Graduate Admissions FAQs
Here are some of the most common questions asked of our graduate admissions staff. If you don't see what you're looking for, be sure to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where do I send my personal statement, resume, and official transcripts?
All credentials must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions by email or mail at:
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109
What if my GPA is below the minimum? Will I still be considered for admissions?
Most of our programs conduct a holistic review of all credentials you submit. This means that while academic achievement is a critical piece of the review puzzle, it isn't the only one. We review all applications in their entirety, regardless of GPA.
How do you calculate the undergraduate GPA?
We recalculate the undergraduate GPA to reflect cumulative achievement across all institutions attended. We simply divide the total number of quality points by the total number of credits to determine the cumulative undergraduate index.
What does it mean if a program is rolling admissions?
Rolling admissions means that you can apply anytime throughout the year up until the deadline and/or up until the program has reached its limit. Admissions decisions will be released as they are made.
If a program has a deadline, will you review applications before the deadline or wait until after the deadline to review?
This depends on the program. Some of our programs we will review on a rolling basis up until their deadlines. On others, we will wait until all applications have been received and begin to review immediately following the deadline. Please check with us directly if you're curious to know the specific review practice of your intended program.
Should I wait until after I complete the semester to submit my transcripts?
We typically encourage our students not to wait until the end of the semester, but rather send your transcripts after your mid-semester grades have been posted. Once you have completed your degree you will then need to send an updated official transcript showing your final grades and degree conferral date.
Does your institution accept transfer credits? If so how many, and how do I go about transferring them?
Yes, if the master's degree program you intend to enroll in is less than 48 semester hours we will consider up to six semester hours of credit in transfer. If the program is more than 48 credits, we'll consider up to nine semester hours of credit in transfer. The PsyD program will consider up to 30 semester hours of credit in transfer.
Do I have to request transcripts from the community college I attended if the credits are listed on my other transcript?
Yes, all original transcripts from any college previously attended are required.
How long will it take to hear a decision after my application has been completed?
Once we've received all required credentials to complete your application, we begin our review. It typically takes four to six weeks before a decision is rendered.
Can the application fee be waived?
The director of graduate admissions may approve an application fee waiver in cases of financial hardship.
What is the minimum TOEFL score an applicant must receive to be considered for admission?
Can the TOEFL requirement be waived?
The TOEFL may be waived in cases where an international student from a non-English speaking country has earned a bachelor's degree in English or received a B or higher in English 101 and 102 or equivalent.
What evaluating organizations for foreign credentials does Springfield College recognize?
We accept evaluations from World Education Services and Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
What is the school financial aid code?
Springfield College’s financial aid code is 002211.