable, because of his religious beliefs, to attend classes or to participate in any examination, study, or work requirement on a particular day shall be excused from any such examination or study or work requirement, and shall be provided with an opportunity to make up such examination, study, or work requirement which he may have missed because of such absence on any particular day; provided, however, that such makeup examination or work shall not create an unreasonable burden upon such school. No fees of any kind shall be charged by the institution for making available to the said student such opportunity. No adverse or prejudicial effects shall result to any student because of his availing himself of the provisions of this section.

Change in Program of Study

If students wish to change the program of study they are pursuing once they are enrolled at Endicott, they must complete a change of major form available from the Registrar’s Office. This process applies to changes in concentrations and minors as well.

Commencement Participation Policy for Undergraduate Students

Students may participate in commencement exercises prior to completion of degree requirements if they are 15 or less credits short of their degree requirements or if upon entering their last semester they meet the minimum GPA requirement and subsequently fall below that minimum in their last semester. Students may not participate if both conditions exist at the time of commencement.

Students may only participate in one Commencement Exercise per degree.

CORI Check and Drug/Alcohol Screening Policy Statement

Agencies may require students to have a Criminal Offender Records Information (CORI) check and/or agree to be subject to drug/alcohol screening prior to participation in an internship or educational experience. An agency may refuse to accept a student as a result of a CORI check or refusal to agree to drug/alcohol screening, and the College assumes no obligation to locate an alternative site and cannot guarantee the completion of degree requirements. If the agency does not pay the fee for the CORI check, the College will assume this expense during the academic year described in this Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

To receive an Endicott College degree, a student must have fulfilled all program requirements, have earned the credit requirement for their major and degree, and have earned a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) for their degree and major. Students should refer to the appropriate section in this catalog for specific information on these requirements.

Additionally, the student must complete a Graduation Application form by the designated deadlines. There is a graduation fee that must be paid at the time of application. This fee covers all Commencement activities including but not limited to: a degree audit, preparation and cost of diploma, cap, gown and hood, yearbook and all graduation events, ceremonies and receptions.

Human Subjects Research Policy

Endicott College’s Human Subject Research Policy is predicated on the belief that research by individual faculty, staff and administrators should be encouraged to advance understanding and knowledge. Research conducted by academic and administrative units of the College for the purpose of understanding the College’s culture, attitudes and behaviors for institutional improvement should be authorized by the appropriate member of the President’s Council. Student research for the purpose of class assignments again should be encouraged and require the approval of the instructor. Research using Endicott students is discouraged and requires the approval of the Research Review Board. Faculty are encouraged to submit research proposals involving human subjects to their peers for review. Faculty research for the improvement of instruction and self should be conducted at the direction of the faculty member. In cases where there are disagreements amongst faculty, students or administrators as to the appropriateness of research design, they are to be referred to the Research Review Board. The Research Review Board shall also review requests from external sources prior to any human subject research using Endicott students. The Research Review Board shall consider, but not be limited to: use of human subjects, topic, research methodology, and purpose. The broad policy of Endicott College on the subject is:

Endicott College is fully committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethical behavior by students, faculty, staff and administrators in all matters relating to science and scientific research. Such issues as the proper use and disposal of hazardous materials, plagiarism, falsification of scientific data, failure to obtain informed consent in research and human subjects, and inappropriate use of animals in research are all matters of great concern to the College. In addition, College research involving human or live animal subjects must meet the intent of the earlier statement.

In this regard, Endicott College has established a Research Review Board, which is also charged with investigation and making recommendations to the Provost of the College regarding any allegations of misconduct in science. This Committee operates under guidelines established by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the American Psychological Association; a copy of these procedures may be obtained for inspection in the offices of the Provost and the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

Incomplete Grades

Incomplete grades must be made up by the end of the second week of classes in the next semester. Failure to do so will result in the grade being converted to an “F.” Extensions may be granted with the approval of the instructor and the Registrar.

Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy

Endicott College is committed to the ideals of honesty and respect for both the real and intellectual property of others, and to the broad encouragement of academic discourse. The College provides computer resources and related technology to faculty, students, and other members of the College community to further this discourse. What is listed below constitutes the College’s minimum standards for proper technology usage on campus.

All users of College computer facilities must agree to use the facilities legally and ethically and in keeping with their intended use and educational purposes. Computing facilities are recognized as College resources. Each computer user, therefore, is expected to act responsibly so as not to violate the rights of others. Employees and students are reminded that they must abide by the following computer policies.

Endicott College reserves the right to protect the integrity and security of its computing systems, workstations and academic lab facilities, and the right to protect the College community from claims of intellectual property infringement or other third party claims or threats. Toward these ends, the College may monitor use of College computer facilities, may restrict or foreclose access to certain Internet sites or other resources, and may take other actions the College deems necessary to protect the College community or the College’s computer resources.

No person may use Endicott College’s computing resources for any illegal or unauthorized act. In particular, individuals may not use computing resources to violate any state or federal laws or any regulation of Endicott College. These actions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Violating copyright laws, trademark laws, and/or software agreements. When in doubt, do not copy or download.
  • Abide by all federal, state, and local laws.
  • Abide by all applicable copyright laws and licenses. Endicott College has entered into legal agreements or contracts for many of our software and network resources, which require each individual using them to comply with those agreements.
  • Observe the copyright law as it applies to music, videos, games, images, texts and other media in both personal use and in production of electronic information. The ease with which electronic materials can be copied, modified and sent over the Internet makes electronic materials extremely vulnerable to unauthorized access, and copyright infringement.
  • Creating, disseminating or possessing legally obscene material or other illegal documents or images.
  • Disseminating materials that invade the privacy of others, such as photographs, video clips, sound recordings, or other materials that reveal private or sensitive information about another person, without that person’s consent.
  • Do not use, copy, or distribute copyrighted works (including but not limited to Web page graphics, sound files, film clips, trademarks, software and logos) unless you have a legal right to use, copy, distribute, or otherwise exploit the copyrighted work.
  • Using College resources to harass or threaten others.
  • Tampering with computer data of another.
  • Tampering with computer equipment of the College.
  • Interfering with authorized users of the College’s computer resources

In addition to College disciplinary action, anyone violating the state and federal laws upon which many of the above policies are based, may be criminally charged with a misdemeanor or felony and may also be liable for compensatory damages and attorney’s fees in a civil lawsuit.

Computer use standards of conduct

In addition to the above rules, all users of the College’s computing equipment and services are expected to observe the rights of other users and behave in an ethical manner. Examples of unacceptable behavior include:

  • Using the College network or other computer facilities for financial gain
  • Damaging hardware or software belonging to the College or others
  • Installing unlicensed software on College work stations
  • Removing any equipment or supplies, including paper, toner or ink from College labs or offices
  • Sending, displaying, printing, or playing obscene content or images, including those received through e-mail in a public setting
  • Displaying, sending or printing messages that harass an individual or group because of their sex, race, religious beliefs, national origin, physical attributes or sexual preference
  • Accessing the private computer files of other users
  • Disrupting the normal flow of communication on the network, such as through “spam” email or by other means
  • Using an account owned by another user or allowing another user to use your account
  • Interfering in any way with another’s use of the College’s equipment or services, including any disruptive use of video or audio media in the labs
  • Deleting software, data or communications belonging to the College or others
  • Posting anonymous messages
  • Posting personal communication without the original author’s consent
  • Vandalizing the data of another user
  • Knowingly introducing a computer virus or other destructive program
  • Wasting limited resources, such as unnecessary printing, making electronic mass mailings for non-collegiate business, monopolizing machines, disproportionately using CPU, memory, disk space, or network bandwidth
  • Sending personal information, without express approval, about faculty, students, or staff to third parties, including members of chat groups.

Disciplinary action

Access to computing resources is contingent upon prudent and responsible use. Inappropriate use of computing services and facilities will not be tolerated and may result in loss of computing privileges. In addition, disciplinary and/or legal action may be pursued for violation of these codes and statutes through appropriate College procedures.

International Baccalaureate Credit

Endicott College awards academic credit and/or advanced standing on a case-by-case basis to students who have participated in the International Baccalaureate program. Six credits (8 for science courses) will be awarded for grades of 4 or higher on each Higher Level Examination. A maximum of 32 credits may be awarded to students who have earned the IB diploma.

Leave of Absence

A student who wishes to interrupt academic studies for one or two semesters (excluding the summer sessions), for financial, or personal reasons, need not officially withdraw from the college. Instead, the student may take a one or two semester leave of absence by notifying the Vice President of Administration. If the leave of absence is taken during the semester, the semester grades will not affect the G.P.A., but credits attempted may impact overall academic standing. The program and degree requirements under which that student first matriculated will not be affected. Students must receive the signatures of the Bursar, the Director of Financial Aid, a staff member of Student Development (if a resident student) and the Registrar for official processing.

Matriculation

In order to be considered a full-time student, an individual must carry a minimum course load of twelve credits in each semester. Falling below twelve credits could result in loss of residence status and/or some financial aid. Students accepted as full-time matriculants must receive permission to change their status. Forms are available from the Registrar.

Readmission

A student who withdrew from Endicott College in good standing or who took a leave of absence must contact his or her Dean to be reinstated to the College.

Rights to Artwork

The College reserves the right to use samples of student work and photographs or videotapes of students and their work for inclusion in exhibitions, publications, and presentations.

ROTC - Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

Air Force ROTC is a leadership development program that ultimately produces second lieutenants for the United States Air Force. Air Force ROTC is designed to run concurrent with a student’s degree curriculum. Students do not go on to active duty until after they graduate from college with a four-year degree. Although the environment is somewhat fraternal, promoting military structure and culture, ROTC is not a club or activity, but rather, a bona fide academic program, through which scholarships are available.

ROTC - Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

The mission of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is to develop, train, and commission the future officer leadership for the Army by providing instruction and training in military science subjects with a focus on leadership development. ROTC cadets take military science and leadership classes on a weekly basis at Endicott and MIT. The military science curriculum complements regular college courses, athletic participation, and extracurricular activities - it does NOT preclude such participation. Cadets are also eligible for valuable scholarships and training opportunities at Army installations and special schools.

Second Bachelor Degree Policy

Students who have graduated from Endicott College with a Bachelor degree and wish to return to Endicott to earn a second Bachelor degree must earn a minimum of 33 additional credits. Students must complete all requirements of the major as well as the semester long internship, Senior Thesis I and Senior Thesis II.

Student Assessment

Certain benchmarks are used to provide students and the college with assessment information concerning academic progress. The following describes the assessment initiatives for all undergraduate students. Many academic programs require additional assessments and students should carefully review the academic requirements in their chosen major field of study.

Freshmen:   Prior to starting classes, each student takes the Academic Profile, or a similar test of reading comprehension, conventions of written English, mathematics, and a supplemental writing sample. This assessment assists the student and the College with appropriate course placement and academic advising.
Sophomores:   At the end of the second year of study, students are expected to demonstrate general academic knowledge and skills through the Academic Profile or a similar instrument. This test is used by many colleges and universities nationwide to assess the outcomes of general education (core) programs.
Juniors:   Students who do not demonstrate satisfactory progress on the writing sample will be required to take a writing course prior to Senior Thesis I. Select academic areas may require students to demonstrate their competency within a major by completing a major field of study assessment.
Seniors:   Senior Thesis I and II classes require students to integrate their internship and academic experiences by researching and developing a project in an area of interest.

Transfer students, students studying at our international campuses, and undergraduate students studying in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies should consult with their Dean for further information concerning assessment requirements.

Transfer of Credits

A maximum of 85 credits may be transferred from accredited colleges into the Bachelor programs. Grades of “C” or better will be accepted and no more than 6 credits may carry a “C-” grade. A minimum of 24 of the last 30 credits toward a degree must be earned at Endicott.

Accepted transferred credits are counted as credits towards your degree but are not computed into the student’s grade point average. Semester and cumulative grade point averages reflect only courses taken at Endicott College.

For Athletic Training majors, all transfer credits in science or athletic training must carry a grade of “C+” or better. For Nursing majors, all transfer credits in science or nursing must carry a grade of “C” or better.

The College will grant credit for transfer courses with a grade of “Pass” unless there is some specific indication on the transcript that the “Pass” is minimal and equivalent to a grade of “D.”

Voucher Policy

The College issues course vouchers to site supervisors for approved services provided to Endicott students during preceptorships in Nursing or Athletic Training as well as for undergraduate student teaching and graduate level clinicals.

Course vouchers are valid for a period of two years from issuance and are redeemable for one non-credit course, one 3-4 credit undergraduate course, or one 3 credit graduate course. Vouchers are redeemable only through the School of Continuing Education and Graduate Studies. All other fees and policies of the College remain in effect.

Withdrawal from a Course

If a student drops a class during the first week of classes, no notation is made on his or her permanent record. If a student withdraws from a course before midterm, a grade of “WP” (withdrawn passing) or “WF” (withdrawn failing) is entered on the permanent record. The grade is not averaged in the GPA. If a student withdraws after midterm, a grade of “WX” (withdrawn failed) is entered. A “WX” is averaged into the GPA as an “F.” “WM” (with-drawn for medical reasons) may be given only under verified medical circumstances deemed to be appropriate by the Academic Vice President and faculty.

Withdrawal from the College

Forms for official withdrawal from the College may be obtained from the Vice President of Administration. The Vice President of Administration will assist in completing the process, including the review of alternatives available to the student. Students must receive the signatures of the Bursar, the Director of Financial Aid, a staff member of Student Development (if a resident student) and the Registrar for official processing.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

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Accumulative grade point average of 1.80 is required for the Associate degree, and a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required to graduate with a Bachelor degree. This is calculated by giving letter grades the following numerical values:

A = 4.0 (93-100)   B- = 2.7 (80-82)   D+ = 1.3 (67-69)
A- = 3.7 (90-92)   C+ = 2.3 (77-79)   D = 1.0 (63-66)
B+ = 3.3 (87-89)   C = 2.0 (73-76)   D- = 0.7 (60-62)
B = 3.0 (83-86)   C- = 1.7 (70-72)   F = 0.0 (Below 60)
WX = 0.0 (Withdrawn Failed)

The grade point average is determined by multiplying the grade point value by the number of credits for a given course, adding the items and dividing by the number of credits attempted.

Example:
If a student in one semester earned three “A” credits, three “B+” credits, three “C” credits, three “C-” credits and three “D+” credits:

    Grade   Grade point value   x   credits earned               GPA
   
A
 
4.0
 
x
 
3
 
=
 
12.0
 
 
 
 
   
B+
 
3.3
 
x
 
3
 
=
 
9.9
 
 
 
 
   
C
 
2.0
 
x
 
3
 
=
 
6.0
 
 
 
 
   
C-
 
1.7
 
x
 
3
 
=
 
5.1
 
 
 
 
   
D+
 
1.3
 
x
 
3
 
=
 
3.9
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
15
 
 
 
36.9
 
 
 
 
Then:
 
 
 
36.9
 
÷
 
15
 
=
 
2.46

Honors and Awards

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To recognize outstanding academic achievement, Endicott offers a number of awards and honors:

Academic Department Awards

Recognition is given to individual students for outstanding contributions to their departments and achievements within their major.

Alpha Phi Sigma

This is a national honor society for Criminal Justice students who maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and a 3.2 grade point average in Criminal Justice courses.

College Honors Program

The Endicott College Honors Program recognizes the achievements of students who distinguish themselves academically while demonstrating a commitment to community service. Honors students engage in a variety of courses and activities culminating in a fourth-year honors thesis. The Honors Program is designed to afford qualified students the opportunity to undertake independent study and research above and beyond normal requirements of the major and the College.

Admission Standards

Second-year students with distinguished records are invited to participate in the Honors Program. To remain in the Program students must meet the criteria for academic achievement, leadership, and community service established by the Honors Council, which reviews the progress of students in the Program at the end of each academic year.

Program Description

Qualified students participate in a minimum of two Honors seminars. The interdisciplinary seminars enable students to explore topics of interest through readings, research, class discussions, and presentations. Fourth-year honors students pursue advanced study in their respective majors and develop honors thesis projects.

Endicott College Honors Program Scholarships

Students in good standing in the Endicott College Honors Program are eligible to compete for scholarships each year to be applied toward tuition, room, and board. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership, community service, an essay, and the recommendations of faculty.

Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Summa Cum Laude

Recognition is given at Commencement to each student who has earned a superior record of academic achievement at Endicott. These designations of distinction are placed on the student’s degree. Summa Cum Laude: a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 - 4.0; Magna Cum Laude: a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 - 3.89; Cum Laude: a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 - 3.69.

Dean’s List

At the close of each semester, each student who attains an average of 3.5 or above, with no grade below a “C,” no withdrawal grades, and who is enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits, is placed on the Dean’s List.

Eta Sigma Delta

This is an international honor society for Hospitality students who maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and a 3.25 grade point average in Hospitality courses.

Kappa Delta Pi

This international honor society is for junior and senior Education students in the upper fifth of the program.

Lambda Pi Eta

This is a national honor society for Communications students who maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and a 3.25 grade point average in Communications courses.

Mortar Board

This is an undergraduate honor society for seniors, which recognizes exemplary students across all disciplines for scholarship, leadership and community service. Mortar Bard members are selected during their junior year based on a high-grade point average and the recommendations of student leaders and members of the faculty. Active during their senior year, they create a legacy through a community service project for the Endicott campus.

President’s Award

The President’s Award is awarded to no more than six outstanding graduates who have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.0 during a three-semester period and who have played a leadership role in at least two major campus activities.

Sigma Beta Delta

This national society honors outstanding students of business and technology. Members have completed one half of their degree programs while maintaining a cumulative grade point average in the top twenty per cent of their class.

Repeated Courses

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If a student receives a grade of “F” or “D” in any course, the student may retake the course at Endicott to attempt to raise his or her grade point average. Assuming that the student earns a higher grade, the new grade replaces the previous “F” or “D” in calculating the GPA for the semester in which the repeated course is taken. The original course and grade remain on the transcript. The benefit of a repeat applies once per course. All subsequent grades for the same course will be calculated in the GPA; however, credit for the course will be granted only once.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

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All full time students are required to carry a minimum course load of twelve credits each semester. In order to remain in good academic standing, a student must meet both the qualitative and quantitative standards listed below.

(1) Qualitative Standards

The student must maintain a satisfactory cumulative grade point average in relation to the number of credits attempted as follows:

Credits Attempted*   Minimum Cumulative GPA
Fewer than 33   1.8
33 and above   2.0

*Please note that “Credits Attempted” includes credits that have been transferred to Endicott College.

First time, first year students whose cumulative grade point averages are between 1.0 and 1.8 at the end of their first semester of study at Endicott College will fall into the category of academic deficiency. Students with this status will be required to follow a prescribed academic plan of improvement. A student who fails to follow the recommended plan and/or whose cumulative grade point average falls below 1.8 at the conclusion of his or her second term will be placed on academic probation. It should be noted that whenever a student’s grade point average falls below 1.0, he or she is subject to dismissal.

(2) Quantitative Standards

A full-time student is expected to complete an Associate degree within three academic years or a Bachelor degree within six academic years. The College will evaluate student progress on the basis of the successful completion of a minimum of twenty-one credits each year.

If a student fails to maintain either the qualitative or quantitative standards listed above, he or she will be placed on Academic Probation or dismissed from the College.

Financial Aid Policy

In order to continue to receive Federal, State or College funds, a student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined above. Any student on Academic Probation who fails to remove himself or herself from probation by the conclusion of the following semester is ineligible, under Federal law, to receive any form of financial aid. It should be noted, however, that if the student believes that the failure to remove himself or herself from probation was caused by substantial extenuating circumstances, he or she has the right to appeal to the Financial Aid Committee to extend financial aid for one additional semester.

In compliance with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Endicott College academic officials, in order to represent Endicott in varsity competition, each student athlete must be enrolled in a minimum, full-time, baccalaureate course of study of not less than 12 credits while in season and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as specified in the Endicott College Catalog.

Students Records and Privacy (FERPA)

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The College has a policy of protecting the privacy of students in accordance with applicable law. Therefore, in compliance with the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA/The Buckley Amendment) the College will not release any information, to any third party, except in accordance with the provisions of the Act. Directory information may be disclosed without violating the Buckley Amendment.

The entire document concerning student records and privacy is available either at the Registrar’s Office or at the Student Development Office.

Students with Special Needs

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Endicott College will assist physically impaired or challenged students in their use of college facilities. In order to be better served, students with special needs are encouraged to call the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Coordinator at (978) 232-2292, before coming to campus. The College has a written statement and procedures guideline on ADA standards and expectations that is available upon request from the Registrar, the Academic Support Center, or from Student Development.

Technical Standards

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Students entering the Athletic Training or Nursing Programs are required to sign a statement indicating that they have read, understand, and meet with each of the technical standards essential to their respective programs of study (with certain accommodations, if needed). Following their admission to the College, students will receive a document from the ADA Coordinator outlining the technical standards related to their programs and will be asked to sign and return the document to the College prior to enrolling in classes. Students will not be permitted to register for classes unless the signed document is on file at the College. A full description of each program’s technical standards can be obtained by contacting the appropriate department.

Transcript Information

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The Registrar sends out all academic transcripts. Students wishing transcripts to be sent should fill out a form that is available in the Registrar’s Office and on the Endicott home page under Registrar. This form must be completed each time a student wishes to send a transcript. All transcript requests must include the student’s signature. No phone requests will be accepted. The charge for transcripts is $2.00 per copy.

 

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