Feb 28, 2021  
2005-2006 Human Services Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2005-2006 Human Services Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admissions Information


In accordance with its mission, Springfield College’s School of Human Services seeks applicants who are motivated to achieve social and economic justice and who embody the principles of Humanics, community partnership and academic excellence.

The Schools students are a diverse group; they come from all backgrounds, range in age from the mid-20s to the late 60s and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom. The curriculum relies on this breadth of diversity and experience. Applicants should be prepared to participate fully and contribute to the educational environment.

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Admissions Requirements

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Undergraduate applicants must demonstrate commitment to human services, have a high school degree (or its equivalent), and, because the program is intended to be completed in 16 to 24 months of full-time enrollment, applicants must be able to either transfer in at least 30 credits from other accredited colleges or achieve these credits through the School’s prior learning process (see Prior Learning section).

Application Procedure

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  1. Fill out the application form and submit it with the $10 application fee.
  2. Attach an up-to-date copy of your resume to the application.
  3. Submit official transcripts from all accredited colleges attended. Transcripts from unaccredited colleges may also be submitted and will be considered as possible sources for prior learning credit (see Prior Learning section).
  4. Submit proof of high school graduation or attainment of GED. A copy of your high school diploma or a copy of your final high school transcript with graduation date may be submitted as proof of high school graduation. For students who have attended other colleges, many college transcripts will list high school graduation dates.
  5. Schedule an interview and writing assessment session with the local Admissions Office. Interviews are designed to give applicants an opportunity to explain their professional and academic history and to discuss their future goals. For the interview to be most helpful, the applicant should bring a copy of his/her resume, official transcripts, and all certificates of training.
  6. Schedule a writing assessment session with the local Admissions Office. Because the program is writing-intensive, all applicants are required to take a writing assessment as part of the application process. Writing ability is one of the factors considered in the admissions decision.

Other types of assessment may be offered to assist the applicant and his/her advisor to better plan a course of study.

International Student Application Procedure

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  1. Fill out the application form and submit it with the $10 application fee.
  2. Submit proof of an education equivalent to a high school diploma. To assist with the determination of educational equivalency, all foreign credentials must be evaluated by an international transcript evaluation service. The completed evaluation should be submitted with the application materials.
  3. Contact the admissions coordinator at the campus you would like to attend to arrange an interview.
  4. Submit evidence of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the English language. The TOEFL test may be submitted to fulfill this requirement.
  5. Submit a financial guarantee statement, which may be obtained from the campus. A strictly enforced regulation of the United States Immigration Service makes it necessary for us to receive a guarantee of your financial support for the period of time you will be here for study. An accepted international student must deposit $1,000, which will be credited toward tuition charges, before the College will issue the U.S. Governments Immigration Form I-20.

Admissions Deadlines

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Listed below are each campus’s priority deadlines for submission of applications. Applications may be accepted after the priority deadlines based on space. Contact the campus for space availability.

    May   September   January
Boston
Charleston
Los Angeles/Inglewood
Manchester
Milwaukee
San Diego
Springfield
St. Johnsbury
Tampa
Wilmington
  March 15
April 15
April 15
March 30
April 13
April 15
February 1
April 14
April 1
April 1
  June 15
August 15
August 15
July 31
August 10
August 17
June 1
August 5
August 1
August 1
  November 15
December 15
December 15
November 30
December 15
December 15
October 1
December 9
December 1
December 1

Please note: applicants for financial aid should understand that applying after the priority deadline may mean reduced financial aid awards for that academic year.

Application Review

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Once the applicant has completed the application process by submitting all required documents, the campuss Admissions Committee reviews the file. The committee carefully reads all application materials to find evidence of the applicants commitment to human services, ability to succeed in the program, and ability to complete the program in four to six terms. Because the committee reviews files as they are completed, it is advantageous for candidates to complete their application files as soon as possible.

Admissions Decisions

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Applicants who meet admissions requirements will be accepted for admissions; applicants who do not will be denied. All decisions will be communicated via mail. Denied applicants may reapply for admissions and should contact the campus Admissions Office to discuss their reapplication files.

Admissions Decision Appeal Policy

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An applicant may appeal an admissions decision by submitting a written appeal to the Dean of the School of Human Services. An appeal should include all pertinent information the applicant believes should be taken into account in reviewing the admissions decision. Upon receipt of the written appeal and supporting documentation, the Dean reviews the appeal and renders a decision. Applicants are notified in writing of the Deans decision, which is final. Note: Applicants may not register for or attend classes while the appeal is being reviewed.

Deferred Admission

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, applicants accepted into the term to which theyve applied may need to defer enrollment. Notification of intent to defer should be made in writing to the Admissions Office of the campus to which the applicant is accepted. If applying for financial aid, the applicant should also notify the financial aid coordinator at that campus, as deferring may impact financial aid. Applicants may defer their enrollment for up to a year, after which point they have to reapply.

Readmittance

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Students whose enrollment has lapsed for more than one year are required to seek readmittance through the admissions office at the local campus. Students must settle all accounts prior to reenrollment.

Changes in Admission

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The College reserves the right to make whatever changes in admission requirements, fees, charges, tuition, instructors, regulations and academic programs at its sole discretion prior to the start of any class or term. The College also reserves the right to divide, cancel or reschedule classes or programs if enrollment or other factors so require.