Admissions


Master's Degree Applicants

All applicants seeking their Master's are expected to submit the following materials for a complete application file by the application deadline.

Currently the only master’s degree tracks available online are: Applied Adlerian Studies, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Marriage and Family Therapy.

  • Complete your online application.
  • Submit a 500-word personal goal statement.
  • Submit official transcripts indicating the degree conferred. You may use this transcript request form if required by your institution.
  • Submit Three letters of recommendation.

Guidelines:

Letter of Recommendation Form

  1. Professional (employment/internship supervisor, etc.)
  2. Academic
  3. Other (Does not include immediate family)

Personal Goal Statement

  • State your purpose for pursuing this program of study.
  • Briefly describe experiences that have prepared you to begin training as a mental health professional or school counselor.
  • Describe your professional strengths and areas for growth.
  • Describe your experience and commitment to serving diverse or underserved communities.
  • Why are you interested in attending Adler Graduate School?

Certificate Program, Licensure Completion, & Non-Degree Seeking Applicants

All applicants seeking a certificate program, licensure completion with a previous master’s degree, or non-degree seeking students are expected to submit the following materials for a complete application file by the application deadline.

  • Complete your online application.
  • Submit a personal goal statement according to the guidelines listed below.
  • Submit official transcripts indicating the degree conferred. You may use this transcript request form if required by your institution.
  • Submit any required letters of recommendation based on the guidelines listed below.

Guidelines:

Letter of Recommendation Form

  1. Professional (employment/internship supervisor, etc.)
  2. Academic
  3. Other (Does not include immediate family)

Personal Goal Statement

  • State your purpose for pursuing this program of study.
  • Briefly describe experiences that have prepared you to begin training as a mental health professional or school counselor.
  • Describe your professional strengths and areas for growth.
  • Describe your experience and commitment to serving diverse or underserved communities.
  • Why are you interested in attending Adler Graduate School?

Non-Degree Seeking Students

School Counseling License-Only

  • Complete your online application.
  • Submit 1 professional letter of recommendation.
  • Complete a 500 word statement of purpose.

Marriage and Family Therapy License-Only

Co-Occurring Disorders Certificate

  • Complete your online application.
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation (Include 1 professional recommendation.)
  • Complete a 250 word statement of purpose.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Certificate

  • Complete your online application.
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation (Include 1 professional recommendation.)
  • Complete a 250 word statement of purpose.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling License-only

Art Therapy Credential Only

  • Complete your online application.
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation (Include 1 professional recommendation.)
  • Complete a 250 word statement of purpose.

Adlerian Studies Certificate

  • Complete your online application.
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation (Include 1 professional recommendation.)
  • Complete a 250 word statement of purpose.

Re-Admission

Students who have been withdrawn due to inactivity for a period of 12 consecutive months have the opportunity to reapply for admission. Students will be expected to complete the admissions application, submit a new goal statement and pay the $50 application fee. Upon receipt of the application, the admissions assistant will forward the completed application to the Registrar’s Office where the re-admission process will begin. Students returning to complete their Master’s Project must also re-submit their Master’s Project Proposal for review and re-approval by their chair, reader, program director, and the VP for Academic Affairs prior to re-admission.

Students who have been withdrawn due to inactivity are subject to any and all new degree requirements implemented during the student’s period of withdrawal/inactivity. The new requirements supersede requirements in place at the time of their initial admission to the college.

Personal Goal Statement Guidelines

  • State your purpose for pursuing this program of study.
  • Briefly describe experiences that have prepared you to begin training as a mental health professional or school counselor.
  • Describe your professional strengths and areas for growth.
  • Describe your experience and commitment to serving diverse or underserved communities.
  • Why are you interested in attending Adler Graduate School?

Re-Admission Contract

The admission application kicks off the contract. The Registrar circulates the Internal Re-Admissions Form (IRF) for signatures to verify the following:

  • The student is in good academic standing as described in our Academic Progress Policy
  • The student account is in good standing – no write-offs, no outstanding balance
  • The student is in good standing with the financial aid office

After the student clears these steps, the IRF is forwarded to the program director (PD) with a copy of the student’s transcript. The PD performs a degree audit to determine the following:

Is this student still a candidate for their program based on past academic performance?

If yes, the PD does a degree audit to determine what course(s) are still outstanding and:

  • Whether the student has successfully completed Field Experience requirements;
  • Does the student have courses 7 years or older that need repeating?

If no, the PD may recommend a program change to General Studies in order for the student to complete the Master’s Project and/or degree.

If the student previously registered and paid for any classes that have subsequently changed to an R, the student may take the class again at half the current tuition rate. If the student is required to take additional classes, those classes will be charged at the current full tuition rate.

The results of the degree audit are communicated to the student in writing via the re-admissions contract. The student confirms their agreement and desire to continue by signing the Re-Admission Contract. The contract states explicitly which courses must be retaken and what the final deadline is. A copy is given to the student.

If the student is unable to meet the newly agreed upon deadline, several outcomes are possible:

  1. If failure to meet the deadline causes certain courses to expire, the student will need to retake and pass the respective course by paying the difference between the original tuition rate they paid and the current tuition rate.
  2. If the student simply failed to complete their Master’s Project and they have not exceeded the seven-year rule, a continuation fee of one credit will be assessed for each additional term needed to complete their program. This is effective 7/1/16.
  3. If failure to meet the deadline violates a firm and final deadline, the student will be withdrawn from the school and will be unable to complete their degree.

Argosy Transfer Students

Adler Graduate School welcomes transfer students from Argosy University who are currently in satisfactory academic status. Transfer credits will be awarded up to 50% of the credit requirements for the AGS master’s degree programs. Additional credits over 50% will be awarded on a case-by-case basis. All students will be enrolled in AGS 511: Foundations of Adlerian Psychology. Applicants seeking to transfer from Argosy University are asked to submit the following materials for a complete application file by the application deadline.

  • Complete your online application.
  • Submit a 500 word personal goal statement.
  • Submit your most current official Argosy transcripts. You may send an unofficial copy for admissions review purposes but must submit an official copy before credits may be transferred. You may use this transcript request form if required by your institution.

Personal Goal Statement

  1. State your purpose for pursuing this program of study.
  2. Briefly describe experiences that have prepared you to begin training as a mental health professional or school counselor.
  3. Describe your professional strengths and areas for growth.
  4. Describe your experience and commitment to serving diverse or underserved communities.
  5. Why are you interested in attending Adler Graduate School?

Once all application submissions have been received the program chair will review the transcript for transfer credits and admission into Adler Graduate School. The enrollment fee of $150 for admitted students will be reduced to $50 for transfers from Argosy University. Please direct all transfer questions to the Office of Admissions, admissions@alfredadler.edu or 612-767-7097.

 

 

Application Process

Once all portions of your application have been submitted, your application will be reviewed by the appropriate program staff and you will be contacted to schedule your required admissions interview. Additional information will be gathered as needed. An admissions decision will be made and you will be informed via email.

All students (Master’s, Certificate, Licensure, and Non-Degree) may only begin classes if, by New Student Orientation, they submit the following:

  • A completed Intent to Enroll form
  • Immunization form
  • Tuition Agreement form

For approved payment options, please refer to Tuition and Fees.

 

Effective February 16, 2018

Application Deadlines

All application deadlines are one month before the first day of the start term.

Session Start Date Deadline Date
Spring I April 8, 2019 March 8, 2019
Spring II May 20, 2019  
Summer I July 8, 2019 June 7, 2019
Summer II August 19, 2019  
Fall I September 30, 2019 August 30, 2019
Fall II November 11, 2019  
Winter I January 6, 2020 December 6, 2019
Winter II February 24, 2020  
Spring I April 13, 2020 March 13, 2020
Spring II May 26, 2020  

For a typical layout of session start and end dates click here.

For the most current academic calendar click here.

*There are two start terms for COD certificate applicants: spring and fall. Please note the correct start term on your application.

 

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