Welcome to Quincy College!
Congratulations and Welcome to Quincy College!
We believe that you will be a valuable member of our community both in and out of the classroom. We are certain that you will benefit from the pathways that Quincy College provides, whether directly to rewarding employment opportunities or to a four-year degree program. We are prepared to offer you the tools and educational opportunities you are seeking in an affordable, supportive environment, where we focus on teaching and learning one student at a time.
Tucked in the center of the city, Quincy College takes pride in our abundant resources and opportunities for students. Our 22 certificate and 34 associate degree programs are designed to provide you with specific skills and job training so you may enter the workforce in two years or less. Our small learning communities offer an environment of intellectual discovery. Our unique tutoring program, which is open to all students, provides valuable support to help you achieve your academic goals. Quincy College’s proximity to Boston offers unbeatable access to a wealth of resources. We are your pathway – to a certificate, a degree, or to wonderful employment opportunities.
We know you are eager to embark on a new path. Our Admissions Office and student services departments are available to assist you every step of the way, from meeting with an advisor to determine your course of study to consulting with the financial aid office to make your education affordable. It is frequently said that your years in college are the best of your life. At Quincy College, we believe that the best years of your life will follow from receiving a meaningful educational experience.
Please use the tabs to the left to find out your next steps and explore what Quincy College has to offer.
Please complete the following steps if you have not already done so:
Pay your $50 seat deposit at quincycollege.edu/deposit. This will be credited toward your tuition.
Have your official high school transcripts or HiSET/GED records sent to the Admissions Office or bring in your diploma or certificate. If you have completed college courses, have your official transcripts sent. Any high school or college completed outside of the United States must be evaluated by CED.
All documents can be mailed to:
Quincy College Admissions Office
1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Take the Quincy College Placement Test. If you have completed a college-level math or English course at a regionally accredited institution with a grade of C or higher, you may be exempted from completing the placement test as long as you provide official transcripts showing completion of these courses. International Students should complete the LOEP test. For the placement test and LOEP test schedule, please see the Testing Center page.
Meet with a College Advisor to pick your classes for next semester.
Register online using your Quincy College Portal.
Accepted Nursing Students
Congratulations on your acceptance to the nursing program at Quincy College! Our nursing programs are all highly competitive so you should be proud of your accomplishments thus far. Please review all the information below carefully to get started on your academic journey at Quincy College.
Attendance at New Student Orientation is required for all incoming nursing students. You can view the dates, times, and locations on the New Student Orientation page,and choose the orientation that works best for you.
Please bring your Massachusetts Driver’s License, Massachusetts, Identification Card, or US Passport AND a copy of the front and back of this item to Orientation.
High School Transcripts
If you have not done so already, you must submit either your official high school transcript or original high school diploma to the Admissions Office prior to the start of classes. Diplomas can be brought to the Admissions Office in Quincy or Plymouth. You must bring in the original diploma – we cannot accept a photocopy. Transcripts can be hand-delivered to either campus or mailed to 1250 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169. Transcripts must be official and sealed in the original envelope.
High school completed outside the United States must be evaluated by the Center for Educational Documentation (CED). Please visit http://cedevaluations.com/ to download the application form, which you will send to CED with a copy of your high school documents. The General Evaluation costs $80 which must be submitted with the application form. Under Mailing Instructions, put Quincy College’s address (1250 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169) so that the results of your evaluation will be sent to us directly.
College Transcripts and Transfer Credits
If you have completed college-level courses outside of Quincy College and would like to have credits transferred in, you will need to submit official college transcripts sealed in the original envelope. Quincy College can transfer in up to 30 credits for the Associate Degree in Nursing and up to 20 credits for the Practical Nursing Certificate. Only courses with a grade of C or higher are eligible for transfer. Please bring your official transcript (sealed in the original envelope) to either campus or have it mailed to 1250 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169.
College completed outside the United States must be evaluated by the Center for Educational Documentation (CED). Please visit http://cedevaluations.com/ to download the application form, which you will send to CED with a copy of your college transcripts. The Course-by-Course evaluation costs $130 which must be submitted with the application form. Under Mailing Instructions, put Quincy College’s address (1250 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169) so that the results of your evaluation will be sent to us directly.
Criminal Offender Record Inquiry (CORI) Check
The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) has guidelines for the good moral character requirement for nursing licensure. All students will have a CORI check completed at the start of the program and every six months thereafter. A positive CORI may result in your inability to proceed in the nursing program and will be assessed on an individual basis. Students will fill out CORI forms at New Student Orientation.
The approved uniform for all nursing students is available exclusively at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore on the Quincy College campus. A representative will be available to speak to you regarding purchasing your required uniforms. Payment for the uniform order is due at the time that the order is placed; you may make this payment at the Barnes and Noble Book Store at Quincy College. The Division of Nursing recommends that each student purchase two uniforms. You will also need to purchase a stethoscope, pen light, kelly clamp, bandage scissors, and leather nursing shoes.
Health and Immunization Data
Documentation of a physical exam within the past six months by a licensed health care provider as well as up-to-date immunization data is required prior to starting the program. The requirements are explained below. We recommend that you make an appointment with your health care provider now to leave ample time to complete the requirements prior to the start of class. Please be aware that it is your responsibility to make sure your health care provider documents the needed information clearly and correctly on official letterhead or stationary with signature and credentials or presented as an official copy of clinical laboratory reports.
- MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella): all students born on or after January 1, 1957 should have two doses of the MMR immunization. There should be a minimum of 30 days between doses. All students must show immunity by titer.
- Hepatits B: students must have completed their Hepatitis B immunization series and have documentation of a positive titer before the start of each semester or have a signed declination form on file.
- Tuberculosis: all nursing students must have a PPD test annually and must submit documentation from their healthcare provider.
- If a nursing student has a positive PPD result a negative chest x-ray completed within the past 5 years and a clinical evaluation form (a review of symptoms for active TB) must be conducted by a healthcare provider annually.
- If the review of symptoms indicates active TB, the student must submit documentation that he/she has begun an appropriate plan of treatment. A nursing student with active TB may not attend clinica.
- A QuantiFERON-TB Gold Test is acceptable in place of a PPD skin test.
- Tdap (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis): students are considered compliant if they have received the Tdap vaccination within the last 10 years.
- If a student’s Tdap vaccine expires while in the nursing program, he/she must get the vaccination again and submit documentation.
- Varicella (Chickenpox): all students should have two doses of the Varicella immunization. There should be a minimum of 30 days between doses. All students must show immunity by titer.
- Influenza (Flu shot): all students are required to have a flu shot annually. Documentation must be submitted with the date that the immunization was administered.
Exemption guidelines: a student will be deemed exempt from immunization requirements if he/she indicates religious reasons which prevent them from receiving the immunization. However, the student needs to be aware that if this is the case, it might affect their ability to attend clinical and pass. A student may be exempt from an immunization if an allergy is documented by a physician or the student has had the disease and can document a positive titer.
You will also be required to submit the general Quincy College immunization form which can be downloaded here.
You will be required to register and submit your information to CastleBranch prior to the start of class. The initial cost of submitting your information along with other required data will be approximately $105.00, which includes a mandatory drug screening that each student must complete through the agency. Please register and submit your information and complete the drug screening process prior to the beginning of class. Students who fail to complete the requirements will not be able to attend clinical and therefore will not be able to continue the program. Please follow the instructions below to access CastleBranch:
- Visit https://portal.castlebranch.com/QU93
- Click the Place Order button and follow the subsequent instructions
Some clinical agencies require a drug screening. Please be aware that any student who tests positive for a drug for which he/she does not have a legal prescription may be dismissed from the nursing program. All students are required to have a drug screen on admission and may be randomly required to repeat the screen throughout the program.
Seasonal Flu Vaccine
Please be advised that all clinical agencies are mandating all students to have the seasonal flu vaccine. The vaccine should be administered as soon as available and no later than November 1st.
All students planning to enroll in 9 credits or more must have health insurance that meets specified minimum standards, either through the Quincy College Health Insurance Plan or through another American-based company. To waive or purchase health insurance, please visit https://www.gallagherstudent.com/students/user-login.php?idField=1213.
All students must complete a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course and keep certification up to date. The student must receive certification via a course titled Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider (2 year certification) through either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition payment is due in full at the time of class registration. Detailed information about tuition and fees for the nursing program will be distributed at Orientation.
You can submit your free application at www.fafsa.gov using the Quincy College school code – 002205. You will receive an email from the Quincy College Financial Aid Office 7-10 days after submitting your FAFSA telling you which forms you need to submit and where you can find them. You will receive an email from the Financial Aid Office if anything is incomplete or not received. Be sure to check your email and read the email carefully! The Financial Aid process takes 4-6 weeks. Once your file is complete, we will review your application and award your Financial Aid if you qualify. You can check your Quincy College Portal to view the amount that you received by logging in, selecting the Student tab at the top of the page, and clicking Financial Aid on the left side of the page.
If you need assistance completing the FAFSA, we offer free workshops every Tuesday from 1 pm – 3 pm in room 503 at the Quincy Campus. No signup is required.
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