We’re here to support you and answer all your questions from enrollment to graduation. To get started, here are some answers to some frequently asked questions.

How is NEC accredited?

New England College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.)


Is the online graduate degree any different from degrees earned on campus at New England College?

No. You will receive the same degree and your diploma is the same as students’ on-campus diplomas.


How many credits and courses do I take each semester?

There are six terms per year with two courses offered per semester. Each course is worth four credit hours.


How much does the online graduate programs cost?

The online graduate programs are competitively priced. For more information, please contact our Enrollment Advisors.


How much time is required for the online graduate programs?

The online graduate programs are designed for working professionals with demands of work and home. Most students require 15 to 20 hours of study per week. Your instructor will help keep you on track and your cohort will be a tremendous source of support.


Do I need to take the GRE, GMAT or other standardized tests?

No. Standardized tests are not required for entry into the online graduate programs. Admission is based on your experience and professional accomplishments.


Do you accept transfer credits?

We will assess transfer credits that may reduce the total number of credits required to complete the program, up to six credits. This will be done on a case-by-case basis. New England College (NEC) does not grant credit for work experience.