Graduate Counseling Application

Non-Discrimination Policy

Grace admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Grace does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Grace is committed to compliance with Title IX of the Federal Education amendments of 1972, except as claimed in religious exemption.

Grace does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities as specified by applicable federal laws and regulations.

Enrollment Information

General Information

Educational Experience

List any and all colleges/institutions that you have attended since your high school graduation:

Employment Information

Church Information

Special Accommodations

Special Circumstances

Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense (felony or misdemeanor, except for minor traffic violations)? You will need to answer 'Yes' if you have entered into a plea agreement, including a deferred sentence or deferred judgment arrangement, in connection with a criminal charge.

Have you ever been convicted of a sexual offense, offense relating to children or crime of violence (that is not covered in the question above)?

Have you been reported to a social services agency, law enforcement authority, child abuse registry or similar organization regarding abuse or misconduct involving children?

Have you ever been arrested?

Have you ever received drug/alcohol treatment?

Have you ever been divorced?

Have you ever been refused admission to, or been dismissed from a college, graduate school, or seminary?

In addition to the regular application process for the CMHC program, applicants who have previously been divorced, arrested, dismissed from the CMHC program, or under psychiatric/rehabilitative care for mental health or addictive behavior may be asked to provide the program’s Admissions Committee with additional information to receive special consideration for admission. This information may include, but is not limited to, the following: (1) A written statement addressing how the applicant will overcome their special circumstances to achieve success as a graduate student and counselor-in-training. (2) An additional Spiritual Reference from a pastor or counselor that addresses the applicant’s special circumstances, including the applicant’s spiritual growth and current level of spiritual maturity.

Personal Goal Statement

Obtaining Licensure

Obtaining licensure is necessary to practice as a clinical mental health counselor. If you desire to practice outside of Indiana, you need to research your state's licensing requirements. State licensing authorities review many issues including your educational background before granting individuals licensure. It is essential to review all of the state's educational requirements prior to starting your studies.

At Grace College, we offer both residential and hybrid M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degrees that help prepare learners to work with hurting individuals. However, Grace cannot ensure any learner will obtain a state license regardless of delivery format. But we hope that we can provide you with as many tools as we can to help you determine if the program you are considering will allow you to apply for the license you need. Licensing requirements differ from state to state and change over time. To assist you in your research we have provided some guidelines and resources listed below. An individual who wishes to become licensed is solely responsible for knowing and complying with the licensing requirements for the state in which s/he plans to practice.
Licensure Information

Grace Standards and Guidelines

Please read the following statement thoughtfully before electronically signing:
Grace strives to create and promote an atmosphere that will encourage the student to develop the highest attainable degree of maturity within the framework of an evangelical Christian faith. The Christian life is primarily positive rather than negative. However, Grace feels that a few specific standards are necessary in the best interests of the student body. In order to establish a wholesome environment, all students are asked to subscribe to these standards prior to admission. Any student who can accept these guidelines conscientiously will find Grace a congenial atmosphere in which to nourish Christian faith.

Grace holds that:

  • The Bible is the fully inspired Word of God, and its teachings are the final authority in matters of faith and life.
  • Jesus Christ should be the foundation and center of every individual's life.
  • As a life can never be complete without fulfillment in Christ Jesus and His Word, neither is knowledge complete except as it relates to God's eternal values.
  • As part of Grace's commitment to a distinctive lifestyle and experience, students are to refrain from the use of alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, tobacco, sexual misconduct, gambling, cheating, theft, coarse or obscene language, or any other conduct inconsistent with the goals and traditions of the school. Further, Grace deplores those aspects of theatre, entertainment media, and literature which are morally degrading; students are to abstain from such activities.
  • It should be understood that any behavior which indicates that an enrolled student has little regard to living a life honoring to God, or whose conduct evidences a spirit of disregard for the school standards, will be sufficient reason for disciplinary action or dismissal.
If admitted as a student to Grace Graduate Department of Counseling and Interpersonal Relations, I will strive to: grow intellectually and spiritually; earnestly seek to abide by and maintain the above standards, and work to make a positive contribution to the campus environment.

Copyright 2001-2018 Grace College & Theological Seminary | 200 Seminary Drive, Winona Lake, IN 46590
Sitemap | Contact Us