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.

  • 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: professional, academic, and other (anyone who knows you well other than immediate family members.)

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?

Certificate Program & Non-Degree Seeking Applicants

All applicants seeking a certificate program 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 250 world personal goal statement according to the guidelines below.
  • Submit official transcripts indicating the degree conferred. You may use this transcript request form if required by your institution.
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation, including at least 1 professional recommendation (certificate program students only, non-degree students are exempt.)

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?

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Students who have been withdrawn due to inactivity for a period of 12 consecutive months have the opportunity to reapply for admission.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 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 Chair with a copy of the student’s transcript. The Program Chair 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 Cahir 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?

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.

 

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, 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
Summer  July 12, 2021 June 12, 2021
Fall  October 4, 2021 September 4, 2021
Winter  January 10, 2022 December 10, 2021
Spring  April 11, 2022 March 11, 2022

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 Art Therapy and School Counseling students: spring and fall. There is one start term Leadership Development students: fall.  Please note the correct start term on your application.

 

Complete Application