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Academics

Q: What type of academic support does Becker College provide?

The Becker College Center for Collaborative Learning is dedicated to helping students achieve their goal of academic success. The purpose of the Center for Collaborative Learning is to provide appropriate academic assistance to all students. Centers are conveniently located on both the Worcester and Leicester campuses and provide one-on-one and group content tutoring, peer tutors, study skills instruction, and workshops.

Q: What types of academic programs are offered by Becker College?

Becker College offers 40 academic programs, including a choice of 29 bachelor degree programs and extensive adult learning programs. Becker College is a nationally recognized institution of higher education, renowned for its commitment to excellence and innovative programs in high-demand fields, particularly in animal science, business, design, education, and health sciences.

Q: How accessible are the faculty?

In addition to regular office hours, Becker College faculty members are available outside of class through mailboxes, voicemail, and email.

Applying to Becker College

Q: What standardized tests are required for applicants?

Becker College reviews both the SAT I and the ACT college entrance examinations. Students who have received advanced placement or international baccalaureate examination scores are encouraged to submit those as well.  A minimum of “3” is required on the AP exam in order to receive college credit; a minimum of “4” is required on the higher level IB diploma examinations in order to be eligible for award of credit. Standard Level IB courses will not receive credit for exams.

Q: What is required for admission to Becker College?

The admissions process is personal and unique for each applicant. Please see the admissions requirements for specific details.

Q: What do I need to send in order to be considered for admission?

Students need to submit a completed application, official high school transcript including grades from the most current marking period and official SAT I or ACT test score results.  Students who have received a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) must forward an official score report.  Applicants applying as a transfer student must submit official college transcripts from each college attended.  Students may also submit an optional letter of recommendation which attests to the applicant’s individual qualifications. Becker College recognizes that all students are individuals and will consider each applicant’s personal strengths and achievements. Any other supporting materials that are submitted, including art portfolios and/or open-ended personal statements, will be considered.

Q: What are the Becker College application deadlines?

The early action deadline for fall applications is November 15. The regular decision deadline for fall applications is February 15. All application materials must be received by these dates. Applications received after the regular decision deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Transfer students applying for admission for the fall must complete the application process by June 15. However, since several of our programs have limited capacity sizes, transfer students are encouraged to apply well before the June 15 deadline. Students interested in applying for spring semester entrance should have all application materials submitted by January 1.

Financial Aid

Q: How much does it cost to attend Becker College?

Costs for the 2013-2014 academic year are $31,500 and $11,500 for room and board.  Various programs charge additional fees.  A wide variety of financial aid is available for students.

Q: Does Becker College offer academic scholarships?

Students admitted to Becker College are eligible to receive a merit-based institutional scholarship based on academic achievement. The Office of Admissions will notify accepted students of these awards.                                                                                                                                                               

Q: How do I apply for financial aid?

Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov after January 1st.  Becker College’s school code is 002123.   The priority filing date is March 15th.  Aid will be awarded on a need-basis in the form of additional scholarships, grants and work-study and loans.

Student Life

 Q: What is the difference between the Becker College Worcester and Leicester campuses?

The Becker College Worcester Campus is located in an urban neighborhood situated in the Elm Park section of Worcester—a quiet area of tree-lined streets and lovely homes within walking distance of downtown. The Becker College Leicester Campus is situated in a small New England town, rich in a history that pre-dates the American Revolution. Many of our students are drawn to one or the other campus, based on their preference for either an urban or a rural environment. Becker’s two campuses are linked via a convenient campus shuttle. When visiting Becker College, we recommend touring both campuses to get a feel for your personal preference.

Q: What intercollegiate sports does Becker offer?

The Becker College Division III varsity teams for men include basketball, baseball, soccer, golf, tennis, ice hockey, football, lacrosse, and equestrian. The women’s teams are field hockey, golf, soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, tennis, lacrosse, and equestrian.

Q: What do Becker College students do for fun?

Becker College offers a wide variety of clubs, organizations, and activities, which are focused on academics, social events, service opportunities, and special interests. Some recent campus activities include musical entertainment (both local and national), comedy shows, philanthropic events, hypnotists, carnivals, movies, and ski trips. There are also varsity NCAA Division III athletics and recreational and intramural clubs and athletics.

Q: Is housing available for all four years?

Yes, Becker College offers housing for all four years.

Q: How many students attend Becker College?

More than 2,000 students enroll annually at Becker College,  representing 30 states and 14 countries. Our size creates a friendly campus atmosphere, with one-to-one student-faculty interaction.

Q: Are the campuses safe?

The Becker College Campus Police Department actively patrols the campuses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Emergency call boxes are located throughout both campuses.

Q: Are freshmen allowed to have cars on campus?

Yes, freshmen are allowed to have cars on campus. This policy is reviewed each year and can change at any time.

Visit Becker

Q: What types of visit opportunities are available at Becker College?

The Office of Admissions provides campus tours and group information sessions throughout the year. Tours of both the Worcester and Leicester campuses are available each weekday and on select Saturdays. Tours are led by current Becker College students and take approximately one hour. Students and parents are also invited to attend one of the two fall open houses or the spring open house. Pre-registration for all campus events is required. For specific times or to register online, please check the event page or call 508.373.9400.

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