Academic Department Hours

  • Monday: 8:00-8:00
  • Tuesday: 8:00-10:00
  • Wednesday: 8:00-10:00
  • Thursday: 8:00-10:00
  • Friday: 8:00-4:00
  • Saturday: 8:00-2:00

Contact Information

Vice President for Academic Affairs
Joyce Marchione-Traina, MBA, JD

Associate Dean, Day
Dennis Chintala, DC

Associate Evening, Day
Nursing Evening Coordinator

Linda Vinci, RN, MSN

Call Us

F: 201-327-0145

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I'm having trouble in one of my classes?

If you need extra help, you can refer to the extra help schedule distributed at the beginning of each quarter. If you have additional concerns about your classes, you can speak to the student services department.

How do I obtain a copy of my past report cards, transcripts, or diploma?

These documents may be obtained by visiting the Registrar’s office, located in Cucci Hall. In addition, you should visit the Registrar department for the following requests:

  • Schedule concerns or questions about classes
  • Verification letters or proof of enrollment
  • Change of telephone number or address
  • If you need to withdraw or take a leave of absence
What is the best way to reach my instructor(s)?

The best way to correspond with your instructor regarding absenteeism, grades, etc., is through email. Instructor email addresses are the first letter of the instructor’s first name followed by the last name @ eastwick.edu. Instructor email addresses are also listed in class syllabi.

What is the online student web portal?

The online student web portal is designed for students to access their administrative records via the web.

How do I log onto the online student web portal?

You will need to log onto http://studentportal.eastwick.edu and register by clicking on ‘registration’. The following information will be needed for first time users: Student ID number, date of birth, and email address.

I missed an assignment, how long do I have to make up the work?

If an incomplete is given, the missing work must be made up by the Saturday following the end of the academic term.

I am currently withdrawn from EC, how can I return to finish the program I was enrolled in?

Students who have been withdrawn from a program for not making satisfactory academic progress and who feel that there were mitigating or extenuating circumstances that led to their failure to maintain satisfactory progress may appeal in writing to the Academic Appeals Committee. Should the appeal be granted, the student will be placed on probation upon readmittance. The Academic Appeals Committee meets quarterly. The program director will notify the student in writing of the committee’s decision within one week.

 

Academic Policies

General Guidelines for Approval of Transfer Credits

  1. An official transcript is always required.
  2. The course(s) must have been taken at an institution of higher education accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  3. Courses taken abroad may be considered when the foreign institution’s accreditation is similar to that required of American institutions; in this case, Eastwick College requires a credential evaluation and a course-by-course analysis conducted by an organization affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE).
  4. Courses from American postsecondary institutions may be considered when submitted as college credit recommendations on an American Council on Education (ACE) transcript.
  5. Course(s) must be similar in content, contact hours, and credit calculation, with an earned grade of “C” or better. Transfer credit for core courses from institutions affiliated with Eastwick Education requires an earned grade of C+ or better.
  6. There is a time limit of ten years for academic courses and five years for skill courses (e.g. computer software, clinical laboratory, etc.)
    a. Credit for courses taken outside the time limit of ten years may be accepted for English and math courses that are similar in content, contact hours, and credit calculation with an earned grade of “C” or better.
    b. Academic courses that meet all other general guidelines for approval of transfer credits but were taken outside the time limit of ten years may be accepted depending on the student’s educational background and work experience. A test-out procedure may be required.
    c. Skill courses that meet all other general guidelines for approval of transfer credits but were taken outside the time limit of five years may be accepted if the prospective student provides proof of current certification/registry in the subject and current employment in a field directly related to the subject. Employment verification is required.
  7. Eastwick College does not accept transfer credits for core courses in any program, except for:
    a. Core courses in the AAS in Business and Entrepreneurship program.
    b. Courses with ACE (American Council on Education) credit recommendations from institutions affiliated with Eastwick Education. Nursing courses from the HoHoKus Hackensack School of Business and Medical Sciences may be accepted within one year of their completion date;
    c. Specific agreements with other institutions; or
    d. Transfer credit for N101 and N108 as explained under # 11 below.
  8. Transfer credit is not accepted for the following courses: FS01, FS02, DV011, DV011A, or DV011B.
  9. Credit for transferable courses through CLEP (College Level Examination Program) testing may be considered, when the CLEP transcript is received within the time frame specified for transfer credits.
  10. Non-core courses with ACE credit recommendations taken at institutions affiliated with Eastwick Education may be considered for transfer of credit. A list of eligible courses is available on ACE’s National Guide (http://www2.acenet.edu/credit/?page=home)
  11. A state license as a practical/vocational nurse may be considered for transfer credit for N101 and N108, when the applicant meets all other admission criteria for the AAS in Nursing (LPN-to-RN Bridge Program).

Students may also earn credit through challenge examinations. Test-out procedures may be available for noncore courses. The challenge test grade will be entered for that course and will be used for GPA calculations. There are no tuition refunds for credit earned through challenge examination.

Awards Program

In addition to presenting certificates, diplomas, and degrees, the institution acknowledges student success as follows:

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) Awards:

President’s List: 4.0 CGPA
Dean’s List: 3.6 to 3.99 CGPA

Program Awards:
Recipients are presented with a plaque at graduation, to acknowledge the best students in each program in both day and evening divisions.

President’s Award
Our most distinguished award, reserved for students with excellent academic performance, who have also demonstrated willingness to help others through peer tutoring or community service. Recipients are presented with a plaque at graduation; the award is available to students in both day and evening sessions.

Josephine Huisking Memorial Award:
Our most distinguished nursing award is presented to students who have demonstrated clinical and academic excellence. Recipients must have also demonstrated leadership service to the community and the institution, while possessing outstanding personal qualities necessary to succeed in the nursing profession. Recipients are presented with a plaque at graduation; the award is available to students in day and evening sessions of the Licensed Practical Nursing and AAS in Nursing programs.

Attendance Requirements

Consistent attendance prepares students to meet the increasing demands of future employers. Lateness and excessive absences are strongly discouraged. Documented absences are justified only for illness or other unavoidable reasons (e.g., death in the immediate family, military duty, court-ordered appearance, inoperable car or accident).

Instructors notify students about specific attendance policies at the start of their courses through the course syllabus. Failure to meet attendance requirements in courses with a clinical or laboratory component may result in a failing grade, even if absences are documented and justified.

Graduation Requirements

Students must meet all of the following requirements to graduate from Eastwick College programs:

  1. Pass all subjects in the prescribed curriculum, meeting specific program requirements for core and foundation courses.
  2. Earn a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 (2.5 in Licensed Practical Nursing and AAS in Nursing programs).
  3. Obtain authorization from the financial aid department.

Students in the Licensed Practical Nursing and AAS in Nursing programs must meet all academic and financial requirements in order for the institution to release paperwork for licensure examination.