Admissions Application Process .

Official transcripts and application materials may also be sent to:
Admissions Office
Meridian University
47 Sixth Street
Petaluma, CA 94952

What You Will Need to Apply

Required Materials

What to Include in Your Personal Statement:

If you feel that the personal statement does not sufficiently demonstrate your writing skills, you may wish to enclose an additional writing sample of not more.

Optional Materials

Admissions Interview

Once all of the required materials have been received, the admissions committee will review your application. After this review, you may be contacted to schedule an admissions interview. The Admissions Committee is composed of faculty from each of Meridian's programs.The admissions interview can be conducted in person at our Petaluma Center or via Skype. Once the interview is completed, you will be contacted within one to two weeks regarding the admissions decision and next steps. An admissions advisor is available to you during the entire process.

乐福彩票Upon acceptance, students submit a $250 tuition deposit to reserve their space in the program and receive an Enrollment Packet from the Records Office.

Admissions Requirements

乐福彩票GPA requirement for admittance: Minimum GPA for admission to all degree programs at Meridian is a 3.0.

Advanced Standing乐福彩票 may be applied for by students who are applying to one of the psychology doctoral degree programs with a Master's degree in psychology or its equivalent. Equivalence is assessed at the time of admissions by the Admissions Committee. Students with an appropriate Master's degree may apply for Advanced Standing. Students should keep in mind that if they are accepted and applied for advanced standing, their acceptance may not reflect this depending on the committee's assessment.

Admissions Criteria

The following criteria are utilized in assessing a prospective student at the time admissions:

Transfer Credit

Meridian's curriculum is highly integrated and globally unique. Transfer credits from other schools are reviewed at the student's request. Transfer credits may be granted up to a maximum of 40 quarter credits for the PsyD, PhD, and EdD, and 12 quarter credits towards Master's degrees (M.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Counseling Psychology, M.Ed., MBA). PhD and PsyD students entering with Advanced Standing status may be granted transfer credit up to a maximum of 12 quarter credits.

乐福彩票Only courses taken in state-approved or regionally accredited academic institutions can be considered for transfer credit.

乐福彩票Meridian University does not accept credit earned through challenge exams or achievement tests. As well, the University does not offer credit for prior life experience.

乐福彩票Given Meridian’s emphasis in courses delivered through a transformative learning model - as well as each academic program’s distinct curricular orientation - prior coursework taken elsewhere is usually not equivalent to the approach and methodology taught at Meridian.

Transcript Review

Faculty can provide a preliminary review of your transcript for potential transfer of credit against Meridian coursework. As this is a preliminary review, any courses assessed as likely being equivalent for transfer will be confirmed upon a subsequent review upon the student's admittance. Note that given the specialized nature and emphasis of Meridian's programs, prior coursework taken elsewhere is often not approved for transfer.

International Transcripts

乐福彩票International transcripts created in languages other than English must be submitted as literal translations prior to admission and must be mailed for evaluation to the World Education Services (WES) or American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).

World Education Services

Bowling Green Station, P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087

AACRAO International Education Services

One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 520
Washington DC 20036
Phone: (202)296-3359
Fax: (202)822-3940
Email: [email protected]

乐福彩票AACRAO or WES will issue a Basic Statement of Comparability or a course-by-course evaluation. AACRAO or WES should then send these directly to Meridian University. All other admissions documents must be submitted in English.

Meridian University holds a policy of non-discrimination. All interested persons who meet the admissions criteria are encouraged to apply. All application materials, once submitted, become the property of Meridian University and will not be returned, reprinted, or photocopied.

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