Applying to Becker College

Becker College students are engaged socially, academically, and athletically.  The Becker College community promotes core values of excellence, accountability, community and diversity, social responsibility, integrity, and creative expression inside the classroom, on the playing fields, with community service and outreach, and through a number of activities and events.

Our admissions process reflects the Becker College philosophy that each student is a unique individual. Because of this, our requirements allow you to put your best foot forward and provide as much information as possible about who you are, what you hope to accomplish during your time at Becker College, and what you hope to do upon graduation. If you have a strong desire to seek personal and professional success and to contribute to a greater good, we invite you to apply. Becker College will consider all materials that accompany your application with equal strength and merit.

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For questions or concerns about the undergraduate admissions process, please call us toll-free at 877.523.2537 ext. 9400 (508.373.9400) or email admissions@becker.edu.

For more information about applying for enrollment in the Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling program, call 877.523.2537 ext. 9400 (508.373.9400) or email graduateadmissions@becker.edu.

 

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

Becker College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender identification, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, admission to and enrollment with the College, including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, hiring, placement, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, scholarship and loan programs, housing, athletic and other College-administered programs and activities. Further, faculty, staff, students, and applicants are protected from retaliation for filing complaints or assisting in an investigation of discrimination. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to: Michelle Fatcheric, Title IX Coordinator, 44 West Street, Worcester, MA, 774.354.0462, michelle.fatcheric@becker.edu.

ADMISSIONS PRIOR CONDUCT DISCLOSURE POLICY

Statement of Policy

The Becker College application for Undergraduate and Graduate, Degree and Non-Degree-seeking students includes questions concerning prior misconduct.

Becker College reserves the right to deny admission to applicants because of past misconduct. Becker College further requires the Title IX Coordinator, or designee, to review all applications in which a student discloses past misconduct and to make a decision as to whether the admission of the applicant will be in the best interest of Becker College.

Applicants who fail to give complete and accurate responses to the conduct section of the admission application may be subject to denial of admission, disciplinary action, invalidation of credits or degrees earned and rescission of admission upon discovery of the misstatement or omission.

All applicants who respond affirmatively to conduct questions will be subject to the same review and will not be considered for admission to Becker College until cleared by the Title IX Coordinator.

Applicability

This Policy is with regard to admission only. Colleges or Programs with designated independent admission processes may conduct prior conduct reviews before admission and may also require background checks for admission to their unique areas and during enrollment as required for clinical placements. The results of these mandatory background checks may be cross-referenced against responses to admission inquiries at any time. Inconsistencies may result in rescission of admission and/or referrals for violations of the Student Code of Conduct.

Process Steps

A. Applicant:

Applicants are responsible for answering the prior conduct questions on the application accurately without omission.  The Admissions Office will identify those applicant files with prior conduct information that need to be reviewed by the Title IX Coordinator.

B. Title IX Coordinator (TIXC):

TIXC or their designee, will review the prior conduct information provided by the applicant and determine if an applicant may be cleared for admission.  In making this determination, TIXC, or their designee, may request additional information and records from the applicant, consult with other appropriate individuals, offices and agencies including but not limited to, General Counsel, the Counseling Center, the Campus Police, other educational institutions, and other law enforcement agencies.

C. Outcomes:

The TIXC review may result in one of three outcomes:

  1. IXC clears the applicant for admission consideration and advises the Admissions Office in writing. The Admissions Office then further processes the application, determines academic eligibility for admission and notifies the applicant in writing of the admission decision.
  2. TIXC clears the student for admission consideration with restrictions which may include, but are not limited to: a) A probationary period for all or part of enrollment with or without stipulations and/or b) restriction on housing, activities or employment on campus.
  3. TIXC does not clear the applicant for admission consideration and TIXC notifies the Admissions Office and the applicant in writing. Applicants can appeal the decision of TIXC not to clear the application for admission consideration.   Appeals are to be written to the VPSA, or their designee, within ten (10) normal business days from the date of the letter they received from TIXC.  The Admissions Office will make a formal admission decision at the conclusion of the prior conduct review or appeal.

TIXC advises the Admissions Office in writing. The Admissions Office then further processes the application, determines academic eligibility for admission and notifies the applicant in writing of the admission decision.  TIXC communicates stipulations to the applicant in writing.

D. Factors in Prior Conduct Consideration:

Issues that could prevent and/or affect admission to the College include, but are not limited to:

  1. Prior conduct that includes selling/distribution or manufacturing of drugs; sex offenses; or acts of violence.
  2. Incomplete, pending or ongoing criminal probation/parole or other court ordered or imposed restrictions.
  3. Current or prior suspension from previous institutions and the suspension status (if complete, had the student been permitted to return to their institution).
  4. Current or prior permanent dismissal or separation from any educational institution.

A previous conviction or previous disciplinary action for non-academic reasons at any high school, post-secondary institution, college, or university does not automatically bar admission to the College, but does require review.

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