Academic Requirements

High School GPA

Students admitted to Springfield College must have graduated from an approved secondary school (high school) or have obtained a general equivalency diploma (GED) by the time of their enrollment.

Springfield College will require you to submit your high school transcripts, which reflect your high school coursework and cumulative grade point average. Both are important factors in admission.

Springfield College recommends that you pursue the strongest college preparatory program available in your high school.

Your course distribution must include the following coursework for admission.

  • Four years of English
  • Three years of math (at least through Algebra 2)
  • Two years of history or social science
  • Three years of a lab science
    • If your intended major requires extensive science preparation, you should take at least one additional laboratory science course.
  • Two-consecutive years of foreign language.

Springfield College also looks for students who participate in a diverse set of cocurricular activities in high school, particularly in areas related to your intended field of study. Such activities might include athletic teams, cultural groups, or community service agencies.

SAT/ACT Test Scores

Springfield College is SAT/ACT optional for all programs with the exception of Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, and Education programs. While you are welcome to submit your test scores, they will not have an impact on merit-based financial aid awards and may not influence an admissions decision.

Additional Requirements

Application Essay

Springfield College is a member of the Common Application, which requires a personal statement essay. It is very important that you be thoughtful with this essay since it is evaluated carefully. Take your time, write convincingly, spell correctly, use complete sentences, and check your grammar.

Your personal statement essay gives you a chance to show admission officers who you really are beyond grades and test scores (the academic requirements).This essay is important in evaluating your application for admission as it allows you to show your personality, intelligence, values, and your future aspirations.

Recommendation Letter(s)

As part of the Common Application, Springfield College requires at least one academic recommendation.

Certain academic programs at Springfield College will require more than one recommendation to complete your application. If you are applying to a program that requires additional recommendations, you will be notified on the Common Application.

While only one academic recommendation is required to complete your application, you are welcome to submit additional letters of recommendations.

Interviews

Although it is optional, we encourage you to participate in an interview with a member of our admissions staff or alumni community. The interview will take place during your visit to campus or with an alumnus/a who lives close to you if you are unable to visit campus.  If your GPA and test scores are not what you would like them to be, the interview is very important and can help our admission counselors better understand who you are as a student.

International Students

Springfield College has specific requirements for international students in regards to the application process.

International admissions requirements

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