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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

New England Institute of Technology is fortunate to have a diverse student body that includes traditional high school graduates, transfer students who have attended other colleges/universities and adults that are looking to advance their careers or pursue new career paths.  New England Tech takes a very personal, holistic, and individual view of the admissions process and works with each type of student to ensure the admissions committee receives the appropriate academic information when making their admissions decision.  Please refer to the appropriate admissions requirement section.

Requirements Sections

CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Current high school students who wish to enter New England Institute of Technology to attain an associate degree and/or bachelor’s degree must complete the following steps:

Minimum Course Requirements

The minimum high school requirements for New England Tech admission are outlined below. These requirements apply to all students who are interested in pursuing an associate degree. Depending upon what type of program to which you are applying, you may also have to meet additional requirements.

English – 4 years

Math – 3 years

Health Sciences Programs Admissions Criteria

A candidate for admission to our Health Sciences programs must also submit the following:

  • A high school transcript showing a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Send official copies of all high school transcripts to documents@NEIT.edu.
  • Standardized Test Scores, required for admission to our Health Sciences programs.  A minimum of 1100 SAT (or ACT equivalent) is recommended. Please submit your SAT/ACT results to documents@NEIT.edu.
  • A successfully completed and passed Kaplan assessment for all Nursing applicants – call 800-736-7744 or email Admissions at neitadmissions@NEIT.edu to schedule yours.

Minimum Course Requirements

Students applying to our Health Sciences programs must meet the following minimum high school course requirements:

English – 4 years

Math – 3 years

Science – 3 years (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Physical Science)

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COLLEGE TRANSFER STUDENTS

Transfer Admissions Requirements

Students who have graduated from high school and/or attended college within the last three years are considered a transfer student. Please complete the following steps:

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ADULT STUDENTS

Applicants who have been out of high school and/or college for more than 3 years must complete the following steps:

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RN to BSN Applicants

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

  • BIO 107 Comprehensive Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
  • BIO 127 Comprehensive Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab
  • BIO 122 Microbiology
  • PS 140 Lifespan Development
  • SO 203 Social Problems
  • Two Humanities Electives
  • EN 100 Introduction to College Writing
  • Must be academically qualified to sit for the NCLEX-RN but may take up to two terms of liberal arts and NUR 400-level courses while they are preparing for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam.
  • Submit proof of a valid, unencumbered RN license from any state in the United States or U.S. territory before student’s third term of enrollment.
  • Submit a copy of your Registered Nurse license, if applicable, to documents@NEIT.edu.

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GRADUATE APPLICANTS

Each of our graduate programs has different admissions requirements. All New England Tech graduate applicants must complete the following core steps, please note that each program’s additional requirements are also listed below:

Next steps for all candidates applying to a graduate program at New England Tech:

  • Apply for admission online at New England Tech. Exception: Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate program, see specific program section for application information.
  • Submit a non-refundable $50 application fee online.
  • Submit ALL of your official college transcript(s) to documents@NEIT.edu.
  • Refer to applicable graduate program section for additional program-specific admission requirements.
  • Please note New England Tech does not require graduate applicants to submit graduate entrance exam scores.

Please see program-specific requirements at the links below:

 

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CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (MS)

A candidate for admission to our Construction Management (MS) program must have the following:

  • An undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Architecture (B.Arch. or B.S.), Architectural Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Interior Design, Construction Management, Planning, Business, Finance, Management or a degree in a related field from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (out of 4.0) in an appropriate bachelor’s degree program.
  • A personal statement that describes how obtaining a graduate degree from New England Institute of Technology will enable you to meet your personal goals as a professional in construction management (see your Admissions Officer for additional details).

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CYBERSECURITY DEFENSE (MS)

A candidate for admission to the Cybersecurity Defense (MS) program must have the following:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, information technology or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (out of 4.0) in an appropriate bachelor’s degree program.
  • A current resume that reflects considerable professional experience.
  • A personal statement that details your qualifications and interest in the program and how it will enable you to accomplish your professional goals (see your Admissions Officer for additional details).

 

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ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT (MS)

A candidate for admission to our Engineering Management (MS) program must have the following:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, engineering technology or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (out of 4.0) in an appropriate bachelor’s degree program.
  • A personal statement that describes how obtaining the Master of Science in Engineering degree from New England Institute of Technology will enable you to meet your personal career goals. Your statement should include your career goal(s) and a discussion of how NEIT’s unique learning environment is integral to achieving these goals (see your Admissions Officer for additional details).

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (MS)

A candidate for admission to our Information Technology (MS) program must have the following:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, information technology or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (out of 4.0) in an appropriate bachelor’s degree program.
  • A current resume that reflects considerable professional experience.
  • A personal statement that describes how obtaining a master's degree in Information Technology from New England Institute of Technology will enable you to meet your personal career goals. In your statement, specifically state your career goal(s) and discuss how NEIT’s unique learning environment is integral to achieving these goals (see your Admissions Officer for additional details).

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NURSING (MS)

A candidate for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program must have the following:

  • An official transcript showing courses and associate and baccalaureate degrees completed that are from an NLN, ACEN, CCNE or NLNCC accredited institution.
  • At least 1 year of clinical experience as an RN within the past 2 years.
  • An unencumbered United States license as a Registered Nurse.
  • Documentation of having successfully passed a bachelor-level statistics and health assessment course with a grade of B+ or better, if transferring the course from another institution.
  • A personal statement that describes how obtaining a master's degree in Nursing from New England Institute of Technology will enable you to meet your personal career goals. In your statement, specifically discuss your nursing background, including current nursing practice and educational history. Also discuss why you are applying to the MSN program and how your current work experience and achievement of this degree will contribute to nursing practice. Please also discuss your plans for completing the MSN program.

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (MS)

A candidate for admission to our Occupational Therapy (MS) program must have the following:

  • An associate degree in occupational therapy from an ACOTE-accredited educational institution;
  • Current certification as an occupational therapy assistant by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (COTA);
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (out of 4.0) in occupational therapy from an ACOTE-accredited educational institution.
  • A personal statement that responds to the following:
  • The mission of the NEIT Occupational Therapy program is to prepare Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants to become leaders in critical thinking and problem-solving for service management in health care and community programs.
  • In accordance with our program mission, please provide a concise and well-constructed response to ALL of the following key points (see your Admissions Officer for additional details).
  • In your own words, what does it mean to be a leader?
  • What compelled you to change your career path from COTA to OTR?
  • How do you envision yourself as a leader in the field of Occupational Therapy after completion of this degree?

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PUBLIC HEALTH (MS)

A candidate for admission to our Public Health (MS) program must have the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a health-related field (health care, community health, health sciences, management, nursing, psychology, health and wellness, etc.) from an accredited institution with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • A bachelor’s degree in any other field, along with 3 years or more of work experience in public health,
  • A professional resume indicating experience in public health (work for a state, local, tribal department of health, hospital, foundation, community health center, health coalition or advocacy group, health insurance, college research, or other public health related entity)
  • A personal statement describing your personal/career goals, your interest in public health, and how the Master of Public Health program at NEIT will help you reach those goals (see your Admissions Officer for additional details).

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POST-PROFESSIONAL DOCTOR OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (PP-OTD)

A candidate for admission to our Doctor of Occupational Therapy (PP-OTD) program must have the following:

  • Proof of a degree from a program accredited by the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). International students may submit proof of a bachelor’s degree approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT). Email this to documents@NEIT.edu.
  • Proof of being a certified occupational therapist. Please email a copy of your certificate from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy to documents@NEIT.edu.
  • A resume that demonstrates work experience in the field as a registered occupational therapist. Email resume to documents@NEIT.edu.
  • A reference who will act as your mentor outside of the university. Email reference contact information to documents@NEIT.edu.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in an ACOTE-accredited MSOT program is required.
  • Following a successful review of your application materials, you will be invited to interview with the department chair and assigned faculty prior to admission to the program.
  • Submit an admission essay defining the focused topic for doctoral work. Please email your essay to documents@NEIT.edu.  Below are the PP-OTD essay guidelines.

PP-OTD Essay Guidelines

Describe your goal in obtaining a post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy. Your essay should provide an overview of the focus and intent of your doctoral project. Reflect on the four graduate outcomes and select at least one which best identifies your focused doctoral study. Graduates will become:

  • global citizens specializing in the promotion of health, wellness and participation across the lifespan.
  • innovators of contemporary practice both in emerging and traditional settings.
  • engaged in scholarship in any area of practice or leadership role.
  • leaders in occupational therapy practice through entrepreneurship, academia or research.

The essay will be reviewed by two professors and must clearly articulate the focus of your study. Name two mentors and how they might influence your doctoral project. The essay should not exceed 500 words, double-spaced using 12-point font, 1-inch margins.

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