New England College

New England College
Online Undergraduate Degree Programs
USA Toll-Free: 877-370-2091
International:  +1 813-612-8168

Online Seven-Week Terms and Course Credits

You can enroll in New England College at any time and begin your studies seven convenient times during the year. Each course is presented in seven-week sessions with four semester credit hours. As long as you meet the prerequisites, you may take your courses in any order.

Transferring Credits

At New England College, we understand the complexity of the transfer process and this is why we have made it as simple and seamless as possible. With our liberal credit transfer policy, you can transfer up to 30 credits toward your associate's degree and up to 90 credits towards your bachelor's degree.

Any student possessing an associate of arts degree from a regionally accredited institution may be granted junior standing (60 credits), provided that the student has earned at least 60 credits in the previous institution. When junior standing is granted, all passing coursework will be granted credit, regardless of grade, with the exception that no more than 16 credits of D grades will be accepted. Please note that some majors may have restrictions on the number of D grades within the major. Transfer students with associate of arts degrees should understand that some college programs may require more than two years to complete.

If a D grade is received in the first course of a two-course series (such as Accounting I and II) and a C- or better grade is received in the second course, credit will be granted for both courses, subject to the 16-credit limit noted above.

While we encourage students to continue studying in their original programs, we understand that sometimes students want to try something new, so rest assured you will not be limited to selecting the same major when transferring to New England College. Students can apply to any program, as long as requirements have been met, with a minimal loss of credit and a fresh start. This is the favorable result of similarities in general education requirements between institutions and our comprehensive understanding of the transfer process.

Admissions Requirements

Any student with a high school diploma or a high school equivalency (GED) may apply. While no minimum grade point average, class rank or standardized test score is specified, one or more of these measures must indicate a readiness for college studies in a chosen academic program. Students must take a minimum of the last 30 of the required credit hours with the college in order to graduate with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

  • Complete an online application.
  • Electronically sign authorization for University Alliance to obtain official transcripts for all schools previously attended.
  • Request that official records for advanced testing/external examination credit be sent directly to University Alliance on behalf of New England College.
  • Request that official records for military credit, international documents and any other transcripts for schools that will not allow third party requests be sent directly to University Alliance on behalf of New England College.
  • New England College does not place emphasis on standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) and therefore does not require them for admission.

Students may take up to two (2) consecutive seven-week sessions before having to be fully admitted if certain requirements are met. Speak with your enrollment advisor for more information. Only fully admitted students are eligible for federal financial aid. If financial aid is necessary, you must complete the full application process.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Whether you’re finishing the college education you once started or you’re ready to begin earning your degree, we’ve taken the hassle out of financing your education. Take advantage of this opportunity to earn your degree online – and explore your options for financial aid.

There are no hidden fees with New England College. We tell you up front what to expect. Tuition is $395 per credit hour and may be tax deductible (contact your tax advisor for more information). Additionally, books and materials are approximately $250 per course.

Graduation Requirements

Upon successful completion of NEC’s academic requirements, you will receive your degree. You can be assured, it's the same diploma earned by your on-campus counterparts.

  • Students must have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA to graduate.
  • Students may register for up to two classes per session. Students in the BS in Healthcare Administration program are advised to take one core course per session.
  • Only one class may be taken in the student’s first session.
Liberal Arts Requirements
Liberal Arts Foundation 32-36 credit hours
Electives or Business Core 24-38 credit hours
Total: 60 credit hours
Bachelor Degree Requirements
Liberal Arts Foundation 32-40 credit hours
Program Core and Concentrations 40-68 credit hours
Electives 20-40 credit hours
Total: 120 credit hours

Accreditation Information

New England College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), the nation’s oldest accrediting association, through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. (209 Burlington Rd., Suite 201, Bedford, MA 01730-1433; telephone number: 781-271-0022).

Note: The information shown here is subject to change.  Students are strongly encouraged to verify information with the institution to which they intend to transfer.