The following requirements are expected
of all successful applicants.
- Official graduate transcripts from all
- Minimum graduate GPA of 3.50 on a 4.0
- Master's degree in counseling or a related
profession. Graduates from CACREP accredited programs
- A minimum of sixty (60) semester hours of
graduate credit from a regionally accredited college or university.
Students admitted to the doctoral program with less than 60
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
- Current clinical license in state of
practice, preferably at an independent practitioner level, during
entire enrollment with the program.
- Completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
revised General Test. General Test 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 CES
"Reference Letter" form available
- A current vita documenting the applicant's
professional preparation and experience. Applicants must
demonstrate a successful work history in counseling.
- A completed program application which must
be submitted online with non-refundable fees of USD 35.00. The
online application can be found here.
- A successful interview as requested by the
Admissions Committee. 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 criminal records.
- Interviewees may also be asked to submit
on-site written answers to some selected questions.
The CES program will hold two rounds of interviews for 2014 fall
cohort. The first round of interviews will occur in May, with a
second round of interviews in June.
Application Materials Due
Week of May 5th
Week of June 9th
Week of May 26th
Week of June 30th
FAFSA Applications Due
New Student Orientation
Applicants to the Counselor Education & Supervision program
online by May 1st for priority consideration. Application
packets will be accepted no later than June 2nd, 2014. Applications
received after May 1st will only be considered if openings remain
in the entering cohort for that year. Applications are reviewed
The following materials should be submitted by the
- Proof of provisional or independent clinical licensure
- A current curriculum vita (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 are responsible for ensuring that all
application materials are received by the June 2nd
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. All notifications will go out no later than
the week of June 9th.
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:
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
- applicants with Deferred Admission status will be
accepted into the program upon successful completion of criteria
outlined by the CES Admissions Committee. These criteria often
involve completion of supplemental coursework or licensure
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
Acceptance Notifications will be mailed out no later than the
week of June 30th. All notifications will be delivered
All incoming students are required to attend a new student
orientation. This orientation typically occurs during the second
weekend (Friday and Saturday) in August.
During the orientation, students will:
- 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 committee and complete a plan of study
- receive an introduction to technologies used in the
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
learning disabilities and provides reasonable accommodation to help
them be successful. 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 as early as possible, usually
before May 15. Immediately after acceptance, students
need to identify and document the nature of their disabilities.
It is the responsibility of the student to provide to the
College appropriate materials documenting the learning disability,
usually a recent high school Individualized Education Program (IEP)
and results from testing done by a psychologist, psychiatrist, or
qualified, licensed person. The College does not provide
assessment services for students who may be learning
disabled. Although LWC 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, call Ben Martin at
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