To be considered for admission, applicants should have an earned GPA of 2.0 or better in a college preparatory curriculum (2.5 minimum GPA for consideration for nursing, 2.7 minimum GPA veterinary technology and pre-vet applicants).
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 who are interested in pre-vet or vet-tech must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher in order to go test optional. 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.
The college does require SAT or ACT scores to be admitted into the following specific majors: nursing, pre-vet and vet-tech. All other majors may chose the test flexible option of 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.
Complete application packages should include:
- A completed application submitted online or via The Common Application.
- An official copy of the secondary school transcript sent directly to Becker College. Students who have received a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) must forward an official score report. Freshman admission is contingent upon the applicant’s 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.
- SAT R or ACT scores are required for nursing, veterinary technology, and pre-vet applicants. The Becker College CEEB code is 3079.
- A letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor or academic advisor which attests to the applicant’s individual qualifications is optional. 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.
- Applicants whose GPA falls below a 2.0 or whose curriculum was not entirely college preparatory will be reviewed on an individual basis. These applicants must submit: all the items listed above, two letters of recommendation (one from a guidance counselor), and an essay and/or a personal interview.
- Interviews are not required but they are strongly recommended. Interviews may be conducted on the day of your campus visit (pre-registration is required) or you may contact our office to schedule a separate interview time. All applicants will be assigned their own individual admissions counselor and applicants are encouraged to meet their counselor. Interviews can also be conducted via Skype or over the phone.
Home Schooled Applicants:
- Becker encourages applications from home-schooled students, and makes every effort to accommodate the special circumstances of home-schooled applicants while in the application process. Students who have followed an approved home school program in accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws or the laws of their home state must show evidence that the home school program was approved by the student’s school district’s superintendent or school committee. Students who have not followed an approved home school program will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis; in some cases, an official General Education Diploma (GED) may be required. Home-school applicants must follow the admission criteria for freshman (or transfer) applicants and submit the remaining necessary documentation.
- Additionally, if the home- schooled student is under the age of compulsory attendance, which is sixteen (16) years old in Massachusetts, a letter from the student’s school district’s superintendent or school committee is required stating that the student is not considered truant and would not be required to attend further schooling or continue to be home-schooled if the student has completed his/her home school program before the age of sixteen (16).
- The College reserves the right to limit or deny enrollment of any student under the age of sixteen (16) in a course or program based on a case-by-case consideration of a variety of factors, including but not limited to: the student’s maturity, life experience, placement test scores, prior education, course content, instructional methodology, and potential risks associated with participation in a particular course or program.
Freshman and Transfer Applicants: Interactive Media
Admission for any of the Interactive Media programs (Computer Game Design, Computer Game Development and Programming, Computer Game Production Management, and Game Art) is rigorous. The College selects the most academically qualified candidates.
Applicants who are not selected for the Interactive Media programs but do meet the general admission requirements of the College may be accepted for another major of their choice. These students will have the opportunity to reapply for their desired major in a future semester and may be admitted on a space-available basis.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: At Becker College, our core values are central to our community: excellence, accountability, community and diversity, social responsibility, integrity, and creative expression. With respect to these values, the Office of Admissions gives careful consideration to the circumstances of a suspension or disciplinary action reported by a high school or high school student.