Haverhill • Lawrence
Human Services Program
Information for Applicants for Fall and Spring
Alcohol Drug Abuse Counseling Certificate
Community Support Human Services Practitioner Certificate
Direct Support Certificate
Human Services Associate Degree
Your admission file will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis after all of the required documents are
submitted and the criteria are met. Please read the Admission Requirements and Documentation carefully. It
is to your advantage to complete your application as early as possible.
Students may be admitted in either the fall or the spring semester. In the event the program is filled for that
semester, a waiting list will be generated. Students who are placed on the waiting list and who do not get
accepted into the program this semester, will be offered conditional acceptance for the following semester.
do not meet the minimum requirements this semester and are not accepted into the Human Services Programs,
you will be admitted into General Studies: Human Services. In this general studies program you are able to
continue taking courses towards Human Services requirements to improve your chance to be accepted into the
programs the following semester.
Please review this additional and important information:
• Transfer credits: Transfer credits for courses taken at other institution(s) are awarded only for comparable
courses which are completed with a grade of “C” or better.
• Health requirements: Information regarding health requirements will be sent to you by Student Records,
• Transportation: Students are responsible for their own transportation to a variety of facilities for
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Record Information (SORI) checks:
Students interested in participation in an academic program that involves working with children, the disabled, or
the elderly, or a cooperative education experience or a program that includes a clinical affiliation with a private or
public health care provider, may be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, a
Criminal Records Central Repository (CHRI) check and/or a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check.
Students will need to provide a government issued photo identification and sign a release form allowing the
college to view the student’s CORI, CHRI or SORI reports. Depending on the contents of a student’s CORI,
CHRI or SORI reports, participation in an academic program or a cooperative education experience or a clinical
or practicum affiliation related thereto, may be denied. CORI checks may be performed pursuant to Mass. General
Laws, Chapter 6, Section 172, and consistent with guidelines promulgated by the Executive Office for Health and
Human Services, and/or the Commonwealth’s Department of Public Health.
SORI checks may be performed
pursuant to Mass. General Laws, Chapter 6, and Sections 178(J) & 178(K). CHRI checks may be performed
pursuant to New Hampshire law. For more information, contact the Registrar at 978-556-3700. SORI checks are
not required to provide authorization for CORI/CHRI checks until they register for the practicum class.