Academic Department Hours
- Monday-Thursday 8:00am-8:00pm
- Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
- Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm
Dean of Academics
Linda Vinci, RN, MSN
Associate Evening Dean
Scott Kloorfain, DC
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
These documents may be obtained by visiting the Registrar’s office. 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
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.
The online student web portal is designed for students to access their administrative records via the web.
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.
All make-up or late tests, assignments, papers, etc., must be made up within one week from the original due date. Make-up exams may be different from the original administered on the scheduled exam day, but will cover the same material. The final exam must be made-up before the end of the term..
Students who have been withdrawn from a program for not making satisfactory academic progress and who feel that there were mitigating or extenuating circumstances that led to their failure to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.
General Guidelines for Approval of Transfer Credits
1. An official transcript obtained in one of the following ways is always required.
a. Sent to Eastwick College by the institution the prospective student attended.
b. Official issued to student delivered to Eastwick College in an unopened envelope with an unbroken seal.
c. Delivered electronically to Eastwick College through the National Student Clearinghouse.
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 nondegree programs taken at American postsecondary institutions (not accredited to grant
degrees) may be considered when submitted as college credit recommendations on an American Council on
Education (ACE) transcript or issued by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS).
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/communications
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 or core+ courses in any program, except for:
a. Core courses in the AAS in Business and Hospitality, AAS in Health Science programs, and Medical Assisting.
b. Core courses in the BS in Nursing (LPN-to-BSN), pursuant to the current Admission and Transfer Credit
Policy for the program, which is available in the Admissions Department.
c. Courses with ACE (American Council on Education) credit recommendations from institutions affiliated with
Eastwick Education. Nursing courses from Eastwick College may be accepted within one year of their
d. Specific agreements with other institutions.
8. Transfer credit is not accepted for PD100 Professional Development.
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. 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
11. Transfer credit for active echocardiography and/or vascular registries may be awarded to prospective students
seeking admission to the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Cardiovascular program. The award varies depending
on the prospective student’s educational and professional background. Please see the admissions department
to find out whether this option applies to your individual situation.
Students may also earn credit through challenge examinations. Test-out procedures may be available for non-core courses. The challenge test grade will be entered for that course and will be used for GPA calculations
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
Recipients are presented with a plaque at graduation, to acknowledge the best students in each program in both day and evening divisions.
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.
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.
Students must meet all the following requirements to graduate from Eastwick College programs:
1. Pass all subjects in the prescribed curriculum, meeting specific program requirements for core, core+, and
general education courses.
2. Earn a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 (2.5 in the Bilingual Licensed Practical Nursing,
Licensed Practical Nursing, AAS in Nursing [LPN-to-RN Bridge], and BS in Nursing [LPN-to BSN] programs).
3. Obtain authorization from the financial aid department.
Students in the Bilingual Licensed Practical Nursing, Licensed Practical Nursing, AAS in Nursing (LPN-to-RN Bridge),
BS in Nursing (LPN-to BSN), AAS in Funeral Service, and AAS in Occupational Therapy Assistant programs must
meet all academic and financial requirements for the institution to release paperwork for licensure examination