School of Professional and Continuing Studies Bachelor’s Admissions
Earn your bachelor's degree.
The Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies degree programs are designed to meet the academic needs of adults returning to school. With the ability to transfer in undergraduate credits and earn credit for knowledge gained through work and life experiences, you can finish in as little 16 months.
Once you've determined your campus and your program, let us help you through the admissions process. Begin your journey today by reviewing the admissions requirements, financial aid information, and submitting your application.
Bring credit with you.
Springfield College seeks to make your college transition as easy as possible. There aren't many schools that will allow you to apply as many as 72 credits toward your degree. These credits can come from a mixture of earned credit from regionally accredited institutions, or from prior learning claims.
Springfield College accepts transfer credits from any regionally accredited college for courses in which you earned a C- or better. You can transfer in credit from multiple colleges as long as they are regionally accredited, which means they are recognized by one of the six US Department of Education accrediting bodies.
Prior learning credit
Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies also values the experience you bring to the program with you from professional and life experiences. Do you have a military background? Do you speak a second language? Have you taken part in professional trainings? We have a process in place for claiming these and other valuable learning experiences for credit. Learn more about the process for earning credit for prior learning here.
Undergraduate Admissions Requirements/Criteria
To be admitted into the PCS Undergraduate Program students must have a high school diploma or GED and have a minimum of 15 equivalent college credits from any combination of the following:
- Official college transcripts from a regionally accredited institution with a grade of C- or higher.
- International post-secondary transcripts officially certified by World Education Services (WES), the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
- Official Joint Services Transcripts (JST), Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Transcripts, Coast Guard Institute Transcripts, or American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations.
- CLEP, DANTES/DSST college-equivalency examination results, or other industry standardized testing results.
- Credits earned through professional or organizational training programs or industry-recognized licensure programs that PCS has an established articulation in place. For example, CDA, Police Academies, Community Action Partnership, National Head Start, Certified Addictions Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor, BEST Apprenticeship Program, CADAC, LAC, LCDC, CSAC, CNA, LPN, RN, or the YMCA. Students may have additional transfer opportunities and should check with their Admissions Assistant.
- Licensure and training programs other than those already reviewed and evaluated by PCS as reflected in the PCS Experiential Learning Handbook will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, a $200 fee is required.
- Credits will not be posted to the student’s official Springfield College transcript until they completed one term with PCS.
Financial Aid Information
Springfield College makes admissions decisions without regard to the student’s ability to pay educational expenses. College grant funds are awarded primarily on the basis of financial need. State and federal funds are awarded and disbursed subject to the program regulations of the awarding agency. Eligibility based on financial need is determined by estimating cost of attendance and subtracting family contribution as calculated by federal, state, and college regulations. The College does not meet full need for all eligible students.
File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. An application for financial aid must be completed for each academic year. Our school code is 002211.
For assistance through this process, visit our Office of Financial Aid, contact the financial aid coordinator at your campus, or call the Springfield College Office of Financial Aid at (413) 748-3112.
For more information and resources, visit the Financial Aid section of our website.
Springfield College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis in admission and access to, and employment and treatment in, its programs and activities.