May I schedule an appointment to talk with an admissions counselor?
It is not possible to schedule individual appointments. However, we do offer small group information sessions weekly throughout the year. This is a good forum to have your questions answered. View Upcoming Events for the dates of Group Information Sessions.
What pre-requisites are required?
You must complete a course in human biology and chemistry with a C+ or better for Nursing and Radiography. High school biology and chemistry are acceptable. These science courses must have been taken within five years of acceptance to the College.
Will I get a degree from St. Vincent’s College?
Yes. You will receive an Associate in Science degree or a Bachelor of Science degree.
Can I take all of my courses at St. Vincent’s College?
Yes. All of the courses that you will need to complete your degree are offered by the College.
How many credits will transfer into St. Vincent’s College?
Credits are assessed on an individual basis. In order to meet the College’s residency requirement, you must complete 50% of the requirements of your major at St. Vincent’s. For example, if you are enrolled in the 72 credit Nursing or Radiography program, you must complete 36 credits at the College. If you are an LPN in Connecticut, you may also be able to receive 16 advanced placement credits.
How do you determine what credits will transfer?
Courses considered for transfer credit must be equivalent to the course requirement of the program in which you enroll and recorded on an official transcript from a regionally accredited institution. Credits for Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology and Physics will not be transferred until a competency examination is successsfully completed at St. Vincent’s College.You must have achieved a minimun grade of C in order to take the competency exam. There is no time limit imposed on these courses. A Computerized Placement Test (CPT) is required if a student wishes to receive transfer credit for English Compositon taken more than 15 years ago. There is no time limit for social science and humanities courses eligible for transfer credit.
Do you accept transfer credits if a student passes a standardized test?
Yes, if you take the CLEP, DANTES or EXCELSIOR exams. Learn more about these exams.
Who can take the competency exam(s)?
In order to be eligible to take the competency exam(s) (A&P, Microbiology and Physics) you must have completed the course(s) with a minimum grade of “C”. There is a $35.00 fee for each exam. The College also offers online competency review courses. The cost is $120.00 for A&P and $80.00 for microbiology. There is a $20.00 fee for a computer access code. For information, please contact Dr. Susan Capasso @ 203-576-5323.
Who is required to take the placement exams?
Any applicant who is not transferring in college level algebra and English composition must take the placement exam(s). Applicants are tested in arithmetic, elementary algebra, English Composition, reading comprehension, and sentence skills. The test is computer based.
What are the deadlines for submission of applications for the degree programs?
The deadlines for COMPLETING an application file (INCLUDING placement testing, if necessary) are:
Spring 2013: Applications Deadline:10/5/12
Applications Completed: 10/19/12
Fall 2013: Applications Deadline: 6/7/13
Applications Completed: 6/21/13
No applications will be processed once the deadline has passed and all supporting documents must be in by the applications completed deadlines.
Acceptance letters will be sent out on a rolling admissions basis and a deposit of $200.00 is due upon acceptance. Students whose majors require clinical rotations will not be allowed to register for classes until they are both health and background cleared.
International students are required to have their admissions file completed at least six months prior to the semester that they are interested in starting (See International Students’ Section).
Can I begin my major in the Spring Semester?
Only Nursing (101) classes begin in both the spring and fall semesters. All other majors begin in fall only.
What is the Pre-Major Program?
Students admitted into a Pre-Major Program are admitted initially into the College but not the major.
You are required to take 15 selected credits (including three science classes) to be considered for admittance into the major. Students are expected to complete Biology 211, Biology 212, Biology 235 (Nursing) or Physics 101 (Radiography) with a minimum grade of B and Math 140 with a minimum grade of C+.
How much time does the Pre-Major Program add to the major?
The Pre-Major Program adds one semester to one year depending on when the student begins classes and how many seats have been filled in the majors.
Does St. Vincent’s College offer financial aid?
Yes. In order to be considered for financial aid you must fill out the FAFSA form. You may obtain it from a high school guidance/career office or go to the web site:http://www.FAFSA.ed.gov See the Financial Aid pages for filing deadlines.
Do I need health insurance?
All students are required to carry health insurance. You may purchase it through the College or provide proof that you are currently insured.
Do I need a physical examination before I begin classes?
You are required to have a health clearance (including a drug screen and proof of immunization). Upon acceptance, you will contact the Urgent Care Center (UCC) @ 203-268-2501 for an appointment.
What immunizations will I need?
The State of Connecticut requires that all students born after 12/31/56 have their doctor complete a Proof of Immunization Form or submit an official copy providing proof of immunization against measles and rubella. No student will be allowed to register for class(es) or clinical experiences until proof of immunization is complete and submitted to the UCC and the student is health cleared.
What is a background check?
The College is committed to providing a safe environment for students, faculty and staff. In light of recent events on college campuses, we have engaged Evolution Consulting, LLC to perform background checks on all incoming students. Students must have a clear background check in order to register for classes.
Who can I contact if I have additional questions?
Call the Office of Admissions at 203-576-5513 or contact via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org