Requirements and procedures and policies related to admissions

Admission to the Associate’s Degree Programs

A candidate for admission to the Associate’s Degree program must have a high school diploma or have earned a recognized equivalency diploma.  Individual programs may have additional requirements.

Students entering an Associate’s 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 must satisfactorily complete courses designed to strengthen those skills before registering for technical courses unless exempt from this requirement by written consent of the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL).

Admission to the Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Students entering a Bachelor’s Degree program are required to have an associate degree or to be otherwise eligible for junior-level standing and to have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (out of 4.0).
If a student does not have the appropriate prerequisite course(s), the student will need to complete those course(s) during the first or second quarter of the bachelor’s program.

Application Procedure

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 (10) years, and 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine or a positive titer.
4. Applicants to a bachelor degree program from institutions other than NEIT must submit a post-secondary institution transcript to the Office of Teaching and Learning.

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 POLICY

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).
2. Credits through CLEP and challenge exams (challenge credit).
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).

 

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. 
 

Admission to the Master's Degree Information Technology 

Applicants for admissions to the proposed Master of Science in Information Technology will complete each of the following steps:

1. Complete an interview with a college admissions officer.
2. Submit an application for enrollment including a personal statement along with the non-refundable application fee.  Applications may be obtained from NEIT or completed online at www.neit.edu.
3. Submit an official transcript showing courses and evidence of a baccalaureate degree in Information Technology or a related program from a regionally accredited educational institution to an Admissions Officer.

Additional Information
• The admissions criteria are meant to be respectful of the NEIT open admissions philosophy, yet ensure that people entering the MSIT degree program are academically prepared to complete graduate level work. Admissions preference for the first class of 25 students, projected to begin fall of 2012, will be given to applicants who have completed all aspects of the admissions process.
• The Office of Teaching and Learning will evaluate transcripts to determine that an associate’s degree and a baccalaureate degree have been earned.
• NEIT reserves the right to refuse admission to any student for any reason other than race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, age or disability.
• A maximum of two graduate courses may be transferred to NEIT.

 

  

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.

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