The following requirements are expected of all successful
- Official graduate transcripts from all programs attended.
- Master's degree in counseling or a related profession.
Graduates from CACREP accredited programs preferred. Students
admitted to the doctoral program with less than 48 semester hours
of graduate credit and/or graduating from a non-CACREP accredited
program may be required to take additional coursework to fulfill
admissions requirements as determined by a transcript review.
- Completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
GRE scores more than 4 years old will not be accepted.
- Three (3) professional letters of reference from individuals
familiar with the applicant's competence to complete doctoral work
based on academic background, work history, personality, and
ethical behavior. Please use the Counselor Education &
Supervision "Reference Letter." This form can be found on the
admissions page of the CES website.
- A current vitae documenting the applicant's professional
preparation and experience.
- A completed program application which must be submitted online
with non-refundable fees of USD 35.00.
- A successful interview as requested by the Admissions
Committee. Interviewees may also be asked to submit on-site written
answers to some selected questions.
- All successful applicants will go through criminal background
checks. An applicant may be denied admission or
dismissed from the doctoral program because of present or past
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit materials in the
fall or early spring for admission the following fall. The
Admissions Committee accepts applications year round and reviews
them between February and July. Application materials are due July
|Application Materials Due
||February 1st (Priority)
||July 1st (Final)
||February through July
||February through July
|New Student Orientation
||Second Weekend in August
The following materials should be submitted by the
- A current curriculum vitae (CV)
Background Check Notification Form
- A $35.00 non-refundable application fee
The following items should be submitted directly to
Lindsey Wilson College from the issuing party:
- Sealed official graduate transcripts (sent from the registrar's
office of the institution)
- Three sealed
professional letters of reference (mailed or emailed
directly from the references to the Graduate Office)
- GRE test score results (sent from ETS)
Materials can be mailed to the Graduate Office at the address
below or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
210 Lindsey Wilson College
Columbia, KY 40403
Applicants will receive confirmation once the online application
is received. Applicants are responsible
for ensuring that all application materials are received by the
July 1st deadline. The Admissions Committee reserves the
right to extend the application
Selected applicants will be invited to campus for an interview.
Applicants who are not invited to campus for an interview will be
notified by mail that they are not under consideration for
admission at this time.
Applicants who are invited to campus for an interview will meet
with program faculty and staff. The interview process will allow
the Admissions Committee to evaluate applicants and allow
applicants to evaluate the program and its faculty. The interview
process is a full day event. Applicants who are invited to campus
should plan accordingly.
During the interview process, applicants will participate in the
- A brief program orientation
- A campus tour
- An interview with program faculty
- A writing sample exercise
Applicants are encouraged to follow up with program faculty who
may share similar research or professional interests.
At the conclusion of the interview process, the Admissions
Committee will decide the status of each applicant. The following
outcomes can occur:
Admission - applicants with
Admission status are accepted into the program for the fall cohort.
Students with Admission status who are unable to start with the
fall cohort will need to re-apply or request a Deferred Admission
status from the Admissions Committee.
Deferred Admission - applicants with
Deferred Admission status will be accepted into the program upon
successful completion of any criteria outlined by the CES
Admissions Committee. These criteria often involve completion of
supplemental coursework. Applicants who are admitted to the program
have the right request Deferred Admission for the purpose of
starting the program at a later date.
Wait List - applicants with a Wait
List status may be moved to Admission status if a currently
admitted student withdraws his or her Admission status.
Not Accepted - applicants with a Not
Accepted status may re-apply in the future.
Applicants who are Not Accepted for a given academic year may
reapply in the future. In these cases, applicants will need to
re-apply online, pay the application fee, and submit required
materials. However, graduate transcripts and GRE scores do not need
to be resubmitted unless updated GRE scores or transcript materials
Application notifications will be mailed out
the week of July 15th. All notifications will be delivered by mail.
Students have until July 30th to accept
Admission or Deferred Admission responses.
All incoming students are required to attend
a new student orientation. This orientation typically occurs during
the second weekend (Friday and Saturday) in August. Individuals
unable to attend any portion of the New Student Orientation should
consult with the CES director. During the orientation, students
- meet program faculty and students
- receive and review copies of the student handbook
- review ethical and professional obligations as well as personal
growth expectations related to doctoral studies
- review licensure and certification eligibility
- select a Doctoral Program Committee and complete a Program of
- receive an introduction to technologies used in the
- orient to institutional resources
The Counselor Education & Supervision program complies with
the Lindsey Wilson College non-discrimination policy, as outlined
in the College catalog.
Lindsey Wilson College does not discriminate against any
person on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national and ethnic
origin, religion, or disability. Lindsey Wilson College
complies with the provisions of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973;
and the Age Discrimination Act of 1967.
The CES program seeks to attract, enroll, and retain a diverse
group of students and to create and support an inclusive learning
Statement on Learning/Physical
Lindsey Wilson College accepts students with disabilities and
provides reasonable accommodation that will facilitate success.
Depending on the nature of the disability, some students may need
to take a lighter course load and may need more than four years to
graduate. Students needing accommodation should apply to the
College as early as possible, usually before May 15. Immediately
after acceptance, students must identify and document the nature of
their disabilities with Mr. Ben Martin, the Learning & Physical
It is the responsibility of the student to provide the Learning
& Physical Disabilities Coordinator with appropriate materials
documenting the learning disability. Learning disabilities are
typically documented by a recent high school Individualized
Education Program (IEP) and results from testing conducted by a
psychologist, psychiatrist, or a qualified, licensed person. The
College does not provide assessment services for students who may
be learning disabled. Although Lindsey Wilson provides limited
personal counseling for all students, the College does not have
structured programs available for students with emotional or
behavioral disabilities. For more information, contact Mr. Martin
at (270) 384-7479. In addition, applicants to Lindsey Wilson
College's School of Professional Counseling may wish to contact Dr.
Jeffrey Parsons, Director of the Counselor Education &
Supervision program, (270) 384-8166.
If determined as eligible, students
may transfer a maximum of 12 credits from another regionally
accredited university if the courses are taken as part of a CACREP accredited doctoral program and the
courses meet the curricular requirements of the LWC Counselor
Education and Supervision (CES) program. Dissertation credits
cannot be transferred.
Eligibility for transfer will be determined
by the CES program director in consultation with CES program
faculty. Eligibility will be determined based on coursework
comparability via a transcript review. Students may be required to
present further evidence of eligibility, such as copies of course
syllabi, to support their requests. The CES program director will
notify students in writing regarding transfer eligibility decisions
and will notify the registrar's office in cases where transfer
credits are approved. Faculty advisors will work with students on
developing updated plans of study in cases where transfer credits