Jul 25, 2024  
2024-2025 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Springfield College Catalog

Undergraduate Admissions - Transfer and Online


In accordance with its mission, Springfield College’s Transfer and Online programs seek applicants who embody a commitment to the principles of of Humanics, community partnership, and academic excellence.

Transfer and Online Admissions applicants come from all backgrounds and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom. More information about programs offered, the application, credit transfer, and more is available at springfield.edu/transfer.

The following information is included here:

Additional information is also available on the Admissions home page on the Springfield College website.


Admissions Requirements

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To be considered for admissions through the Office of Transfer and Online Admissions, students must have a high school diploma or GED and have a minimum of 12 equivalent college credits from any combination of the following:

  • Official college transcripts from a regionally accredited institution

  • International post-secondary transcripts officially certified by World Education Services (WES), the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.

  • Official Joint Services Transcripts (JST), Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Transcripts, or Coast Guard Institute Transcripts.

  • CLEP, DANTES, or DSST college-equivalency examination results.

  • For online students only: Credits earned through professional or organizational training programs or industry recognized licensure programs that regional and online programs has an established articulation in place. For example CDA, EMT, Paramedic, Fire or Police Academies, Community Action Partnership, National Head Start, Certified Addictions Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor, BEST Apprenticeship Program, CADAC, LAC, LCDC, CSAC, Child Development Associate, CNA, LPN, RN, or the YMCA. 

Application Procedure

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Students wishing to apply for admission as a transfer and online student must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete a transfer and online application before the deadline for the desired term of entry. On campus transfer students have the option of completing a Transfer Common Application or the Springfield College Transfer and Online application. Online students must complete the Springfield College Transfer and Online application.

  2. Submit evidence of high school completion. This can be an official high school transcript with date of graduation, the actual diploma (online students only) or an original GED certificate.  

  3. Submit all required documents: transcripts, certificates of completion, standardized testing results documenting the earning, awarding, or recommending of 12 college-equivalent credits discussed in paragraph 2) a. Above.

  4. Submit a personal essay. The essay may be typed and submitted directly to the Office of Transfer and Online Admissions. The essay should be a statement that addresses the reason(s) for transferring and the objectives the student hopes to achieve. The essay must be the applicant’s own original work. Plagiarism and use of AI are grounds for denial.

  5. On campus transfer students must submit a transfer college report from each previously attended college or university. The transfer college report must be completed by the Dean of Students or equivalent at each school and emailed directly from the former school to Springfield College.

  6. Optionally, students may select to submit a letter of recommendation.

  7. Students seeking admission to the Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, or Athletic Training programs must also submit required supplement application questions and letters of recommendation for the respective program.

  8. If admitted, the academic advising office will create a transfer credit evaluation that will be provided to the student. Students should consider their transfer credit evaluation and financial aid award prior to submitting their nonrefundable enrollment deposit ($300 for on campus students, $150 for online students). Once enrollment is confirmed, the academic advising center will be in touch with next steps for students. Failure to complete this process, including appropriate next steps and supplying the necessary supporting documents before the start of classes on the part of the student will result in the delay to the next term.

Admissions Deadlines

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Transfer and Online Admissions operates on a rolling admissions basis. All applicants are reviewed once the application and all required supporting credentials have been received.

  • Summer Entry (online students only)

    • May 1: Application Deadline

    • May 8: Application Completion Deadline

  • Fall Entry 

    • July 1: Preferred Application Deadline (on campus students only)

    • August 15: Application Completion Deadline

  • Spring Entry

    • December 1: Preferred Application Deadline (on campus students only)

    • January 5: Application Completion Deadline

*The Physician Assistant Studies program is a fall entry only program. Applicants must submit their application and all required credentials by April 15.

Please note for online students: applicants for financial aid should understand that applying after the 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 file is reviewed. All application materials are reviewed to evaluate demonstrated commitment to the program of interest, ability to succeed academically, and, for online students, the ability to complete the program in four to six terms. Files are reviewed as they are completed, so it is advantageous for candidates to complete the application process as soon as possible.

Admissions Decisions

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Applicants who meet admissions requirements will be accepted for admissions; applications who do not will either be deferred and advising to wait to acquired needed requirements and apply at a later time (if appropriate) or denied admission. All decisions will be communicated via mail and/or post-mail. All applications who are accepted before the completion of their current semester coursework should understand that acceptance is contingent upon successful completion of that year.

Deferred Admission

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, applicants accepted into the term to which they have applied may need to defer enrollment. Notification of intent to defer should be made in writing to the Office of Transfer and Online Admissions. If applying for financial aid, the applicant should also notify the Office of Financial Aid, as deferring may impact financial aid. Applicants may defer their enrollment for up to 12 months, after which point they have to reapply.

Enrollment in another institution, other than for language study in a foreign country, is not allowed. The College expects at least one report during the year from any student so deferred. Arrangements for these reports are to be made at the time of considering the request. The nonrefundable enrollment fee ($300 for on campus students, $150 for online students) will be due in order to defer admission.

Readmittance

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Students whose enrollment has lapsed for more than one year are required to seek readmittance through the Office of Transfer and Online Admissions. Students must settle all accounts prior to re-enrollment.

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.