To apply for admission into the Counseling program, you must apply to both Heritage University and to the program. You must hold an undergraduate degree, preferably in psychology, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last two years of graduate or undergraduate study. Students without a psychology degree need to have taken at least four (4) upper division (200 or above) psychology courses (PSY 101 counts toward the requirement). Each of the four courses must have a minimum grade of 2.0 (C) on a 4.0 grade scale.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2013 for a Fall 2013 start.
Applying to Heritage University
Please send the following materials, excluding the financial aid application, to: Heritage University, Office of Admissions, 3240 Fort Road, Toppenish, WA 98948.
Applying to the Counseling Program
Submit all Counseling program application materials to: Heritage University, Graduate Counseling Program, 3240 Fort Road, Toppenish, WA 98948.
- Complete and submit the Counseling Preparation Program Application.
- Submit a letter of intent (no longer than 2 pages, double spaced) that tells why you are seeking admission to the program, a description of any previous experience working with clients in a school or clinical setting, your future career goals, and how an M. Ed. in Counseling will help you meet those goals.
- Submit a one-page resume focused on your program-relevant educational and career experiences.
- Submit two Confidential Recommendations for Admissions, from current or former employers, instructors, or colleagues regarding your character and potential counseling skills. These recommendations must be signed and sealed by your references.
From time to time, the selection committee needs additional information in order to admit a candidate. In these cases, prospective students will complete an intake interview in addition to the other application materials.