Post-Traditional, Graduate and Online Admissions: How to Apply to Medaille College

Undergraduate Programs
First-time freshmen and transfer students looking for the full on-campus college experience.

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Post-Traditional Undergrad
and Graduate Programs

Working professionals and adults who've been out of school for a while, looking to advance their careers.

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Online Programs
Students looking to earn a degree entirely online.

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Medaille College Post-Traditional, Graduate & Online Admissions

Medaille College<br>Post-Traditional, Graduate & Online Admissions

Medaille offers different delivery methods so you can find an academic schedule that works around your life. Our post-traditional, graduate and online programs are designed to get you the degree you need in as little time as possible so you can take the next step in your career.

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Post-Traditional & Graduate Admissions
ptgo@medaille.edu
(716) 880-2568
Toll-free: (800) 292-1582

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Online Admissions
(716) 217-4191

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Admission Requirements

Medaille College Online Application

Official high school transcripts or GED with scores (associate, bachelor’s and MSEd programs)

Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended (all programs)

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if you wish to apply for financial aid

 

*Some programs have additional requirements for admission;
Additional Admission Requirements by Program are listed below

 

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Buffalo Campus & Online

Medaille College
Post-Traditional, Graduate & Online Admissions
18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214

Rochester Campus

Medaille College
Post-Traditional & Graduate Admissions
1880 S. Winton Rd, Suite 1
Rochester, NY 14618

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Rolling Admission

Medaille College has rolling admissions where acceptances are offered on an ongoing basis until classes are filled. You will be notified of a decision within two weeks of completing the application. To maximize your eligibility for financial aid it is in your best interest to apply early in your application process.

 

Conversations with the Admissions Team

We want to get to know you as an individual, and the best way to do this is for us to sit down and have a conversation at either our Buffalo or Rochester campus. We encourage you to schedule a time to meet with us. Appointments can be arranged Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12-noon. Please contact us at (800) 292-1582 or ptgo@medaille.edu to arrange your personal interview and tour.

 

Please Note:

Applicants who attended school outside of the United States or Canada must have their transcripts translated into English by a recognized agency. We accept any services that is a member of NACES (naces.org).

Failure to disclose and provide transcripts from every school you have attended could result in your application being withdrawn or admissions decision being revoked.

 

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Additional Admission Requirements by Program

Additional Admission Requirements for All Associate & Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Official high school transcripts or GED with scores

An applicant who has had previous academic deficiencies will be asked to write an explanation of performance and motivation to complete the online program; admission may be offered with appropriate evidence supporting the student’s ability to succeed

Transfer students: entrance GPA 2.0

 

Please also provide additional requirements per the below, if your degree program is listed:

 

Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology (AAS) Additional Requirements

College-level science and math courses desired, but not required.

Previous clinical/field experience recommended, not required.

Proof of current tetanus immunization.

Knowledge of the profession and its degree requirements as well as a desire/interest to work with animals is essential.

An understanding of the physical, emotional and communication requirements of the profession as well as the health risks posed in this profession. Learn about program technical standards, physical requirements, health risks and hazards.

*Signed acknowledgement forms for the Technical Standards and Physical Requirements of the Veterinary Technology program

*Signed Program and Informed Acknowledgement and Consent Form to potential Health Risks and Hazards for the Veterinary Technology Program

Acknowledgement that documentation of criminal charges will be requested from NYSED for licensure approval.

NYSED and the Office of Professional holds all responsibility for determination of licensure approvals after program completion. Medaille College is not responsible for denial of licensure by the New York State Department of Education and The Office of the Professions for students with criminal records. Specific requirements for licensure vary from State to State. It is solely the responsibility of the student to research the requirements of states outside of New York they are seeking to become licensed or certified in and to submit all required documentation.

Additional Admission Requirements for All Master’s Degree Programs

Résumé or curriculum vitae.

 

Please also provide additional requirements per the below, if your degree program is listed:

 

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Additional Requirements

Letter of intent which addresses the following aspects of personal reflection:

Describe how your career goals align with the focus of Medaille’s Clinical Mental Health Program.

Discuss the ways in which you have prepared for study at the master’s level and how you believe you will successful in this program.

Explain how you envision yourself being successful in forming effective counseling relationships and use your writing to inform the reader how you actively demonstrate respect for cultural differences.

Three professional and/or academic letters of recommendation.

Interview with the Faculty Admissions Committee: Prospective students who pass the initial admissions screening will be invited to participate in an interview with members of the Faculty Admissions Committee. This may be conducted in person, Skype or phone depending upon the prospective student’s availability.

 

Master of Arts in Psychology (MA PSY) Additional Requirements

Personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession (educational summary, professional experience, assessment of knowledge, skills and abilities).

Two professional references.

 

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Additional Requirements

Personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession (educational summary, professional experience, assessment of knowledge, skills and abilities).

Three letters of recommendation.

Interview with the Faculty Admissions Committee: Prospective students who pass the initial admissions screening will be invited to participate in an interview with members of the Faculty Admissions Committee. This may be conducted in person, Skype or phone depending upon the prospective student’s availability.

 

Master of Education Programs Additional Requirements

Statement of Intent.

Submit a well-crafted statement addressing the following points:

Elementary & Adolescent/Secondary Programs (MSEd)
Reasons for pursuing a teaching career, skills you’ve developed in related professional and/or volunteer experiences that are transferable to teaching, and how Medaille College’s graduate program will prepare you to meet your educational and career objectives.

Literacy Program (MSEd)
Discuss your reasons for seeking certification as a literacy specialist. Include examples of what you hope to learn in this program. Explain challenges you have encountered during your field experiences or classroom experiences and how you hope to address them during your graduate work.

Students with Disabilities Program (MSEd)
Discuss your reasons for seeking certification as a special education teacher. Include examples of what you hope to learn in this program. Explain challenges you have encountered during your field experiences or classroom experiences and how you hope to address them during your graduate work.

Graduate Testing Requirements

Applicants are required to take an entrance exam. Several exams are acceptable; talk to your admissions counselor for details. Score reports should be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office.

Interview with faculty on campus.

All non-US/Canadian transcripts should be accompanied by certified translations. Certified translations can be attained through wes.org (World Education Services).

Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate the ability to read, write and understand English by taking a language proficiency exam. Score reports should be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office. More information about the TOEFL.

Additional Admission Requirements for Advanced Certificates

None listed; see if your particular certificate program has any additional requirements below.

 

Please also provide additional requirements per the below, if your degree program is listed:

 

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Advanced Certificate Additional Requirements

Applicants must possess at least a 48-hour master’s degree in counseling (school, rehabilitation, pastoral, etc.).

Minimum credit hours needed: 15 (students need at least three core courses plus two internship courses) to enter the program.

Syllabi from the core courses to be transferred.

Additional Admission Requirements for the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

Curriculum vitae or résumé.

Autobiographical statement answering the following questions:

What are your long term professional goals?

How have you explored your interests in a career in professional psychology?

What are your strengths and weaknesses for a career in clinical psychology?

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores: The GRE is required of all PsyD applicants. When your official transcripts are received by the admissions office and your GPA is above 3.5 for both undergraduate and graduate coursework this requirement will be waived. The admissions office will notify you if the GRE requirement is waived.

Three completed Applicant Reference forms with accompanying letters of recommendation from professionals who know your qualifications.

Interview with the Faculty: Prospective students who pass the initial admissions screening will be invited to participate in an interview with members of the Faculty Admissions Committee. This may be conducted in person, Skype or phone depending upon the prospective student’s availability.

 

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Accepted Students: Next Steps

Congratulations on your acceptance into Medaille College!

The next step in your enrollment at Medaille College is to officially confirm your intention to begin your academic work and to submit your non-refundable tuition deposit. Please complete and sign the Enrollment Confirmation Form to trigger the following actions, so that you are prepared for the next chapter in your educational journey:

Class registration

Finalization of your financial aid

Creation of your Medaille email, access to our learning platform (Blackboard) and student portal Ordering of your textbooks

 

Within 48-72 hours of your Enrollment Confirmation Form being processed you will be able to do the following:

 

Access Medaille360

Medaille360 is where you go to access personal information such as grades, billing, and financial aid and access your Medaille email.

Please click on the following link: https://accounts.medaille.edu

Click on “Click here to pick up your first accounts” on the left side under “New to Medaille?”

In the “What is your Banner ID number?” field, please enter your Social Security number.

Enter your date of birth, zip code, and country and click “OK”.

Continue following the directions in order to pick up and activate your accounts.

 

Access Blackboard

In order to attend class you will need to access your Blackboard account. Blackboard is Medaille’s virtual classroom. Please click on the following link: https://blackboard.medaille.edu

You will use the same username and password that you used to access your Medaille360 account. If you do not know your username and password, please contact us and we will help you retrieve it.

Once you have accessed Blackboard, you will see several boxes on the homepage such as “My Messages,” “My Courses,” “What’s New” and “Alerts.” Your course will be listed in the “My Courses” box.

Please click on the class listed in your “My Courses” box and this will take you into the virtual classroom. On the left side you will see links to assignments, weekly lectures, and group discussions.

Begin by clicking on “Course Information” on the left. You will see a link titled “How to Use this Course.” This will give you detailed instructions on how to use each section of the class.

You may begin participating in the class by clicking “Start Here (Content).” Feel free to move around in the classroom and get comfortable with the online system.

Please write down your username and password in order to access your Medaille360 and Blackboard accounts. Once you have picked up and activated your account, it can take up to 24 hours before you have access. If you cannot access your accounts, please contact the Medaille Help Desk at (716) 880-2282.

 

Agreements and Academic Policies

It is essential that all students understand the academic policies of Medaille College as set forth in our academic catalog.

Academic grades can affect your ability to choose your own courses and register on your own.

Please be mindful of how these policies affect you and use this information as a resource. Knowing and understanding these policies will help you to avoid confusion and assist you as you pursue your academic goals. I look forward to supporting you throughout your enrollment with Medaille College.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at (800) 292-1582 or via email at ptgo@medaille.edu.

 

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