Jun 04, 2020  
2019-20 Hamilton Holt Graduate 
    
2019-20 Hamilton Holt Graduate

Admissions


Policy for Admission to Graduate Programs

Application Requirements by Program

International Student Admission

Dual Enrollment

Adjunct Faculty and their Families

Auditors

 


Policy for Admission to Graduate Programs

Applicants who hold an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university are eligible to apply for admission to graduate programs at Rollins College. Scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are required from candidates whose native language is not English, unless their undergraduate degree is from the United States. Students who are not American citizens must demonstrate appropriate permanent resident or visa status. Only full-time student status will qualify students for F-1 visas.

Rollins is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, color, creed, national origin, handicap, or religion in its admission process.

Application Requirements

All students who wish to take classes must formally apply and submit the graduate application and nonrefundable fee. Applications must be filed by the published deadline and will remain on file for one year. An official transcript from each previous college or university is required.

All degree students who have been admitted to a graduate program must reapply when planning to begin another degree program.

Questions regarding the admission decision should be addressed to the appropriate program director.

 

Application Requirements by Program:

Master of Arts (Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Science)

Master of Arts (Clinical Mental Health Counseling)

Master’s Degrees and Nondegree Programs in Education

Master of Health Services Administration

Master of Human Resources

Master of Liberal Studies

Master of Public Health

Master of Arts (Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Science)

Students who would like to apply for the M.A. degree (Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Science) will come from a wide range of professions and academic disciplines. They must, however, have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university by the time they enroll in a graduate course.

Students admitted to the two-year track are required to take a prerequisite learning/behavior management course or demonstrate equivalent knowledge. Students without the prerequisite coursework must select the three-year program of study.

Admission decisions are made by the ABACS faculty based on an overall profile of a potential student consisting of academic ability, knowledge of the field, appropriate personal and professional conduct, and commitment to the field of behavior analysis. Note: Provisional admission may be granted to students by the ABACS program faculty based on deficits in any of the above areas. Students admitted provisionally must earn a “B” (3.0) or higher in all first-semester classes. Failure to meet this requirement will result in academic dismissal at the end of that semester. 

Applications are considered for the fall term according to the following schedule:

Early Decisions:
  • Application Deadline: March 1
  • Letters of Notification: April
Regular Decisions:
  • Application Deadline: May 15
  • Letters of Notification: June
Late Decisions:

During some academic years, a late admissions period will be opened by the faculty. Please visit rollins.edu/abacs for more information.

  • Application Deadline: TBD
  • Letters of Notification: TBD

Applicants must complete the online application at rollins.edu/evening and submit the following materials to Rollins College, Graduate Studies in Applied Behavior Analysis, 1000 Holt Avenue #2725, Winter Park, FL 32789 or abacs@rollins.edu.

  • A current resume
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Current scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test with a score on the verbal and quantitative portions only. These scores must be from test taken within the last five years. Applicants who already have a graduate degree do not need to submit standardized test scores unless their GPA is below 3.00. Applicants with five or more years of professional experience in applied behavior analysis or a related field or who have an undergraduate GPA above 3.5 may petition for a GRE waiver by submitting a letter with their application.
  • Two letters of recommendation to be submitted from professors (preferred) or supervisors
  • A three to five-page paper detailing the applicant’s understanding of applied behavior analysis as a field, why the applicant would like to become an applied behavior analyst, and why the applicant believes his program is the right fit for him or her.
  • A grade point average above 3.0 is preferred for admission.
  • Student who have earned degrees from non-English speaking institutions should submit TOEFL scores. Student who are not American citizens must demonstrate resident or visa status.

Applicants will be contacted to arrange an admissions interview once all other materials have been received.

All materials must be received by the deadline to be considered for admission. However, not all materials need to be submitted at once. Applicants can submit portions of the application as they are completed.

Note: Application and materials other than recommendation letters will remain on file for one year.

 

Master of Arts (Clinical Mental Health Counseling)

Students who apply for the M.A. degree (Clinical Mental Health Counseling) come from a wide range of professions and academic disciplines. They must, however, have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university by the time they enroll in a graduate counseling course. While professional experience in counseling is not necessary, volunteer experience in the helping professions is strongly encouraged as a way for aspiring students to receive firsthand knowledge of the work and clientele they will encounter. The committee’s decisions are based on an overall profile consisting of academic ability, knowledge of the field, appropriate personal and professional conduct, and commitment to a career as a professional counselor.

Applications are considered for the fall term according to two deadlines: January 15 for Early Admission and March 15 for Regular Admission. Applicants must submit the following materials to Rollins College, Graduate Studies in Counseling, 1000 Holt Avenue #2725, Winter Park, FL 32789.

  • A completed application form with a $50 nonrefundable application fee;
  • A current résumé;
  • A three- to- five page paper addressing specific questions available in the admission packet;
  • Three letters of recommendation to be submitted from professors (preferred) or supervisors;
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended;
  • A grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for admission.
  • Current scores from either the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) with a minimum score of 410 or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test with a combined score of 304 on the verbal and quantitative portions only. These scores must be from test taken within the last five years. Applicants who already have a graduate degree do not need to submit standardized test scores unless their GPA is below 3.00.

All materials must be received by the deadline to be considered for admission.

Note: Application and materials other than recommendation letters will remain on file for one year.

Admission may be one of two kinds:

  • Regular degree-seeking student; or
  • Provisional admission is rescinded if a GPA of 3.0 (“B”) or higher is earned in the first-term

Early Decisions:

  • Application deadline
  • Letters of notification
  • Matriculation Intent and deposit due

January 15
February 15
March 15

Regular Decisions:

  • Application deadline
  • Letters of notification
  • Matriculation Intent and deposit due

March 15
April 15
May 15

Late Decisions:

  • During some academic years a late admissions period will be opened by faculty. Please check with the Admissions for more information.
  • Application Deadline
  • Letters of notification
  • Matriculation Intent and deposit due

TBD
TBD
TBD

Master’s Degrees and Nondegree Programs in Education

An admission committee reviews all applications and recommends action. The committee does not act until the admission file is complete. Admission may be one of four kinds:

  • Full admission for the degree or certification-seeking student.
  • Provisional admission pending receipt of outstanding documentation that meets the admission criteria.
  • Probationary admission for students not meeting all requirements; application will be reviewed after completion of six (6) hours of coursework.
  • Admission as a Special Student with permission to enroll in up to six (6) hours of coursework.
Fall Application Deadlines:
  • Early Decision
  • Regular Decision

March 1
May 1

Spring Application Deadline:
  • Regular Decision
December 1
Late Decisions and Summer Admission:
  • Applications received after the application deadline will be accepted on a space-available basis.
  • While it is recommended that students begin in the Fall or Spring term, applications for the summer term will be accepted on a space-available basis.

If you would like assistance with the application process, please contact the Hamilton Holt School at 407-646-1568 or contact Dr. Scott Hewit at 407-646-2300.

Note: Application and materials will remain on file for one year.

Degree-Seeking Students

To be considered for admission as a degree-seeking student, applicants must submit the following materials and must satisfactorily meet the following requirements:

  1. An application form and payment of a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Separate official (sealed) transcripts of all undergraduate (bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution) and graduate study; a minimum overall grade point average of “B” (3.0) is required.
  3. A typed statement of career goals (3-5 pages).
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation (should be submitted from supervisors or instructors).
  5. Passing scores on the General Knowledge (GK) of the FTCE.
Nondegree-Seeking Students
  1. Certification: If seeking certification only, applicants must submit the following for admission into the Teacher Education Program:
  • Items 1, 3, and 4 as stated above.
  • Official (sealed) transcripts of all undergraduate (bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution) and graduate study; a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 is required.
  • Passing scores on the General Knowledge (GK) Test of the FTCE.
  • A Statement of Eligibility from the Florida Department of Education.

Upon admission to the M.A.T. or for certification, students must also apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program (Form 1S).

  1. Reading Endorsement or Special Students: Applicants seeking admission to the Reading Endorsement Sequence or as Special Students for one (1) or two (2) courses must submit the following for admission as a recertification or special student:
  • An application form and payment of the $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Separate official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate study: a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 is required.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation (from a supervisor or instructor).
  • Already certified teachers should also submit a copy of their Professional Educator’s Certificate.

Admission must be granted or approved before a student may register for any courses.

Master of Human Resources

Students are admitted for the fall or spring term. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university by the time they enroll. Applicants must submit the following items to be considered:

  • Completed application form, including the $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • A one- or two-page statement of purpose essay clarifying your expectations from graduate study. Please address the following questions: 1) Why do you want to pursue a Master of Human Resources degree? 2) How will the MHR program enhance your performance in your current position? 3) How does the MHR program relate to your career goals?
  • Current résumé.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, including Rollins College.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to your ability to do academic work at the graduate level in HR. One letter should come from an employer.
  • Test scores (taken within the last five years) from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Applicants who have already earned a master’s degree, have four or more years of professional level HR experience, or have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or better (four-point scale) may petition to have the test scores waived.
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are required with a minimum score of 550 on the paper test, or 213 on the computerized test, or 80 on the Internet-Based (IBT) test.
  • Applicants who are not American citizens must demonstrate appropriate permanent resident or visa status. Since the MHR program is normally a part-time program, students must request special permission to take more than eight semester hours per term.

Note: Application and materials will remain on file for one year.

Fall Cohort Admission:

Early Decision*

  • Applications Due
  • Letters of notification
  • Tuition Deposits Due

March 1
April
May 15

Regular Decision

  • Applications Due
  • Letters of notification
  • Tuition Deposits Due

May 15
June
July 15

*Applicants who wish to apply before December 1 for fall cohort admission in order to take spring elective coursework may do so. However, they will not be permitted to take core classes until their cohort begins in the fall term.

Admission Committee

A faculty committee will evaluate applications for admission to the program. As with other Rollins College programs, the admission committee will make its decisions by evaluating the whole person and not by applying a formula. Because space in the program is limited and entry is competitive, the committee will be looking for people who can benefit from the program, who can handle the rigorous demands of graduate study, and who have the potential to assume leadership roles in human resource management.

In making its decisions, the admission committee will consider an applicant’s work experience, personal statement, letters of recommendation, grade point average, test scores, and any other information the applicant wishes to provide. An incomplete application package (missing application form, official transcripts, letters of recommendation, or test scores) will delay the evaluation and decision. Applicants are notified of the committee’s decision by mail.

Late Decisions:

During some academic years, a late admissions period will be opened by the faculty. Please visit www.rollins.edu/mhr for more information.

  • Application Deadline: TBD
  • Letters of Notification: TBD
  • Deposit Due: TBD

Master of Liberal Studies

  • Completed application form, including the $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Additional questions specific to the MLS Application.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, including Rollins College.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can confirm your ability to do academic work at the graduate level. If possible, one letter should come from a professor.
  • A three- to five-page essay on a book (other than the Bible or Koran) that has influenced your thinking.
  • On a separate piece of paper, a brief statement of the qualities, life experiences, and special abilities that you will bring to the Master of Liberal Studies program.
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 550 on the paper test, or the equivalent of 213 on a computer test, or 80 on the Internet-Based (IBT) Test.
  • Applicants who are not American citizens must demonstrate appropriate permanent resident or visa status.  
  1.  All eligible applicants are interviewed on campus by at least one member of the liberal studies faculty, whose written evaluation becomes a part of the application file.
  2. Admission decisions are made by a committee of the liberal studies faculty. When the committee has made its decisions, all applicants are notified by the director.
  3. The following schedule is observed, as closely as possible, for admission of each year’s class of degree-seeking students:

Note: Application and materials will remain on file for one year.

Fall Term Admission:

Early Decision*

  • Applications Due March 1
  • Letters of notification April
  • Tuition Deposits Due May 15

Regular Decision

  • Applications Due May 15
  • Letters of notification June
  • Tuition Deposits Due July 15

*Applicants who wish to apply before December 1 for fall cohort admission in order to take spring elective coursework may do so. However, they will not be permitted to take core classes until their cohort begins in the fall term.

All scholarships for entering students are awarded after regular decision admission period.

Late Decisions:

During some academic years, a late admissions period will be opened by the faculty. Please visit www.rollins.edu/mls for more information.

  • Application Deadline: TBD
  • Letters of Notification: TBD
  • Deposit Due: TBD
Admission of Nonmatriculated Students

A nonmatriculated student who holds a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university may enroll, as space permits, in an elective course or in a masterworks course in the MLS program.

To be admitted, students must complete the application form and pay the nonrefundable application fee. Students must submit an official transcript of the baccalaureate degree prior to completing the course. Normally, nonmatriculated students who wish to take a second course must earn a grade of “B” or better in the first course. Unless an exception is granted, nonmatriculated students may enroll in no more than three four-credit courses or their equivalent.

Courses taken for credit by a nonmatriculated student may be counted toward the MLS degree if the student is later admitted to degree-seeking status.

Admission of Undergraduate Students

Each term, as space permits, undergraduates of Rollins College who have advanced to senior standing and achieved a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better may enroll in one elective course or in one or two masterworks courses in the program. As long as they maintain a GPA of “B” or better in these courses, undergraduates may take up to three courses. Interested students should contact Holt Student Services

MLS courses taken by undergraduate students to fulfill requirements for a baccalaureate degree cannot be counted toward the Master of Liberal Studies degree.

Undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences pay no additional tuition when they enroll in MLS courses in the fall or spring semesters. Undergraduate students in the Hamilton Holt School must pay graduate tuition and fees when they enroll in MLS courses.

 

Master of Public Health

Students who desire to apply for the Master of Public Health degree come from a wide range of professions and academic disciplines. They must, however, have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university by the time they enroll in the program.

The admission committee’s decisions are based on an overall profile consisting of academic ability, knowledge of the field, appropriate personal and professional conduct, and commitment to the field of public health.

Applications are considered for the fall term on a rolling basis according to the following schedule:

Early Decisions:
  • Application Deadline: March 1
  • Notifications: Rolling
Regular Decisions:
  • Application Deadline: May 15
  • Notifications: Rolling
Late Decisions:

During some academic years, a late admissions period will be opened by the faculty. Please visit www.rollins.edu/mph for more information.

  • Applications received after the application deadline may be considered in certain circumstances.

Applicants must complete the online application at rollins.edu/evening and submit the following materials to Rollins College, Master of Public Health, 1000 Holt Avenue #2725, Winter Park, FL 32789 or mph@rollins.edu.

  • A current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Current Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores. These scores must be from test taken within the last five years. Applicants who already have a graduate or doctoral degree may be exempt from having to submit standardized test scores.
  • Two letters of recommendation to be submitted from professors (preferred) or supervisors.
  • A personal essay detailing your interests in public health and why you think this program is the right fit for you.
  • A grade point average of 3.0 is preferred for admission.
  • Students who have earned degrees from non-English speaking institutions should submit TOEFL scores. Students who are not American citizens must demonstrate resident or visa status.

Applicants will be contacted to arrange an admissions interview once all other materials have been received.

All materials must be received by the deadline to be considered for admission.

Note: Application and materials other than recommendation letters will remain on file for one year.

 

International Student Admission

The Hamilton Holt School of Rollins College welcomes applications from international students. Candidates for admission are required to submit evidence of successful completion of an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or an equivalent international degree (officially evaluated and translated, as necessary). It is the candidate’s responsibility to submit an official evaluation and translation of records as requested by Rollins College. Candidates whose native language is not English are required to submit evidence of their English language ability. The following are accepted as evidence: an official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 550 or better (paper-based); 213 or better (computer-based); or, 80 or better (internet-based); or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of 6.5 or better.

Accepted international students are required to advise Rollins College of their current immigration status. The I-20 A-B/I-20ID, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status, is issued only after the student has submitted (1) Application for Admission with the nonrefundable application fee; (2) all official transcripts (translated, if necessary); and (3) a Statement of Financial Responsibility including appropriate documentation that sufficient financial resources are available to finance one full year in the Hamilton Holt School.

Accepted international students are required to advise Rollins College of their current immigration status. The I-20, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status, is issued only after the student has submitted (1) an Application for Admission with the nonrefundable application fee; (2) all official transcripts (translated, if necessary); and (3) a Statement of Financial Responsibility including appropriate documentation that sufficient financial resources are available to finance one full year in the Hamilton Holt School.

Accepted international students (with J-1 or F-1 visas) are required to purchase health insurance coverage that includes repatriation and medical evacuation. This requirement is not meant to be punitive, but is a protection for the international student against the high cost of medical care in the United States.

Dual Enrollment

A student may not enroll in more than one graduate program at Rollins College. An applicant enrolled full time in a graduate program at another institution of higher learning will not be admitted to a graduate program at Rollins College.

Adjunct Faculty and Their Families

Adjunct faculty who are in good standing and currently teaching in any academic program or who have taught a course within one full year prior to the first day of class, their legal spouses or domestic partners living under the same roof, and their dependent children (as defined in Section 152 of the Internal Revenue code) may be entitled to a 20 percent tuition discount on master-level tuition costs for credit courses only. All family members who wish to take graduate courses must submit a transcript bearing a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and meet the admission requirements for that program. Registration priority is given to current students first. Space is limited, and enrollment is based on available seats after the published registration period. See the appropriate program for further information.

Auditors

Non-student auditors, College faculty or staff, and members of the community, must seek admission by submitting an Auditors Application for Admission to the Holt School Admissions Office and completing the College’s online and on-campus Title IX training class. Students registering to audit courses in Holt will be charged a nominal matriculation fee per course audited as determined by the program Dean and Provost in consultation with the President’s Cabinet. Rollins faculty and staff are not charged for course auditing in Holt, but must complete an Auditor’s Application and register as an auditor. See term schedule for fee.

Auditors and degree-seeking students must contact Holt School Student Services to register. Instructor and program director approval is required. Registrations will be processed after first week of the term as priority is given to degree-seeking students. Courses will not be overloaded for an audit student. Also, some courses may be closed to auditors. Auditors may attend classes, but will not be guaranteed a seat until the week following the close of the schedule change (add-drop) period for degree-seeking students.

Audited courses are noted on the academic transcript with the grade of “AU” for “audit” that is assigned during the registration process. All auditors are responsible for any course fees or books, including fees associated with music courses/applied music (private lessons).

Degree-seeking Holt students who register as auditors in Holt will be charged a nominal matriculation fee per course audited as determined by the program Dean and Provost in consultation with the President’s Cabinet. Degree-seeking students from other programs of the College (e.g., A&S or Crummer) may audit courses on a space-available basis at no cost under the guidelines for cross-enrollment articulated in the College catalog and/or handbook.

Students not originally enrolled as auditors who wish to change their status to that of auditor must do so in writing before the last published date to withdraw without penalty; they will not receive a tuition discount or refund. Audit course registrations may not be converted to academic credit registrations in any program of the College after the end of official schedule change (add-drop) period for the term of enrollment.