Antioch University New England Application Process

Application Form and Fee

Antioch University New England encourages applicants to use a self-managed application process. Through this process, applicants gather all of the required materials and send them to Antioch University New England as a complete package. This provides applicants with control over the timely submission of transcripts, letters of recommendation, and, when required, supplementary applications.

  • Antioch University New England Application Form, including a resumé and an essay.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $50. An application submitted without a fee will not be processed.
  • One official transcript from your bachelor's degree granting institution and all other accredited college or universities attended indicating courses taken and degree(s) earned.
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from persons who are, or have been, in a position to evaluate your work. The person making the recommendation needs to know you well.
  • Interview with a faculty member of the department to which you seek entry.

All materials submitted become the property of Antioch University New England and are used for admissions purposes only, unless otherwise specified. No materials will be returned to the applicant or transferred to a third party. We recommend that applicants keep copies of all application materials for their own files.Fill in the application form completely. The application form, including essay and resumé, must be typed or printed clearly. Enclose the application fee payable to Antioch University New England. The application form and fee may be sent ahead of the supporting materials.

Once received, applications are acknowledged in writing by the Office of Admissions, which will also provide information about the interview process.

Supporting Materials

We recommend all applicants use a self-managed application process. Using the forms provided request that letters of recommendation be sent to you in sealed envelopes. Also request one copy of your transcripts be sent to you in sealed envelopes. After you receive all the necessary supporting materials, submit them in a large mailing envelope to Antioch University New England, Office of Admissions, 40 Avon St., Keene, NH 03431-3552.

If you choose not to self-manage your application, you may arrange to have the supporting materials sent to the Office of Admissions separately by the individuals providing recommendations and by colleges and universities providing transcripts. This process requires that you take the responsibility of checking regularly with the Office of Admissions to learn what application materials have arrived, which ones are missing, and when your application is complete.

Supplementary Application

A Supplementary Application is required for application to the Dance/Movement Therapy Program, the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, the Marriage and Family Therapy Program, the Waldorf Teacher Education Program, and the Environmental Studies Programs.

Admission Interview

The interview is an essential part of the admissions process. It provides the faculty an opportunity to directly assess each applicant's suitability to the work of the department and the learning environment of Antioch University New England. The interview may be with an individual or in small groups. Occasionally, applicants are asked to return for a second interview.

Interviews are scheduled after the Office of Admissions has received your application. When scheduling appointments, please keep in mind that faculty would like to review an applicant's file before the interview. If it is not possible to come to Antioch University New England for an interview session or if personal circumstances interfere with the normal sequencing of the application process, please call the Office of Admissions so we can consider alternative arrangements.

Admissions decisions are made by a committee. We cannot give applicants specific feedback about their admissions decisions.

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Application Criteria

We use the application materials and our interview process to assess the academic, clinical, professional, and interpersonal promise of our candidates for admission to the PsyD program. Our primary information on academic promise comes from past academic records and standardized tests. We expect applicants to have a minimum of a B average in their undergraduate work. Most of our applicants score above the 40th percentile on the verbal and the quantitative sections of the GRE. If quantitative or verbal GRE scores are below the 40th percentile, there must be other strong evidence of academic promise for the applicant to be considered for an interview. We use other data (i.e. Psychology Subject GRE score, Analytical Writing score, Graduate GPA, recommendation letters from faculty, publications, etc.) to supplement the UGPA and GRE scores in assessing academic promise.

Note: The GRE Psychology Subject Test is only offered three times a year: April, September and October. Applicants should be sure to register as early as possible. Please check with www.gre.org for registration details.

Approximately two thirds of applicants who are offered interviews hold bachelor’s degrees only, while one third have earned master’s degrees. Candidates have degrees in psychology, human services, or related fields while some hold degrees not as directly related to psychology (i.e. law, business, nursing, or performing arts). All applicants should have the equivalent of at least fifteen hours of psychology-related coursework (broadly defined). Applicants must delineate the ways in which their education and work experiences are relevant to clinical psychology and/or social justice.

We encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups, and seek to develop a diverse community of students and faculty.

Application Materials Required for Admissions Consideration

  • Antioch University New England application form, including personal essays and an updated, comprehensive vita.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $75.00.
  • Work sample, not more than five pages long double-spaced that gives an example of written professional work. The sample may be written especially for this process.
  • One official transcript from every college or university attended, indicating courses taken and degrees earned. Both undergraduate and graduate school transcripts must arrive at the Office of Admissions in a sealed envelope. Note: If undergraduate degree is still in progress, a final transcript will be required before matriculation.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons who are or have been in a position to evaluate the applicant's academic or professional work. Please attach letter to the form provided and submit in a sealed envelope. College or University Placement Files are not acceptable.
  • The Graduate Record Examination General Test must be taken and scores received by the Office of Admissions prior to December 2, 2013 for the December application cycle and by January 6, 2014 for the January application cycle. The Psychology Subject Test scores can be submitted after the application deadlines.

There will be two admissions cycles for entry in Fall 2014. The December Admissions Cycle deadline is Monday, December 2, 2013. The January Admissions Cycle deadline is Monday, January 6, 2014. Applications must be complete by the deadline. Although applications are not formally reviewed until after the application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application materials as early as possible. It is acceptable to send all application materials together or to submit them separately. Any applications not completed by the deadline will not be considered for admission.

All materials submitted become the property of Antioch University New England and are used for admissions purposes (and the associated research) only, unless otherwise specified. No materials will be returned to the applicant or transferred to a third party. The application fee is nonrefundable.

Interview

A face-to-face interview with an Admissions Committee is required. However, under extenuating circumstances alternative arrangements may be made. Only those applicants who are judged outstanding on the basis of their completed application materials will be invited for an interview. All interviews for the December cycle will take place during the month of January; all interviews for the January cycle will be conducted between the end of February and the middle of March.

Admissions decisions are made by a committee. We cannot give applicants specific feedback about their admissions decisions.

Supporting Materials

If you are using a self-managed application process, after you receive all the necessary supporting materials, submit them in a large mailing envelope to Antioch University New England, Office of Admissions, 40 Avon St., Keene, NH 03431-3516. If you are having supporting materials sent directly to Antioch University New England, it is advised that you call at least one week before the application deadline to confirm that all of your materials have been received.

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AUNE Environmental StudiesAdmissions Criteria

Still accepting Environmental PhD applications for Summer 2014As a graduate school providing doctoral level education, Antioch University New England assesses each applicant's academic experience and promise, personal and interpersonal competence, and professional experience and promise. Our aim is to attract a talented, committed student body, marked by professional, ethnic, and cultural diversity.

All doctoral students must maintain a full-time course load. Waiving required courses will be approved only in exceptional situations. Transfer course work from another accredited doctoral program will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Requirements for admission

  1. A master's degree either in an environmentally related field or in a field that has prepared the applicant to undertake research required in the PhD program. Many of our students have professional experience in the environmental field, or experience in a field relevant to their proposed program of study.
  2. The applicant should have completed at least four courses (with an evaluative rating of B or above) at the undergraduate or graduate level in environmental science, ecology, or environmental biology, to be approved by the Doctoral Admissions Committee.
  3. In extraordinary circumstances, when the applicant can demonstrate significant life or professional experience, any of the aforementioned requirements may be waived by the Doctoral Admissions Committee.

Expedited Entry

Expedited Entry is an option for exceptional graduate degree candidates who would like to pursue the Environmental Studies Doctoral program (ESPhD) but 1) do not currently have a master's degree, 2) have a master's degree in a field not closely related to ES, or 3) enter the Environmental Studies Master's program (ESMS) at Antioch University New England (AUNE) in anticipation of entering the ES doctoral program. In the latter case, candidates accepted for Expedited Entry could be admitted into the doctoral program after completing two semesters (18 to 42 credits) in good standing in the ESMS program at AUNE. Candidates in cases 1 or 2 could be admitted from outside AUNE with a bachelor's degree and significant professional experience (defined below).

All candidates for Expedited Entry are required to have a minimum of two to five years of significant experience related to the general subject area in which they intend to focus their doctoral research. Prospective students with publications related to work they have completed in their interest areas, and who have established extensive contacts or affiliations, are especially encouraged to apply. Application Expedited Entry should include outstanding letters of recommendation and should demonstrate the student's academic and professional strengths.

Combined Master's and PhD Program

The Combined Master's and PhD Program in Environmental Studies is an option for candidates who do not have a master's degree or the significant professional experience required for the Expedited Entry option. Candidates accepted into the combined program would be admitted into the doctoral program after completing five semesters (42 credits) in good standing in the ESMS program at Antioch University New England. The ESMS capstone requirement (MS thesis, MS project, or MS collaborative service initiative) must be completed prior to or during the first academic year of the doctoral program. Students in the combined program will be allowed to transfer up to 6 credits from the ESMS into the ESPhD program.

Application Portfolio and Deadline

The Doctoral Program in Environmental Studies requires an application portfolio which must be received by mid-January to be considered for summer entry. Please contact the AUNE admissions office for the specific deadline date.

The application portfolio includes seven documents:

  1. The Application Form provides the most recent information about your education, professional experience, references, and other personal data. It should be submitted along with the non-refundable application fee of $75.
  2. Transcripts from each college or university attended, indicating courses taken and degrees earned. Both undergraduate and graduate school transcripts must arrive at the Office of Admissions in a sealed envelope. Transcripts “issued to student” are not acceptable.
  3. Four Letters of Reference. Two of these references should be from persons who are or have been in a position to evaluate your work. Reference letters should be written on the forms provided in the catalogue and online and mailed directly to the Office of Admissions. College or University Placement Files are not acceptable.
  4. The Annotated Resumé, which should consist of three sections:
    • Educational Background
    • Professional Directions and Development
    • Current Interests and Activities
  5. The Personal Statement addressing the following issues:
    • What is motivating you, at this point in your career, to pursue a doctoral program in environmental studies?
    • What do you expect from the Antioch University New England Doctoral Program, and what do you hope to contribute to it?
    • What are the core values that initially motivated you to enter environmental studies? In what ways will a doctoral research program in environmental studies allow you to integrate those values with your professional and academic goals?
    • What personal, academic, and professional strengths would you bring to the Doctoral Program and the field of environmental study? Everyone has weaknesses; we ask that you discuss yours as candidly as possible.
    • It can be in a form of your own design.
  6. The Academic Plan. Prepare a narrative outline of your academic interests, including the principal areas of study, the seminal literature you may read, and some research ideas that flow from these interests. Briefly describe your initial ideas regarding the doctoral dissertation. We understand that these are initial ideas that will be revised throughout your program.
  7. The Work Sample should be one piece of professional or academic work that you think is representative of your finest efforts. It might be a published essay or a chapter of a book, a curriculum, a grant proposal, a business plan, a strategic plan, a newsletter, or other types of documents. The submitted document should not exceed fifteen pages in length. If your document is longer, please excerpt the most relevant section.

Interview

An interview with an Admissions Committee is required. Only those applicants who are judged outstanding on the basis of their completed application materials will be invited for an interview. Interviews will take place between the end of February and the middle of March.

Admissions Decisions

Admissions decisions are made by a Doctoral Admissions Committee composed of faculty and admissions counselors.

Although applications are not formally reviewed until after the application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application materials as early as possible. In order for an applicant to be considered for admission for entry in June 2013, his/her completed application form, personal statement, resumé, application fee, official transcripts, and references must be on file in the Office of Admissions no later than 5:00 pm on January 4, 2013.

All completed applicant files will be evaluated, and a select group of applicants will be invited for interviews in February and March. Applicants will be notified of the final admissions decision by the first week of April. Admissions decisions are made by a committee. We cannot give applicants specific feedback about their admissions decisions. All candidates who are accepted to the program must confirm their decision to enroll by submitting a $200.00 non-refundable deposit to hold their place.

International Students

As a graduate school providing doctoral level education, Antioch University New England assesses an applicant's academic experience and promise; personal and interpersonal competence; and professional experience and promise. Our aim is to attract a talented, committed student body, marked by personal, ethnic, and cultural diversity.

All doctoral students must maintain a full-time course load. Waiving required courses will be approved only in exceptional situations. Transfer course work from another accredited doctoral program will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Admission Requirements

  1. Degree from a MFT master's program or other clinical master's program required
  2. Application Forms - Completed, signed, and dated
  3. Résumé
  4. Personal Statement
  5. Work Sample
  6. Three Letters of Recommendation - Signed across the seal of the envelope
  7. Official Transcripts - In sealed envelopes from all accredited colleges and universities attended
  8. If applicant's master's degree is pending, we request a letter from the registrar with the anticipated date of graduation.
  9. Interview with Admissions Committee

Application Instructions

All applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable $75 application fee. Applications for admission, plus credentials and correspondence, should be mailed to:

Office of Doctoral Admissions
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3516

Application Deadlines

Apply by January 24, 2014 for Fall 2014 entry

Interviewing a prospective student

Interview

An interview with an Admissions Committee is required. Only those applicants who are judged to be an excellent fit with the educational goals of the program on the basis of their completed application materials will be invited for an interview. Interviews will take place between the end of February and the middle of March.

Admissions Decisions

Admissions decisions are made by a Doctoral Admissions Committee composed of faculty and admissions counselors. All completed applicant files will be evaluated, and the most suitable applicants will be invited for interviews. Applicants will be notified of the final admissions decision in April. We cannot give applicants specific feedback about their admissions decisions. All candidates who are accepted to the program must confirm their decision to enroll by submitting a $200.00 non-refundable deposit to hold their place.

International Students

International students must submit certified evidence of financial support for their educational and living expenses while at Antioch University New England. Applicants must request from the Office of Admissions the proper form for submitting this certified information. (This information is required in order to complete the I-20 paperwork for obtaining an F-1 student visa.)

Registration for Non-Matriculated Students

Can I take a class without enrolling in a graduate program?

Antioch University New England provides individuals the opportunity to take courses for professional development or personal growth without enrolling in a graduate program.

How do I apply for non matriculated student status?

For a complete description of how to enroll as a  non-matriculated student, please follow these directions.

How can I find courses that are being offered?

There are two ways to find classes that you might like to take and that are being offered.  The Academic Catalog lists all courses that are currently considered “Active”.  These classes are not taught every semester, but would generally be taught during the year.  You are free to look through these courses to find those of interest to you.  If, however, you are looking to see what courses are offered for a particular semester, or if you have a specific course in mind, you can check on myAntioch as a guest.

To do this, scroll to the bottom of the website home page and click on myAntioch. Choose “Guest Login”, then “Search for course sections”.  Use the arrow to choose “Antioch Univ New England” and click on SUBMIT.  Next you will need to enter the term and level (doctoral or masters).  If you only enter those two choices, you can push submit and a listing of all courses offered in that term will appear.  This listing is alphabetical by course listing and clicking on the link gives you the course description.

What courses am I eligible to take as a non-matriculated student?

Courses are available in education, management, psychology, and environmental studies. These courses are available on a space available basis.

Are there any requirements for non-matriculated students?

You submit an application through the Office of the Registrar. Your application must meet with the approval of the department chairperson. This faculty member will screen your application to see if your educational background and professional experience meet the prerequisites of the course. If approved, and space permits, you will be admitted to the course. Some of the academic programs restrict entry to their classes to matriculated degree candidate students only (they are so marked in the course descriptions under “Restrictions”).

Non matriculated students should also be aware that all enrolled students are required to have computers with Internet access. Many courses will make extensive use of Internet communication, and library services will be provided electronically. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you have regular Internet access. The computing resource room at Antioch University New England’s main campus will be available to access your email account.

We encourage those who are interested in work-study and scholarships to apply by the priority review dates.

Department/Program

Priority Reviews Final Deadlines
Summer Fall Spring
Applied Psychology
Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Substance Abuse/Addictions Counseling n/a n/a July 15 November 1
Marriage and Family Therapy (Masters) n/a n/a June 15 November 1
Marriage and Family Therapy (Doctoral) n/a n/a Jan 24, 2014 November 1
Dance/Movement Therapy n/a n/a July 15 November 1
Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate n/a n/a July 15 n/a
Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate n/a n/a July 15 n/a
Clinical Psychology
Doctoral Program (Psy.D) n/a n/a Dec 2, 2013
Jan 6, 2014
n/a
Education
Elementary Teacher Certification February 1
April 1
n/a July 1 n/a
Waldorf Concentration February 1 May 1 n/a n/a
Experienced Educators
Next Generation Learning Using Education Technology n/a April 15 n/a November 1
Problem-Based Learning Using Critical Skills n/a April 15 n/a November 1
Teacher Leadership n/a April 15 n/a November 1
Self-Designed* n/a April 15
or May 1
n/a November 1
Autism Spectrum Disorders* n/a April 15
or May 1
n/a November 1
Applied Behavior Analysis* n/a April 15
or May 1
n/a November 1
Educating for Sustainability n/a May 1 n/a November 1
Post-Master's Principal Certification n/a May 1 n/a November 1
Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Certification) n/a May 1 n/a November 1
Mindfulness for Educators n/a May 1 n/a November 1
Environmental Studies
Conservation Biology February 15
April 1
n/a July 1 November 1
Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability February 15
April 1
n/a July 1 November 1
Environmental Education February 15
April 1
n/a July 1 November 1
Individualized Program February 15
April 1
n/a July 1 November 1
Sustainable Development anmd Climate Change February 15
April 1
n/a July 1 November 1
Resource Management and Conservation February 15
April 1
n/a July 1 November 1
Science Teacher Certification February 15
April 1
n/a July 1 n/a
Doctoral Program (PhD) n/a Jan 3, 2014 n/a n/a
Management
MBA in Sustainability (Weekend Program) May 15 n/a July 15 n/a
MBA in Sustainability (Accelerated Program) May 15 n/a July 15 n/a