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Email: becomeabison@nichols.edu
Hours of Operation: 4:30-9:00PM Sunday-Thursday

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For immediate concerns, please contact Rachel O'Hara at rachel.ohara@nichols.edu or by calling the Office of Admission at 800-470-3379 during regular business hours.

 


Meet the Tele-Counselors

Meet the Tele-Counselors

Who are the Nichols Tele-Counselors

We are a group of current Nichols College students who work with the Undergraduate Admissions Office. We are here to answer prospective students’ questions and share our college experiences. Our team represents an array of backgrounds, majors, and campus activities with a common goal of providing prospective students with a current student’s view of what our campus has to offer. Our hope is to help students in high school determine if Nichols is a good fit. All of us once were new students here and would like to share why we chose Nichols. We are proud to be Bison!

Contact our Tele-Counselors.

Meet the Students

Erin

Hometown: Stamford, Connecticut
Major: Marketing (minor in Human Resource Management)
Why I Chose Nichols: The small-town and community environment. I liked the classes at Nichols because I knew I would get the one-on-one experience with my professors.
Favorite Memory of Nichols: My first semester and getting the opportunity to meet my roommate, new friends and having an easy transition.
Campus Involvement: History Club, Marketing Club, Campus Activities Board and working on campus at the Conant Library.

Jordan

Hometown: Newport News, Virginia
Major: Marketing
Why I Chose Nichols: It’s a small school with a family atmosphere.
Favorite Memory of Nichols: Attending the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) conference.
Campus Involvement: Campus Activities Board, Intramural Soccer, Intramural Basketball, International Club, Marketing Club, Poetry Club, and Orientation Leader (Logistics Coordinator).

Jessica

Hometown: Smithtown, New York
Major: Hospitality
Why I Chose Nichols: It was the perfect size for me with amazing dorm rooms and small classes. The teachers actually get to know each student and truly care about my success.
Favorite Memory of Nichols: Setting foot on the Nichols College campus and falling in love with everything it had to offer.

Kaitlyn

Hometown: Glocester, Rhode Island
Major: Marketing & Management
Why I Chose Nichols: I really liked the small class sizes and how the professors would know my name. I don’t do well with big lecture halls so Nichols was the perfect fit for me.
Favorite Memory of Nichols: Going to Colorado and participating in a conference for Student Government. This was a great learning opportunity. I met a lot of new people and was able to get awesome ideas for our campus.
Campus Involvement: Tutor at the Academic Resource Center, Teaching Assistant for First Year PDS, Founder of the Management Club, Orientation Leader Photographer, Student Government Association Secretary, Campus Activities Board, International Club, Student Alumni Society, Dining Dish Committee Member, and Alumni Phonathon Caller.

Lindsey

Hometown: Dudley, Massachusetts
Major: Marketing (minor in Business Communication)
Why I Chose Nichols: After looking at a handful of schools for business, all within about two hours from my home, I looked at Nichols College. I fell in love with the closely-knit community feel the minute I stepped foot on campus. In addition, I soon realized that everyone I came across that day was very friendly, helpful and professional. After much evaluating, I decided that Nichols College would become an outstanding investment for my future.
Favorite Memory of Nichols: Throughout my first year, many of my peers believed that I lived on campus, when I really did not. For me this was an accomplishment in itself because it meant that I had overcome the barrier that all commuters face when starting college: getting involved on campus and making a name for themselves. My message to a prospective student is that whether you are a resident or commuter, getting involved is very simple and fun at Nichols College and can make your Nichols experience that much better.
Campus Involvement: Class of 2016 Secretary, First-Year Professional Development Seminar Teachers Assistant, Nichols Honors Scholar Program, Student Alumni Society, Marketing and Communications Club, and Commuter Council.

Mandy

Hometown: Dudley, Massachusetts
Major: Hospitality Management (minor in Accounting)
Why I Chose Nichols: I came to Nichols because of the convenience and the atmosphere.
Favorite Memory of Nichols: The weekend when most students went home because of a huge storm, I had to stay for work. We made forts out of the extra mattresses. It was a great time!
Campus Involvement: Student Alumni Society, Dance Team, Commuter Council, and I work in the Dining Hall at Nichols.

Michael

Hometown: Northbridge, Massachusetts
Major: Sport Management
Why I Chose Nichols: I loved the small school atmosphere.
Favorite Memory of Nichols: Freshmen year our campus lost power due to a storm and we all had to stay on campus. I had the chance to meet new students and become really great friends with other classmates.
Campus Involvement: Sport Management Club and Vice President of the Flag Football Club.

Nicole

Hometown: South Windsor, Connecticut
Major: Hospitality Management
Why I Chose Nichols: I felt at home here on campus and couldn’t picture myself enjoying school anywhere else.
Favorite Memory of Nichols: Each fall when we have our alcohol awareness week and the Campus Activities Board hosts a hypnotist. This event supplies a good laugh but also teaches you valuable lessons.
Campus Involvement: Campus Activities Board, Student Government Association, and a Nichols Ambassador.

Pat

Hometown: Auburn, Massachusetts
Major: Marketing
Why I Chose Nichols: Mainly because it’s a small school as well as the high percentage of students that are employed after graduation.
Favorite Memory of Nichols: Doing the roller coaster at my freshmen year basketball playoff game and being an orientation leader this past summer for the school.
Campus Involvement: Student Government Association President, Orientation Leader, Ambassador, Marketing Club, Paintball Club, Flag Football Club, Game Day Worker, Student Center Manager, and Campus Activities Board.

Sean

Hometown: Auburn, Massachusetts
Major: International Business
Why I Chose Nichols: I loved the small community atmosphere of Nichols and the one-on-one attention that students get from their professors. Also, when I met one of the professors on campus for Accepted Students Day, he remembered my name. When I came back to visit three weeks later it showed how much the professors care about not only their current students but their future students too.
Favorite Memory of Nichols: Going to New Orleans with the Student Alumni Society after winning a district award and then being nominated for a national award. We attended the national conference in New Orleans and presented to a room of over 75 students and advisers. This week of events is known as The Gift of Opportunity (TGOP) around campus. We also went to the Superdome for a Saints game, walked Bourbon Street and went to the infamous ‘Café du Monde’ coffee shop.
Campus Involvement: Campus Activities Board, Finance Committee, Honors Scholar Program, Student Alumni Society, Student Government Association, and Class of 2016 Treasurer.

Shannon H.

Hometown: Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Major: Hospitality Management
Why I Chose Nichols: I liked the private campus. I also loved that there are small classes. I am not just a number here at Nichols. Every teacher knows my name, and I can have a relationship with each one. Nichols is a great community to be a part of and this environment helped make my transition from high school to college easier.
Favorite Memory of Nichols: I traveled to Daytona Beach Florida to compete in Nationals with the Nichols College Cheerleading team. I am truly proud to be a Nichols Bison.
Campus Involvement: Cheerleading and Student Government Association.

Shannon P.

Hometown: Quincy, Massachusetts
Major: Psychology
Why I Chose Nichols: I really liked the small campus and class sizes where everyone knows each other and you have the opportunity to build personal relationships with your professors so you’re not just a seat in their class.
Favorite Memory of Nichols: When I first started here, all of the upperclassmen and teachers were really friendly and welcoming and made the transition to college life really easy.

Zak

Hometown: Malden, Massachusetts
Major: International Business
Why I Chose Nichols: I found out about Nichols through my high school football coach who really enjoyed being a student here.
Favorite Memory of Nichols: Attending the National Assembly for Campus Activities (NACA) conference. Each college selects 4-8 representatives to attend this convention, and these representatives search for new search for new performers or events or events to bring back to their campus.
Campus Involvement: Campus Activities Board.


Wednesday Decision Days

Wednesday Decision Days

Bring your completed application packet and receive a decision that day! The application fee is waived when you attend.

The following materials must be present on this day:

This unique event allows students and parents to get to know Nichols College and receive an admissions decision on the spot.

Every session includes a campus tour and a personal meeting with a member of our admissions staff.

Decision day time slots are available at 9:30, 11:00, 1:30 and 3:00, and be sure to register early because these sessions fill up quickly.

Contact Admissions at admissions@nichols.edu or 800-470-3379 to schedule your appointment.


Code of Conduct for Nichols College Office of Financial Assistance

Code of Conduct for the Office of Financial Assistance

Code of Conduct for Nichols College Office of Financial Assistance

The staff of the Office of Financial Assistance at Nichols College is committed to the highest standards of professional conduct. We are members of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and follow the code of conduct established by NASFAA for its members.

NASFAA Code of Conduct for Financial Assistance Professionals:

An institutional financial aid professional is expected to always maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out his or her responsibilities, specifically including all dealings with any entities involved in any manner in student financial aid, regardless of whether such entities are involved in government sponsored, subsidized, or regulated activity.

In doing so, a financial aid professional should:

Contact Information

Office of Financial Assistance - 508-213-2378


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Financial Assistance Policies | Nichols College, MA | Undergraduate Business Degree Programs

Financial Assistance Policies

Statement of Financial Eligibility:

To receive financial assistance at Nichols College, a matriculated student must complete all financial assistance application requirements, enroll at least half time; and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Enrollment Status:

A student's enrollment status may affect the type and amount of financial assistance for which he or she qualifies. The chart below shows the credits needed per semester for each status:

Enrollment Status Undergraduate students Graduate students
Full-time 12 or more credits 9 or more credits
Three Quarter time 9 to 11 credits not applicable
Half-time 6 to 8 credits 6 to 8 credits
< Half time 1 to 5 credits 1 to 5 credits

Students attending less than half time in any semester are ineligible for most forms of financial assistance, with the exception of Pell Grants for needy students.

Satisfactory Academic Progress:

Recipients of federal financial assistance, including most loan programs, must make satisfactory academic progress toward their degree. Both your attempted credit hours (quantitative) and your cumulative grade-point-average (qualitative) factor into satisfactory academic progress. Students will be reviewed for progress at the end of the spring semester.

Qualitative Measures of Satisfactory Academic Progress:

All undergraduate students must meet the grade point average and all other academic requirements as outlined below. Graduate students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Credit-Hours Attempted Cumulative GPA
1-30 1.5
31-56 1.75
57 or more 2.0

Quantitative Measures of Satisfactory Academic Progress:

In addition to qualitative standards as outlined above, students must progress through their program in a timely manner (not to exceed 150% of the published length of the academic program and/or 180 attempted credits). Undergraduate full-time day, part-time day, undergraduate evening and graduate students must successfully complete 70% of all credit hours attempted at Nichols College. Academic progress will be reviewed annually following the spring semester.

Financial Assistance Suspension:

When you have been placed on Financial Assistance Suspension, the Office of Financial Assistance may grant a semester of Financial Assistance Probation (reinstatement of aid eligibility) if there are documented circumstances that have affected your ability to maintain good academic standing. If a term of Financial Assistance Probation is granted, you must meet the conditions of that probation as stated in the prescriptive plan. Failure to agree to or to meet those conditions will result in the loss of your financial assistance eligibility.

Students who have exceeded 150% of the required degree credits are not eligible for a probationary period.

Notification of Loss of Financial Assistance:

The Office of Financial Assistance will send written notice to any financial assistance recipient who does not meet minimum satisfactory progress standards that they will be terminated from aid for the subsequent term(s). The notice will be addressed to the student's most current local address on file with the Financial Assistance Office. It is the responsibility of the student to inform the Financial Assistance Office of the correct address at all times.

Appeals Process:

Any student who has been terminated from financial assistance has the opportunity to appeal such action to the Financial Assistance Appeals Committee. The suspension may be appealed on the basis of an undue hardship, such as the death of a relative or an injury to or illness of the student, as the cause of deficient academic performance. Documentation of the circumstances should accompany the appeal, i.e., doctors notes, etc. If such an appeal is successful, some or all of the financial assistance will be reinstated based on committee recommendation and funding availability at the time of appeal. All appeals must be in written form, and directed to the Director of Financial Assistance. Appeals may be mailed or faxed to (508) 213-2118. Late appeals will not be accepted.

Reinstatement of Lost Financial Assistance:

Once a student regains satisfactory academic standing, or prevails upon appeal, his/her financial assistance shall be reinstated, where continued eligibility and funding permits. For purposes of receiving financial assistance, good academic standing is defined as meeting both qualitative and quantitative measures of academic progress as outlined above. Once a student's aid is lost, it may be reallocated to other students and is not reserved for any student pending appeal decisions. If reinstatement of aid is warranted, the College will reinstate a student's aid with any remaining resources for which the student is eligible. Be advised that some sources of financial assistance, such as achievement scholarships, have a grade point average requirement for reinstatement (CGPA 2.0). The College cannot guarantee that a student's aid package will be reinstated to match the previous amount awarded.

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Contact Information

Office of Financial Assistance - 508-213-2378


Financial Assistance Resources | Nichols College, MA | Undergraduate Business Degree Programs

Financial Assistance Resources

Quick Links

Printable Forms

For questions about the financial aid process, please contact us at finaid@nichols.edu.

Contact Information

Office of Financial Assistance - 508-213-2378


Admissions Calendar | Undergraduate business programs - Nichols College, Massachusetts

Admissions Calendar

Information Session

Information Session: Saturday, January 18th Register Online Now.

Wednesday Decision Days

Bring your completed application packet and receive a decision that day! The application fee is waived when you attend. The following materials must be present on this day: Completed Application Essay or Personal Statement Recommendation Letter (from a Teacher or Counselor) SAT/ACT scores High School Transcript- including grades from the first quarter of your senior year This unique event allows students and parents to get to know Nichols College and receive an admissions decision on the spot. Every session includes a campus tour and a personal meeting with a member of our admissions staff. Be sure to register today as these sessions fill up quickly. Call 800-470-3379 or email admissions@nichols.edu for more information.

Event Date Who Should attend
Decision Day Wednesdays 12/5/2013 - 3/6/2014 Open to high school seniors

Additional Admissions Events

Event Date Who Should attend
Accepted Student Receptions 3/29/2014
4/27/2014
Open to accepted students
Young Business Professionals Roundtable 3/1/14 Open to accepted students

2014 Events

Contact Admissions for details on these events.

Event Date Who Should attend
Info. Session 1/18/2014  
President's Day Info Session
 
2/17/14  
Young Business Professionals 3/1/2014  
President's Reception I 3/30/14  
President's Reception II 4/27/14  
Open House 1 10/19/2014  
Open House 2 11/16/2014  
Decision Day 12/7/2014  
Winter / Spring 2015
Young Business Program 3/7/2015  
Accepted Student Reception 1 3/28/2015  
Accepted Student Reception 2 4/26/2015  
2015 - 2016 Important Dates
Open House 1 10/18/2015  
Open House 2 11/15/2015  
Decision Day 12/6/2015  
Winter / Spring 2016
Young Business Program 3/5/2016  
Accepted Students Reception 1 4/3/2016  
Accepted Students Reception 2 4/30/2016  

 


Admissions Overview | Undergraduate business programs | Nichols College, MA

Admissions Overview

Welcome to Admissions at Nichols College. Our staff is here to help guide you through your college search and application process. Whether you are a high school senior in the U.S., an international student, or a transfer student, the admissions staff at Nichols College is here to help you every step of the way.

Schedule Your Visit
Please call the Admissions Office at 508-213-2203 or 1-800-470-3379 or send us an email at Admissions@nichols.edu.

Application Process

Nichols College operates on a rolling admissions basis throughout the year. Students applying for fall admission will begin being notified after January 1st. New for the fall of 2012, we will be offering two new admissions tracks:

Required Application Materials


Schedule a Visit | Undergraduate business programs – Nichols College, Massachusetts

Schedule a Campus Visit

Welcome to Nichols CollegeA campus visit is important when choosing a college. Give us a call – we'll handle all of the details, including a tour with one of our personable tour guides and an interview with a member of our admissions staff. Be sure to let us know if you'd like to meet a certain member of our faculty, athletic department, or if you'd like to attend a class; we will do our best to accommodate you.

The best time to visit campus is during the school year (early September through early May) and tour times are Monday through Friday 9:30am, 11:00am, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm.

Schedule Your Visit
Please call the Admissions Office at 508-213-2203 or 1-800-470-3379 or send us an email at Admissions@nichols.edu.


Common Application | Undergraduate business programs - Nichols College, Massachusetts

The Common Application

What is The Common Application?

The Common Application is a not-for-profit organization that serves students and member institutions by providing an admission application that students may submit to numerous members.

Why use The Common Application?

Once completed online or in print, copies of the Application for Undergraduate Admission can be sent to any number of participating colleges. The same is true of the School Report, Midyear Report and Teacher Evaluation forms. This allows you to spend less time on the busywork of applying for admission and more time on what’s really important: college research, visits, essay writing and senior year coursework.

For more information, visit the Common Application web site.


Application Submitted | Undergraduate business education – Nichols College, Massachusetts

Thank You For Submitting Your Application

Thank you for submitting your application. You can expect a response from our Admissions office within three weeks of receiving your completed application. If you have not received a response after three weeks, please call our office at 1-800-470-3379.

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Apply Online | Nichols College, MA | Undergraduate Business Degrees

Apply Online

Applying on-line to Nichols College is a simple process. Gather the listed materials below, complete the application form, and submit. It only takes a few minutes and it is the first step in becoming a Nichols College student.

  1. Your personal information (including SS#)
  2. Parent or guardian contact information
  3. High school information
  4. SAT/ACT/TOEFL scores and dates (taken or to be taken)
  5. Activities information including community service and work experience
  6. 300-500 word essay. (A) Tell us what your education goals are for attending Nichols College or (B) Describe a person, book, or experience that has influenced your development.
Personal Information

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Background Information

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Are you a U.S. Citizen?

Ethnicity:

Race (choose all that apply):

Admissions Information

Will you be needing on campus housing?

Do you wish to apply for financial aid?

A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for financial aid review. Click here to apply online. The FAFSA code for Nichols College is 002197.

Are you the child of an alumnus or alumni of Nichols College?

 
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Is your father living?

Information about your mother

Is your mother living?

Mother's address

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Is your Guardian living?

Guardian's address

Educational Information
Testing Information

Applying as Test Optional?

Indicate when you have taken or will take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I), American College Test (ACT) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please have your test scores forwarded directly to Nichols College (SAT/CEEB Code for Nichols: 3666; ACT Code for Nichols: 1878).

Athletic Activities
Other Activities / Community Services
Work Experience

Please list any jobs, including summer employment that you've held in the past four years.

Job 1

Job 2

Job 3

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Other Required Information

Since the ninth grade, have you ever been on probation, suspended, removed, dismissed, or expelled from an educational institution due to a disciplinary violation?

Have you ever been arrested, convicted of a crime, or had a restraining order placed against you?

Application Essay

Write a 300-500 word essay, using A. or B. as follows: A. Tell us what your education goals are for attending Nichols College, or B. Describe a person, book, or experience that has influenced your development. You may cut and paste it from a Word document into the box below, or send it separately to: Marie Keegan Office of Admissions Nichols College Center Road Dudley, MA 01571-5000 or email it to admissions@nichols.edu

By pressing the submit button, you are attesting that you are hereby applying for admissions to Nichols College. If admitted, you agree to abide by its regulations. You certify that the foregoing information is true and complete to the best of your knowledge and fully realize that omission or falsification of information will be considered sufficient reason for rejection of this application or for dismissal.


How to Apply | Undergraduate business programs – Nichols College, MA

Apply to Nichols College

There are two simple ways to apply to Nichols College. Choose the one that works best for you.

What you will need:

1. Official high school transcripts.
Transcripts should include at least one set of marking period grades for your senior year.

2. Official SAT, ACT or TOEFL (if international) scores.
You may obtain a copy of your test scores from either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board or the American College Testing (ACT) of the American College Testing Program. You should take one of these tests early in your senior year or in the spring or summer of your junior year of high school. To have your scores sent directly to Nichols College, enter our code as 3666 for SAT tests or 1878 for ACT tests. International students must earn a score of 550 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

3. One letter of recommendation.
Send at least one academic recommendation, preferably from a guidance counselor or teacher.

4. A personal essay. 
We require a one- or two-page essay or personal statement, which allows you to demonstrate your writing style and gives us an opportunity to get to know a little bit about you. Your essay should be typed in English.

5. A completed application form, along with an application fee of $25.
This fee is waived if you submit your application online.

Nichols College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, creed, gender, age, marital status, parental status, physical disability, learning disability, political affiliation, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Send your documentation to:

Office of Admissions
Nichols College
P.O. Box 5000
Dudley, MA 01571-5000 


International students | Undergraduate business programs -  Nichols College, Massachusetts

International Students

On the friendly campus of Nichols College, differences are respected. It’s our mission to develop tomorrow’s leaders through a dynamic, career-focused business education. Our model of global business education provides the world-class academics, the tools and the real-world experience you need to create a meaningful career.

As an international student, you’ll follow the same application process as American students, but you will need to submit additional documentation.

What you need to know

  • The U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires that all international students maintain full-time status. You will be required to take 12 -19 credits in an undergraduate program or 9 credits in a graduate program each term.
  • You must be able to read, speak and write English fluently to enroll. Proficiency may be met by one of the following: achieving scores of 213 (computer) /550 (written) or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), study at an approved English language school, acceptable scores on either the SAT or the ACT tests, or other methods that document your fluency.
  • Information on TOEFL test dates and locations is available at http://www.toefl.org/. TOEFL should be taken within one year of enrollment.
  • Nichols has a partnership with the EC Boston in Boston MA., to help our English as a Second Language (ESL) students. To learn more, visit http://www.ecenglish.com/school-locations/learn-english-in-boston.
  • Massachusetts State law requires that students enrolled at 3/4 full-time enrollment (9 credits) participate in a qualifying student health insurance program or in a health benefit plan with comparable coverage.
  • The application fee of $25 may be paid with an international money order or bank draft. This fee is waived when you apply online.
  • Letters of recommendation, essay and transcripts must be submitted in English.
  • You cannot apply for a student visa until you have been accepted. Before you can start that process, we will ask for documentation that you are able to meet financial expenses. You may find this link helpful:
  • If you are admitted, you must pay a $4,500.00 deposit and submit an Affidavit of Financial Support with official certification from your bank. Your student visa cannot be issued without these items.
  • This College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

Apply Now as a Day Undergraduate Student

Download the International Undergraduate Application

Apply Now as a GPS Student

Download the International Graduate Application

International Student Document Checklist


Once all documents are received, our International Counselors will consider your application and contact you directly. If you have questions, our staff is here to help you through the admissions process:

Undergraduate Day Program

Emily Reardon, International Admission Counselor
508-213-2275 or Emily.Reardon@nichols.edu

Graduate and Professional Studies (Evening, Online, Graduate)

Nora Luquer, Associate Director of admissions
508-213-2295 or nora.luquer@nichols.edu


Transfer students | Undergraduate business programs - Nichols College, Massachusetts

Transferring to Nichols.

Why consider transferring to Nichols? Read what other transfer students have to say . . .

"I transferred to Nichols after my first year of college in order to find a more interactive student atmosphere. Nichols gave me the hands-on experience that I could not have received at a bigger university. One main benefit that I will always carry with me is the professionalism that the professors taught us."

Kaitlyn Dibuono, ’11, BSBA, MBA, Faculty Associate

"When I came on campus, I realized that this is where I belonged. I appreciated the personal attention the admissions staff gave me. They were absolutely amazing and made the transfer process so easy.

Karrie Gorman, ’14, Economics major

We’re here to help you achieve your goal of building a meaningful career. That’s why we make it easy for students to transfer in from a two-year (or another four-year) college and apply their previous work towards a Nichols degree.

As a transfer student, you’ll follow the same application process as first-year students. You will also submit official transcripts of all previous college or university work attempted, whether or not you plan to transfer the credits.

If you attend a community college in Massachusetts, transferring credits could be even simpler thanks to our articulation agreements.

There are three simple ways to apply.

Transfer Scholarships and Grants

Nichols College offers both academic scholarships and need-based grants to any eligible transfer student. To be eligible for an academic scholarship, the applicant must be applying from a regionally accredited two- or four-year college or university and have maintained at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. If the applicant has completed fewer than 24 credit hours of college work, the GPA will be averaged with the overall high school GPA. Students applying for need-based financial aid who are filling out the FAFSA may also qualify for an additional transfer grant between $2,000 and $4,000, depending on need. Students must have completed at least 12 credit hours of college work to qualify for the transfer grant.

Transfer Credit

Course Equivalency Guide*
Nichols College has partnered with collegetransfer.net to provide prospective transfer students with a quick and easy way to plan ahead. Our course equivalency guide allows students to see how their courses from previous institutions may transfer in based upon our historical data. We are consistently updating our equivalency database, so just because a course or institution may not be on our list, does not mean it will not transfer in.

*This guide is simply for informational purposes only. Final decisions about acceptance of course credit will be made by the registrar’s office in accordance with the guidelines listed below.

Courses for transfer credit are evaluated on the following guidelines:

  • Courses must have been taken at a regionally accredited four-year or two-year college.
  • You must have earned a grade of “C” or higher.
  • The course or courses must be similar to a course or courses offered at Nichols and applicable to one of our degree programs.
  • The maximum number of credit hours allowed for transfer is 90 semester hours.
  • Only 6 semester hours are permitted for transfer credit toward junior/senior specialization requirements.
  • All transfer students must take at least 30 semester hours at Nichols College and complete all degree requirements for graduation.
  • Nichols College evaluates non-traditional credit according to the recommendations of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Once enrolled at Nichols, you must receive approval from the Registrar before registering for course(s) at another institution for transfer credit to Nichols College.
  • Mathematics and accounting courses must be taken within the last 10 years. Computer courses must be taken within the last 5 years.

Upon admission, copies of your transcript are sent to the Office of the Registrar for evaluation. The Registrar will send you notification of credits transferred.

Articulation Agreements

Nichols College maintains cooperative relationships with select two-year colleges to facilitate the transfer process and the award of credit for prior college-level work.

 

Current Articulation Agreements

  • Mount Wachusett Community College, MA
  • Quinsigamond Community College, MA

For more information about transferring to Nichols, contact Emily Reardon, Admissions Counselor at emily.reardon@nichols.edu or 508-213-2275

Transfer Student Application Checklist

  • Apply Now
  • Submit official high school transcript
  • Submit official college/university transcripts
  • Submit one academic reference letter
  • Submit essay (See Apply Now link for topics)
  • Submit SAT or ACT scores (If you have been out of High School for more than 2 years you do not need to submit your test scores) 

Scholarships & Grants | Undergraduate business programs - Nichols College, Massachusetts

Scholarships & Grants

Nichols College offers three categories of scholarships for full-time students who demonstrate financial need or a strong track record of academic performance. 

If you are interested in learning about donating to a scholarship, please visit the Alumni Community website.

Financial Aid Scholarships

Family Tuition Scholarship

The Family Tuition Scholarship is awarded when two siblings simultaneously attend Nichols College full time in the day division. The award amount is $1,000 per year for each student. This scholarship is renewable as long as both students remain enrolled full time in the day division and remain in good academic standing. When one student graduates, the remaining student may qualify for the Nichols Legacy Scholarship.

Legacy Scholarship

The Legacy Scholarship is awarded to full-time day students whose parent, sibling or grandparent received his or her undergraduate or graduate degree from Nichols College. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to students who meet eligibility requirements and maintains satisfactory academic progress. This scholarship is self-reported by the student or family. Students must notify the Financial Aid Office that they have met the scholarship criteria prior to the start of classes.

International Scholarship

The International Scholarship is awarded to full-time day division international students. This $1,000 scholarship is renewable annually as long as the student remains enrolled full-time in the day division and maintains satisfactory academic progress.

Fels Commuter Scholarship for Webster and Dudley Residents

Alumnus Gerald Fels and his wife Marilyn generously offer a $5,000 scholarship to Dudley and Webster residents who commute to Nichols College in their first year. The Fels Commuter Scholarship is renewable for three years, for a total value of $20,000. To be considered, students must be accepted to the College and file a FAFSA application for financial aid. Students may also be eligible for additional scholarships. For more information, contact the admissions office at 508-213-2203

Merit Scholarships

Academically based merit scholarships are awarded to qualified full-time incoming students based on their academic achievement. Amounts are determined by a combination of factors including, but not limited to: SAT scores, Cumulative GPA, and extracurricular resume. These scholarships are awarded as each application is processed and the FAFSA is not required for consideration of these awards.

Merit scholarships are fully renewable as long as students maintain satisfactory progress. Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and continue to be enrolled full-time while completing 12 credit hours or more per semester.

Nichols Honors Scholarship

President’s Achievement Scholarship

Trustees Achievement Scholarship

Dean’s Achievement Scholarship

Nichols Early Acceptance Grant

Nichols Honors Scholar Grant

A limited number of highly qualified students will be invited to participate in the Nichols College Honors Scholar Program. These students receive and additional $1,000 per year grant.

Named Scholarships

Many endowed scholarships do not require a separate application. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA to be considered for any scholarships that require financial need for consideration. The Financial Aid Office will email an application to full-time day students each fall semester, along with instructions, deadlines and scholarship criteria. Late applicants are disqualified.

Joan Fels Endowed Scholarships

These scholarships were established by Marilyn and Gerald Fels in memory of his mother, Mrs. Joan Fels. They support graduating high school seniors from Webster or Dudley who plan to matriculate at Nichols College as commuter students. The student must attend full time in the day division and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is renewable for an additional three years provided the student maintains a 2.5 grade point average and continues to demonstrate financial need each year.

Fels Commuter Scholarship for Webster and Dudley Residents

Gerald Fels ‘66 and his wife Marilyn generously offer a $5,000 scholarship to Dudley and Webster residents who commute to Nichols College during their first year. The Fels Scholarship is renewable with a maximum value of $20,000. To be considered, students must be accepted to the college and file a FAFSA application for financial aid. Students may also be eligible for additional scholarships. For more information, contact the admissions office at 508-213-2203

Robert B. Kuppenheimer Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship, named for alumnus and Trustee Robert B. Kuppenheimer, supports up to eight worthy students who reside in a Midwestern state and receive solid recommendations from their guidance counselors. Each recipient will receive $5,000 per year toward the cost of tuition.

John F. Birch, Jr. ’73 Memorial Scholarship

The John F. Birch, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was created by the parents and estate of the late John F. Birch, class of 1973. The scholarship is awarded to a student who is majoring in accounting and entering his or her senior year with proven academic excellence and financial need. Selection is made by an Accounting Department committee.

Hal Chalmers/Elks Scholarship

The Hal Chalmers/Elks Scholarship is awarded by committee to a student from Dudley, Webster or Oxford. Eligibility is based on financial need. The amount and availability of this award is dependent upon interest earned on the fund.

Col. James L. Conrad Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is named for Col. James L. Conrad who served as president of Nichols College from 1931 to 1966. Residents of northern Worcester County (Leominster north to the New Hampshire line) are eligible. The scholarship award, renewable for up to three years, is based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, leadership potential and financial need. The amount and availability of this award is dependent upon interest earned on the fund.

Professor Keith Corkum Endowed Scholarship in Economics

This selection of the Professor Keith Corkum Endowed Scholarship is made by committee and based on academic achievement and service to the Nichols community. The recipient must be a junior or senior student with a major or minor in Economics. The amount and availability of this award is dependent upon interest earned on the fund.

Peter B. Dixon Endowed Scholarship

Peter Dixon’s intention in endowing the scholarship was to broaden the geographical base for the College – to get the name of Nichols ore recognized outside the New England are and in his home state of New Jersey. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in financial need, with a preference to students of Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey.

James Dunbar Scholarship in Criminal Justice

The selection of the James Dunbar Scholarship in Criminal Justice is made by committee and based on academic achievement and service to the Nichols community. The recipient must be a junior or senior majoring in Criminal Justice Management or General Business. The amount and availability of this award is dependent upon interest earned on the fund.

Dean Robert H. Eaton Memorial Scholarship

The Dean Robert H. Eaton Memorial Scholarship was created by family, alumni and friends of the late Dean Eaton in tribute to his 42 years of service to Nichols College. The scholarship is awarded to a resident of New Hampshire who has at least a 2.5 grade point average, has completed at least 15 credit hours and demonstrates financial need. Minimum award is $250. Annual availability is based on interest on the fund.

Faucher Endowed Scholarship

Awards of the Faucher Endowed Scholarship are based on financial need, good citizenship and community involvement. The recipient must permanently reside in Thompson, Connecticut and be either a commuter or a resident student. The amount and availability of this award is dependent upon interest earned on the fund.

Fischer Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student involved in the Washington Internship Program. The recipient must be a junior with a 3.0 or higher GPA, be of outstanding moral character and be recommended by two Nichols College professors. The amount of the scholarship is based on interest on the fund.

George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need. The amount and number of scholarships offered is based on donations to the fund annually. Recipients are chosen by the Director of Financial Aid. Russell E. Fuller Endowed Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to economically disadvantaged students from the city of Worcester. Students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Recipients are chosen by the Financial Aid Office and selection is based on financial need. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.

 

James C. Gahan IV Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Nichols student James C. Gahan IV. The recipient must be a junior or senior majoring in General Business or Business Communication, with 60+ hours of coursework completed. Selection is determined by committee and based on academic achievement and service to the Nichols community. The amount of the scholarship is based on interest on the fund, not to exceed $2,500.

Edwin L. Hubbard Faculty Scholarship

Annually, at the Spring Academic Honor Societies’ induction ceremony, the faculty awards the Hubbard Faculty Scholarship, which was created by and in honor of Professor Emeritus Edwin Hubbard, to a deserving student who is an outstanding scholar in the sophomore class.

Massachusetts Association of Public Accountants

The Massachusetts Association of Public Accountants awards one scholarship annually to an accounting major with high academic achievement. Selection is made by the Accounting Department Head. The recipient is honored at the spring awards banquet. The award is usually $1,000 and is not renewable.

John R. Suleski, Jr., Memorial Scholarship

The John R. Suleski, Jr., Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a high school senior from either Tourtellotte High School or Woodstock Academy. If funding allows, the award may be renewed for up to three years, providing that the recipient makes satisfactory progress toward graduation and maintains a 2.0 GPA. If the holder of the scholarship falls below a 2.0 GPA, a new, incoming freshman student shall be selected. The amount and availability of this award is dependent upon interest earned on the fund.

Daniel Van Leuvan Memorial Scholarship for Education

This annual award from the Daniel Van Leuvan Memorial Scholarship Fund is awarded to a second semester junior enrolled in the Educator Preparation Program. The award is based on financial need, academic achievement and overall contribution to the Nichols community. The amount and availability of this award is dependent upon interest earned on the fund.

Wigglesworth Scholarship

The Wigglesworth Scholarship honors a student who has excelled in the classroom and demonstrates a commitment to the Nichols community. The student must be a junior majoring in a business field who has earned a 3.0 or greater GPA. This scholarship is funded by an annual gift of $1,000 from the donor, Paul Wigglesworth. A worthy recipient is selected upon receipt of the annual donation.

Need Based Grants

Awarded to students with financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.


Office of Financial Assistance | Undergraduate business programs -  Nichols College, Massachusetts

Office of Financial Assistance

We understand that financing a college education can be challenging and we are here to help.

Our financial assistance staff is committed to providing students who demonstrate financial need with the resources needed to finance a Nichols College education. In fact, last year 97% of our incoming students received financial assistance and over 95% of our students received grants directly from the college. When looking at all funding sources, the average financial assistance package for a full time student is over $27,400 per year.

What you need to know

Financial Assistance Resources

Quick Links

Printable Forms

For questions about the financial aid process, please contact us at finaid@nichols.edu.

Your financial assistance award may include a combination of financial options, including:

Contact Information

Office of Financial Assistance - 508-213-2378


Tuition and fees | Undergraduate Business Programs – Nichols College, Massachusetts

Tuition and Fees

An affordable business education

In the business world, it’s important to understand your return on an investment. At Nichols, we practice what we teach - offering a world-class business education at a good value. It’s our mission to prepare you for a meaningful career. As our track record of successful alumni shows, an investment in a Nichols education is one that pays off.

We understand that financing a college education can be challenging and we are here to help.

Our financial assistance staff is committed to providing students who demonstrate financial need with the resources needed to finance a Nichols College education. In fact, last year 98% of our incoming students received financial assistance and more than 95% of our students received grants directly from the college. When looking at all funding sources, the average financial assistance package for a full time student is over $30,155 per year.

Tuition for full-time day students covers a course load between 12 and 19 credit hours per semester. This may include day courses, evening courses and graduate courses .

2014-2015 Fall and Spring Terms

Description

Fall 

Term

Spring Term

Year Total

Undergraduate Day4 $16,035 $16,035 $32,070
SGA Fee $150 $150 $300
Parking Fee (Can be waived) $130 $130 $260
Commuter Total4 $16,315 $16,315 $32,630
STANDARD ROOM AND BOARD
(All residence halls except Copper Beech)
Standard Room 1,3 $3,412.50 $3,412.50 $6,825
Standard Meal Plans2 $2,705 $2,705 $5,410
Standard Room5 $6,117.50 $6,117.50 $12,235.00
COPPER BEECH
Copper Beech Apts.1,3 $4,252 $4252 $8,504
Copper Beech Apts. Meal2 $1,895 $1,895 $3,790
Total Copper Beech $6,147 $6,147 $12,294

Notations

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Housing Deposit: A non-refundable* deposit of $200 is required of all returning resident students. The deposit is applied to the Fall term. Please note that students who were commuters for the Fall term and wish to be residents for the Spring term will be required to make the $200 housing deposit and the deposit will be applied to the Spring term.

* Deposits may be withdrawn by June 2, 2014 by emailing Reslife@nichols.edu. Withdrawn deposits will be applied to your student account for the upcoming term.

 

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Meal Plan: All Resident students are required to have a meal plan.A Commuter Meal Plan is available. Refer to Dining Services for additional information.

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Single Room: There is an additional charge of for a single room. This must be requested in advance and is subject to availability. 2014-2015 single room supplement: $825 per semester

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Textbooks: The cost of textbooks is not included in tuition charges. Textbooks are purchased separately at the Nichols College Bookstore.Students may be eligible to obtain a book voucher from the Business Office.

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Residency Changes During the Term

Resident to Commuter:
If you move off campus during the term, your room and meal is pro-rated according to the Withdrawal Policy. There is a very limited time frame to receive a pro-rate of charges.

Commuter to Resident:
Becoming a resident student mid-term is subject to room availability. Please contact the Residence Life department to discuss your options at ResLife@nichols.edu.

6 Additional Fees may apply.

Health Insurance Options

Massachusetts State law requires that students who attend college full-time pay a health insurance fee. The rate for the 2013-2014 is $1,788. You may qualify to waive this fee. Under state law, every student enrolled in at least a 75% full-time course load must participate in a qualifying student health insurance program or in a health benefit plan with comparable coverage. Additional information can be found on the Consolidated Health Plans website.

Billing and Payment

Billing and Payment:

Statements are mailed prior to the start of the semester and billed on the following schedule (subject to change):

There are many ways to pay your statement charges:

Refund Policy

Additional fees may apply and are posted online for your convenience. Our withdrawal policy is available as a downloadable PDF. Please contact the Business Office with any additional questions.

Additional Fees:

Fee Description Amount 2014-2015 Can the Fee be Waived? (restrictions may apply)
Graduation Fee $150  
Health Insurance TBA (per year) Waiveable
Lab & Course Fees $30 to $90  
Late Payment Fee $250 per semester  
Overload Fee (excess of 19 credits) $1,069 per credit  
Parking Fee $130 per semester Waiveable
Refund Insurance Fee TBA (per semester) Waiveable
Residence Life: Single Room Supplement  $825 per semester  
Returned Check Fee $50  
Student Government Assoc. Fee $150 per semester  
Study Abroad Fee $500  

Miscellaneous Adjustments

Adjustments may be made to the student account during the year. These adjustments are typically done once a month and students will receive an email informing them that they should check their statements online. The most common adjustments are for damage billing, disciplinary fines, library fines, parking tickets and replacement ID cards. Please contact the Business Office at businessoffice@nichols.edu or 508-213-2288 if you have specific questions about any fees or policies.

Questions? Contact us.

Nichols College

BusinessOffice@nichols.edu
P.O. Box 5000
Dudley, MA 01571

508-213-2288