REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES FOR ADMISSION
For further details, see AACS Catalog
Students desiring to enter AACS should contact the Admissions Office or log on to the Academy's web site to obtain an application form. Students should submit their applications well in advance of the date they desire to inter the Academy to permit proper scheduling and to assure availability. Applicants are encouraged to visit the campus in person.
In order to be considered for enrollment in a Doctoral Degree level program at all applicants must:
1. Complete an application for admissions;
2. Present photo Identification and Social Security card;
3. Provide verification (official transcript) of an earned Bachelor Degree and a Masters Degree from a College or University accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education;
4. Two letters of recommendation from persons of a Ph.D. level. Preferably these should come from current and/or formal employers, current and/or previous faculty and/or advisors;
5. Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better in previous graduate studies or have a score in the 70 percentile or higher in the past 5 years on one of the following graduate entrance exams: Graduate Record Exam (GRE); Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or other standardized and recognized graduate admissions instrument.
6. Applicants with a Masters Degree and a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher in that degree will not be required to complete a graduate admissions exam.
7. International Students whose native language is not English will be required to take Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and receive a score of 500 or higher; or 173 or higher on the computerized version of TOEFL.
8. An interview with Admissions Personnel.
9. Applicants must submit proof of current and applicable licensure with their application materials Note regarding applicants for Clinical Sexology Program: Applicants for the Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology are required to be licensed clinical professionals in the field of clinical counseling or medicine. These licenses include licensed clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed mental health counselors and clinical psychologists to provide clinical sexology as an addendum to their already licensed clinical practice under Chapter 491 (FS) rule 64B4-7.004, Chapter 490 (FS) rule 64B19-18.002. The program does not prepare unlicensed students to meet initial licensing requirements in any field regulated by Chapters 490 or 491. Applicants must submit proof of current and applicable licensure with their application materials.
Auditing: Licensed mental health professionals will be permitted to audit classes on a non-graduate credit basis. Proof of current and applicable licensure is required.
EXCEPTIONS TO NORMAL REQUIREMENTS
If a prospective student does not meet all criteria for entry, but believes she/he can demonstrate suitable proficiency and an ability to benefit from study in the subject area, the prospective student may be allowed to matriculate on a probationary basis as long as the applicable deficiencies are rectified:
1. Students with GPA or Test Score deficiencies: The student who lacks the requisite GPA or graduate admission scores completes maintains at least "B" average at all times. Upon successful completion of at least ten semester hour' s completion, the probationary status will be removed.
2. Students lacking a master' s degree: Customarily a successfully completed Master' s degree is a prerequisite to acceptance in the doctoral programs of AACS but on occasion a student may be accepted with only a Bachelor' s degree on a discretionary and probationary basis. If the student successfully demonstrates suitable proficiency in graduate studies, then his/her graduate status will be adjusted appropriately. Students accepted at this level will be required to earn at least 30 additional semester hours at the graduate level to achieve graduate equivalency to the Masters degree. These hours may be taken at AACS or at another graduate program, upon approval of Academic Dean and Program Director.
All admission decisions are made after a careful review of all submitted material and the decision of the admissions committee, consisting of the President, Director of Admissions and Departmental Program Chairpersons. The Admission Committee decisions are final. An unsuccessful candidate may reapply for the following term.
For additional information regarding admission, call (407) 645-1641 during business hours, weekdays, Eastern time. You may also contact us by email.
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