Apr 19, 2019  
2010-2011 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    
2010-2011 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Programs


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Overview

The accelerated undergraduate programs offered at Endicott provide adult learners an opportunity to complete Associate and/or Bachelor degrees in the evening and Saturday, following an intensive format.

 Endicott’s programs acknowledge that adult students have a wealth of prior achievements and experiences. Students who have taken previous postsecondary courses, as well as students who can document work and life experiences, may be eligible to accelerate the completion of their degrees. After a review of transfer credits and an assessment of prior learning, students often find that they are well on their way to their desired degrees.

The following majors are available: Business Administration; Integrated Studies; Liberal Studies and Psychology.

Program Format

The program offers part-time study for working professionals in the evening and/or on Saturdays. Courses typically meet from 6-10 p.m., one evening a week for five to eight weeks, depending on course content.   Saturday courses are also offered.  Students spend an additional four hours of study a week to prepare for group assignments.

Special Offerings for Endicott College Alumni

Academic advisors at the Van Loan School work closely with former Endicott students who wish to complete the Associate degree and with Endicott Associate graduates who wish to finish a Bachelor degree. The School offers tuition discounts to Endicott Associate graduates who matriculate into an campus-based Endicott Bachelor degree program.

January/Winter Intersession

The January/Winter Intersession is a three-week intensive term during which courses are offered for undergraduate students in an accelerated format. Both online and classroom courses are offered. The courses are open to Endicott undergraduate students and students from other colleges who need additional credits because they transferred colleges, need to repeat courses, or wish to accelerate their programs. Endicott undergraduates are required to obtain written approval of their course selections prior to enrollment in the Intersession.

Online Undergraduate Programs for Adult Learners

Endicott offers online Accelerated Bachelor and Associate degree program with majors in Business Administration, Psychology, and Liberal Studies.


Fifth Year Programs for Undergraduate Students

Full-time graduate programs are available to undergraduates in good standing who wish to earn a Master degree at Endicott following completion of their undergraduate studies.  The Master of Business Administration has a full-time intensive program through which a degree may be earned in one academic year, and other programs are under development.  All of the programs build on the graduates’ academic work at the undergraduate level. 

Admission to Bachelor and Associate Programs 

To qualify for Endicott’s accelerated programs; students should be at least 24 years of age and have a minimum of two years of significant, full-time work experience.

To be considered for admission, please send the following materials to Endicott College, Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915:

  • A completed application form with a non-refundable application fee of $25.00 (check made payable to Endicott College)
  • A 250-500 word essay explaining your professional goals
  • An official high school transcript or GED, sent directly to the Van Loan School’s Admissions Office at Endicott College
  • Official transcripts of any post-secondary work, sent directly to the Van Loan School’s Admissions Office at Endicott College
  • A letter of recommendation from a supervisor, professional colleague or instructor, sent directly to the Van Loan School’s Admissions Office at Endicott College
  • Scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) from students for whom English is not a first language

All admission requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted, or matriculated, in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before completion of 12 Endicott College credits.

Advising

An advising plan is developed for each student to outline the courses required for degree completion. Students may also check the College’s student data base for degree audit information.

Transfer Credits

For Associate degree programs, a maximum of 32 transfer credits from other accredited colleges may be applied to the Endicott Associate degree. Grades of “C” or better may be accepted, and no more than six credits may carry a “C-“ grade.

For Bachelor degree programs, a maximum of 85 transfer credits from other accredited colleges may be applied to the Endicott Bachelor degree provided the courses fit the curriculum of the major and the degree. Grades of “C” or better may be accepted, and no more than six credits may carry a “C-“ grade.

Official transcripts of previous college work, mailed directly to Endicott College from previous colleges or universities, must be received to transfer credit to Endicott. Students must be matriculated before transfer credits can be added to the Endicott College transcript.

American Council on Education:Transfer and Credit Equivalency

The American Council on Education (ACE) evaluates for college credit education and training programs including those offered in the military, the workplace, apprenticeship and training programs.  A matriculated student in the Adult Bachelor Program may submit an official ACE transcript to petition that the course equivalencies be considered as transfer credits.  A limit of 85 credits, including any ACE credits that apply to the student’s program of study, may be counted toward completion of the Bachelor degree at Endicott.  32 transfer credits may be counted toward completion of the Associate degree at Endicott.

Assessment of Prior Learning (APL 100)

Endicott College recognizes that not all learning occurs in a classroom and that adult learners may have acquired college-level learning through work and life experience. APL 100 provides adult students with the opportunity to accelerate the completion of their Bachelor degrees.

Assessment of Prior Learning (APL 100) is a three-credit, semester based course in which adult students are guided through an academic process to create a proficiency portfolio of case studies portraying significant work and life experience, substantiated with verifiable documentation of that learning.  Upon submission, each case study is evaluated individually for college credit.  College credit is awarded for learning, not just for experience, based upon Council for Adult Experiential Learning (CALE) academic and administrative standards.

 

APL uses many techniques to document college level learning experiences:

                        • Dynamic group discussion

                        • Work and life review

                        • Structured exercises

                        • Peer support

                        • Peer review and analysis

Students receive 3 credits for successful completion of APL 100. Bachelor candidates may forward a maximum of 85 credits toward the completion of the degree including any credits acquired through the APL process.  A Bachelor candidate may petition for a maximum of 30 APL credits.  An Associate degree candidate may also petiiton for 30 credits, of which 15 credits would apply to completion of the Associate degree with the remaining 15 credits held toward completion of a Bachelor program.

Senior Thesis

All Bachelor degree candidates are required to complete a senior thesis.  The skills and courses that are required as preparation for and completion of the Thesis include: basic mathematics, writing and computer skills; MTH 126 Applied Statistics, PSY 302 Research Methods, BUS/LST/PSY 489 Senior Thesis I,  BUS/LST/PSY 479 Research Project (a two semester course), and BUS/LST/PSY 490 Senior Thesis II.

Articulated Degree Completion Programs

The Articulated Accelerated Degree Completion program allows for a seamless transition from an Associate degree to a Bachelor degree, if the Associate degree was earned at colleges with which Endicott College is articulated. Located at or near the articulated college, these programs allow a student with an Associate degree to earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in as few as 25 months.

Final Residency at Endicott

A minimum of 30 credits must be earned at Endicott College, and 24 of the last 30 credits toward an undergraduate degree must be earned at Endicott College.  The last 24 undergraduate Residency credits are exclusive of credit earned through the Assessment of Prior Learning.

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