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Quincy Office Location:
Presidents Place

Quincy Mailing Address:
Quincy College
ATTN: Admissions/Advising
Presidents Place
1250 Hancock St.
Quincy Center, MA 02169

Phone: (617) 984-1710
Fax: (617) 984-1794

Plymouth Office Location:
Plymouth Campus Front Desk

Plymouth Mailing Address:
Quincy College
36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 228
Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone (Plymouth Campus):
(508) 747-0400
Fax (Plymouth Campus):
(508) 747-8169

Business Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 6:15pm
Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Advising FAQs

How do I change my major?
How do I repeat a course?
How do I transfer credits to Quincy College?
What is the difference between traditional and non-traditional classes?
What is the difference between fall semester, springs semester, winter session, summer session?
What are online classes and Hybrid Classes?
What is the difference between adding/dropping a course and withdrawing from a course?
What courses do expire and do not expire?
What is Academic Amnesty and who can get that?
What is the difference between part-time student and full-time student?




How do I change my major?
You will need to submit the Declaration/Change of Major form to the Office of Enrollment Services. Please see your advisor before changing your major
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How do I repeat a course?
Courses may be repeated in order to earn a better grade. In all cases the most recent grade earned in a course is the one used in calculating the overall grade-point average; however, previous grades remain on the transcript followed by the word “Repeat.” Consult your academic advisor before repeating a course. Students are required to pay normal tuition charges for all repeated course work.
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How do I transfer credits to Quincy College?
You must acquire official college transcripts from the institution you are transferring from. Transcripts must arrive at Quincy College in a sealed envelope in order to be considered official.
Points to keep in mind:
• Quincy College will provide you with a Transfer Credit Evaluation once you have successfully completed 12 credit hours. Prior to that, all transfer evaluations are informal.
• All grades must have a final grade of C or better
• All course(s) must be equivalent Quincy College level courses (please see your advisor for more information)
• Your college courses must be regionally accredited and accepted by Quincy College (please see your advisor for more information)

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What is the difference between traditional and non-traditional classes?
• Traditional classes are generally 15 weeks long and meet once or twice a week
• Non-traditional classes can be five weeks, ten weeks, or ten days in length
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What is the difference between fall semester, springs semester, winter session, summer session?
• Fall semester classes generally start in early September and run through late December
• Spring semester classes generally start in mid-January and end in mid-May
• Winter Intersession classes are held in the break between the Fall semester and the Spring semester
• The winter session course is ten days long
• Summer session generally start end of May and go through August
• The summer course can be five week, ten week or ten day classes
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What are online classes and Hybrid Classes?
• Online classes are held entirely online. Students have only one on-campus meeting: the final exam.
• Hybrid class meet both online and in the classroom. Typically a hybrid course will meet three times throughout the course.
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What is the difference between adding/dropping a course and withdrawing from a course?
Add/Drop means: You can change the courses you are registered for by adding or dropping one or more courses. This is done through a formal procedure in which you fill out and sign an ADD/DROP form.
Points keep in mind
• The add/drop period has an end date. You should be aware of the beginning and end dates of the add/drop period each semester.
• There is a $35.00 drop fee for each course that you drop.


• Withdrawal means: You may still leave a course after the add/drop period ends. This is called withdrawing. Withdrawing from a course results in a grade of “W”, which carries no academic weight or judgment, but can impact Financial Aid status. Please speak to an advisor before withdrawing from a course.
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What courses do expire and do not expire?

• Natural Science and Computer Science courses expire
- Natural Science courses expire after 5 years for students in Health Science/Nursing fields.
- Natural Science courses expire after 10 years for all other majors.
- Computer Science courses expire after 7 years for all majors.

• Courses that do not have expiration are
- Liberal art courses (not sciences and computer)
- Fine Arts, and Music
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What is Academic Amnesty and who can get that?
Students who have had a break in enrollment for at least two academic years may, upon application for readmission, file a written petition with the Registrar for academic amnesty. If students are granted academic amnesty, all grades from Quincy College credit coursework completed at an earlier date are eliminated from computation of the grade point average and will not be applied to a Certificate or Degree program at Quincy College. Previous credit coursework will not be removed from the student’s scholastic record and transcripts. However, these records will clearly indicate that academic amnesty has been granted and the date that amnesty was approved. The Vice President for Academic Affairs, in consultation with the appropriate individuals, such as the Division Dean and/or program faculty, will make the final determination. (please see your advisor for more information)
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What is the difference between part-time student and full-time student?
• You are a part-time student if you are enrolled in courses totaling 11 credits or less in a semester.
• You are a full-time student if you are enrolled in courses which total 12 credits or more.
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Format adopted from Northeastern University Center’s for Academic Success and NACADA

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