Admission Requirements

Students, with a bachelor’s degree—from LVC or any accredited institution—in any field, who were not enrolled in the College’s undergraduate 3+2 program, will be considered for admission to the graduate-only portion of Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program pending a review of the following requirements. 

  • Lebanon Valley College graduate online application and 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.
  • Minimum college GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale); any applicants not meeting this standard will be considered on a case-by-case basis. GRE scores are not required, but applicants may—at their option—submit them for consideration.
  • Current résumé.
  • Two recommendation forms.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduation institutions 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. 


Transfer Credits

For students who want to transfer graduate credits into LVC’s program during the application process, those credits must have been earned through a CACREP-accredited program, with any transfer-course grade being no lower than a “B.” Also, students can only transfer a maximum of 15 credits, and transfer credits will not be accepted for PSY 701, 750, 711, 712, 870, 880, or 881. See courses on our Degree Requirements page.

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Alumni, community members, and friends of LVC are eligible for the $1,000 Valley Forward scholarship if they qualify for admission to LVC's MBA, master of clinical mental health counseling, master of music education, or master of STEM education programs. Additional merit scholarships for graduate studies are available.