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Graduate School Admissions

Certificate Programs

  • Eating Disorders

  • Oregon Writing Project Certificate in the Teaching of Writing

 

Earning a Certificate

Students who wish to earn a formal certificate from Lewis & Clark must be admitted into the certificate program of interest. The credential is only issued for students who have taken either (1) all courses for degree-applicable credit (500 or 700 level) or (2) all courses for non-degree-applicable credit (800 level). In other words, the certificate cannot be issued if some courses were taken for degree-applicable credit and some were taken for non-degree-applicable credit; they must all be taken for the same kind of credit - no mixing of credit levels.

Students currently enrolled in a Lewis & Clark master’s degree and wish to enroll in a certificate program may be eligible for an abbreviated application process. Please contact the graduate admissions office for more information.

Application Timeline

  • Eating Disorders: Priority Deadline July 1, 2015
    Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. That is, applications will go to program directors for review once the application is complete. Applicants who wish to take the certificate program for degree applicable graduate credit are required to have the application reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee. NOTE: some courses may require admission prior to registration.
  • Oregon Writing Project Certificate in the Teaching of Writing
    There is no application deadline.Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. That is, applications will go to program directors for review once the application is complete. Applicants who wish to take the certificate program for degree applicable graduate credit are required to have the application reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee. NOTE: some courses may require admission prior to registration.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Eating Disorders (This program must be taken in a requisite, sequential fashion. The first class is offered fall semester.)
  • Oregon Writing Project Certificate in the Teaching of Writing

The application form and all supporting materials must be received by the Lewis & Clark Graduate Admissions office in a timely manner. The following are required for admission:

  1. Application Form
    Complete the online application form. A $50 application fee is required.
  2. Personal Essay
    Describe your goals for pursuing a certificate. Your essay should be no more than two pages or 500 words in length. It may be submitted electronically or in paper format (hand delivered, mailed or faxed) and may be single-spaced or double-spaced.
  3. Resume
    Submit a current professional resume listing positions that you have held for three months or longer including your current position. Also include any volunteer work or other professionally related experiences.
  4. Official Transcript(s)
    Applicants must hold or be in the process of completing a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution or the foreign equivalent. One official transcript must be submitted from each post-secondary institution attended regardless of the length of study or the number of courses taken. This includes all college level credit earned while in high school or participating in study abroad programs. Failure to submit official copies of all transcripts may result in the withholding of your application for consideration. Transcripts stamped “Issued to Student” will not be considered official.

    Graduates of a non-U.S. university system are required to provide officially evaluated and translated copies of all their college transcripts. Official evaluations and translations are done by outside agencies. Information regarding three such agencies can be found by going to International Applicants.

    How to submit your transcripts
    Lewis & Clark will accept paper or e-transcripts ordered directly from each postsecondary institution attended. Transcripts cannot be uploaded via the online application. Transcripts must be mailed, emailed or faxed directly from the institution to the Graduate Admissions office. The mailing and email information can be found on the right side of this web page.
  5. Grade Point Average (GPA)
    All applicants must hold a minimum 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in their undergraduate degree. Applicants to the Eating Disorders certificate program must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants who have completed graduate studies must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA.