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APRIL 21

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Accelerated Alumni Admission

Lock in admission to one of our graduate or professional programs.

Are you ready to leverage your LVC undergraduate degree by growing your professional skills and expanding your knowledge? If so, consider enrolling in one of LVC’s Graduate and Professional Studies Accelerated Alumni Admission programs through our abbreviated, quick admit process.

The Accelerated Alumni Admission process is free and straightforward for LVC alumni and seniors. We know you already have what it takes to succeed at The Valley (and your transcript), so we made it easy for you to apply—no personal statement, deposit, etc., required. A résumé is required for scholarship consideration. Simply complete the abbreviated application and the graduate admissions team will take it from there.

Why apply to the Accelerated Alumni Admission Program?

Now that you have completed your undergraduate degree, it is time to capitalize on the flexibility and autonomy created by obtaining a LVC graduate degree or professional certificate. The accelerated alumni admission program will simplify the application process, but the ease does not stop there! Committing to a graduate program may seem daunting, so our programs are created with professional and personal commitments in mind. Students can enroll at any time, step in-step out as needed, switch between online, in-person, and hybrid courses. With this program, you are granted 7 years to complete all degree requirements. Still unsure? Consider a certificate program where 100% of the courses fulfill master's degree requirements. Various scholarships, awards, and fellowships are available. 

Criteria

To be eligible for the quick admit guarantee, applicants must meet the graduate program-specific minimum accelerated alumni admission criteria. To view the criteria, select your program of choice from the list below. Some programs may require an interview.

MBA & Graduate Business Certificates

Programs

Master of Business Administration
Leadership & Ethics Certificate
Supply Chain Management & Logistics Certificate
Healthcare Management Certificate
Project Management

Criteria:

  • Graduated within 5 years of application date, OR
  • Will graduate within the academic year of application date (current undergraduate seniors)
  • Graduate Business Certificate Program current students and alumni applying to the MBA program, OR
  • LVC undergraduate major GPA of at least 3.0 in one of the below undergraduate majors:
    • Accounting
    • Business
    • Economics
    • International Business
    • Accelerated Accounting
  • Application required
  • Resume optional, but required for scholarship consideration
  • GMAT waived if the above criteria is met

Health Professions Graduate Programs

Programs:

MS Applied Kinesiology
MS Sport Performance
MS Clinical Exercise Physiology 
Sport Enhancement Certificate

Criteria:

  • Graduated within 5 years of application date
  • Will graduate within the academic year of application date (current undergraduate seniors)
  • Undergraduate major GPA of at least 3.0
  • One of the below undergraduate majors
    • Exercise Science
    • Health Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
  • Application required
  • Resume optional, but required for scholarship consideration

MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • Graduated within 5 years of application date
  • Will graduate within the academic year of application date (current undergraduate seniors)
  • Any LVC undergraduate majors
  • Undergraduate major GPA of at least 3.0
  • Application & Interview required
  • Resume optional, but required for scholarship consideration
  • Application guarantees an interview. Offers of admissions made after interview

Education Graduate Programs

Programs:

Master of Education
MS in STEM Education
Online Teaching and Learning Certificate
Modern Band Certificate
Integrative STEM Certificate
Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness Certificate
Comprehensive Curriculum and Assessment for PreK-12 Certificate


Criteria:

  • Graduated within 7 years of application date
  • Will graduate within the academic year of application date (current undergraduate seniors)
  • One of the below UG majors
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Early Childhood Special Education
    • Education
    • Secondary Education Cert
    • Music Education
  • Undergraduate major GPA of at least 3.0
  • Application and PPID number (if a PA educator) required
  • Resume optional, but required for scholarship consideration