“Focused on Teaching & Learning, One Student at a Time” is not merely Quincy College’s motto. It is, as well, the embodiment of the way in which we conduct ourselves each and every day, including the manner in which all students, faculty, and staff are regarded and engaged. As such, everything that we do is focused upon teaching and learning and the primacy of the teaching/ learning relationship. In the past few years, we have increased full time faculty ranks by approximately thirty percent, moved to new and greatly improved facilities in Quincy, expanded facilities and offerings in Plymouth, and greatly increased both instructional and non-instructional support and classroom technology. At Quincy College, students can find all the resources they need to have a successful college experience. As Quincy College moves forward, we will remain focused on teaching and learning by updating our academic offerings, developing new academic programs, and increasing student engagement and retention. I welcome you to take a class with our distinguished faculty and discover why students choose Quincy College for a high quality, affordable education. Here at Quincy College people often hear me say, “Education is the passport that allows one to travel through and navigate our society.” I am proud to say that now, more than ever, Quincy College is here to allow people to earn that passport. Sincerely,
Peter H. Tsaffaras, J.D., President
FOCUSED ON TEACHING & LEARNING,
ONE STUDENT AT A TIME Quincy College offers two convenient campus locations in Quincy and Plymouth, as well as online courses
A Boston area institution with over 34 Associate Degrees & 19 Certificate Programs offered
Approximately 10 miles from downtown Boston
Urban commuter campus in the heart of Quincy Center
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5 STEPS TO GET STARTED We are certain that youâ€™ll benefit from the pathways Quincy College provides. Follow these five easy steps to get started:
COMPLETE AN APPLICATION. Go to www.quincycollege.edu and click Apply Now to submit your application with the application fee. You can also apply in-person at the Admissions office. If you are applying into a selective Nursing or Health Sciences program, you must apply in person. International Students should contact the International Student Services office for more information at 617-984-1663. Please call 800-698-1700 with questions regarding which application you need to submit.
APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to apply online (use Quincy College
TAKE COLLEGE PLACEMENT TESTS. Quincy College placement tests are
REGISTER FOR CLASSES. Academic Advisors are available to assist students. No
school code 002205). Questions? Visit the Financial Aid office to speak with an advisor.
SUBMIT OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS. Contact your high school and college admissions office if you completed college coursework at another academic institution. Request to have your official transcripts sent directly to Quincy College Admissions, 1250 Hancock Street, Quincy Center, MA 02169 or Quincy College Admissions, Plymouth Campus, 36 Cordage Park, Plymouth, MA 02360.
mandatory for students seeking to earn an associate degree or certificate. Call the Admissions office to schedule an appointment. If you have completed a college-level math or English course at an accredited institution, you may be eligible for exemption. Students wishing to apply for exemption may submit a copy of their official transcript to the Quincy College Admissions office. SAT scores are not required for admittance.
appointment is necessary. Simply visit the Advising office to speak with an advisor or login to the MyQC Portal to register online.
COME FOR A CLASS ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMS Quincy College has a variety of associate degree programs to choose from in Professional Programs, Liberal Arts, Natural & Health Science, and Nursing. Most credits earned at Quincy College are accepted for transfer to other colleges and universities. Quincy College has agreements with several institutions which allow graduates of some associate degree programs to transfer with advanced standing in specific baccalaureate programs. The courses taken at Quincy College count towards the bachelorâ€™s degree just as if they had been taken at the four-year school. Credits earned at Quincy College are often one-third to one-half the cost of most four-year colleges.
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Quincy College certificate programs are designed to provide students with specific skills and job training so they may enter the workforce in less than two years. Certificate programs are offered in a wide range of high demand fields such as accounting, biotechnology & compliance, early childhood education, game development, gerontology, healthcare administration: medical billing & coding, human services, practical nursing, security administration, substance abuse, and surgical technology.
LIFELONG LEARNING Consistent with Quincy Collegeâ€™s primary mission which encourages academic achievement and community involvement, the LifeLong Learning Program seeks to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of the communities in which it serves through stimulating and accessible programs and courses (non-credit), lectures and presentations. Programs are offered in a wide range of topics including computer basics, health & wellness, and human resources.
PRE-COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS Quincy College has articulation agreements and dual enrollment programs with area high schools designed to allow students to earn college credits while still in high school. These off-campus credit classes, which are available at a number of participating area high schools, help students make a smooth transition from high school to college. In addition, high school students may enroll in courses at Quincy College, with permission from their guidance counselors, at a reduced tuition rate. Contact the Admissions office for a list of participating schools.
NATURAL & HEALTH SCIENCE
For the most up to date information on degrees and certificate programs that we offer, please visit www.quincycollege.edu.
STAY FOR A CAREER
â€œThe friendly advisors and talented faculty at Quincy College make your experience exciting in and out of the classroom. Everyone knows each other and wants to help you achieve your educational and personal goals.â€? Steven Simpson Major: Psychology Hometown: Plymouth, MA
YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS HERE CONTACT US Learn more about Quincy College by visiting either of our two campuses. An Admissions Representative will tour the campus with you and answer any questions you may have about educational programs at Quincy College. No appointment is necessary. Simply visit the Admissions office during regular business hours. Quincy Campus: (617) 984-1710 | Plymouth Campus: (508) 747-0400
CAMPUS LOCATIONS Boston Logan International Airport
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We have two conveniently located campuses in Quincy and Plymouth, MA. Visit www.quincycollege.edu to get driving directions to both Quincy and Plymouth, and find out how to get to Quincy Campus using the MBTA. QUINCY CAMPUS T T Presidents Place 1250 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA
PLYMOUTH CAMPUS T Cordage Park 36 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth, MA
Saville Hall 24 Saville Avenue, Quincy, MA
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Harvard Square is the historic center of Cambridge where you can find Harvard Museums, the American Repertory Theater, hip restaurants, and trendy boutiques.
Kendall Square in Cambridge is home to many companies and start-ups in the biotech/life sciences, financial, and technology industries, as well as retail shopping, Landmark Theaters, and cafes and bars.
Park Street is a historic road in the center of Boston that leads to the front of the State House. As one of the main subway hub stations, Park Street is also the gateway to Downtown Boston. Surrounded by the oldest park in the country, Boston Common, Park Street is steps from Chinatown, the Theatre District, and historical Beacon Hill.
South Station is the largest railroad station and intercity bus terminal in Greater Boston. Hop over the Fort Point channel to Bostonâ€™s emerging Seaport Innovation District, World Trade Center, and Waterfront. Only three subway stops from Quincy Center, J.F.K./U. MASS is located in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. Shuttle buses are available from this station to the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.
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The City of Quincy is the birthplace to two U.S. Presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Quincy Campus is conveniently located across from the MBTA station.
Plymouth, Americaâ€™s Hometown, is a tourist destination and home to Plymouth Rock, Mayflower II, Plimoth Plantation, and other notable sites. The commuter rail stop is located behind Plymouth campus. Check the MBTA website for train schedules at www.mbta.com.
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As the “City of Presidents,” Quincy is the birthplace to two U.S. Presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, as well as legendary patriot of the American Revolution, John Hancock. Quincy is a popular tourist destination and home to the Adams National Historical Park. Visitors can tour The Old House at Peacefield which served as the Adams family residence for four generations. Both Adams presidents and their wives are buried at the United First Parish Church (pictured left). Quincy not only offers historic attractions, but also miles of coastline and beaches, a waterfront boardwalk, golf courses, and a trendy restaurant scene. Quincy also boasts a variety of coffee shops and dining options from ethnic cuisines to upscale waterfront restaurants.
Located just minutes from Boston, Marina Bay is easily accessible by both public and water transportation.
Visit tastequincy.com for a complete listing of restaurants and discoverquincy.com for activities & events.
Quincy’s largest beach, Wollaston Beach, is a 2.5 miles stretch of clean sand, swimming, recreational activities, and restaurants.
American, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Japanese, & Thai cuisine within a ten minute walk from Quincy campus.
Numerous coffee shops and cafes in Quincy Center to grab your beverage and snack before class.
Plymouth holds a place of great prominence in American history. It is said to be the final landing site for the first voyage of the Mayflower. Founded in 1620, Plymouth was the site of the colony founded by the Pilgrims. Today, Plymouth is a tourist destination and is located approximately 35 miles south of Boston.
Plymouth Rock (pictured right) is Plymouthâ€™s most famous attraction. The rock is said to be the disembarkation site of the Pilgrims. Plimoth Plantation is a living history museum that consists of a recreation of the Plymouth settlement in 1627. Plymouth is also home to a vibrant music and arts community including the Plymouth Center for the Arts, the Driftwood Folk Cafe, and the Plymouth Independent Music Festival. There are free concerts held throughout the summer.
The Mayflower II is Plimoth Plantationâ€™s full-scale reproduction of the Mayflower, which sailed to Plymouth in 1620. The ship serves as a museum about the Pilgrims' historic voyage from Plymouth, England, and is considered a faithful replica of the original Mayflower. It is located at the State Pier in Plymouth.
Cafes and restaurants are located within Cordage Park. Shopping and various eateries line historic Main Street, steps from Plymouth campus.
Plymouth boasts numerous art galleries, museums, performing arts, and theatre companies. Plymouth is also the home to the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra and The Pinehills summer music series.
MISSION STATEMENT QUINCY COLLEGE is an open access institution that encourages academic achievement and excellence, diversity, economic opportunity, community involvement, and lifelong learning. The College facilitates valuable learning relationships that inspire students to realize their educational and professional futures.
STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS FROM COUNTRIES
AVG CLASS SIZE
8% NONRESIDENT ALIEN*
7% ASIAN AMERICAN
7% OTHER 1% TWO OR MORE RACES
21% AFRICAN AMERICAN
5% HISPANIC/ LATINO 50% CAUCASIAN
Statistics based on Fall 2013 enrollment *International students on visas
STUDENT SERVICES “Students come from all walks of life to study at Quincy College. I’m studying Business, but learning about the world beyond the classroom.” Saroj Mainali Major: Business Administration Hometown: Biratnager, Nepal
TUTORING SERVICES Quincy College’s tutoring services help students from all backgrounds reach their academic goals by helping them become better learners. The Nicastro Learning Center in Quincy and the Tutoring Center in Plymouth provide free tutoring services. Both peer and professional tutors work with students via drop in hours and appointments. Tutoring services are available both day and evening hours. We have one-on-one tutoring and small-group tutoring in most subject areas including English, ESL, Math, Science, Accounting, Computer Science, Nursing, Health Sciences, and more. We also have tutoring to improve academic skills, such as writing skills for any subject area, reading comprehension, study skill strategies, time management, and note taking. Our centers feature computer terminals at which students can access self tutorials and learning software to improve English and math skills. For additional information and hours, in Quincy please call 617-984-1664. In Plymouth, please call 617-984-1713.
ONLINE TUTORING SERVICES Quincy College offers Smarthinking online tutoring services to its students. Online tutors are available to provide academic support in a variety of subjects, including but not limited to Math and Statistics, Accounting and Economics, Science, and writing across the curriculum. Visit services.smarthinking.com to access Smarthinking online tutoring services.
STUDENT SUCCESS COACHING OFFICE The Student Success Coaching office supports students to develop plans to overcome obstacles and achieve their academic goals. The coaches provide a variety of free services to our diverse student population. Although the coaches do not provide therapeutic counseling to students, the coaches do assist students by actively listening and making professional referrals as needed. Coaches provide short term, solution focused coaching on issues related to transitioning to college; developing academic, personal and professional goals; developing self discipline and self motivation; promoting self care and healthy life choices; stress reduction; overcoming anxiety; and avoiding procrastination. To make an appointment to see a coach, stop by the Student Success Coaching office or call 617-984-1681 at the Quincy campus or 617-405-5953 at the Plymouth campus.
DISABILITY SERVICES The goal of Disability Services at Quincy College is to minimize the impact of a studentâ€™s disability by providing reasonable accommodations. Services are determined individually, based on federal guidelines and Quincy College policies. Any student with a documented disability should contact the Disability Services office to ensure that reasonable accommodations may be made. In Quincy call 617-405-5915, in Plymouth call 617 984 1731.
CAREER CENTER The Career Center provides a comprehensive approach to career counseling and advisement with a wide array of services, resources, and programs including: educational and career planning, job searches and placement, resume writing and interviewing techniques, and more. Students have access to the college job boards and resume building tools at: www.collegecentral.com/quincycollege. Call the Quincy Campus Career Center for an appointment at 617-984-1662 or contact the Plymouth Campus Career Center at 617-405-5923.
“I’ve made so many friends from all over the world at Quincy College, and I received so much help from International Student Services to prepare me for my career in biology.” Fotini Shkalla | Major: Biology | Hometown: Albania
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES Quincy College welcomes international students from all over the world, and provides an International Student Services office committed to helping you earn your degree. Our international students choose Quincy College for the same reasons American students do—our committed faculty and small class sizes, opportunities to transfer to four-year universities, outstanding academic programs, flexible class schedules, convenient location in the Boston area, and affordability. We strive to make the transition to an American college easy and enjoyable by helping you find a place to live, providing academic advising, and counseling you on immigration matters. To contact the International Student Services office, please call 617-984-1674 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDENT SERVICES MILITARY & VETERANS SERVICES Quincy College is pleased to welcome veterans of the United States Armed Forces, and their loved ones, to our college. We look forward to meeting your educational needs, and assisting you in navigating your education benefits with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. We take pride in our ability to provide personalized assistance to all veterans and veteran dependents. Through the Quincy College Veterans Discount Program, veterans may enroll in either Liberal Arts or Professional Programs classes at a discounted rate. Veterans are eligible for this reduced rate regardless of the number of courses they take in a semester. The veteran discount program is not funded by the state or federal government; therefore, veterans who are eligible for education benefits through the VA may also receive the Quincy College discounted rate. Quincy College is a proud member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges Consortium (SOC); we are happy to review both military and college transcripts, as well as CLEP and DANTES exam scores, for transfer credit according to American Council of Education (ACE) recommendations. Veterans, veteran dependents, and active duty service members are able to use their federal education benefits at Quincy College. Programs we are approved to administer include Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation, Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA), and Tuition Assistance. Students may contact the Quincy College Military & Veteransâ€™ Services Specialist at 617-405-5928 for assistance with their benefits.
STUDENT SERVICES LIBRARIES Quincy College has libraries on both the Plymouth and Quincy campuses. The libraries provide access to over 55,000 titles including print and electronic books, electronic journals, streamlining video clips and research databases. Quincy College is a member of the Old Colony Library Network (OCLN). Students may request print materials from any of the 28 network libraries and access a variety of resources not available at Quincy College. The library website, www.quincycollegelibrary.org, is the gateway to all resources including the OCLN catalog as well as topic and course specific research guides. Quincy College Librarians provide instruction and individual consultation in conducting research for class assignments and general information literacy. The library is equipped with wireless access, a computer lab, a collaboration room and quiet study spaces. Printing is available for currently enrolled students. A valid ID and password are needed to access the print management system. Photocopiers are also available. PLYMOUTH: The Bella S. and Robert W. Krovitz Library is located in Cordage Park in Plymouth. Call 617-984-1715 for hours and more information. QUINCY: The Anselmo Library is located in Presidents Place in Quincy Center. Call at 617-984-1680 for hours and more information.
BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORES Barnes & Noble bookstores are located on both Quincy and Plymouth campuses. Required textbooks, manuals, supplies and apparel are available at the bookstore. For additional information and hours, visit quincycollege.bncollege.com.
“Quincy College is full of bright and inquisitive students. My goal is to create a learning environment where students can discover their full potential.” Madalina Johnson (pictured right) Coordinator of Science Laboratories B.S., University “Ovidius” Diploma of Advanced Studies, University “Ovidius”
“Quincy College students are parents, employees, business owners and scholars. They inspire me everyday because they balance so much while working hard to accomplish their educational goals. I want my students to achieve everything they dream of.” Kenneth Texeira, Ph.D. (pictured right) Instructor, Psychology A.S., Cape Cod Community College B.S., UMass Amherst Ph.D., Fordham University
“Quincy College gives me a quality education that I can afford. I’m able to earn credits that are easy to transfer, at a fraction of the cost of four year schools.” Maryam Mallick | Major: Fine Arts/Visual Arts | Hometown: Weymouth, MA (pictured far right)
Cover: QC study group in front of Crane Public Library in Quincy.