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.
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/Testing
If approved, applicants to the program are notified in writing to contact the Admissions Office to schedule a personal interview with the Director of the Counseling Program and/or the Associate Director. Testing and interviews begin in November of each year and are scheduled on Tuesdays with rare exception. On this day, applicants will plan to be on campus in Charlotte to complete the personal interview, a group interview, and psychological testing. Time is allotted for a lunch break following the group interview.
The psychological testing consist of a series of standard psychological evaluations. Applicants will not be given the results of these tests. There is a non-refundable fee of $125 to cover our costs of testing 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 convenes twice a year to evaluate MACC applications for final admissions decisions—early January and May. Applicants who have completed both phases will be evaluated at the next meeting and final admissions decisions will be sent in writing.
There are two deadlines for the MACC program—October 1, and May 1. Applicants are reviewed in two groups for final admissions decisions: those who meet the October 1 deadline and are able to interview before January will be notified of the admissions decision very early and may be able to begin Biblical Studies and Christian Thought classes in the spring semester. All others will be reviewed and receive final decisions in May and begin classes in the fall.
Application materials must be received by the last deadline to be considered for admission in that semester. Any received later than the published deadline will automatically be considered for admission in the next semester. All applicants must complete testing and interviews as part of the admissions process. There will be a very limited number of slots available for interviews and testing after the May 1 deadline. Apply early.
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 by ten courses. 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 testing and interviews as described above and applicants should adhere to deadlines for the MACC.