Associate of Science Program

Admissions

To apply for admittance to the Associates of Science in Software Development program at Neumont University, a potential student must complete an admissions interview and submit the following documents for review by the Admissions Committee:

  • Application for Admission
  • Application fee or official fee waiver request
  • Evidence of academic performance, such as standardized test scores and/or transcripts
  • Copy of photo identification

Applicants are evaluated for their academic potential, technical knowledge, and level of motivation.

Students may apply for admittance during all published admission periods. Applicants are informed of their application status after all information has been received and reviewed.

Transfer Students

Neumont may award transfer credit from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for courses that meet our evaluation criteria. Courses taken at a foreign institution are accepted based on the report of a credential evaluation service. Credit may be accepted only for specific general education college-level courses in which a grade of 'C’ or higher was earned, upon receipt of an official transcript. The number of credits awarded for a course will not exceed the number of credits offered for the related Neumont course.

Transferable Courses

Transfer credit for a required Neumont course must be comparable to the Neumont course for content and general outcome requirements. The Registrar will review the transcript and a course description in the original institution’s catalog or class syllabus for the time period the course was taken. The University may accept transfer credits to meet course requirements as long as the course is in a subject area offered at Neumont.

For information regarding transfer credits, see the Student Handbook.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Acceptance Policy

Neumont may award credit for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations. For detailed information, please see the Student Handbook.

Military Credit

Programs at Neumont University are approved for veterans training. Neumont evaluates military experience for college credit, based upon the Joint Services Transcript (JST) and Air Force transcripts.

The Joint Services Transcript (JST) has replaced the Coast Guard Institute Transcript, the Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS) and the Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART). JST is an academically accepted document approved by the American Council on Education (ACE) to validate a service member's military occupational experience and training along with the corresponding ACE college credit recommendations. ACE supplies data that populates the JST and performs quality checks on the transcript.

Only courses, training or military experience that fulfill Neumont's general education requirement categories are evaluated from official JST or Air Force transcripts. Neumont follows the American Council on Education recommendations for military transfer credits.

For detailed information, please see the Student Handbook.

Concurrent Enrollment

Neumont University accepts limited concurrent college-level general education credits. Students may transfer up to eight concurrent enrollment (CE) general education credits from other accredited institutions, prior to graduating from Neumont.

Students wishing to participate in the CE program should declare their intention to do so prior to their withdrawal from Neumont.  Students typically have one calendar year, from the date of their withdrawal, to fulfill graduation requirements with CE credits.

Official transcripts from the credit-granting institution are required for proof of course completion. The student bears all expenses for any courses taken at another institution.

Students are advised to verify potential credit transferability with the Registrar prior to enrollment at another institution. Decisions regarding transfer credit are made on a case-by-case basis. Previous transfer credit decisions do not guarantee future credit acceptance. Typically, CE credits include general education courses not unique to Neumont’s core curriculum that demonstrate academic rigor from accredited institutions.  A student must earn at least a 'C' for the credit to be transferable to Neumont.

Associate of Science Program Overview

Introduction

Neumont takes pride in its systematic, industry-driven approach to education. Neumont's curriculum comprises elements of problem- and project-based learning, competency-based assessment, and active engagement to maximize the learning of each student. Neumont offers one Associate's degree:

Associate of Science in Software Development

Project Courses

In project courses students are immersed in a hands-on, team-based learning environment. These projects expose students to large-scale problems with complex solutions which require teamwork and collaboration to successfully achieve results. In these courses students apply the subject matter competencies learned in other core courses. Additionally, students gain experience practicing the communication, collaboration, and leadership skills which are so crucial to the success of all Neumont graduates. These project courses, together with the core lecture courses, and the General Education courses, provide students a rich and challenging learning experience.

To ensure depth of instruction, and allow students to both learn concepts and apply them, Neumont pairs lecture and project courses that share the same learning objectives. Together, these paired lecture and project courses are considered a single prerequisite; a student must pass both in order to move into the next set of courses. Only one lecture and project course pair may be taken per quarter without Registrar approval.

Students work on internal projects while they are learning the intricacies of specific skills associated with their discipline. Internal software projects are controlled, designed, and structured by faculty to ensure student mastery of required competencies. In their final quarters, students participate in Enterprise Projects which expose students to external organizations with real business needs and constraints. These projects give students opportunities to learn in a variety of environments which they may encounter throughout their careers.

General Education Courses

General education courses provide students with a broad academic foundation in a variety of subject areas. These courses are designed to support core courses and learning objectives. Subjects for these courses focus on career skills, academic and personal growth, and a diversity of student interests.

Course Naming Conventions

The following naming conventions are used to identify all the categories of courses:

DEV Development
ENG English
FAC Fine Arts and Communication
HUM Humanities
MAT Mathematics
PRA Practicum
PRJ Projects
SSC Social Sciences
TST Testing