Dec 03, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Admission


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Admission at Endicott

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Endicott is committed to enrolling students from diverse backgrounds. 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, and extra-curricular activities. Test scores (SAT or ACTs) are optional with the exception of international applicants when English is not their first language. We give additional consideration for admission to applicants who possess unusual strengths or accomplishments.

In compliance with all applicable non-discrimination laws, the College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, age, marital status, national origin, ethnicity or veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by federal or state law, in the admission of students to any of the College’s programs and activities. 

Our Admission staff is eager to introduce prospective students to the Endicott experience and looks forward to assisting them in every aspect of their college search.

Admission Procedures and Timeline

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Students applying for admission should submit their application and supporting documents by the following deadlines.

 

Admission Decision Plan Application Deadline Document Deadline

Decision Notification

Early Decision November 1 November 15

December 15

Early Action November 1 November 15

December 23

Nursing Priority Deadline December 1 December 15

February 1

Regular Decision February 15 March 1

No later than March 31

Transfer and International March 15 March 15

Notified on a rolling basis

Spring Semester December 15 December 15

Notified on a rolling basis

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Applicants must submit their application, essay and fee by Admission Deadline date and all supporting documents (transcripts, recommendations, etc.) must be submitted by the Dcoument Deadline date. If all admission materials are submitted by the document deadline, applicants should expect to be notified of their admission decision no later than the decision notification date. If applicants do not meet the document deadline (and do not contact us to make arrangements) their application for admission will be withdrawn. If the applicant requests, we will move their application to be considered for the next decision plan.

First Year Students

Admissions Application Materials include the following:

  • A completed Endicott College Application for Admission accompanied by a $50 non-refundable application fee. The application may be downloaded or submitted online at www.endicott.edu/applynow.
    • Please remember to sign the application and have your parent or guardian also sign if you are under 18 years of age. If you have submitted an online application, you will submit an electronic signature page. 
  • Respond to the following statement (500-700 word minimum) in the form of an essay: Share a personal essay on a topic of your choice that will help the Admission Committee understand the person you are and the values you will bring to our community.
  • An official transcript of your high school or secondary school record including senior year first quarter/marking period grades (not required but encouraged - if available - for Early Decision and Early Action applicants). We ask that you have your college/secondary school counselor forward this information directly to the Office of Admission. Applicants who have not graduated from high school must submit a GED certificate issued by their state Department of Education.
    • Internationally educated applicants whose educational documents are in a foreign language are required to have their credentials translated into English by an official from the secondary school. Endicott reserves the right to require the internationally educated applicants 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. 
  • One letter of recommendation from your college/secondary school counselor and/or teacher.
  • Although not required, you may submit a resume highlighting student leadership, extracurricular involvements, athletic activities, work experience and other secondary school accomplishments.
  • Test Optional: Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) scores are not required to apply for admission to the College. Applicants will not be penalized by not submitting scores in the admission review process, however greater emphasis will be placed on the other academic areas of their application. If an applicant submits scores, test scores can 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

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Portfolio development is an integral part of the art and design education at Endicott College. Students planning to major in one of the art, design, or photography programs are encouraged to submit a portfolio of their work for review by the School of Visual and Performing Arts.  The portfolio evaluation will be considered as a component of the admission review in addition to the student’s academic record, recommendations, extra-curricular activities and the student essay. The portfolio should include the following:

  • 10-15 samples of the candidate’s artwork.  Examples in various media are suggested, such as drawing, ceramics, photography, drafting or graphics, rather than a concentration of images in one medium or discipline.
  • All portfolios should be submitted through Slideroom. In order to submit your portfolio please visit http://endicottcollege.slideroom.com/. To be considered in the admission process, your portfolio needs to be submitted by the Document Deadline for the Admission Decision Plan you choose. 
  • For questions regarding the portfolio please contact the Office of Admission. 

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

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 $50 non-refundable application fee The application may be downloaded or submitted online at http://endicott.edu/applynow.
    • Please remember to sign the application and have your parent or guardian also sign if you are under 18 years of age. If you have submitted an online application, you will submit an electronic signature page. 
  • Respond to the following statement (500-700 word minimum) in the form of an essay: Share a personal essay on a topic of your choice that will help the Admission Committee understand the person you are and the values you will bring to our community. 
  • An official final transcript of your high school or secondary school record. We ask that you have your guidance/college counselor forward this information directly to the Office of Admission. Applicants who have not graduated from high school must submit a GED certificate issued by their state Department of Education.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended. If an applicant is in their first semester of college at the time they submit their application, a Mid-Semester Transfer Report Form is required. 
  • Endicott Transfer Recommendation Form (available at http://endicott.edu/applynow), completed by the Dean of Students Office at your current institution.
  • One letter of recommendation from your college/secondary school counselor, instructor, or other academic source.
  • Although not required, you may submit a resume highlighting student leadership, extracurricular involvements, athletic activities, work experience and other secondary school accomplishments.
  • Test Optional: Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) scores are not required to apply for admission to the College. Applicants will not be penalized by not submitting scores in the admission review process, however greater emphasis will be placed on the othre academic areas of their application. If an applicant submits scores, test scores can 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.
  • Transfer Admission to Nursing: For transfer applicants to the School of Nursing, who would like to be considered for a cohort other than the first-year must submit either the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT). 

The Admission Review Committee will not consider applications until ALL of the required 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’s degree programs. See “Transfer of Credits” for grade requirements.

International Students

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Endicott 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 by an official from the secondary school. Endicott reserves the right to require that internationally educated applicants 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.

Please include:

  • A completed Endicott College Application for Admission accompanied by a $50 non-refundable application fee. The application may be downloaded or submitted online at http://endicott.edu/applynow
    • Please remember to sign the application and have your parent or guardian also sign if you are under 18 years of age. If you have submitted an online application, you will submit an electronic signature page. 
  • Respond to the following statement (500-700 word minimum) in the form of an essay: Share a personal essay on a topic of your choice that will help the Admission Committee understand the person you are and the values you will bring to our community. 
  • An official transcript of your high school or secondary school record including senior year first quarter/marking period grades (except for Early Decision and Early Action Applicants). We ask that you have your college/secondary school counselor forward this information directly to the Office of Admission. Applicants who have not graduated from high school must submit a certificate of completion issued by their state Department of Education.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended, if applicable.
  • One letter of recommendation from your college/secondary school counselor, instructor, or other academic source.
  • Although not required, you may submit a resume highlighting student leadership, extracurricular involvements, athletic activities, work experience, and other secondary school accomplishments.
  • 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 score of 550 (paper based) or 79 (iBT) is required for students to be accepted directly into their major program of study. Although the minimum score is preferred, the Admission Committee will consider an international student’s overall academic background and unique strengths and accomplishments. The College will also accept an IELTS score of 6.0 or better. Information regarding testing sites and dates may be obtained at: http://www.ets.org for TOEFL and http://www.ielts.org for IELTS.
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  • Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) scores are optional for admission, but could replace the TOEFL (or equivalent) requirement. The College requests that test scores be sent directly from ETS (code 3369) or ACT (code 1824). ** Note: 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 required 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 1. You will be sent an invoice for tuition, room and board, and fees for the fall semester. Upon receipt of your enrollment and continuation deposit, 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 at Endicott. Once payment is received, an electronic notification will be submitted to the relevant United States 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

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. A maximum of 32 credits may be awarded to students who have earned the IB diploma.

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

Other Baccalaureate: French Baccalaureate course work may be submitted for college credit evaluation. This also applies to German Abitur, Swiss Maturita, and Italian Maturita.

Other Transfer Credit: Credit will be granted from international institutions of higher education recognized by the government of the country that sponsors the institution. As indicated above, educational documents in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. Endicott reserves the right to require that students have their credentials evaluated by an approved external agency.

All transfer applicants will be notified of the number of credit hours accepted.

Housing for International Students

All new students will receive information regarding Housing Preference Forms in May for students entering in the Fall and in December for students entering in the spring.  Students should complete the form online and return it to the Office of Residence Life with their desired housing choices.  Students will then be notified of their housing assignment prior to their arrival on campus.

Orientation for International Students

Each semester prior to the start of classes, Endicott conducts a comprehensive orientation for all new students. Orientation includes an information session designed to prepare students for academic and social life at the College, and to help them understand the cultural adjustment process and their immigration responsibilities. All incoming international students are expected to participate in New Student Orientation.

The international student advisor is available on an ongoing basis to assist international students after New Student Orientation and throughout their enrollment at the College.

Scholarships for International Students

International students may be considered for a number of institutional scholarships, which will be offered at the time of admission. International students however, are not eligible for any federal, state, or need-based Endicott grants.

Legal Obligations of International Students

After we offer 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 Department of Homeland Security (USDHS). For the duration of your study in the United States, you are expected to meet certain legal obligations of USDHS as discussed in the International Student Handbook, which you will receive upon your arrival on campus and which will be discussed during orientation. 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 or J-1 student will be required to apply for reinstatement by the U.S. government. 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.

Military Families 

Active military, veterans, and personnel should follow the initial application steps found in “Admission Procedures and Timeline”, and then complete the following additional requirements unique to military students. 

  • Apply for VA Educational Benefits using the Veterans Online Application here http://gibill.va.gov/
  • The VA will provide you with a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). Once you receive it, you must send it to the Office of the Registrar as an email attachment addressed to sabate@endicott.edu or by fax to 978-232-2255 with the title of “VA Educational Benefits”. 
  • Request Transcripts. Endicott College Accepts up to 85 transfer credits toward a bachelor’s degree. To request your official military transcript, please visit the Join Services Transcript website here https://jst.doded.mil/official.html

Title 38 United States Code Section 3679 (e) 

Endicott College does not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits. Note: A Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits. ”GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.”

Program of Study Statement 

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As you apply for admission, the Office of Admission recognizes you may not be ready to select a program of study (major). However, we ask that you select the program you are learning toward the most. You can change your major once you have been accepted and/or have enrolled at the College (as long as you meet the admission requirements and there is space available in the program). Beginning in a particular program allows you to immediately start in classes within that program to determine if it is the right fit for you. Your first year you will combine classes within your selected major and classes form our Liberal Arts Core Curriculum requirements. 

If you are not learning toward a particular major or are interested in designing your own major through our Individualized Major program, please select Liberal studies

If you decide to change your program of study after admission is offered, you must request a change in writing to the Office 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. Official Final Transcripts must be sent through a secure online document system and include the date of graduation or can be sent by mail and must include the date of graduation, the signature of a school official, and the embossed seal of the High School or be on official transcript paper. 

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 encourage you to schedule a tour, an information session and interview to personally meet with a member of our admission staff. Your visit allows us to become more acquainted with you and your family while you obtain a closer look at Endicott.

We are open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and select Saturdays during the academic year.  Please visit us online at https://apply.endicott.edu/visit or call the Office of Admission at (978) 921-1000, to schedule a visit.

Spring Semester Admission

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Students may 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. Because of 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.

Advanced Placement

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The College participates in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board. Course exemption and/or credit will be awarded to students presenting scores of 3 or higher on AP examinations except for math and science exams, which require a minimum score of 4. Detailed information is available on our website at  www.endicott.edu/registrar.  Students should request that their scores be sent to the Office of Admission directly from the College Board (Code 3369). Once the scores have been evaluated, students will be notified of any advanced standing awarded.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

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Students may take advantage of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and receive credit for certain courses. CLEP examinations cover material taught in courses that most students take as requirements in the first two years of college. Endicott will award the same amount of credit to students earning satisfactory scores on the CLEP examination to students successfully completing that course.

Deferring Admission

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Students who are interested in deferring their enrollment must submit their request in writing to the Office of Admission with a specific reason and details regarding what they will be doing for the deferral time period - email all requests to admission@endicott.edu . If the student does not enroll as a full-time degree-seeking student at another institution (12 credits or less), most requests are granted. Deferral requests must be received by July 31st for the fall semester and December 31st for the spring semester.

Upon approval by the Office of Admission, a student must submit a non-refundable $500 Enrollment/Continuation Deposit for the original semester (and deposit deadline) they were admitted. They will be invoiced for a second $500 non-refundable deferral payment to hold their place for the approved future semester/year. The payment will be applied to their student account when enrolled at the College. Should the student not enroll at the College, both the deposit and payment will be retained.

Social Media Statement

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As a practice, the College in general and in particular the Office of Admission does not monitor social media platforms for content regarding prospective students. However, when posting information on the internet, please keep in mind that you are responsible for your statements and any consequences that may arise. If subjects of inappropriate nature are brought to our attention, it may lead up to and include rescinding an offer of admission to the College. Please think about how you represent yourself, not only to the higher education community, but to your friends, family, future employers, and the community at large.

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.