How to Apply

Applying is easy! Take the next step in becoming a Missouri Valley College Viking!

Below you will find some helpful information that will walk you through the process of applying to Missouri Valley College. It only takes a few minutes, and our admissions staff is here to help if you have any questions!

  • First-Time Freshmen

    Step 1: Review the admission requirements

    Freshman who meet the following criteria will be granted automatic, regular admission to Missouri Valley College:

    • 18 ACT (940 SAT) or higher
    • 2.00 cumulative high school GPA or higher
    • Top half of graduating class

    Step 2: Complete our application for admission

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    Step 3: Send high school transcript (or HSE/GED results)

    Send transcript with at least five semesters of completed coursework (a final transcript is required after high school graduation).

    High school equivalent or GED students must request an official copy of results from the Department of Education – Secondary Education (DESE).

    Step 4: Send official ACT or SAT results

    Use ACT code 2330 or SAT code 6413 to have your scores sent directly to Missouri Valley College.

    Scores are considered valid if sent directly from the high school.

    Residual ACT test opportunities are available. These scores are only valid at Missouri Valley College and are not used for athletic eligibility purposes.

    Step 5: Send official college transcripts (Dual Credit/Transfer Students)

    Send official college transcripts for ALL dual enrollment/dual credit courses taken in high school.

    Transfer students must provide official college transcripts from ALL accredited institutions previously attended.

  • Transfer Students

    Transfer students are admitted based on their academic records from all accredited institutions they have previously attended. Students with 27 completed college credit hours, or more, will be admitted if a 2.0 cumulative GPA has been achieved for all coursework. Students with less than 27 completed college credit hours will be admitted based on freshman admission standards.

  • Returning Students

    Returning (Re-admit) students are students that previously attended Missouri Valley College and have “sat out” for at least one semester. Returning students are held to the same academic standards as our current students. Any student with less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA for ALL coursework attempted, at ALL previous colleges/universities, will be evaluated according to the Academic Standards in the College Catalog to see if they are admissible.

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  • Visiting Students

    Students who are enrolled in other institutions may take courses at Missouri Valley College by completing a Visiting Student Enrollment Form.

  • International students

    If you are interested in becoming an international student, please check out the International Students page for more information.

  • Graduate students

    Graduate Studies Admissions Requirements

    • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning with a major in Psychology or a closely related field. Note: If the bachelor’s degree is in another closely related field, students must complete the following undergraduate courses: General or Introduction to Psychology, and two other Social Science courses. These must be completed prior to completing any MACC classes.
    • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
    • For those with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, no GRE is required. For those with less than a 3.0 GPA completing the GRE after August 2011, a combined (Verbal and Quantitative) GRE Revised General Test score of 290 is expected. On the previous GRE format (GRE tests taken before August 2011), a combined Verbal and Quantitative of 900 or higher is expected. For both GRE formats, an Analytical score of at least 4 is expected.
    • A background check (at the applicant’s expense). Please contact the Admissions Office for details on completing the background check.
    • Complete an online application.

    Students Seeking Graduate Study Admission Must

    Submit the following materials directly to the Admissions Office by the application deadline:

    • An application for admission and the non-refundable $30 application fee ($75 for International Students).
    • An official transcript from all undergraduate work.
    • An official report of GRE scores for students who have a GPA below 3.0 (school code 6413).
    •  An updated resume.
    • A personal statement (2-3 typed pages) regarding your interest in pursuing an advanced degree in the helping profession. The personal statement, not to exceed three pages in length, should be composed in Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins. The personal statement must address one’s reasons for pursuing a Master of Arts in Community Counseling and one’s professional goals following graduation.
    • Three or more letters of professional recommendation. The letters of recommendation should be from former professors, supervisors, or other professionals familiar with the candidate’s academic, personal, or professional integrity.
    • Submit letters of recommendation here.
    • After receipt of the above application materials, applicants will be selected for interviews. An interview is required of prospective students, preferably an on-campus interview.

    (Note: Acceptance into the program will not be determined until all transcripts, GRE scores, and other application materials are received and the student has completed the other steps outlined below.)

    Additional Requirements for International Students

    Official transcripts of all post-secondary work must be submitted to the Admissions Office and acceptance into the program will not be determined until all transcripts are received.

    • All international transcripts must be submitted to and evaluated by World Education Services prior to admission.

    Transfer Credit

    Students presently enrolled at Missouri Valley College may transfer up to nine credits from other colleges, but only courses with a grade of “B” or better will be accepted. If a student wishes to transfer credit from another institution, it will be up to the Program Director to determine whether it will meet the MVC requirements. If the course is one of the foundational courses, the student must demonstrate competency (>70%) by passing a written exam in order to receive credit. Students are strongly encouraged to complete all coursework through MVC. After admission, up to nine transfer credits may be permitted, pending the approval of the Program Director. No online courses will be accepted for transfer.