Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to take the GRE before I apply?
No, you can submit the online application before you take the GRE but you should schedule and take the GRE as soon as possible. You have to take the general exam, not the psychology subject test.
Do I have to have fifteen hours of psychology credit finished when I apply?
Those who have already completed that requirement are in a better position for full consideration of their application but you can apply if you are currently enrolled in the course(s) that would fulfill the fifteen-hour requirement.
Do I have to have a bachelor's degree in hand when I apply?
No, you can apply to the program while you are finishing a degree or the required psychology courses. If you are admitted to the program, your admission will be conditional upon successful completion of your degree or courses.
Will the program help me secure internship placements?
Yes, we have developed several community partnerships that we are finalizing as formal placement sites. However, if you would like to find your own placement site we can work with you on that.
When is the application deadline?
There is not a firm application deadline as we will review applications until all spots are filled but best consideration for those spots will be given to individuals who complete their applications by the end of March.
How is the program structured?
Sixty credit hours of full-time study for six semesters is the basic structure. The courses are split between online classes and face-to-face courses that you will take at Indiana University Kokomo. The split has been predetermined and on average you will have two face-to-face classes and two online classes each term except summer semesters which will be lighter.
Will I be able to become a licensed counselor after I complete this program?
Upon completion of the program, you will be ready to enter associate licensed mental health counselor status which is the precursor to full licensure. Once you complete the required post-degree clinical hours you will be eligible to become a fully licensed mental health counselor.
Where can I send my GRE scores and/or transcripts?
Transcripts and GRE scores should be sent to Rosalyn Davis, Ph.D. at 2300 S Washington Street, Main Building KO 211D, Kokomo, IN 46904.
When will I find out if I was admitted to the program or not?
We anticipate making the first wave of admissions in mid to late April but again will be reviewing and making admission decisions until all the spots are filled.
When will the program start?
The next cohort will begin in August of 2020. There will be an orientation for the program held in the early part of that month.
Who can I contact if I have more questions?
Please contact Rosalyn Davis, Ph.D. at her email address firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate that you are inquiring about the program.