104 Programs of Study
2012-2013 Academic Catalog
6. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00/4.00 for admission in good standing. Admission may also be met by completion of nine credit hours at graduate level with 3.00 GPA. Once a student attains this, the student should contact the administrative assistant in the counseling and pastoral care department after semester grades have been posted. The administrative assistant will verify the grade point average and continue to work with the student on application processes for a counseling degree. The grade point average as calculated by the Admissions Office at Asbury Seminary shall be considered the official grade point average for admission. Applicants with marginal averages are urged to check with the Admissions Office. 7. For applicants whose native language is other than English, a TOEFL score of 550 paper or 79 Internet or 7.0 IETLS score. 8. The Admissions Committee may request the applicant to submit additional materials and/or schedule an interview with a seminary representative. 9. Exception: As many as 10 percent of the students in the MAPC degree program may be admitted without an earned baccalaureate degree, or its educational equivalent, if the Seminary can demonstrate by objective means that these persons possess the knowledge, academic skill, and ability generally associated with persons who hold the baccalaureate degree. Such applicants are restricted to persons with life experience that has prepared them for graduate theological study. Not all applicants are accepted into the program. The screening process is as follows: â€˘
Student candidates are processed for fall, spring, and summer terms. All required materials (i.e., essay, transcripts, references, and supplementary required inventories,) must be received no later than April 1 for summer or fall semester admission, or October 1 for spring semester admission. Only those applicants whose materials are received by the respective deadlines for submission will be considered for further processing. Group interviews will be given for applicants who meet the respective deadlines for submission of application materials.
Applicants are screened through a group interview process as follows:
Student candidates are processed through a group interview during the fall or spring semesters only.
Please contact the Admissions Office for the set group interview dates for each fall and spring semester.
Candidates should be present on the appropriate geo-physical campus and should plan to attend the entire group interview process, which runs from 8:00 a.m. through 12 noon. Applicants assume the cost of travel, room, and board.
The Department of Counseling and Pastoral Care, in conjunction with the Office of Admissions, will develop a list of those who are admitted to the program. Applicants are notified as soon as the decision is made.
The MAPC is structured to begin in August of the year in which the student is admitted. Students admitted to the program are expected on campus in August in order to enroll in CO601 Counseling Theories and Techniques. Consult the course schedule for specific dates and times.
Admissions Committee When all above materials have been received, the Admissions Committee will act on the application for admission. The committee will give prayerful consideration to each application and accompanying materials and will, in its sole judgment and discretion, determine whether the applicant meets the standards and criteria for admission.
The Academic Catalog of Asbury Theological Seminary 2012-2013