Applicants are required to complete the Psychological Assessment Inventory (PAI). Payment is due before assessment is completed. More information may be obtained through the AGSC Admissions Graduate Counselor.
After we receive all of your completed application materials, you will receive notification of your admission status.
A financial aid assessment will be made once you are
accepted for admissions AND have completed your FAFSA.
Students must submit this Immunization Record Form prior to enrollment.
What if I have not taken the necessary prerequisite psychology courses?
Many of our applicants completed their undergraduate degree in a field other than counseling or psychology. If this is the case and you have not completed the two necessary prerequisite courses listed below for your intended program, here are several suggestions. Students must have at least one of two required prerequisite classes completed and a plan for completing the second in order to register for AGSC classes. Prerequisite classes must be passed in order to be accepted.
Mental Health Counseling Applicants
- General Psychology (or Introduction to Psychology)
- Abnormal Psychology
Marriage & Family Therapy Applicants
- Theories of Counseling
- Abnormal Psychology
If you don’t have these, please do not be discouraged! Here are a few options you have to meet these requirements:
Option 1: Online Courses– Nyack College’s Organizational Management Program offers Abnormal Psychology and Theories of Counseling online! This quick, convenient way of taking courses allows you to get one of the prerequisites done in only 8 weeks. Go online or call today to get more information!
Option 2: Testing Out* –The organizations listed below offer the opportunity of “testing out” of the prerequisite courses. Through this option students are asked to use study materials to prepare for the necessary classes. Then once prepared, the student may set up a testing appointment in their area to take a test demonstrating a working knowledge of the subject equivalent to what would have been obtained during a traditional undergraduate class. This method takes only a few weeks to complete the required test.
Option 3: Correspondence Courses – Correspondence or long distance courses from an accredited undergraduate school are another appropriate way of earning undergraduate credit for psychology courses.
Option 4: Local Community Colleges – Enroll at a local community college or university to complete the necessary classes.
*Testing Out Option
You may choose to contact the learning center and “test out” of the course/s you need to complete prior to registration. Testing centers/proctors are available across the country. Call each organization for their list of testing locations.
|Online Course Options
Nyack College Online
SUNY Online Learning
1-800-875-6269 or 1-518-443-5617
New Jersey Online Courses
Connecticut Online Courses
University of North Dakota Online
|Testing Out Options
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Thomas Edison State College
1-888-723-9267 Or 1-888-647-2388
Please read all instructions carefully.
1. International students must comply with all AGSC standard criteria for admissions. International applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent with a minimum of 2.8 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an appropriately accredited college or university.
2. Applicants requiring an F-1 student visa must take a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and score a minimum of 550 (paper), 213 (computer) or 80 (internet version). An official score report no more than five years old must be submitted.
3. All foreign language documents must be accompanied by an official translation into English. Official international transcripts must be sent to the following for evaluation: World Education Service, Inc., P.O. Box 745, Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10113-0745. Contact information: 1-800-937-3895; in New York: call (212) 966-6311, fax (212) 966-6395, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.wes.org.
4. The initial application deadline for the following Fall semester is February 15; for the following Spring semester is July 15.
5. International Students must be fully admitted before beginning the I-20 process.
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis on completed applications. The Alliance Graduate School of Counseling reserves the right to require an interview of applicants for admission to determine eligibility for admission. Admission to the program is not based on handicap, sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin.
Computer Literacy Policy
Students in the Graduate programs will use an online environment for a portion of their learning. Technology skills are necessary for successful completion of the program. Applicants to the program should be able to:
• Send and receive email
• Open or send an e-mail attachment
• Conduct research using the Internet
• Use Microsoft Word
• Download files
Students are required to have access to a computer and the Internet.