Admission Requirements for Incoming First-Year Students

The Psychology Department’s 3+2 option for the School Counseling Program is uniquely designed to allow students to earn their Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology 3.5 years after their initial undergraduate enrollment and then complete all requirements for the Master of Science degree in School Counseling at the conclusion of their 5th year. 

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

  • Lebanon Valley College's undergraduate online application, including 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 resumé. Email resumé to admission@lvc.edu.
  • Two recommendation forms completed online. Send this link to two recommenders of your choice.
  • 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 secondary institutions.

The most qualified applicants, based on a review of the above admission standards, will be invited for a personal interview. A final admission decision will be made upon completion of 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 psychology majors who were not initially admitted to the College as part of the 3+2 program, but who desire to matriculate into the program, may do so prior to the Spring semester of sophomore year (when students begin to complete graduate-level PSY courses). Students must have attained a cumulative 3.0 GPA here at the College and will be considered for admission to the program pending review of the following requirements:

  • Lebanon Valley College's undergraduate online application, including 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 resumé
  • Two Recommendation Forms 

Students should submit their essay and resumé to graduateadmission@lvc.edu. Applicants will then be contacted regarding the process for submitting recommendations. 

The most qualified applicants based on a review of the above admission standards will be invited for a personal interview; a final admission decision will be made upon completion of the interview.