Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in School Psychology
Advanced Standing Credit
Applicants who are offered admission with advanced standing to the School Psychology PsyD Program will have the opportunity to submit documentation, as described below, to determine what prior coursework and experience will be approved to meet program requirements. A maximum of 56 graduate credits may be approved and then applied upon entry toward program requirements. (This limitation of 56 graduate credits does not apply to internal applicants.)
A. Applicants may submit documentation of satisfactory completion of a comparable graduate level course and/or of other learning experiences that meet the course objectives of the required course, such as the following:
- Transcript, course description, and syllabus of prior coursework;
- Evidence of professional development (e.g., workshop/conference, in-service, supervised training experience, independent reading, description of professional activities);
- Samples of professional work (e.g., psychoeducational assessment report, behavioral intervention outcome data).
B. The documentation will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee of the School Psychology PsyD Program, with three possible outcomes for each course under consideration:
- Course accepted toward advanced standing, with a concomitant reduction in the overall minimum number of credits required for the degree;
- Course waiver, with no reduction in the number of overall credits required for the degree; faculty designates a suitable curriculum replacement (e.g., directed study, independent assignment, additional elective course, etc.);
- No advanced standing credit or waiver granted.
C. Consideration for advanced standing credit is limited to graduate level courses completed at another accredited institution for which a grade of B (not B-) or better was awarded. As a general rule, coursework completed within the past 10 years will receive full consideration for advanced standing. Applicants may, however, submit documentation of courses taken more than 10 years ago, as exceptions to the 10 year rule may be made in special circumstances.
D. Prior to the decision date for accepting or declining the offer of admission, applicants will be provided with the results of this review and advised as to what their individual program of study would include.
A more complete and detailed description of this policy and process is in process, and will be posted in the near future.