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! However, conditional students who do not meet the minimum gpa requirements are REQUIRED to take COU 500 Introduction to the Graduate Experience (2 sem. hrs.) during their first semester of classes, and not allowed to take more than 9 hours (including COU 500) total. To be considered for admissions, students must receive a B- or better and have the recommendation of the instructor of record.

Admission Deadlines

Conditional Acceptance

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 Post Master’s School Counselor Licensure Endorsement (PSCLE).

Requirement How to Submit Additional Notes

Application Form

International:
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Online Submission. Applicants must submit an online application form for the Master of Arts in Counseling program. There are two concentrations: School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and an option of selecting a license endorsement-oly option. See curriculum information online.
Official Transcripts

Must be sent directly from the university to Heidelberg at:

Graduate Admissions
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH 44883

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 at:

Graduate Admissions
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH 44883

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) Online Submission. 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.

Full Acceptance

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 How to Submit Additional Notes
Recommendation Forms

By email: grad-studies@heidelberg.edu

By fax: 419-448-2565

By mail to:
Graduate Admissions
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH 44883

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

By email: grad-studies@heidelberg.edu

By fax: 419-448-2565

By mail to:
Graduate Admissions
310 E. Market St.

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

Most are sent directly from the State Attorney General's Office to Heidelberg upon applicant request.

By email: grad-studies@heidelberg.edu

By fax: 419-448-2565

By mail to:
Graduate Admissions
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH 44883

At the expense of the applicant. List of area provides is available online. Background checks expire after one year.
Fall Orientation Register for COU 501 in OASIS2. Held annually the week before Fall semester classes begin. Fulfills COU 501. Students will be notified as the date approaches.
Admission Interview TBA Students will be notified to attend an admission interview with the MAC faculty when they are close to completing the Foundation Courses.
Foundation Courses Register in OASIS2. 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.

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.

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