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Online Master of Arts in Counseling: Admission Requirements

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Degree and Minimum GPA
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum GPA: 2.75 (or 3.0 for the last 60 hours of your undergraduate academic tenure)
TranscriptsSealed transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions previously attended
Official GMAT/GRE ScoreNo entrance exams required
Additional Requirements
  • Application fee: $40
  • Background check fee: $10
  • Completed background check and authorization form
  • Personal statement
  • Student acknowledgment form
  • Student questionnaire
  • Reference form
  • A complete and current résumé
  • FERPA Consent to Release Educational Records and Information form (written consent for release of test records to certification officer and program faculty)
  • Current teaching license (if you’re a teacher)
  • Teaching service record (if applicable)

NOTE: Applicants that do not meet all the requirements of the ideal candidate are still encouraged to apply. Admissions decisions are based on holistic reviews of an applicant’s entire application package.

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International Students

In addition to the above, international students must meet the following requirements:

Proof of Secondary and Post-Secondary Graduation
  • Official copies or certified (true) copies or your original documents
  • If documents are not in English, a certified English translation must be provided
Official Credential Evaluation Report
  • OLLU does not evaluate international transcripts
  • Applicant must submit an official credential evaluation report from an OLLU-approved credential evaluation service
  • Please contact the International Admissions Office to receive a list of approved credentialing services
Affidavit of Support
  • Must be filled out by account holder for the financial documentation
  • Must be dated within six months of the date of application
  • Applicant will be held personally responsible for all expenses incurred while in school at OLLU, even if sponsored by another person or agency
  • Applicant will be required to prove financial ability to the United States Consulate for visa approval
  • As mandated by law, OLLU has no federal or state funds available for foreign students
English Proficiency
  • Applicants educated in a primary language other than English must present a TOEFL score of at least 550 on the paper test, or 213 on the computer-based test, or 79 on the internet-based test (iBT)
  • Score reports cannot be more than 2 years old, and official score reports must be sent directly to OLLU from ETS
  • Contact international admissions at international@ollusa.edu for alternatives to the TOEFL

To learn more about application requirements for international students, please request more information or call us at 855-275-1082.

Transfer Credit

If you are interested in transferring credits, you may apply for up to 6 hours of credits to be transferred in all courses in your curriculum except for clinical courses. Transfer credits must be from regionally accredited institutions.

To inquire about credit transfers, request more information or call us at 855-275-1082.

When to Apply

OLLU’s MAC program has multiple start dates per year. To ensure you’re enrolled in time for your start date, apply now or call us at 855-275-1082.