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Transfer Student Admission

Deadlines for Transfer Admission Applications

Applicants who have enrolled at another institution and are interested in enrolling at Endicott are welcome to submit an application to transfer.

Admission and Financial Aid Deadline—Fall Semester: March 15
Admission and Financial Aid Deadline—Spring Semester: December 15*
Decision Notification: Applicants are notified on a rolling basis

Transfer Application Checklist: Application, $50 application fee, essay, secondary school transcript, college transcript (if in first-year semester or currently taking classes please submit the Mid-Semester Transfer Report Form), Transfer Recommendation Form, letter of recommendation, test scores (optional for all programs with the exception of nursing, education licensure programs, and athletic training).

Transfer Credits

Undergraduate Programs:

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

Endicott 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.”

Accepted transfer credits are counted as credits toward 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.

This policy does not apply to students in the following majors: education and nursing. Please see the information for these programs provided below.

  • Education Programs

    Endicott College offers a number of programs in its School of Education. Each program has specific course and credit requirements for each year of study. Transfer students should review those requirements as noted in the School of Education Academic Programs section of the Endicott Catalog and present a course syllabus for any courses which may satisfy those requirements and a transcript from the previous program for evaluation by the school dean.

    A maximum of 85 credits may be transferred to Endicott. Twenty-four of the last 30 credits must be taken at Endicott to receive a degree. Students’ cumulative GPAs are determined only by courses taken at Endicott.


  • Nursing Program

    A student who seeks to transfer from another school into the Endicott School of Nursing must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

    Transfer credit for science courses is awarded only if the course was completed with a “C” or better within seven years of matriculation at Endicott.

    To request transfer credit for a nursing course taken at another institution, the applicant must present a course syllabus for each nursing course and a transcript from the previous program for evaluation by the Nursing Faculty Committee. The applicant may be required to take examination(s) to assess previous learning.

    A maximum of 85 credits may be transferred to Endicott. One hundred twenty-six to 128 credits are required to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Twenty-four of the last 30 credits must be taken at Endicott to receive a degree. Students’ cumulative GPAs are determined only by courses taken at Endicott.


  • RN to BSN Nursing Program

    For bachelor’s degree programs, a maximum of 85 transfer credits from other accredited colleges may be applied to the Endicott bachelor’s 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 from colleges or universities, must be received to transfer credit to Endicott. Students must be matriculated before transfer credits can be added to the Endicott transcript.

    To request transfer credit for a nursing course taken at another institution, the applicant must present a course syllabus for each nursing course and a transcript from the previous program for evaluation by the nursing faculty committee. The applicant may be required to take examination(s) to assess previous learning. RN students may be awarded toward the bachelor’s degree program, a maximum of 39 credits in transfer from their associate-level degree coursework. If accepted, these credits may fulfill the requirements of: Fundamentals of Nursing (NU 210), Care of Adults (NU 211), Psychosocial Nursing (NU 316), Care of Childbearing Families (NU 313), Care of Children (NU 314), and Acute Care Nursing (NU 410).

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Credits

    Endicott 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 for classes is listed below and found at 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.

    AP Exam

    Minimum Grade

    for Awarding Credit

    Number of Semester Hours

    Endicott Course(s) Equivalent

    Art History

    3

    3

    ART101

    Art 2D Design

    3

    3

    ART 115

    Art 3D Design

    3

    3

    ART 205

    Biology

    4

    4

    BIO 102/102L

    Calculus AB

    4

    3

    MTH 135

    Calculus BC

    4

    6 Total

    MTH 135 (3 credits) and

    MTH 136 (3 credits)

    6 Credits Total

    Chemistry

    4

    4

    CHE105/105L

    Chinese Language and Culture

    3

    3

    CHI 2XX

    Computer Science Principles

    4

    3

    CSC 101

    Computer Science A

    4

    3

    CSC 101

    Drawing and Comp

    3

    3

    ART 105

    Macroeconomics

    3

    3

    ECN 201

    Microeconomics

    3

    3

    ECN 202

    English Language and Composition

    3

    3

    ENG 111

    English Literature and Composition

    3

    3

    ENG 102

    Environmental Science

    4

    4

    ENV 220

    European History

    3

    3

    HST 101

    French Language and Culture

    3

    3

    FR 201

    German Language

    3

    3

    LST 108

    Comparative Government and Politics

    3

    3

    POL 110

    United States Government and Politics

    3

    3

    POL 213

    Human Geography

    3

    3

    IST 325

    Italian Language and Culture

    3

    3

    ITL 201

    Japanese Language and Culture

    3

    3

    LST 108

    Latin

    3

    3

    LST 108

    Music Theory

    3

    3

    MUS201

    Physics 1: Algebra-Based

    4

    4

    PHY 107/107L

    Physics 2: Algebra-Based

    4

    4

    PHY 108/108L

    Physics C: Mechanics

    4

    4

    PHY 201/201L

    Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

    4

    4

    PHY 202/202L

    Psychology

    3

    3

    PSY 100

    Spanish Language and Culture

    3

    3

    SP 2XX

    Spanish Literature and Culture

    3

    3

    ENG 210

    Statistics

    4

    3

    MTH 126

    Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio

    3

    3

    ART 105

    United States History

    3

    3

    HST 103

    World History

    3

    3

    HST 110

     

     

     

     

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  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

    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.

    Course Name

    Minimum Grade for Credit

    Credit Hours Awarded

    Business:

     

     

    Financial Accounting

    50

    3

    Information Systems

    50

    3

    Introductory Business Law

    50

    3

    Principles of Management

    50

    3

    Composition & Literature:

     

     

    American Literature

    50

    6

    Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

    50

    6

    College Composition

                        N/A                     N/A

    College Composition Modular

                        N/A                     N/A

    English Literature

    50

    6

    Humanities

    50

    6

    Foreign Languages:

     

     

    French Language Level I

    50

    6

    French Language Level II

    59

    12

    German Language Level I

    50

    6

    German Language Level II

    63

    12

    Spanish Language Level I

    50

    6

    History & Social Sciences:

     

     

    American Government

    50

    3

    History of the United States I

    50

    3

    History of the United States II

    50

    3

    Human Growth and Development

    50

    3

    Introduction to Educational Psychology

    50

    3

    Introductory Psychology

    50

    3

    Introductory Sociology

    50

    3

    Principles of Macroeconomics

    50

    3

    Principles of Microeconomics

    50

    3

    Social Sciences and History

    50

    6

    Western Civilization I

    50

    3

    Western Civilization II

    50

    3

    Science & Mathematics:

     

     

    Biology

    50

    6

    Calculus

    50

    3

    Chemistry

    50

    6

    College Algebra

    50

    3

    College Mathematics

    50

    6

    Natural Sciences

    50

    6

    Precalculus

    50

    3

     
  • 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 (six) 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.


  • Military Families

    Endicott accepts up to 85 transfer credits toward a bachelor’s degree. To request your official military transcript, please visit the Joint Services Transcript website: jst.doded.mil. 

    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 Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits using the Veterans Online Application.
    • 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. To request your official military transcript, please visit the Joint Services Transcript website: jst.doded.mil.

    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 website.”

    Endicott Catalog 

Graduate Programs:

A maximum of six credits obtained at another institution may be accepted toward a graduate degree program provided it either fulfills a degree requirement or is application as an elective course. The transfer courses that may be considered must carry graduate credit earned from a regionally accredited institution, carry grades of “B” or better, and not have been used to fulfill degree requirements at other institutions.
  • Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies
    At the time of matriculation, students may request transfer of not more than six graduate credits that have been completed at regionally accredited institutions. The courses must be relevant to the program of study, must show a final grade of “B” or higher, and must not have been used to fulfill degree requirements at other institutions. Courses from the Naval Postgraduate School, The United States Army War College, and other Professional Military Education institutions are eligible for transfer on a case-by-case basis.
  • Master of Education Programs
    At the time of matriculation, students may request transfer of not more than six graduate credits completed at other accredited institutions. Only courses relevant to the program of study in which a student has received a grade of “B” or better will be accepted. Courses completed more than five years prior to the student’s acceptance into their present program will not be considered for transfer credit.

Endicott College Van Loan School of Professional Studies:

  • Van Loan School Undergraduate—Associate
    For associate degree programs, a maximum of 32 transfer credits from other accredited colleges may be applied to an Endicott associate degree. Grades of “C” or better may be accepted, and no more than six credits may carry a “C-” grade.
  • Van Loan School Undergraduate—Bachelor’s
    Provided they fit the curriculum of the major and degree, a maximum of 85 transfer credits may be applied to an Endicott bachelor’s degree program. Grades of “C” or better will be accepted and no more than six may carry a “C-” grade. To facilitate the official awarding of transfer credit on your Endicott transcript, official transcripts should be mailed to Van Loan. Students must be matriculated before transfer credits can be added to the Endicott 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 maximum of 85 credits, including any ACE credits that apply to the student’s program of study, may be counted toward completion of the bachelor’s degree at Endicott. A maximum of 32 transfer credits may be counted toward completion of an associate degree at Endicott.

Prior Learning Assessments:

Endicott recognizes that not all education occurs in a classroom, and that adults may have acquired college-level knowledge through work and life experiences. Endicott offers Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) courses as noted below. For more information about this program, please contact Enid Larsen at elarsen@endicott.edu.

Determination of credit is made by discipline experts. Credit is awarded for:

  • College- or graduate-level learning
  • Learning that has a balance between theory and practical application
  • Material that is appropriate to academic context
  • Undergraduate Level Prior Learning Assessment (PLA 100 course)

    Your collective work and life experience may earn you:

    • Up to 15 credits toward an associate degree
    • Up to 30 credits toward a bachelor’s degree
  • Master's & Doctoral Level Prior Learning Assessment (PLA 500, PLA 700 courses)

    Your collective work and life experience may earn you:

    • Up to six credits toward a master’s degree
    • Up to six credits toward a doctoral degree

Articulation Agreements:

Endicott College has articulation agreements with the following institutions:

  • North Shore Community College Associate of Science, Criminal Justice
  • North Shore Community College Associate of Science, Fire Protection & Safety Technology
  • Urban College of Boston, Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education