Requirements for degrees or other forms of academic recognition 

Graduation with an Associate’s Degree

To be eligible for graduation with an Associate in Science Degree from NEIT,
a student must:
1. successfully complete all courses listed in the curriculum he or she is pursuing;
2. have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0;
3. complete the last 34 quarter credit hours at NEIT as a residency requirement;
4. have received credit for the balance of the program; and
5. fulfill all financial obligations to the College.

Residency requirements may be partially waived with the written permission of the Office of Teaching and Learning.

 

Graduation with a Bachelor’s Degree

To be eligible for graduation from NEIT with a Bachelor of Science Degree, a student must:
1. successfully complete all courses listed in the curriculum he or she is pursuing;
2. have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0;
3. complete the last 60 quarter credit hours at NEIT as a residency requirement;
4. have received credit for the balance of the program; and
5. fulfill all financial obligations to the College.

Residency requirements may be partially waived with the written permission of the Office of Teaching and Learning.

General Graduation Information

The formal graduation ceremony is limited to students who complete all requirements for a degree on or before the end of the spring quarter.

Admission to the Master’s Degree Program in Occupational Therapy

New England Institute of Technology’s Admission Policy states that a candidate for admission to the master’s degree program must have an associate’s degree in occupational therapy and be currently certified as an occupational therapy assistant (COTA). Students entering the master’s degree program will be assessed for skill levels in writing and mathematics to determine their readiness to begin advanced level college work. Students whose assessment results show math, and/or writing skills below the required levels must satisfactorily complete courses designed to strengthen those skills before re-applying for the master’s degree program in occupational therapy.

The application procedure consists of the following:
1. Applicants must schedule an interview with a college admissions officer.
2. Applicants must submit an application for enrollment along with the non-refundable application fee. Applications may be obtained from NEIT or completed online at www.neit.edu.
3. Applicants must provide a certificate, signed by a physician, confirming that they have been immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella, that they have received a booster dose of tetanus and diphtheria (Td) within the last ten years, and 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine or a positive titer.
4. Demonstrated ability to enter a bachelor’s degree-level writing course as evidenced by a writing sample administered and scored by the NEIT Academic Skills Center (ASC) staff.
5. Completion of math classes or transfer credit equivalent to MA 120 or MA 325. Students who have not taken one of these math courses will be placed in the appropriate math class as evidenced by a math placement assessment administered and scored by NEIT ASC staff. Students who have taken or place into MA 120 will take MA 325 in the MSOT curriculum.

All potential students must submit to their admissions officer:
1. proof of current certification as an occupational therapy assistant by National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy,
2. transcript showing courses and associate’s degree completed from an ACOTE accredited educational institution,
3. letter of recommendation from a current or recent (within the last 3 years) employer attesting to the applicant’s professional skills and ability to successfully complete a master’s-degree-level education program in occupational therapy, and
4. an official transcript for Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Arts/Foreign Language and Communications bachelor core courses taken at other institutions. 
 

NEIT reserves the right to refuse admission to any student for any reason other than race, color, religious belief, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability.