MAC Admission Requirements

Applications are processed on a rolling basis, meaning that students can begin the program at any semester. All students are accepted in the program as Conditional Students. At this stage students can register for the four Foundation Courses (minimum 1 course, maximum 4 courses). Towards the end of this conditional period, students will be invited to an admission interview with the MAC faculty to formalize the beginning of full acceptance in the MAC program. All admission decision are at the discretion of the MAC program director. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more specific program information. 

GRE scores are not required for Graduate Admission!

Admission Deadlines



These documents will be reviewed for Conditonal Acceptance, allowing you to register for any of the four Foundation courses (COU 503, 505, 506, 509). Non-degree; coursework only students only need to submit official Bachelor's or Master's transcripts, unless applying for the School Counselor Licensure Endorsement (SCLE)

Requirement Additional Notes

Application Form

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Applicants must submit an online application form for the Master of Arts in Counseling program. There are three concentrations: School Licensure, Clinical Mental Health Licensure, or Dual School/Clinical. See curriculum information online.
Official Transcripts Must be sent DIRECTLY from the university to Heidelberg. Transcripts of Heidelberg graduates will already be on file.

Must show the following:

  • receipt of a Bachelor’s degree
  • a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.9 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • completion of at least the equivalent of 12 semester hours in the behavioral sciences (Should include a minimal understadning of research/quantitative methods and abnormal behavior. Applicants may be requried to successfully complete appriopriate undergraduate courses before admission on a regular statis is granted.)

Students who apply with less than the GPA requirement are required to enroll in COU 500 during their FIRST semester. This course is not always offered during the summer semester. 

Transcripts will be accepted from a college or university accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission or other regional accrediting commissions which have been recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

International Applicants will not need to submit original international transcripts as they are submitted with the NACES evaluation.

Official Master's Transcripts (if applicable) Must be sent DIRECTLY from the university to Heidelberg. Must be accompanied with course syllabi and catalog course descriptions for any transfer credit. Students my transfer up to 12 semester hours of graduate coursework from another college or university no older than 6 years from the time of enrollment in Heidelberg's MAC program.
Online new student orientation(spring and summer applicants ONLY) Only required for spring and summer applicants since the on campus Fall orientation does not occur until after these terms have begun. Registering for and attending the regular on campus Fall Orientation is still a requirement as listed below. 
International Applicants International applicants must also submit all International Admission requirements.



The following requirements must be met for full acceptance into the program. The recommendation forms, goal statement, and background checks are due prior to having an admission interview, but are recommended to be submitted as soon as possible after conditional acceptance.

Requirement Additional Notes
Recommendation Forms Must be submitted using our Recomendation Form and from professional or academic persons knowledgeable of the applicant's professional experiences, dispositions, and are aware the applicant is seeking a counseling degree.
Goal statement

Must be 2-3 pages and include the following information:

  • biographical information
  • reasons for wanting to enter the program
  • personal strengths and weaknesses
BCI and FBI background checks At the expense of the applicant. List of area provides is available online. Background checks expire after one year.
Fall Orientation Held annually the week before Fall semester classes begin. Fulfills COU 501. Students will be notified as the date approaches.
Admission Interview Students will be notified to attend an admission interview with the MAC faculty when they are close to completing the Foundation Courses. 
Foundation Courses Successful completion of no more than the 12 hours of Foundation Courses. An interview may be arranged before all of these classes have been completed or while enrolled in the courses.


Submit documents to:
Graduate Admissions
Heidelberg University
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH 44883

Please Note: If applicants send any personal information via email (i.e. transcripts), Heidelberg University is not responsible for the security of the information sent.  Recommendation forms, goal statements, and background checks may be faxed to 419-448-2334. Call 419-448-2602 for admission questions.