School Counseling 3+2 Admission Requirements
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Current resumé. Email resumé to email@example.com.
- 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 first-years or sophomores not initially accepted 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:
- Completion of this online form to indicate your intent to pursue acceptance into the program
- 500-word (maximum) essay focused on the applicant’s long-term goals within the counseling profession and how Lebanon Valley College’s program will help them reach those aspirations.
- Current resumé
- Two Recommendation Forms
An application beyond the items listed above is NOT required. Students should submit their essay and resumé to Susan Snyder, the Administrative Assistant for the Psychology Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will then be contacted regarding the process for submitting recommendations. Based on a review of the above admission standards, the most qualified applicants will be invited for a personal interview; a final admission decision will be made upon completion of the interview.