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Quincy College is a unique learning environment where cultures meet, join forces, and weave a global context around college academics.

The College of the South Shore

Quincy College is a fully accredited, affordable institution of higher learning, offering Bachelor and Associate degrees and certificate programs. We provide free tutoring, supportive Academic Advisors, a committed faculty and a college wide focus on teaching and learning.

Quincy College offers two convenient locations, Quincy and Plymouth, flexible office hours, flexible semesters, and online course offerings designed to meet the needs of even the most hectic schedule. Whatever your program interests, be sure to come visit us! Becoming a Quincy College student is as simple as meeting with one of our Admissions Associates. No appointment is required and we hope to see you soon.

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Questions about Quincy College?
Admissions Office
admissions@quincycollege.edu
(617) 984 – 1710

Admission Requirements

Of our 35 associate degree programs and 27 certificate programs, we have 30 associate degrees and 25 certificates that are open enrollment, which means that you can apply and be accepted at any time – the only requirement is that you’ve completed high school or a HiSET/GED. To enroll in one of these programs, follow the steps below.

Step 1 – Fill out an application
Click here to apply now for a Bachelor or Associate degree or certificate program.

Step 2 – Apply for Financial Aid
Visit our Financial Aid page to find out if you are eligible and how to apply.

Step 3 – Submit Official Transcripts
Submit your official high school, HiSET/GED, or College Transcripts to the Quincy College Admissions Office. Any transcripts related to a high school or college education completed outside of the United States must be evaluated by The Center for Educational Documentation (CED), please visit cedevaluations.com

Documents may be sent electronically by the high school, CED, college, or official agency to admissions@quincycollege.edu or mailed to:

Quincy College Admissions Office
1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Step 4 – Take the Quincy College Placement Test
Quincy College placement tests are mandatory for new incoming students seeking a degree or certificate. 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 exempt from taking the college placement test.

An official sealed transcript must be submitted to Quincy College, showing completion of these courses. Students looking to take ESL classes should complete the LOEP test.

To see our Testing Center Hours click here. Please contact (617) 984-1668 for Testing Center updates and appointments.

Step 5- Register for Classes
Visit the Registrar’s Office or register in the MyQCPortal

Non-Degree Seeking Students

If you are looking to take classes to transfer to another college or university or for your own personal interests and you are not looking to get a degree from Quincy College, you can register as a Non-Degree Seeking student. Please note that Non-Degree Seeking students are not eligible to receive Financial Aid; if you hope to use Financial Aid, please apply to one of our associate degree or certificate programs.

For more information on how to register as a non-degree seeking student click here.

Interested in Non-Credit Programs & Courses?

New Student? Click here to fill out the non-credit application.

After submitting the non-credit application, students will receive an email with their username and password to register online through the My QC Portal.

Current Student?

Follow these steps for Online Registration

  • Go to the QCPortal and login
  • Click “Course Search” at the top of the page
  • Select “Non-Credit” from the “Term” drop down menu
  • Click the “Search” button at the bottom of the page

Courses/programs listed with “NC” are non-credit courses/programs.

Health Science Selective Programs

Quincy College offers 5 selective associate degrees and 3 selective certificate programs in health sciences. Applicants must complete specific program requirements in order to be considered and accepted into the programs.

If you have not completed the prerequisites for the program you are interested in, please contact the admissions office to review the course offerings that Quincy College offers to fulfill those requirements.

All sciences courses must be completed within 5 years from the year and term the student enters a selective program. Computer courses must be completed within 7 years from the year and term the student enters a selective program.

Health Sciences Associate Degree

Not sure what health sciences program is for you?
Through our Health Sciences Associate Degree, you can take prerequisites for any of our Allied Health programs while you decide which program is the right fit.

Medical Laboratory Technician Associate Degree

You will be required to register and submit your information to CastleBranch prior to the start of class. Please visit: https://portal.castlebranch.com/QU93

Full time program

  • 2 years; students should be available Monday – Friday from 7 am – 3 pm
  • Begins in Fall semester at the Quincy campus only

Part time program

  • 2 ½ years; students should be available 3 nights per week from 3 pm – 10 pm
  • Begins in Spring semester at Quincy campus only

Requirements

  • Official high school transcript or HiSET/GED records or original diploma (if completed outside the United States, high school transcripts/diplomas must be evaluated by The Center for Educational Documentation (CED), contact cedevaluations.com
  • HSC107: Orientation to Health Care (1 credit) with a C or higher
  • HSC140: Medical Terminology (3 credits) with a C or higher
  • HSC149: Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Health Care Professionals (4 credits) with a C or higher
  • CHE121: General Chemistry (4 credits) with a C or higher

To register for an MLT Information Session, please click here.

For curriculum information click here.

Nursing Associate Degree

Application Period:

Applications are open.

Full time program

Five-semester program

Requirements

For curriculum information click here.

Physical Therapist Assistant Associate Degree

Application Period:

Applications are open.

Program Details: Begins in the fall semester (Plymouth campus only)
Length of program is 2 years (includes summer courses between year 1 and year 2)

Time Commitment: Students should be available for PTA classes Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm

Additional core courses might fall outside of the scheduled times for PTA courses.

Clinical schedule hours varies depending on site.

Admissions Pre-requirements

  • Official high school transcript or HiSET/GED records or original diploma (if completed outside the United States, high school transcripts/diplomas must be evaluated by CED (Center for Educational Documentation).
  • ATI TEAS must be completed- Contact Admissions for more information. Minimum overall score for PTA Applicants is 55% (visit atitesting.com to register)
  • BIO 111: General Biology (4 credits) with a grade of C or higher OR BIO 131: Anatomy & Physiology I with a grade of C or higher (for applicants graduating from high school, a high school Biology course with a grade of B or higher)
  • ENG 090: Basic Composition or placement into ENG 101 on the Accuplacer
  • MAT 097 or placement into MAT 107 on the Accuplacer
  • Applicants are required to have 20 hours of observation in the Physical Therapy field.
  • All applicants prior to the application deadline will be required to attend a mandatory PTA Info Session with PTA faculty as part of their application.
  • Accepted students will be required to attend the PTA Program Orientation Meeting to reserve their seat in the class.

For curriculum information click here.

Radiologic Technology Associate Degree

Application Period:

Applications are open.

Full time program

Five-semester program

Begins Spring semester at the Quincy campus only

Requirements

For curriculum information click here.

Surgical Technology Associates in Science

Full time program

1 year; students should be available Monday – Friday from 7 am – 3 pm

Begins in Fall semester at the Quincy campus only

Requirements

  • Official high school transcript or HiSET/GED records or original diploma (if completed outside the United States, high school transcripts/diplomas must be evaluated by CED)

Pre-Requisites

  • BIO 111 General Biology I and Lab (4 credits) with a C or higher
  • BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab1 (4 credits) with a C or higher
  • BIO 132 Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab1 (4 credits) with a C or higher
  • CSI 101 Introduction to Computers (3 credits) with a C or higher
  • ENG 101 English Composition I (3 credits) with a C or higher
  • ENG 102 English Composition II  (3 credits) with a C or higher
  • History/Government Core (3 credits) with a C or higher
  • IDS 167 First Year Seminar (3 credits) with a C or higher
  • MAT 103 College Algebra (3 credits) with a C or higher
  • PSY 101 General Psychology (3 credits) with a C or higher
  • HSC 107: Orientation to Health Care (1 credit) with a C or higher
  • HSC140: Medical Terminology (3 credits) with a C or higher

 

For curriculum information click here.

Phlebotomy Certificate

Full time program

A 10 month program, students should be available Monday – Friday from 7 am – 3 pm

Starts in Fall and Spring and offered on the Quincy Campus

Requirements

    • Official high school transcript or HiSET/GED records or original diploma (if completed outside the United States, high school transcripts/diplomas must be evaluated by The Center for Educational Documentation (CED), contact cedevaluations.com
    • Qualified Health Science Admissions Test with minimum scores of 253 for Reading Comprehension and 250 for Sentence Skills OR completion of ENG101 with a C or higher

For curriculum information click here.

Practical Nursing Certificate

Application Period:

Applications are open.

Requirements

For curriculum information click here.

Associate of Science Degree in Nursing

The nurse of the future has top-notch clinical skills and is passionate about delivering high-quality patient care. The students will deliver nursing care using cutting-edge technology as part of an interprofessional team. At Quincy College, students learn from dedicated, experienced faculty in a hands-on setting that features cutting-edge technology. And our students establish confidence in their assessment skills and clinical judgment while developing the interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in today’s demanding healthcare environment.
View the ASN program requirements>>

Certificate of Completion in Practical Nursing

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a valued member of the interprofessional healthcare team, providing competent, evidence- based nursing care in a variety of health care settings. The Licensed Practical Nurse is instrumental in meeting the healthcare needs of older adults and other diverse groups. Within their scope of practice, LPNs utilize the nursing process as the framework for delivering patient-centered nursing care. Standards of Practice and The Code of Ethics for the LPN provide guidelines for professional practice.

Length of program: 10 months
View LPN program requirements>>

Health Sciences Associate Degree

Not sure what health sciences program is for you? Through our Associate of Science in Health Sciences degree, you can take prerequisites for Nursing or any of our Allied Health selective programs while you decide which program is the right fit.

Questions

Please contact Admissions Associate Jennifer Davis at jdavis@quincycollege.edu | (617) 984-1715
Applications for the Fall 2024 semester will be open in October 2023. Contact admissions@quincycollege.edu for more information.
Sign up for a Nursing Information Session.

 

How do I apply to become a Quincy College student?

Quincy College makes it easy for you to start college; even if you’ve never taken college courses and have questions about what Quincy College has to offer, for answers you may contact the Admissions Office at 617-984-1710 or admissions@quincycollege.edu.

You may also complete an online Admissions Application at any time; when your application is submitted and processed, you will become an accepted student.
The College will then contact you with the next steps you need to take to enroll in the programs or courses that interest you.

Is there an application deadline?

Quincy College operates on a rolling admission basis; students can apply and be accepted at any time during the year.

Select programs have specific application and program requirements.

Please contact the Admissions Office at 617-984-1710 or admissions@quincycollege.edu for detailed information about each select program and their requirements.

How can I meet with an Admissions Officer to get help with selecting classes?

When your application has been submitted and approved, you will receive a student ID, portal password, and information on how to proceed with the registration process.

After you have been accepted, you may contact the Admissions Office at 617-984-1710, email admissions@quincycollege.edu and we will assist you with choosing the appropriate course selections.

What is the difference between a Degree Seeking and Non-Degree Seeking student?

Students who are Degree-Seeking, or enrolled in a certificate program at Quincy College are eligible to apply for Financial Aid and are on pace to receive an associate’s degree or a certificate that consists of college credit courses.

Students enrolled as either degree-seeking or certificate-seeking must meet with an Academic Advisor at the beginning of each semester to be sure they are registering for courses that pertain to their degree and area of study. To contact an advisor, call 617-984-1670 or email advising@quincycollege.edu

Non-Degree Seeking students are not eligible for financial aid and do not need to meet with an academic advisor.

Students who apply to Selective programs must meet strict requirements and application process. Financial aid is applicable. For information about the select programs offered at Quincy College, contact admissions at 617-984-1710 or admissions@quincycollege.edu.

Do I need to take the SAT?

No, the SAT (and ACT) are not required to enroll at Quincy College.

How do I schedule a college placement exam?

Upon being accepted to Quincy College, if you are a degree-seeking student, you must contact the advising office to discuss placement into the appropriate college-level courses. Contact Advising at 617-984-1670 or advising@quincycollege.edu

Is there an application fee?

There is no application fee at Quincy College, our application is free.

How do I transfer to Quincy College?

Quincy College is here to help you make a seamless transition as you transfer your previously earned college credits towards your Quincy College degree.

As a Transfer student, you must first at apply online; then submit your official high school diploma and college transcript (s) to the Quincy College Admissions Office at admissions@quincycollege.edu. Transcripts must arrive electronically from the high school or your previous institution. If a hardcopy is sent it must arrive in a sealed envelope.

The Admissions team will review your transfer credits, transfer and apply all appropriate credits towards your Quincy College degree. Transfer credits may not exceed 30 credits. If you have questions, please contact Admissions at 617-984-1710 or by email atadmissions@quincycollege.edu.

Visit Quincy College

Schedule a visit with our Admissions Team for an in-person tour or check out our virtual tour videos down below.

Quincy College | Virtual Tour

Quincy College student at the library

Plymouth Campus | Virtual Tour

Blue lobster statue at Quincy College Plymouth campus

ArLab – Boston Location | Virtual Tour

Quincy College ArLab building in Boston

Questions?
Admissions Office
admissions@quincycollege.edu
(617) 984 – 1710

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