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Apply for >> Fall 2019 <<

This program starts each fall semester.

Beginning November 15, 2018, you will be able to submit your entire application online, save for the transcripts.

If you are applying for Fall 2019, transcripts should be either emailed or mailed to the CIIS Admissions Office. If emailing transcripts, please send to materials@ciis.edu. If mailing, please send to:

1453 Mission St.
Admissions Office
San Francisco, CA 94103

Application Deadline Information:

January 15, 2019 - Drama Therapy deadline
February 15, 2019 - Priority deadline for all other programs (1st review): Applications after this date are considered on a space-available basis and may not be able to be considered if you miss this deadline.
April 15, 2019 - Application deadline for 2nd review: (pending space availability)

Applying to Integral Counseling Psychology

The program seeks individuals who:

  • have some background or interest in integral/East-West philosophy and psychology
  • are pursuing a path of personal growth (e.g. yoga, meditation, psychotherapy)
  • have demonstrated a capacity to learn and work both independently and collaboratively
  • show a demonstrated commitment to the field (e.g. volunteer or paid experience in a psychologically-oriented community service agency)

Please follow the following steps to apply for the ICP program. International applicants and North American students who studied abroad are subject to additional requirements.

Please visit Applying to CIIS for application deadlines and other important information.

Step One

Submit a Graduate Application for Admission, which includes a non-refundable $65 application fee.

Step Two

An undergraduate degree (BA, BS, or the equivalent) from a regionally accredited institution is a prerequisite for this program. We require official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate academic institutions attended, regardless of whether or not you received a degree. This includes transfer credits from institutions where you have earned 7 or more units.

US and Canadian transcripts, if not submitted electronically, must arrive in their official, sealed envelopes.

All transcripts from schools outside the United States and Canada must be sent, at the applicant's expense, to World Education Services (WES) foreign credential evaluation service or through any current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A course-by-course report* is required for all programs and will be used in lieu of the CIIS application requirement for original transcripts. CIIS accepts the WES 'Basic' report, but applicants may wish to complete the 'ICAP'.

A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher in previous coursework is required. However, a GPA below 3.0 does not automatically disqualify an applicant and CIIS will consider a prospective student whose GPA is between 2.0 and 3.0. These individuals are required to submit a GPA Statement and are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions to discuss their options.

Step Three

Submit the following documents (as Word doc or PDF):

  • Autobiographical Statement: A four-to-six page (typed, double-spaced) introspective autobiographical statement describing your personal values, emotional and spiritual insights, and meaningful life experiences that are foundational to your development and that led to your decision to apply.
  • Goal Statement: A one-page (typed, double-spaced) statement of your professional goals and objectives that demonstrates your commitment to the field of integral counseling.
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: Letters of recommendation will be accepted from academic advisors, professors, professional supervisors, or someone able to attest to your ability to undertake the work required for your program. Recommenders should use standard business format and include full contact information-name, email, phone number, and mailing address in the body of the letter.

Contact us

For any additional admissions questions, please contact our admissions counselor:

Lily Ritchie
(415) 575-6152
lritchie@ciis.edu

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