Post-Traditional, Graduate and Online Admissions: How to Apply to Medaille University

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Students looking to earn a degree entirely online.

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Medaille University Post-Traditional, Graduate & Online Admissions

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Medaille University <br>Post-Traditional, Graduate & Online Admissions

Medaille offers different delivery methods so you can find an academic schedule that works around your life. Our graduate and online programs are designed to get you the degree you need in as little time as possible so you can take the next step in your career.

Post-Traditional & Graduate Admissions
ptgo@medaille.edu
(716) 880-2568
Toll-free: (800) 292-1582

Master of Science in Education Online Programs
ptgo@medaille.edu
(716) 880-2568
Toll-free: (800) 292-1582

Online Admissions
enrollment@medaille.edu
(716) 217-4191
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Conversations with the Admissions Team

We want to get to know you as an individual, and the best way to do this is for us to sit down and have a conversation at either our Buffalo or Rochester campus. We encourage you to schedule a time to meet with us. Appointments can be arranged Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12-noon. Please contact us at (800) 292-1582 or ptgo@medaille.edu to arrange your personal interview and tour.

 

Academic Program Offerings

Graduate Programs

Online Programs

Post-Traditional Undergraduate Programs

Rolling Admission Policy

Medaille University has rolling admissions where acceptances are offered on an ongoing basis until classes are filled. You will be notified of a decision within two weeks of completing the application. To maximize your eligibility for financial aid it is in your best interest to apply early in your application process.

Please Note:

Applicants who attended school outside of the United States or Canada must have their transcripts translated into English by a recognized agency. We accept any services that is a member of NACES (naces.org).

Failure to disclose and provide transcripts from every school you have attended could result in your application being withdrawn or admissions decision being revoked.

Admission Requirement

Medaille University Online Application

Official high school transcripts or GED with scores (associate, bachelor’s and MSEd programs)

Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended (all programs)

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if you wish to apply for financial aid

*Some programs have additional requirements for admission; please see the Program Requirements tab.

 

Please send transcripts to:

Buffalo Campus & Online
Medaille University
Post-Traditional, Graduate & Online Admissions
18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214

Rochester Campus
Medaille University
Post-Traditional & Graduate Admissions
1880 S. Winton Rd, Suite 1
Rochester, NY 14618

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Additional Requirements by Program

Associate & Bachelor's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Programs

Advanced Certificates

Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

 

 


 

Additional Admission Requirements for All Associate & Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Official high school transcripts or GED with scores

An applicant who has had previous academic deficiencies will be asked to write an explanation of performance and motivation to complete the online program; admission may be offered with appropriate evidence supporting the student’s ability to succeed

Transfer students: entrance GPA 2.0

 

Please also provide additional requirements per the below, if your degree program is listed:

 

Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology (AAS) Additional Requirements

University-level science and math courses desired, but not required.

Previous clinical/field experience recommended, not required.

Proof of current tetanus immunization.

Rabies Vaccination Notice:

All students entering the Vet Tech program will be required to be vaccinated against rabies and provide proof of vaccination (3 dose series).  Failure to compete the vaccination series or secure approval for an exemption before the start of classes will prevent the student from continuing in the program.  Applicants may apply for a religious or medical exemption, which will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Knowledge of the profession and its degree requirements as well as a desire/interest to work with animals is essential.

An understanding of the physical, emotional and communication requirements of the profession as well as the health risks posed in this profession. Learn about program technical standards, physical requirements, health risks and hazards.

*Signed acknowledgement forms for the Technical Standards and Physical Requirements of the Veterinary Technology program

*Signed Program and Informed Acknowledgement and Consent Form to potential Health Risks and Hazards for the Veterinary Technology Program

Acknowledgement that documentation of criminal charges will be requested from NYSED for licensure approval.

NYSED and the Office of Professional holds all responsibility for determination of licensure approvals after program completion. Medaille University is not responsible for denial of licensure by the New York State Department of Education and The Office of the Professions for students with criminal records. Specific requirements for licensure vary from State to State. It is solely the responsibility of the student to research the requirements of states outside of New York they are seeking to become licensed or certified in and to submit all required documentation.

 


 

Additional Admission Requirements for All Master’s Degree Programs

Résumé or curriculum vitae.

 

Please also provide additional requirements per the below, if your degree program is listed:

 

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Additional Requirements

Statement of Intent

Interview with the Faculty Admissions Committee: Prospective students who pass the initial admissions screening will be invited to participate in an interview with members of the Faculty Admissions Committee. This may be conducted in person, Skype or phone depending upon the prospective student’s availability.

 

Master of Arts in Psychology (MA PSY) Additional Requirements

Personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession (educational summary, professional experience, assessment of knowledge, skills and abilities).

Two professional references.

 

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Additional Requirements

Personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession (educational summary, professional experience, assessment of knowledge, skills and abilities).

Three letters of recommendation.

Interview with the Faculty Admissions Committee: Prospective students who pass the initial admissions screening will be invited to participate in an interview with members of the Faculty Admissions Committee. This may be conducted in person, Skype or phone depending upon the prospective student’s availability.

 

Master of Education Programs Additional Requirements

Elementary & Adolescent/Secondary Programs (MSEd)
Statement of Intent

Literacy Program (MSEd)
Submit a well-crafted statement addressing the following points:
Discuss your reasons for seeking certification as a literacy specialist. Include examples of what you hope to learn in this program. Explain challenges you have encountered during your field experiences or classroom experiences and how you hope to address them during your graduate work.

Students with Disabilities Program (MSEd)
Submit a well-crafted statement addressing the following points:
Discuss your reasons for seeking certification as a special education teacher. Include examples of what you hope to learn in this program. Explain challenges you have encountered during your field experiences or classroom experiences and how you hope to address them during your graduate work.

Graduate Testing Requirements

Interview with faculty.

All non-US/Canadian transcripts should be accompanied by certified translations. Certified translations can be attained through wes.org (World Education Services).

Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate the ability to read, write and understand English by taking a language proficiency exam. Score reports should be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office. More information about the TOEFL.

 


 

Additional Admission Requirements for Advanced Certificates

 

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Advanced Certificate Additional Requirements

Applicants must possess at least a 48-hour master’s degree in counseling (school, rehabilitation, pastoral, etc.).

Minimum credit hours needed: 15 (students need at least three core courses plus two internship courses) to enter the program.

Syllabi from the core courses to be transferred.

 


 

Additional Admission Requirements for the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

Curriculum vitae or résumé.

Autobiographical statement answering the following questions:

What are your long term professional goals?

How have you explored your interests in a career in professional psychology?

What are your strengths and weaknesses for a career in clinical psychology?

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores: The GRE is required of all PsyD applicants. When your official transcripts are received by the admissions office and your GPA is above 3.5 for both undergraduate and graduate coursework this requirement will be waived. The admissions office will notify you if the GRE requirement is waived.

Three completed Applicant Reference forms with accompanying letters of recommendation from professionals who know your qualifications.

Interview with the Faculty: Prospective students who pass the initial admissions screening will be invited to participate in an interview with members of the Faculty Admissions Committee. This may be conducted in person, Skype or phone depending upon the prospective student’s availability.

Accepted Students: Next Steps

Congratulations on your acceptance into Medaille University!

The next step in your enrollment at Medaille University is to officially confirm your intention to begin your academic work. You will receive an email from Admissions soon with instructions on next steps, including:

  • Class registration
  • Finalization of your financial aid
  • Creation of your Medaille email, access to our learning platform (Blackboard) and student portal
  • Ordering of your textbooks

 

In the coming days, you will receive more information on the following:

Access Medaille360

Medaille360 is where you go to access personal information such as grades, billing, and financial aid and access your Medaille email.

  • Please click on the following link: https://accounts.medaille.edu
  • Click on “Click here to pick up your first accounts” on the left side under “New to Medaille?”
  • In the “What is your Banner ID number?” field, please enter your Social Security number.
  • Enter your date of birth, zip code, and country and click “OK”.
  • Continue following the directions in order to pick up and activate your accounts.

 

Access Blackboard

In order to attend class you will need to access your Blackboard account. Blackboard is Medaille’s virtual classroom. Please click on the following link: https://blackboard.medaille.edu

  • You will use the same username and password that you used to access your Medaille360 account. If you do not know your username and password, please contact us and we will help you retrieve it.
  • Once you have accessed Blackboard, you will see several boxes on the homepage such as “My Messages,” “My Courses,” “What’s New” and “Alerts.” Your course will be listed in the “My Courses” box.
  • Please click on the class listed in your “My Courses” box and this will take you into the virtual classroom. On the left side you will see links to assignments, weekly lectures, and group discussions.
  • Begin by clicking on “Course Information” on the left. You will see a link titled “How to Use this Course.” This will give you detailed instructions on how to use each section of the class.
  • You may begin participating in the class by clicking “Start Here (Content).” Feel free to move around in the classroom and get comfortable with the online system.

Please write down your username and password in order to access your Medaille360 and Blackboard accounts. Once you have picked up and activated your account, it can take up to 24 hours before you have access. If you cannot access your accounts, please contact the Medaille Help Desk at (716) 880-2282.

 

Agreements and Academic Policies

It is essential that all students understand the academic policies of Medaille College as set forth in our academic catalog.

Academic grades can affect your ability to choose your own courses and register on your own.

Please be mindful of how these policies affect you and use this information as a resource. Knowing and understanding these policies will help you to avoid confusion and assist you as you pursue your academic goals. I look forward to supporting you throughout your enrollment with Medaille University.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at (800) 292-1582 or via email at ptgo@medaille.edu.

TUITION DEPOSITS
 
Why must a tuition deposit be paid?

The Admissions Office requires new students to pay a tuition deposit, which holds the student’s place in their program.

New students cannot register for classes without paying the tuition deposit.

 
 
What are the options for a student to make their tuition deposit payment?

The Student Accounts Office takes payments for the tuition deposits.  Payment can be made in person or over the phone with a credit card (716-880-2271).

The Student Accounts Office also processes any tuition deposits sent by mail to the Admissions Office.

Mailing address: Medaille University, 18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo NY 14214  Attn:  Student Accounts, make check payable to: Medaille University  (include full name, student ID# and semester the tuition deposit is being paid for)

 
 
What are the accepted payment methods?        

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Money Order
  • Credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express)

è A combination of the above payment methods may be utilized.

 
Can Financial Aid be applied to cover the cost of the deposit?

  • No, tuition deposits must be paid out of pocket, before being registered.

 
 
Is the tuition deposit applied to the first term’s tuition?

  • Tuition Deposits show as a payment, once released, to the tuition bill, for the semester the deposit was paid for, ie fall, spring or summer semester.
  • If the student attends the semester and has financial aid that overpays their tuition bill, the student may receive a refund.
  • If the student doesn’t attend the semester the deposit was paid for, the Tuition Deposit will be held on their student account for one year, if they decide to attend at a later date, after one year it is forfeited.

 
Can a student be confirmed by the Admissions Office without paying their deposit?

  • No.
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