How to Apply
All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department of the campus to which application is being made. An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:
- Completed Application for Admission Form
- Application fee (Non-refundable, except in California and Arizona. In the state of Arizona, the application fee is refundable if the application is canceled within three business days of the applicant signing the Enrollment Agreement.)
- Personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession
- Current résumé (or career summary)
- Three completed Applicant Recommendation Forms
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
On rare occasions, an applicant with a grade point average lower than the stated admission requirements may be considered for admission if the applicant provides documented evidence of interest, ability, and aptitude for doctoral study in clinical psychology. All admission exceptions must be documented, recommended by the program admissions committee, and approved by the program chair.
Optional Admission Material
Applicants may submit their scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
Admissions Requirements for Doctor of Psychology
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or an appropriately certified foreign institution.
- An undergraduate degree grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0).
- A graduate GPA of 3.25 (on a scale of 4.0).
- A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, ". English Language Proficiency Policy."
- Completion of an interview with a member of the program Admissions Committee.
The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia requires applicants to successfully complete, with a "C" or better, five undergraduate courses that serve as a basic foundation for program coursework. Several of these courses serve as direct prerequisites to American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia courses. The following three courses are required:
- Abnormal psychology, psychopathology, or maladaptive behavior
- Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology
- Statistics or Research Methods
- Two additional courses must also be completed
All applicants will receive written notification of the Admissions Committee’s decision. Admissions Committee decisions are final and are not subject to appeal. Accepted applicants are required to remit a non-refundable deposit of $200.00 by the date stipulated on the written notification to reserve a place in the entering class. This deposit will be applied toward the tuition of the student’s first semester. An applicant, if rejected, can reapply by following the reapplication policy.