Students interested in part-time study must submit an application for admission and provide all required documentation based on their intended program of study. In order to register for a course(s) as a degree-seeking student, you must be accepted to the University.
Any applicant who provides the appropriate academic documentation can be considered for permission to register for a course(s) while his/her application is pending. Upon receiving permission to register, you can take a course(s) as a non-degree student. You will be considered "non-degree status" until your application is complete and an official acceptance is issued. Financial aid is not available to non-degree students.
Non-degree study allows students to explore course offerings and to acquire job-related knowledge without pursuing a degree. Students can enroll in any undergraduate course for which they have satisfied prerequisite requirements. Non-degree students will be required to submit official transcripts as proof of appropriate preparation. The maximum number of credits that can be earned as a non-degree student is limited to 36 credits. Continuing registration normally requires a cumulative grade point average of "C" (2.0) in courses taken at the University. To apply for non-degree study, please click here.
When to Apply for Admission
Western New England University has a "rolling" admissions policy, not a set admission deadline, which gives students greater flexibility in applying. Admission decisions are typically released within two weeks of your application being complete. The University urges prospective students to apply as early as possible in relation to the anticipated start date. Once approved, you can begin your studies at the start of any semester or session.
Typical Academic Calendar
Online Bachelor in Business Administration - Traditional 15-week semester, starting in September and January. Also two, 6-week sessions, starting in late May and early July.
Evening Programs - Traditional 15-week semester, starting in September and January. Also two, 6-week sessions, starting in late May and early July.
Day Programs- Traditional 15-week semester, starting late in September and January. Also two, 6-week sessions, starting in late May and early July.
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Persons admitted as regular, degree-seeking candidates must have graduated from an approved secondary school or have obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). In addition, they must have successfully completed minimum preparatory units for specific courses of study in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Engineering.
How to Apply - Degree Programs
Freshman and Transfer Students
If you have graduated from high school or you have previously enrolled at another college, you must comply with the following admissions criteria:
- Submit an application for admission. Apply now.
- Freshman students: Must submit their official final high school transcript(s) or an official copy of the GED score report.
- Transfer students: Must submit all official college transcripts.
- Students who have not successfully completed 24 or more credits of college level coursework will be required to submit their high school transcript(s) or GED score report and all high school coursework attempted (AP, IB and CLEP credits are not considered part of the 24 credits).
Send all application materials to:
Western New England University
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119-2684
Any questions? Call 1-800-325-1122, or contact the Admissions Office via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply - Non-Degree Programs
Students applying for non-degree study must comply with the following admissions criteria:
- Submit an application for admission. Apply now.
- Return the completed form with a nonrefundable $30 application fee. This fee can be waived if a Western New England University alumnus/a signs the application.
- Freshman students must submit their official final high school transcript(s) or an official copy of the GED score report. Transfer students must include all official college transcripts, as well as transcripts from any secondary school(s) previously attended.
Receiving Transfer Credit
The amount of transfer credit allowed is based upon work completed at previous institutions. Normally, credit is allowed for each course, which is equivalent to a corresponding course at Western New England University, provided the earned grade is "C-" or above. Customarily, a student who has received an associate's degree in an approved program from an accredited college, and who is accepted for admission, will be granted junior status.
Credit for Nontraditional Educational Experience
The University will review, for possible credit, educational programs sponsored by non-collegiate organizations such as business, industry, government, professional, and voluntary associations. Decisions to award transfer credit are based primarily upon The National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs, published by the American Council on Education, and The Directory of the National Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction, published by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. In addition, courses and training obtained through the Armed Services will be reviewed on the basis of the recommendations made by the American Council on Education in the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services.
Links to Resources:
American Council on Education
The National Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction
The University-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Part-time Undergraduate Tuition
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