Admission to Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Programs

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling & Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling in Mental Health

Deadlines for admission. You must have a completed Graduate School application, transcripts, and letters of reference by the following dates in order to have your application processed and reviewed by the Graduate School and the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program. Please note: If you are applying to the Distance Learning aspect of the program, apply only for Spring or Fall term since those students are not accepted during the Summer terms.

Term Due Date
Summer I April 1st
Summer II May 1
Fall July 15
Spring December 1


A completed application packet consists of the following (a) an application to the Graduate School, (b) three letters of reference, and (c) official transcripts. Please refer to the following information.

Application to the Graduate School / RC Program

Complete an online application to the Graduate School through the “Apply Yourself” application process. You can also upload your transcripts and letters of reference directly to the application.
Pay Graduate School Application Fee online.

Letters of Reference:

Have three people who are unrelated to the applicant each complete the Letter of Reference Form and upload it to the online application.

Official Transcripts:

We require transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended. These can be uploaded to the online application as well. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted and you will be expected to submit official transcripts upon admission.

Admission Requirements:

  • An overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 and 3.00 on all graduate work is required of degree-seeking students. Individual programs may have higher requirements.
  • Applicants are required to engage in a personal interview with the Rehabilitation Counseling Program Faculty and students. The interview can be conducted by telephone if the applicant lives more than 75 miles from Lexington.
  • Once admitted, students select whether they will be in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling or Clinical Rehabilitation in Mental Health Program.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Director of Graduate Studies: Dr. Ralph Crystal.