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Our team is Certified Transfer Friendly, Certified Military Friendly, and nationally ranked for mid-career salary, return on investment, and economic mobility.
We’ll work with you to make the transfer process as easy as possible, with no application fees, a 48 hour turnaround on admissions decisions, and dedicated student success coaches ready to address all your questions.
Nichols is a small, private, non-profit college focused on professional development and personal empowerment. With over 25 undergraduate degrees and certificates, 4 master’s degrees, and 5 MBA tracks, we’re consistently evolving our curriculum with feedback from today’s top employers to ensure that every one of our graduates is ready to compete and succeed.
But it’s our community that truly makes Nichols home. There’s something special about the family of students, teachers, and staff who live, work, and play on the hill every day. You'll know it when you feel it, so join us anytime for a tour of our amazing 250+ acre campus in Dudley, MA.
Last year, our team worked with new transfer students to accept 98% of their credits. No matter where you're coming from, our talented staff is here to help you get organized and make a positive change in your life without sacrificing any of the hard work you've already put in.
For more information about transferring your credits and the Massachusetts Independent College Transfer Guarantee, please read more below or download our full disclosure.
Oscar Chavez '20 knows what it's like to have the rug pulled out from under you by a college, and he found his new home on the hill.
“My stomach dropped when I learned that my old college was closing. It didn’t feel real. A friend recommended Nichols, so I came to tour campus and I immediately knew deep down that this was going to be the best decision. When I started, all the professors reached out to make sure I was OK, even the president asked if I needed anything. Nichols was a perfect fit for me, and I feel like I accomplished more in a year here than in the rest of my college career.”
If you're a student at an area community college, we’ve made your transfer process even easier–and completely seamless. Through our ABLE initiative, students attending one of our partnering community colleges can transfer their entire associate's degree to Nichols and finish their bachelor's degree here at an affordable rate. Learn more on our community college transfer programs page.
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We accept applications throughout the year and there is no fee to apply. Applicants will need to submit the following information:
Send your official transcripts from all previous institutions you attended. All admission documents and correspondence should be mailed to:
Office of Admissions
124 Center Road
Dudley, MA 01571
Please complete your Nichols College application online.
This guide is for informational purposes only. Final decisions about acceptance of course credit will be made by the Registrar’s Office.
Courses for transfer credit are evaluated according to the following guidelines:
Nichols does not accept ESL, remedial and pass or fail courses.
Students will have credits from their associate's degree transferred in as bulk credits. In total, students who enter under this agreement can transfer up to 90 credits, starting them in their junior year. Additional credits may be reviewed on an individual basis.
Students may be eligible for our full range of scholarships and grants.
Through our ABLE Initiative, we offer community college transfer programs that create a pathway for you to earn a business degree in high-demand fields from a leading private college at an affordable rate. If you’re a student at one our partner schools, you can seamlessly transfer your entire associate’s degree (or even up to 90 credits) and finish your bachelor’s degree by earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree at Nichols.
Read more for full partnership details and concentrations, and contact your college’s transfer representative.
Nichols College is an active member of the Massachusetts Independent College Transfer Guarantee.
The Massachusetts Independent College Transfer Guarantee (Massachusetts Guarantee) builds upon existing Massachusetts’ transfer policy for public institutions of higher education, with the intention of creating a seamless system of transfer in the state and expanding transfer options for Massachusetts community college students. The Massachusetts Guarantee will ensure acceptance at a participating independent Guarantee institution for associate degree holding students who have met a minimum GPA requirement of 2.5. At the core of the Massachusetts Guarantee is an unwavering commitment to equity, opportunity and access for all students in higher education.
This information is for informational purposes only. Final decisions about acceptance of course credit will be made by the Registrar’s Office.
The General Education Foundation (formerly known as the MassTransfer Block or MTB) refers to a set of general education, core, or distribution requirements, consisting of 34 college-level credits. These credits, when completed together with a 2.0 or higher GPA, fully transfer and will satisfy the general education/core requirements at Nichols.
We’re here to help! Contact us if you have questions about Nichols, our application process, advising, orientation, or scheduling a visit. Call or email our Admission office at 800-470-3379 or firstname.lastname@example.org.