Full Admission

An applicant is considered for full admission to our programs by meeting the following criteria:

  • A bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from an accredited institution.
  • A cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • 3 credits in psychology or a related field. A related field could include, but not limited to: Anthropology, sociology, gender studies, ethnic/multicultural/diversity/intersectionality studies. Applicants may need to submit a course syllabus or course description to verify that it addresses the pre-requisite. 
  • A completed application file, including an interview.
  • Post-master’s applicants only – a master’s degree (MA/MS) from an accredited institution.

NOTE: An applicant who does not meet all of the requirements for full admission may be admitted conditionally to the MA degree program. Students with a GPA between 3.0 and 2.6 and/or who do not have 3 psychology/social science credits, will be considered for conditional admission.

Students admitted on conditional status must meet with their Advisor and develop and follow a plan to support their success during the first semester of enrollment. These students must receive a GPA of 3.0 or better in the first 2 courses taken at Adler Graduate School.  All courses must be completed in the time period required by the instructor. Upon completion, the student’s file will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee, at which time the applicant will be considered for Full Admission. In the event that the required GPA is not achieved in the first two courses, conditional status will be ended, and acceptance will be denied.

Student-at-Large (Non-Degree Seeking Students)

Individuals not looking to pursue a degree or certificate may enroll as a student-at-large (SAL), if they meet the minimum requirements for admission. Persons interested in registering as SAL, must complete the online application and pay a non-refundable enrollment fee prior to registering for courses. Applicants who later seek admission to a degree or certificate program must complete an application and meet the requirements for that program.

Students-at-large must meet all course prerequisites and other requirements for courses taken. Courses taken for credit will apply toward completion of program requirements for students-at-large who are fully admitted later.

Students-at-large are not permitted to take practicum or internship. As a student- at-large, it is the responsibility of the student to determine which courses they wish to take. Students-at-large are not assigned an academic advisor nor will the school provide a transcript evaluation to assist in determining which courses the student should register for.

Applicants who have been denied admission will not be permitted to enroll or continue as a student-at-large.

Based on federal regulations, SAL are not eligible for federal financial aid but may apply for alternative loans.

  • There is no limit to the number of credits a SAL can take.
  • SAL will not be assigned an advisor.
  • SAL are not able to enroll in practicum or internship courses at Adler Graduate School.
  • Adler Graduate School is not able to evaluate transcripts and suggest courses for SAL; it is the responsibility of the SAL to inform the Admissions Coordinator of their desired first-term course(s). SAL are free to register themselves for courses in subsequent terms.
  • In the event that a SAL would like to register for a course with a prerequisite, the student must submit a syllabus from a previously completed course they believe meets the prerequisite(s) to Dr. Nicole Randick, VP of Academic Affairs, for evaluation.
  • SAL must maintain 3.0 GPA and meet dispositional requirements to continue taking courses at Adler Graduate School.