3.3 Admission to the Four-year Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Applied Emphasis)
Students must apply for admission to the third year of this program.
Students applying to Concordia University of Edmonton for admission to the first or second year toward the program apply to the three-year or four-year Bachelor of Arts degree program with a concentration or major in Psychology in order to complete the admission requirements for the Psychology (Applied Emphasis) program.
Admission to Concordia University of Edmonton’s four-year Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Applied Emphasis) program is competitive. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.
For application deadlines, please refer to table 3.1.1.A.
3.3.1 Admission Requirements
To be considered for admission, applicants must normally present the following requirements:
The required forms are included in the four-year Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Applied Emphasis) Admission Application Supplement.
- A minimum of 48 university-level credits applicable to the degree, including the following or their equivalents:
- PSY 104 (Basic Psychological Processes), PSY 105 (Individual and Social Behaviour), PSY 211 (Statistical Methods for Psychological Research), PSY 338 (Personality) and PSY 339 (Abnormal Psychology), and
- 3 credits unspecified senior-level Psychology
(Applicants must present a minimum grade of C- in PSY 104 (Basic Psychological Processes), PSY 105 (Individual and Social Behaviour), and PSY 211 (Statistical Methods for Psychological Research) or equivalent for admission into the program.)
- A minimum admission grade point average (AGPA) of 2.3 (on Concordia University of Edmonton’s 4-point scale) on the most recently attempted 24 credits. (Normally, courses completed in the spring and summer session immediately preceding the term of entry are not calculated into the AGPA. All grades used in calculating the AGPA are adjusted according to Concordia University of Edmonton’s grade conversion scale.)
- A Statement of Intent
- A Volunteer/Work Experience Record
- Three confidential assessments
- One Confidential Assessment Form: Academic
- Two Confidential Assessment Forms
- A current clear Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check (required only after an offer of admission to the program, to be submitted by August 1st)
- Demonstrated fulfilment of Concordia University of Edmonton’s English Language Requirement, section 3.1.3
- Fulfillment of professional conduct paperwork and tasks as outlined by the Field Placement Coordinator
Applicants should take care in choosing references to complete the Confidential Assessment Forms and in writing their Statement of Intent. An unsatisfactory assessment in either of these areas could jeopardize their competitiveness in the selection process.
Concordia University of Edmonton reserves the right to assess an applicant’s post-secondary academic record for course equivalencies (refer to Table 3.2.1.B).
3.3.2 Selection Process
Applicants for the program are selected based on academic standing, Statement of Intent, Volunteer/Work Experience Record, Confidential Assessment Forms, an interview, and a current clear Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check.
Following the initial review of applications, qualified applicants are invited for an interview. The interview is designed to assess applicants’ non-academic qualifications, such as their degree of maturity and motivation, initiative, ability to communicate, personal qualities and interests, and overall suitability for employment in the human-services field.