The Masters in Counseling Programs are designed as a complete package. Students who have taken graduate courses in counseling at other accredited colleges and universities within the past ten years may request approval to transfer these credits by completing a Transfer Credit Evaluation which is printed in the Appendix of this MA in Counseling Student Handbook. Students may transfer up to nine credits at the time of initial enrollment in the Geneva College Masters in Counseling Programs. Along with the Transfer Credit Evaluation, students are asked to also submit official transcripts and course syllabi. For courses transferred at the time of initial enrollment, credits will be transferred; however course grades will not appear on the Geneva College transcript and will not be calculated into the student's graduate grade point average (GPA).
After initial application to the program, students may request transfer up to three credits of graduate courses in counseling from other accredited colleges and universities. Students must obtain prior approval by completing the Application to Take Coursework Elsewhere form which is printed in the Appendix of this MA in Counseling Student Handbook. The total number of credits transferred from other colleges and universities, either at entry, or later in the program, should not exceed nine. Following course completion, students must submit official transcripts to the college registrar. It also should be noted that students will not be admitted to degree candidacy nor will they be permitted to enroll in the practicum until they have completed at least twelve credits of graduate counseling coursework at Geneva College. Only courses for which a grade of B or better has been given will be accepted in transfer to the MA in Counseling Program. According to most recent college policy, both the grade and the credit will be transferred to Geneva. In addition, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (Chapter 354) requires that any and all courses taken by School Counseling students must be included in the student’s career GPA for certification purposes. In addition, the following regulations which are in accordance with College Policy as stated in the College Catalog apply for course transferred to Geneva College following initial enrollment.
Students who hold Masters Degrees in areas related to counseling from accredited colleges and universities may apply to Geneva College's Masters in Counseling Programs. If they wish to transfer graduate counseling course credits which were completed in order to meet the requirements for a prior master’s degree, they must submit a written request, official transcripts, and course syllabi. Transfer credit will only be granted for courses taken within the past ten years. Official transcripts and course syllabi will be evaluated by the registrar and by program faculty members at the time of admission to the program. If prior graduate counseling courses taken within the past ten years are deemed equivalent in content to current masters in counseling courses in the program, up to 24 transfer credits will be granted. However, students with prior master’s degrees in related areas must complete at least twelve credits in courses after the time of admission to the Geneva College Masters in Counseling Programs before they will be admitted to degree candidacy and before they can enroll in a practicum or internship.