Applications are processed on a rolling basis, meaning that students can begin the program at any semester. Please note there are TWO PARTS to the admission process. New students may begin taking some courses under the classification of a Conditional Student; meaning they are not formally admitted but working toward full admission. Once we receive your official transcripts and the New Student Online Orientation results (see below) you will be eligible to register for no more than 12 semester hours of graduate coursework. When you move close to the 12 hour limit, an interview will be arranged with the Admission’s Review Committee and a determination of full acceptance will then be made. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more specific program information.
PART I: Upon receipt of the following items to the Graduate Studies Office, your file will be reviewed for conditional acceptance, after which you may register for the Foundation courses:
- Application Form: Apply Online
- OFFICIAL transcript(s) sent DIRECTLY from ALL previously attended colleges and universities reflecting:
- A Bachelors degree.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9 on a 4.0 scale. (If GPA is lower than 2.9, you will be required to complete COU 500 Introduction to the Graduate Experience.)
- Completion of at least the equivalent of twelve (12) semester hours in behavioral sciences. Should include a minimal understanding of research/quantitative methods and abnormal behavior. (Applicant may be required to successfully complete appropriate undergraduate courses without graduate credit before admission on a regular status is granted.)
- Please note: transcripts of Heidelberg graduates will already be on file.
- OFFICIAL (sealed) transcript(s) sent DIRECTLY from all previously attended colleges or universities where Master's level work has been in prograss and/or completed. For any courses considered for transfer credits, must also include catalog description and course syllabi.
- New Student Online Orientation SPRING AND SUMMER APPLICANTS ONLY. Registering for and attending the regular on campus Fall Orientation is still a requirement as listed below.
PART II: Upon receipt of the following items to the Graduate Studies Office, due BEFORE admission interviews held during each Fall and Spring semester, your file will be complete and ready for the interview process:
- Three letters of recommendation using our Recommendation Form from professional or academic persons knowledgeable of the applicant's professional experiences, dispositions, and aware that the applicant is seeking a counseling degree.
- 2-3 page professional goal statement with the following information:
- biographical information
- reasons for wanting to enter the program
- personal strengths and weaknesses
- Successful completion of no more than 12 hours of the Foundation Courses, as explained above. An interview may be arranged before you have completed all four Foundation Courses.
- Current BCI and FBI background checks at the expense of the student. (See Graduate MAC Forms for a list of check sites in the Tiffin area. Since these expire after one year, it is recommended to have these completed closer to the beginning of the semester.)
- Graduate Student Fall Orientation (Fulfills COU 501. Usually held the weekend before full semester classes begin. Students will be notified as date approaches.) Fall 2012 MAC Orientation will be Saturday, August 25 at 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- International students: Must also submit the International Admission requirements.
Submit documents to:
Graduate Studies Office
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH 44883
Recommendation forms, goal statements, and background checks may be faxed to 419-448-2821.