Please note that we are in the process of implementing changes to the MACC and counseling programs, in order to bring our programs in line with CACREP and in hopes of receiving CACREP accreditation. During this process, some information, policies and requirements will be evolving. We will attempt to keep all prospective students updated on these changes as often and timely as possible, but we encourage you to contact the Admissions Office with any questions for the most up-to-date information.
A copy of the explanation letter can be found here.
MACC Application Procedures
Admission to the MACC program is a two-phase process. Both phases must be completed, by the deadlines, in order to be considered for admission to the degree program. Admission begins with a submitted application.
Phase 1 - Application
Prospective MACC students must submit a full application, as described in our application procedures. The full application and all required components must be received before permission to continue with Phase 2 can be granted. Application deadlines are March 1, for fall admission, and October 1, for spring admission.
Once all components of your application are received, the application is reviewed for permission to continue with phase 2 of the admissions process. Permission to continue to Phase 2 does not guarantee admission to the seminary or the MACC degree program.
Phase 2 - Interviews/Psychological Assessments
If approved, applicants to the program are notified in writing to contact the Admissions Office to schedule interviews and psychological assessments. These will be held on Tuesdays in March (for fall entrance) and October (for spring entrance). On the scheduled day, applicants will plan to be on campus in Charlotte to complete the personal interview, a group interview, and a series of standard psychological assessments. Time is allotted for a lunch break, food provided. We cannot facilitate more than 10 applicants each Tuesday; applicants are encouraged to plan ahead and ensure they are available for interviews/psychological assessments on one of these days.
Applicants will not be given the results of their psychological assessments. There is a non-refundable fee of $125 to cover our costs of material, scoring and interpretation. This is due the morning of interviews; applicants should plan to bring payment with them. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.
The Admissions Committee will meet regularly following interviews in March and October. Final admissions decisions will be made by early April and early November. Admissions decisions will be mailed to applicants.
Dual Degree Applicants
Students may also apply for a combined dual degree program. The most common is the Master of Divinity / Master of Arts in Christian Counseling dual degree program, but other pairings are also available; please contact the Admissions Office for questions and further information. A dual degree offers the opportunity for a multiple degree completion plan which reduces the total requirements of the two degrees. In the Personal Statement of your application, please include any pertinent information about your desire to pursue the M.Div., or second degree along with the MACC degree. The Admissions Committee may approve your application on either or both degree programs; acceptance to one degree does not guarantee admission to the other. Please note that the application process for a dual program also includes psychological evaluations and interviews as described above and applicants should adhere to deadlines for the MACC.