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Applying for Admission

Applying for Admission

At Adler University, we take great pride in our diverse student body. Students represent a wide range of professional interests, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and academic and work histories. We admit individuals with a record of outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to social responsibility. Applicants are encouraged to review the specific admissions requirements for their program of interest.

*Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the GREs are not required for the Psy.D. program for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle.

The Admissions Committee evaluates applicants on a number of factors:

  • Academic performance
  • Content and clarity of written and verbal communication
  • Strength of recommendations
  • Personal and professional presentation throughout the admission process
  • Community service interest and/or experience
  • Prior professional work experience
  • Integrity, motivation, and personal ethics

Possession of the minimum requirements does not ensure admission. The University reserves the right to admit or deny admission based on the professional judgment of faculty and administration involved in the admission process.

Many of our programs fill quickly, so we encourage you to submit your application early. This will provide you with entry to our application portal with real-time access to track your application status along with any outstanding documents. If you have questions regarding programs and space availability, please contact Admissions.

Acceptance of Admission

Acceptance of Admission

The Director of Admissions will notify you of acceptance in writing. To complete the process, you must submit the applicable tuition deposit.

Transfer Credits

Transfer Credit

If accepted for admission, you may receive transfer credit for graduate-level courses previously taken at other accredited institutions. You must submit a transfer credit request to the Office of Admissions. A maximum of 12 credit hours may be transferred into an M.A. program, and a maximum of 24 credit hours may be transferred into the Psy.D. program.

Students wishing to transfer from other graduate programs must submit a letter from the dean of their previous program stating they are in good academic standing and free from academic or disciplinary inquiry or action.

Admissions Deadlines

Admissions Deadlines

We are currently accepting applications for our spring and fall 2021 terms, which begin January 4th and August 30th, respectively. Most programs fill quickly, so we encourage you to begin the application process early. While we accept applications throughout the year, the following deadlines ensure that students receive full consideration prior to programs being full. For questions regarding programs and space availability, please contact the Office of Admissions via email or by phone at 236.521.2409.

Fall 2021 Programs Early Priority Space Available
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology 12/1/20 3/15/21 8/15/21
M.A. in Counselling Psychology N/A 2/15/21 8/15/21
M.A. in Counselling Psychology: School & Youth Concentration N/A 2/15/21 8/15/21
Master of Counselling Psychology 2/1/21 4/1/21 8/15/21
Master of Counselling Psychology: School & Youth Concentration 2/1/21 4/1/21 8/15/21
Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy 2/1/21 4/1/21 8/15/21
M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2/1/21 4/1/21 8/15/21
Master of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2/1/21 4/1/21 8/15/21
Master of Public Policy & Administration: Social Change Leadership Concentration 2/1/21 4/1/21 8/15/21
International Applicants

International Students

Adler University has a long tradition of attracting students from around the world to study in our collaborative learning environment. International students from over the world add to our rich campus diversity.

Canada is a friendly, safe country with a high standard of living. The Global Peace Index ranks Canada among its top 10 safest countries in the world to visit. With world-class cities, great student health benefits, low crime rates, a culture of tolerance and diversity, and vast wilderness, Canada is a natural destination for thousands of international students.

For more information about applying to Adler University, please visit our International Admissions page.

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A Different School of Thought

Adler University in Vancouver has been, like Canada itself, born and built with an open mind. Located in the midst of one of the world’s most exciting and breathtaking cities, Adler University reflects a true Canadian spirit.

You’ll find multiple collaborative areas with the absolute latest technology. Learning areas and class windows have deliberately been situated to stimulate thought. These things do matter. If students are given the space, opportunity and technology to achieve their goals, they are more likely to rock the boat of conventional thought.

Studying in Vancouver does have its added advantages. They are the land, sea and call of the wild. All of which, we encourage you to experience. This is the great outdoors and a very different school of thought. You’ll want to experience it all.

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Sookyung Ahn is a painter, Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, and a student in the Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy program in Vancouver. She is also now specially trained to provide therapy to first responders.

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To Hear the Truth: Raising Awareness of the Residential School System in Canada

The students in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology: School and Youth Concentration in Vancouver wanted to raise awareness about the residential school system in Canada and what Adler University’s future counsellors can do to become more culturally competent.

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Adler University to Continue Virtual Instruction for Fall Semester

Adler University has decided to provide virtual instruction on its ground campuses in Chicago and Vancouver through the Fall 2020 term due to COVID-19 precautions.

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