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    Endicott College
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2006-2007 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admission


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Discover Endicott…

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If you’re like most students choosing a college, you’ll find yourself eager to explore new fields, new relationships and new challenges. And if you’re like most students who choose Endicott, you’ll probably find yourself.

We offer programs that help you realize your potential as an effective learner and a successful adult, enriching your intellectual, cultural, and social maturity. So wherever you find yourself at Endicott, you’re certain to be growing, developing, and preparing for success in the world that waits for you.

Our Admission staff looks forward to assisting you in every aspect of your college search!

Discover You…

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Endicott demonstrates a commitment to enrolling students from a wide geographic range as well as from all ethnic and racial heritages. When considering candidates for admission, the Admission Review Committee looks at the entire individual. In addition to reviewing the application and the student essay, the Committee concentrates on a student’s academic record, recommendations, extra-curricular activities, and test scores, if applicable.

We welcome applications without regard to race, religion, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, political belief or prior military status. We give additional consideration for admission to applicants who possess unusual strengths or accomplishments.

Let our Admission staff introduce you to the Endicott experience. We can’t wait to see who you’ll become!

Admission Checklist

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Please submit the admission application (see pages 165-168) and a $40 non-refundable application fee to Endicott College. (Checks or money orders should be made payable to Endicott College.) For your convenience, the Endicott application form is available on-line at our website: www.endicott.edu/admission.

  • A completed Endicott College Application for Admission accompanied by a $40 non-refundable application fee payable to Endicott College. If you are submitting an on-line application (available at www.endicott.edu/admission) you must print, sign, and mail the Application Signature Page along with your application fee.
  • Response to either essay question located on the back portion of our Application for Admission.

Arrange to have the following information sent along with your application or under separate cover:

  • An official transcript of your high school or secondary school record including senior year first quarter grades. We ask that you have your guidance counselor or principal forward this information directly to our Admission Office. Applicants that have not graduated from high school must submit a GED certificate issued by their state Department of Education.
  • One letter of recommendation from your guidance counselor and/or teacher.
  • Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) test scores. The College requests that test scores be sent directly from ETS (code 3369) or ACT (code 1824). **There may be a delay in recording test scores if you choose not to provide your social security number to the testing service. Please notify our office so that we can verify your scores manually.

The Admission Review Committee will not consider applications until ALL of the materials listed above have been received in the Office of Admission.

Art Portfolio

All students majoring in one of the Art and Design programs are required to submit a portfolio of their artwork for review by the School of Art and Design. The portfolio evaluation will augment the Admissions Application. The portfolio should include the following:

  • 12-20 samples of your artwork on a CD (do not send originals). Examples in various media are encouraged, such as drawing, ceramics, photography, drafting or graphics; rather than a concentration of images in one medium or discipline.
  • One application-specific portfolio assignment. Choose one of the following,
    • The Center of the Universe, in any medium, or
    • Self-portrait in any medium.

Please do not call the College for guidance regarding this assignment, as it will be used to assess your creative thinking and problem - solving abilities.

  • Checklist description of artwork including medium, title, size, date, and software, if applicable.
  • One-page statement which includes:
    • What area you are interested in studying,
    • Why you want to study art and design at Endicott,
    • What led to your interest in the visual and creative media.
  • Statement releasing the College of liability in the event the materials are lost.
  • Self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of your CD.

Send materials by January 15 to: Portfolio Review, School of Art and Design, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915

Upon receipt of the portfolio, the Dean, Department Chair, and appropriate faculty will review the work. The evaluation will then be sent to the Admission Office as a supplemental assessment tool.

Admission Time Line

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We advise freshman students to submit all application materials by the deadline of February 15 for Fall admission. We may continue to accept applications thereafter on a space-available basis; however, some programs reach capacity early in the application cycle. The Admission Review Committee will not consider applications until ALL of the materials listed above have been received in the Office of Admission. Once the application is complete, we typically notify candidates by mail of an admission decision within seven to ten weeks. The deadline for Spring semester admission is December 15.

If you decide to change your program of study after admission is offered, you must request a change in writing to the Vice President of Admission. This is necessary due to the number of positions available within each School of the College.

Prior to your enrollment at Endicott, your official FINAL high school transcript is required.

Interviews and Campus Visits

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At Endicott, we strive to know each of our students personally. Although a tour of our campus is not required, we recommend that you phone the Admission office to schedule one and personally meet with a member of our Admission staff. This allows us to become more acquainted with you and your family while you obtain a closer look at Endicott.

We are open weekdays throughout the year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and select Saturdays throughout the academic year.

Transfer Students

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Endicott College recognizes credit earned at other accredited collegiate institutions and we encourage transfer applications. Transfer students should submit all application materials by March 15 for Fall admission and December 15 for Spring admission. If you are currently attending another college or university, but would like to transfer to Endicott, we ask that you submit the following:

  • A completed Endicott College Application for Admission accompanied by a $40 non-refundable application fee payable to Endicott College. If you are submitting an on-line application (available at www.endicott.edu/admission) you must print, sign, and mail the Application Signature Page along with your application fee.
  • Response to either essay question located on the back portion of our Application for Admission.

Arrange to have the following information sent along with your application or under separate cover:

  • An official transcript of your high school or secondary school record. We ask that you have your guidance counselor or principal forward this information directly to our Admission Office. Applicants that have not graduated from high school must submit a GED certificate issued by their state Department of Education.
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • One letter of recommendation from your guidance counselor, instructor, or other academic source.
  • Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) test scores. The College requests that test scores be sent directly from ETS (code 3369) or ACT (code 1824). **There may be a delay in recording test scores if you choose not to provide your social security number to the testing service. Please notify our office so that we can verify your scores manually.

The Admission Review Committee will not consider applications until ALL of the materials listed above have been received in the Office of Admission.

Accepted transferred credits are counted as credits towards the 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.

A maximum of 85 credits may be transferred from accredited colleges into the Bachelor programs. See page 57 under “Transfer of Credits” for grade requirements. A minimum of 24 of the last 30 credits toward a degree must be earned at Endicott.

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 “C.”

Spring Semester Admission

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Students may also apply for the Spring semester at Endicott following the same application procedures as required for the Fall semester. The application deadline for Spring is December 15. Due to the sequential nature of some programs, however, those students entering Endicott in the Spring may have to delay taking certain required courses in their major until the Fall. Due to the sequential nature of the curriculum in the School of Nursing, we are unable to consider applications for spring semester admission.

Advanced Standing

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Course exemption and/or credit may be awarded to students presenting scores of 3 or better from the Advanced Placement Examination of the College Entrance Examination Board. In addition, students may take advantage of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and receive credit at Endicott for certain basic courses. The decision to exempt a course or courses or to award credits is made by the Dean of the College.

International Students

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Endicott College welcomes and encourages applications from international students as well as United States citizens who have lived and studied abroad. The College recognizes that such students enrich the entire campus community with their diverse cultural backgrounds. Internationally educated applicants whose educational documents are in a foreign language are required to have their credentials translated into English. Endicott reserves the right to require that these students have their credentials evaluated by an approved external agency. This agency will certify the validity of the documents and determine if and how the potential transfer credits apply within the United States educational system.

International students should submit all application materials by March 15 for Fall admission and December 15 for Spring admission. An application for admission will be considered when the Admission Office has received the following:

  • A completed Endicott College Application for Admission accompanied by a $40 non-refundable application fee payable to Endicott College. If you are submitting an on-line application (available at www.endicott.edu/admission) you must print, sign, and mail the Application Signature Page along with your application fee.
  • Response to either essay question located on the back portion of our Application for Admission.

Arrange to have the following information sent along with your application or under separate cover:

  • An official transcript of your high school or secondary school record including senior year first quarter grades. We ask that you have your guidance counselor or principal forward this information directly to our Admission Office. Applicants who have not graduated from high school must submit a GED certificate issued by their state Department of Education.
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended. One letter of recommendation from your guidance counselor, instructor, or other academic source.
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. The TOEFL is required for all students whose native language is not English. The College requests that test scores be sent directly from ETS (code 3369). A minimum TOEFL score of 550 is required for students to be accepted directly into their major program of study. Students with TOEFL scores below 550 may be accepted conditionally. Although a minimum score of 550 is preferred, the Admission Committee will consider an international student’s overall academic background and unique strengths and accomplishments. Information regarding the TOEFL and testing sites and dates may be obtained by writing to:

    Test of English as a Foreign Language
    Box 899
    Princeton, NJ 08540 U.S.A.
    http://www.ets.org/toefl

  • Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) test scores are recommended but not required. The College requests that test scores be sent directly from ETS (code 3369) or ACT (code 1824). **There may be a delay in recording test scores if you choose not to provide your social security number to the testing service. Please notify our office so that we can verify your scores manually.
  • A declaration of finances indicating the applicant’s or a sponsor’s ability to pay the costs required to attend college in the United States. This information is required by the United States government and will be held in the strictest confidence.

The Admission Review Committee will not consider applications until ALL of the materials listed above have been received in the Office of Admission.

If you are admitted to the College, you may indicate your intention to enroll by making an enrollment and continuation deposit of $500 in United States currency by May 1st. On May 1st, you will be sent an invoice for tuition, room and board, and fees for the Fall semester. Upon receipt of your payment, the I-20 form necessary for obtaining a student visa will be mailed to you, along with instructions for applying for a visa and information regarding your arrival to Endicott. For Spring semester entrants, an invoice will be sent with the offer of admission. Once payment is received, an electronic notification will be submitted to the relevant U.S. authorities and a paper copy of an I-20 form will be sent to you.

Prior to your enrollment at Endicott, your official FINAL secondary school transcript is required.

Transfer Credit for International Students

Endicott College has an active international student recruiting program and a yearly visitation schedule to over 100 international schools in more than 40 countries. The College recognizes college credit transferred as:

International Baccalaureate: Credit will be granted on a per-course basis for final grades obtained at the Higher Level. Grades 4 to 7 will be considered for equivalent college course credit. Six credits may be granted per each completed course accepted by the College. Eight credits may be granted for courses including laboratory sections.

British “A” Levels: Credit will be granted (6) for each “A” Level course completed with a passing grade.

Other: French Baccalaureate course work may be submitted for college credit evaluation. This also applies to German Abitur, Swiss Maturita, Italian Maturita. Applicants will be notified of the amount of credit hours accepted.

Orientation for International Students

Each semester prior to the start of classes, Endicott College conducts a comprehensive orientation for all new students. Orientation includes workshops and seminars designed to prepare students for academic and social life at Endicott College. The orientation program also includes cultural adjustment workshops and a comprehensive immigration seminar specifically for international students. All incoming international students are expected to participate in New Student Orientation.

The Coordinator of International Student Services is available on an ongoing basis to assist international students after New Student Orientation and throughout their stay at Endicott College.

Scholarships for International Students

International students may be considered for a number of institutional scholarships. The Financial Aid Committee makes selection for these awards. Students may also be considered for Endicott Presidential Academic and Endicott Health Sciences scholarships. The Admission Office notifies eligible recipients of these awards shortly after the offer of acceptance to the College. International students however, are not eligible for any federal, state, or need-based Endicott grants.

Legal Obligations of International Students

After Endicott College offers admission to an international student, the student must obtain a visa from the United States consular office and must be admitted to the United States by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (I.N.S.). For the duration of your study in the United States, you are expected to meet certain legal obligations of I.N.S. as discussed in the International Student Handbook, which you will receive upon your arrival on campus. Maintenance of legal “student status” is the obligation of the international student. An Endicott international student who has failed to meet statutory obligations as an F-1 student will be required to apply for reinstatement by I.N.S. If the student’s failure to maintain status is willful, avoidable, or part of a pattern of deception, the student is subject to immediate dismissal, in accordance with College policy.

Adult Students

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Endicott College is dedicated to the principle of lifelong learning. It is never too late to learn, whether a student chooses to enter a profession, advance in a career, or enrich personal life. Adult students are welcome in both the day and evening divisions of Endicott as full-time or part-time students in all programs. An adult student is defined as a student age 23 or older. Students attending on a part-time basis are charged per credit hour.

 

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