Graduate Education Admissions
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR GENERAL ADMISSION TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL
1. Complete an application at www.asbury.edu at no charge. If preferred, an application with a $25 nonrefundable registration fee may be submitted by mail.
2. Have official transcripts of all undergraduate work and graduate work sent directly from the credit-granting institution. Hand-carried transcripts, even in a sealed envelope, are not official.
3. Submit one copy of current Teaching Certificate or Statement of Eligibility (only for programs with certificate as a prerequisite).
4. Submit PRAXIS or GRE scores (as required by specific degree programs).
5. Request (3) three professional references which must be submitted directly to the Graduate Education Office using the forms provided: (1) current or most recent employer, (2) former professor, and (3) a personal reference (not a family member).
6. Final admission to the Graduate Education Program will be made by the Graduate Education Committee.
Mail all documents to:
Office of Graduate Education
One Macklem Drive
Wilmore, Kentucky 40390
859-858-3511 (x 2502)
GENERAL EDUCATION ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GRADUATE SCHOOL
1. Completed graduate application form, including Character and Fitness form.
2. Official transcripts of all college/university coursework.
3. Bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
One of the following:
a. Cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on last 30 hours of undergraduate coursework or graduate coursework, OR
b.Candidates not meeting any of the grade point average criteria above who have a cumulative undergraduate or graduate grade point average below 2.75 may apply for admission on a probationary status.
4. Valid Teaching Certificate (only for programs with certificate as a prerequisite).
5. TOEFL for all applicants whose native language is not English: 550 minimum on the paper based test (PBT) or 80 minimum on the Internet based test (iBT).
This results in provisional admittance for up to 9 hours of graduate work.
To be fully admitted to the area of study, the candidate must successfully complete the following pre-professional assessments to continue in the program:
Kentucky’s passing score for full admission:
a. Passing score on PRAXIS I exams OR
b. Successful completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) administered by the Education Testing Service with the following corresponding scores on the corresponding sections:
(i) Verbal Reasoning taken prior to 8/1/2011 - 450; or
(ii) Verbal Reasoning taken after 8/1/2011 – 150;
(i) Quantitative Reasoning taken prior to 8/1/2011 – 490; or
(ii) Quantitative Reasoning taken after 8/1/2011 - 143; and
(iii) Analytical Writing - 4.0.
c. If alternative certification, must pass the PRAXIS II content exam in respective discipline.
Transfer of Credits: With approval of the Dean of the School of Education and the Registrar, a student may transfer six to nine semester hours of prior work toward the master’s degree. Only courses with a grade of B or better may be transferred. These credits must have been completed at a regionally-accredited graduate school. Transfer courses must be equivalent to Asbury University courses.
PRINCIPAL LICENSURE PROGRAM - Educational Leadership
Admission Requirements and Application Process
Admission to the Graduate Education Program for the Principal Licensure Program includes the requirements and protocols outlined below.
Prerequisites: Master of Arts in Education; teaching certification
1. Submission of a portfolio to superintendent requesting recommendation to apply to Principal Licensure Program. Details regarding contents of portfolio may be obtained from the Graduate Education Office.
2. Completed application and portfolio with the following supporting documents to Asbury University to be reviewed by a District/College Screening Committee:
a. Complete an application at www.asbury.edu at no charge. If preferred, an application with a $25 nonrefundable registration fee may be submitted by mail.
b. Have official transcripts of all undergraduate work and graduate work sent directly from the credit-granting institution. Hand-carried transcripts, even in a sealed envelope, are not official.
c. Official transcripts showing master’s degree and cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater (must be sent directly from the credit-granting institutions)
d. Copy of current teaching licensure (must have at least three years experience)
e. Candidates without any passing licensure exams, must take the GRE or Miller’s Analogy Test for admission.
f. Character and Fitness form
g. Selective Interview Process
2012-2013 BULLETIN 07/27/2012