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Admission Requirements

I want to apply, what do I need to submit?

To be considered for admission, applicants should have an earned GPA of 2.0 in a college preparatory curriculum or better (2.7 minimum GPA for consideration for nursing, veterinary technology and pre-vet ). Applicants whose GPA falls below a 2.0 or whose curriculum was not entirely college preparatory will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • A completed application submitted through our Becker Application or via The Common Application.
  • An official copy of your secondary school transcript, sent directly to Becker College. Students who have received a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) must forward and official score report.  Please Note: Freshman admission is contingent upon the applicant’s final graduation from high school or successful completion of the GED. Applicants will need to have a final transcript submitted to Becker College following the release of final grades.
  • Nursing & Vet- tech/Pre-Vet students: please see our test optional policy below for program requirements.
  • The Becker College CEEB code is 3079.

Optional Items to submit with your application:

  • 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 will be considered.
  • Optional essay on any topic, approximately 250-500 words in length.
  • Portfolios: Interactive Media portfolios are optional and not required for any of the concentrations, although submitting one is always recommended because the program is very competitive. Submitted portfolios should be online, (a website with included samples of art work, programming, or other examples of work you have done in and around video game design is the preferred portfolio format). There are no formal requirements about what can or cannot be included. You should be creative! The easiest way to submit the link to your portfolio website is by writing a brief essay with the link included, and then submit that essay in the appropriate essay or personal statement section of the application. Questions? Contact admissions@becker.edu.

Please Note: Additional Materials

  • Nursing applicants are not able to submit letters of recommendation or essays at this time, due to accreditation standards.
  • We do not receive or accept IEP or disability documentation materials at Becker until after a student is officially accepted, per ADA guidelines. At that point our disability services office will receive and review materials, as well as set up appointments to work with incoming students and families seeking student support services through the department.

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Test Optional Policy

Becker College has a test optional policy that allows students the choice of whether to submit their SAT or ACT scores in support of their admissions application. Applicants who do not chose to submit their test scores must have a cumulative GPA requirement of 2.0 or higher. Students are required to indicate at the time of application submission whether they will submit test scores. It is recommended that a student submit their scores if they believe it will enhance their overall application or qualifications. Please note, there are some exceptions to the test optional policy outlined below.

Vet Program (Vet-Tech or Pre-Vet): Students who are interested in applying for pre-vet or vet-tech must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher in order to go test flexible

Nursing Program (BSN): All nursing applicants (freshman, transfer, or current Becker students) must successfully complete either the ACT/SAT exam or the TEAS exam. Students who have an ACT composite score below 19 or SAT score below 900 on the SAT Critical Reading and Math sections, must take and score proficient or higher on the TEAS exam as part of their application. Note: scores are subject to change. SAT or ACT scores are required for freshman applicants.

** We recognize the changes in SAT/ACT administration since Spring 2020 due to COVID-19 have created challenges for students who wish to take or retake these examinations as part of their application process for Fall 2021. For first year (freshmen) students applying for Fall 2021 admission into the BSN nursing program during the 2020-2021 admission cycle, we have adopted an SAT/ACT optional policy. Students may submit scores, but they are not required.

All other majors: Applicants may choose the test flexible option if they meet the minimum GPA requirement.

The test flexible option is available for all students regardless of domestic or international student status. Please note: international students are still required to submit English Proficiency exam scores (TOEFL, IELTS) and recorded responses through a video feature provided within the application. Again, it is recommended that students submit their SAT or ACT scores to provide the college additional information while reviewing your application. For more information on international requirements, please click here.

Information Regarding Disability Documentation

We do not receive or accept IEP or disability documentation materials at Becker until after a student is officially accepted, per ADA guidelines. At that point our disability services office will receive and review materials, as well as set up appointments to work with incoming students and families seeking student support services through the department.

 

Post-Decision Review

If selected for admission to the College, all students are expected to maintain an equal or superior level of academic achievement and behavior throughout the remainder of the year.  The College reserves the right to rescind offers of acceptance if a) the final academic record is significantly lower than the record at the time admission was granted; b) information is misrepresented on the application; or c) misconduct.

Deferral Policy

A student looking to submit a request for a deferral up to a year, must submit a request in writing to their admissions counselor. Requests can be sent to admissions@becker.edu

Criminal Background Policy: CORI Policy and SORI Policy

The College’s initial application for admission includes questions relating to past disciplinary violations at educational institutions as well as felony/misdemeanor infractions.  Students who answer “yes” to any of these questions may be required to submit additional information as part of the application process.  Some convictions and disciplinary violations may impact admission, licensure, clinical placements, and/or program requirements.  The applicant is responsible for understanding the impact this could have on his/her future goals.

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. Becker College is committed to assisting all members of the Becker College community in providing for their own safety and security.

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