Acceptance Criteria

Are you and Bay State a good fit? In accepting qualified candidates into a degree program, we look at a variety of factors that represent the whole person.

Our admissions process is designed to match your interests, skill sets and goals to the appropriate program.  We ask that all applicants visit campus and interview.  Visiting campus is your opportunity to 'try Bay State on' and really get a feel for your preferences. As much as we want to make sure you are a good fit for Bay State, we want to make sure you feel the same. 

Bay State College accepts applications on a rolling basis – the earlier you get your application in, the earlier you will have a decision.  Apply now!

PLEASE NOTE: Our Nursing and Physical Therapist Assistant programs have a unique set of acceptance criteria. To review this criteria, please refer to the following individual program pages: Nursing (ADN), Nursing (RN-BSN) and Physical Therapist Assistant.

General Admissions Requirements

  • Submit a completed application. Complete the 15-minute online application here.*
  • Interview with and secure the recommendation of a member of the Bay State College Admissions Team. Schedule a campus visit and interview here.
  • During your interview, sign and submit the provided CORI Acknowledgement Form.
  • During your interview, sign and submit the provided Program Disclosure Form.
  • Within three days of your interview, sign and submit the provided Enrollment Agreement.
  • Submit an official, sealed high school/GED transcript (if you do not have a college degree) with a GPA of 2.3 or higher (bachelor's degree applicants) or 2.0 or higher (associate degree and certificate applicants).
  • Submit an official, sealed college transcript/s (if applicable) with a GPA of 2.3 or higher (bachelor's degree applicants) or 2.0 or higher (associate degree and certificate applicants).
  • Submit a proof of graduation from your high school or (if applicable) college.

*Please note: The Office of Enrollment Management reserves the right to request additional supporting material. Bay State College reserves the right to make exceptions on Admissions decisions. Exceptions are at the discretion of the College and are on a case-by-case basis. Should you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Team at 617-217-9080 or admissions@baystate.edu.

Financial Aid Requirements

Other Requirements

Once you are accepted to this program, please complete the below requirements:

Once you are a student at Bay State College you will appreciate the steps you went through in order to become a part of our community. If you are an accepted student and not sure what you have to do next, please contact your Admissions Representative or email admissions@baystate.edu.