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Admission Requirements for Incoming First-Year Students

The Psychology Department’s 3+2 option for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is uniquely designed to enable students to earn their bachelor of science degree in psychology 3.5 years after their initial undergraduate enrollment. Then, successful students complete all requirements for the master of science degree in clinical mental health counseling after their fifth year.

Students will be considered for admission to the undergraduate psychology phase of the program as first-year students pending a review of the following requirements:

  • Lebanon Valley College's undergraduate online application
  • A 500-word (maximum) essay focused on the applicant’s long-term goals in the counseling profession and how LVC’s program will help them reach those aspirations. Email essay to admission@lvc.edu.
  • Current résumé. Email résumé to admission@lvc.edu.
  • Two recommendation forms completed online. Send this link to two recommenders of your choice: http://lvc.force.com/form?formid=217813
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • SAT/ACT scores are not required, but applicants may—at their option—submit them for consideration.
  • Official transcripts from all high schools attended.

The most qualified applicants, based on a review of the above admission standards, will be invited to campus for a personal interview. A final admission decision will be made after the interview. 

Once admitted, 3+2 students must attain a cumulative 3.0 GPA at the College before the spring semester of sophomore year (when students begin to complete graduate-level PSY courses) to maintain their enrollment in the program. 

 


 

Admission Requirements for Current LVC Students

Current LVC freshmen and sophomores who were not initially admitted to LVC as part of the 3+2 CMHC program, but desire to matriculate into the program, may do so before the spring semester of their sophomore year (when students begin to complete graduate-level PSY courses). Interested students should contact Dr. Lou Manza.

Students must attain a cumulative 3.0 GPA at the College to be considered for admission to the program pending a review of the following requirements.

  • A 500-word (maximum) essay focused on the applicant’s long-term goals in the counseling profession and how LVC’s program will help them reach those aspirations.
  • Current résumé.
  • Two recommendation forms.

The most qualified applicants, based on a review of the above admission standards, will be invited to campus for a personal interview. A final admission decision will be made after the interview.