Admission to the Associate Degree Programs

Acceptance Criteria
A candidate for admission to the associate degree program must have one of the following:

  1. A high school diploma;
  2. A recognized high school equivalency certificate; or,
  3. Verification of completion of a secondary school education in a home school setting that qualifies as an exemption from compulsory school attendance requirements under State law.

Application Procedures

  1. Applicants must schedule an interview with a college admissions officer.
  2. Applicants must submit an application for enrollment along with the nonrefundable application fee. Applications may be obtained from NEIT or completed online at https://www.neit.edu/Admissions/Apply-Online.
  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 (10) years, and 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine or a positive titer.

Additional Requirements

Students entering an associate degree program will be assessed for skill levels in reading, writing and mathematics to determine their readiness to begin standard college work. Students whose assessment results show math, reading, and/or writing skills below college level may either be eligible to enroll in courses designed to strengthen those skills which they must satisfactorily complete before registering for technical courses, or they may be denied admission, unless exempt from this requirement by written consent of the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL).

Individual programs may have additional requirements; consult with an Admissions Officer.

Acceptance

The student will be notified by the Admission’s Office once an admission decision has been made.  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.

Admission to the Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Acceptance Criteria

A candidate for admission to the bachelor’s degree program must have the following:

  1. An Associate in Science Degree from an accredited institution or be otherwise eligible for junior-level standing; and
  2. For a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (out of 4.0). For all other bachelor’s degree programs, a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (out of 4.0) is required.

Application Procedures

  1. Applicants must schedule an interview with a college admissions officer.
  2. Applicants must submit an application for enrollment along with the nonrefundable application fee. Applications may be obtained from NEIT or completed online at https://www.neit.edu/Admissions/Apply-Online.
  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 (10) years, and 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine or a positive titer.
  4. Applicants to a bachelor’s degree program from institutions other than NEIT must submit an official post-secondary institution transcript to the Office of Teaching and Learning. To be considered official, transcripts must be received by NEIT directly from the issuing institution. If the student is to deliver transcripts, they must be in sealed, unopened envelopes and certified with the official seal of the issuing institution.

Additional Requirement

If a student does not have the appropriate prerequisite course(s), the student must complete those course(s) during the first or second quarter of the bachelor’s program.

NEIT associate degree students who anticipate completing all technical courses required of the associate in science degree curriculum, yet need up to 8 liberal arts credits to earn their associate degree, will be accepted into the bachelor of science program contingent upon their ability to compete the outstanding associate level course requirements during the first quarter of the bachelor’s program.

Individual programs may have additional requirements; consult with an Admissions Officer.

Acceptance

The student will be notified by the Admission’s Office once an admission decision has been made.

  • Direct – Student meets all requirements for admission to the bachelor’s degree program
  • Provisional – Student’s admission is based on his/her successful completion of appropriate prerequisite coursework, planned or in progress, during the first or second quarter of the bachelor’s program. NEIT reserves the right to cancel a student’s admission if prerequisite or liberal arts courses referred to in Additional Requirements (above) are not completed in the required quarter.
  • Denied – Student does not meet criteria or requirements for admission to the bachelor’s degree program.

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.

Admission to the RN to BSN Program

Acceptance Criteria

A candidate for admission to the RN to BSN degree program must have the following:

  1. A transcript from a previous post-secondary institution verifying graduation with a nursing degree or diploma from an accredited institution of nursing with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and completion of the following prerequisite courses (or equivalent) with a C or better:
    • BIO 103/104: Comprehensive Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
    • BIO 124/125: Comprehensive Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab
    • BIO 122 Microbiology
    • EN 102 English II
    • PS 140: Lifespan Development
    • SO 203: Sociology
    • Humanities Elective
    • Humanities Elective
    • Up to 58 credits for foundational liberal arts and science courses of "C" or better.
  1. Must be academically qualified to sit for the NCLEX-RN but may take up to two quarters of general education and NUR 300 level courses while they are preparing for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam.
  2. Proof of a valid, unencumbered RN license from any state in the United States or U.S. territory prior to student’s third quarter of enrollment.

Application Procedures

  1. Schedule a phone interview with a college admissions officer.
  2. Submit an application for enrollment along with the non-refundable application fee. Applications may be obtained from NEIT or completed online at https://www.neit.edu/Admissions/Apply-Online.
  3. Arrange to have official transcripts from all college’s previously attended sent to the NEIT admission’s department.
  4. Submit a copy of your Registered Nurse license if you have one.

Admission to the Master’s Degree Programs

Acceptance Criteria

A candidate for admission to the master’s degree program must have or submit the following:

Master’s Degree in Information Technology

  1. A bachelor’s degree in IT or its equivalent from an accredited institution;
  2. A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (out of 4.0); and,
  3. An essay (see your Admission’s Officer).

Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy

  1. An associate’s degree in occupational therapy from an ACOTE-accredited educational institution;
  2. Current certification as an occupational therapy assistant by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (COTA).
  3. A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (out of 4.0).
  4. An essay (see your Admissions Officer).
  5. Eligibility to enter MA 300 Statistics.
  6. Readiness to begin advanced level college work as determined by an assessment of skill levels in writing.

Application Procedures (All Programs)

  1. Applicants must schedule an interview with a college Admission’s Officer.
  2. Applicants must submit an application for enrollment along with the nonrefundable application fee. Applications may be obtained from NEIT or completed online at https://www.neit.edu/Admissions/Apply-Online.
  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. Applicants to a master’s degree program who are attending or graduated from institutions other than NEIT must submit an official post-secondary institution transcript to the Office of Teaching and Learning. To be considered official, transcripts must be received by NEIT directly from the issuing institution. If the student is to deliver transcripts, they must be in sealed, unopened envelopes and certified with the official seal of the issuing institution.

Acceptance

The student will be notified by the Admission’s Office once an admission decision has been made.

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.

Admission with Advanced Standing

Applicants may be admitted with advanced standing at the discretion of the Office of Teaching and Learning. Consideration is given to the following:

  1. Credits from an accredited post-secondary institution. An official transcript must be submitted to the Office of Teaching and Learning. Academic credit will be given only to courses in which a student earned a “C” or above (transfer credit). A grade of “B” or above is required for transfer of credits for the Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  2. Credits through CLEP and challenge exams (challenge credit authorized by department chairs or the Director of Academic Skills).
  3. Credit may be extended for past work experience which represents college level skills or competencies and can be properly documented, verified, and related to educational objectives through the submission of a portfolio (portfolio review credit).

Contact the Office of Teaching and Learning, (401) 467-7744 Ext. 3438, for more detailed information.

Credit for Life, Military, and Work Experience

New England Institute of Technology allows technical and general education credit for military, life, and work experience providing this experience is college-level, is related to the student’s educational objectives, and can be properly documented and verified through the submission of a portfolio. Students desiring more information about credit for life and work experience should contact the Office of Teaching and Learning.

Transfer of Credit Policy

New England Institute of Technology will accept transfer credits from another accredited post-secondary institution which meet the following conditions:

  1. An official transcript from the institution at which the coursework was completed must be submitted to the Office of Teaching and Learning.
  2. The course(s) for which transfer credit is requested are equivalent in both credit hours and content to the theory and/or lab course(s) offered at NEIT. The student may be required to provide college catalog descriptions from the original institution for equivalency to be determined.
  3. Coursework will be evaluated for current relevancy; therefore, math, science, and technical courses must have been completed within 3 years of enrollment at NEIT while all other courses must have been completed within 10 years of enrollment at NEIT.
  4. The student earned a grade of “C” (73%) or above in the course. A grade of “B” (83%) or above is required for transfer of credits for the Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  5. The student has not already attempted and failed the course at NEIT.
  6. Transcripts must be received prior to the second class session of the class for any course in which the student is currently enrolled for consideration of transfer credit.
  7. Transfer coursework for which credit is awarded will be recorded on the student’s transcript without a grade designation and therefore will not be calculated in the student’s grade point average but will be counted in computing satisfactory academic progress.
  8. Requests for transfer credit from institutions located outside the U.S. will be evaluated on an individual basis with consideration of the above conditions.
  9. A maximum of 50 transfer credits may be accepted.

Students may petition the Office of Teaching and Learning for consideration of special circumstances.

Upon completion of the credit review process, students will receive written notification of the NEIT courses for which transfer credit was accepted.

Associate Degree in Applied Technical Studies

The Associate Degree in Applied Technical Studies is designed for students who have previously gained skills and knowledge in specific occupations. The flexible curriculum for this degree is tailored to meet the student’s professional and career goals and is chosen from selected technical courses by the student and the Assistant Provost. Admission to the program is limited to adult learners with work or military experience. Students desiring more information about the degree should contact the Office of Teaching and Learning.