Hpu Msw Admissions Essay

Degree Admission Deadlines

Fall – June 30 for  MBA, Communication and all Education* programs

Spring – November 15 for MBA, Communication and all Education** programs

Summer – March 31 for MBA, Communication and all Education programs

*Ed.D enrolls in Fall term only. 

**Add-On License program enrolls in Fall and Spring term only

To submit transcripts and application materials, please use the address below:

High Point University
Graduate Admissions
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268

Non-degree admission may be approved for applicants, including High Point University master’s degree alumni, who wish to take courses without earning credit in a High Point University graduate program. Further, some courses may not be available to non-degree students and consultation with the program director prior to applying for non-degree admission is advised. Generally, students classified as non-degree are allowed to take a maximum of six semester hours.

While non-degree students may subsequently apply to pursue a degree, there is no assurance they will be admitted to a degree program. Any application to change from non-degree to degree admission must be submitted and reviewed before the end of the term in which the maximum number of allowed non-degree hours will be completed. If admitted to a degree program, time spent in non-degree status counts toward the maximum time allowed for earning a degree.

Required Non-degree Application Materials:

  • Online application with an application fee (nonrefundable $50; cannot be waived)
  • Transcripts: official transcripts from all colleges attended (including High Point University). Transfer credit posted on a transcript of a college is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from the college attended. For seniors completing requirements for a bachelor’s degree, current transcripts toward the degree should be sent. For all work completed in a college outside the United States, a comprehensive evaluation (showing English translation of courses, grades, GPA, degree equivalency, and more) must be sent directly to the Graduate School from an officially recognized credential evaluation agency such as World Educational Services (WES)
  • Resume
  • Non-Degree Essay
    • One professional reference report on form provided; and
    • Supplemental Information (any additional information or materials required by the program of interest; see the program of interest section of the Graduate School Bulletin for application materials)

Graduate credit earned at another institution is not transferred automatically. Students in degree programs, which consider transfer credit, may submit an application for transfer of credit to the Graduate School during their first term of graduate enrollment. Students who meet the below requirements and are looking to transfer credit should email graduate@highpoint.edu for more information.

For transfer credit to be considered, the course work must show meet the following:

a) Must be completed at an institution accredited as degree-granting by a recognized regional accrediting body for higher education at the time the course was completed;

b) Must be appropriate for fulfilling High Point University degree requirements;

c) Must not exceed six semester hours of graduate credit;

d) Must have earned “A” or “B” for all hours being transferred;

e) Must not have been completed more than five calendar years prior to the request for transfer of credit;

f) Must be documented on an official transcript that existed in the Graduate School at the time of the original review for admission;

g) Must have been earned through regular instruction not workshops, independent study, portfolio-based experiences, and the like;

h) Must be approved by a student’s program director and the Associate Dean of the Graduate School.

General HPU Graduate Program Questions

What programs does HPU offer?
How long are the programs?
When, where, and how are classes offered?
What do the programs cost?
Financial aid and scholarships available?
Are there any Internships/Assistantships?
How do I apply?
What is the application process?
What are the admissions requirements? What does it take to get in?
How do I apply as an International student?
Who do I contact for more information?
What are the graduate experience and amenities available to graduate students (e.g., gym, food, health, classrooms)?
What are my housing options?
What are the values or outcomes for the degree? Can I get a job?
How do I arrange for a campus visit?

 


What programs does HPU offer?

How long are the programs?

The length of the program varies by the program itself; however, most programs can be completed within 2 years. If you work full time, you may take longer in the program than if you were in full time study. The MBA can be completed in 12 months if the student is not working full time. The Ed.D program is a 60-semester hour program and takes longer. School internships also factor into the length of the program. A Master’s degree must be completed within five (5) calendar years and a Doctoral degree (Ed.D) must be completed within six (6) calendar years from the date of the first enrollment in any graduate level course.

When, where, and how are classes offered?

The class schedule varies by program, however, HPU Graduate School does not offer online programs and most classes are on the main campus in High Point, NC. Strategic Communication and the MBA program offer classes from 6 pm – 9 pm, Monday – Thursday. Elementary Education, Secondary Mathematics, Special Education and MAT classes are all held 4 pm – 7 pm one night per week. Ed.D, M.Ed Ed Leadership, and Add On License meet as an executive cohort model, one weekend per month Friday evening and Saturday.

What do the programs cost?

Tuition and fees vary by program. Visit www.highpoint.edu/graduate/fees for current cost.

Financial aid and scholarships available?

Many graduate students use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA loans to support their graduate education (School Code 002933). Information about these loans is available in the office of Student Financial Services. Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid. Internal graduate scholarships are not available, however the graduate school will post external graduate scholarships that are offered. More information on financial aid can be found here.

Are there any Internships/Assistantships?

Internships, assistantships and work study is limited and various HPU departments will determine if there is a need for positions to be filled.

How do I apply?

Only an online application is available to apply for graduate school programs. The application portal can be found here.

What is the application process?

Applicants are required to submit an online application with a $50 application fee and all required application materials. Once all required documentation is received, the application file is sent to the department for review. Once an admission decision is made, typically within a few weeks, the student is notified.

What are the admissions requirements? What does it take to get in?

Admission requirements vary by program. In general, a students GPA and required scores should be competitive for graduate admission. The Strategic Communication program and all education degrees, except for Ed.D, no longer require a Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The MBA program accepts the GRE and GMAT for consideration. All required exams must have been taken within the previous five (5) years. The High Point University GRE code is 5293.

How do I apply as an International student?

International students must meet all program specific admission requirements, in addition to international admission requirements. International students must submit an International Graduate Student Profile form, Certificate of Financial Support, Credential/Transcript Evaluation, and a copy of Visa or Permanent Resident card. Additional resources and English language requirements can be found on the International Admissions page.

Who do I contact for more information?

You can reach the Graduate Admissions office at (336) 841-9198 or at gradadmit@highpoint.edu.

What are the graduate experience and amenities available to graduate students (e.g., gym, food, health, classrooms)?

Graduate students enrolled in 9 or more credit hours are eligible to use on campus facilities. All students are issued a Passport ID and you can add money to your passport to use on our cashless campus. Graduate classes are offered in several different buildings across campus.

What are my housing options?

Graduate housing is currently not available on the HPU campus. Our relocation guide features apartment communities in the High Point area.

What are the values or outcomes for the degree? Can I get a job?

Our  extraordinary and diverse graduate degrees provide our students with the tools needed to prepare for their future careers or pursue a advanced degrees. Graduates from the MBA and Strategic Communication program currently work for Fortune 500 companies and small organizations alike in the field of marketing, advertising, business development, and more. Students in the field of Education have gone on to positions in administration or received additional leadership experience, after pursuing their Master’s in Education. School of Education curriculum equips students with a foundation geared to the future for which they can excel in the classroom. The Office of Career and Professional Development office is available all year round for resume writing, mock interviews, job searches and more.

How do I arrange for a campus visit?

We would be thrilled to have you on campus! Call the Graduate Office at (336) 841-9198 or click here to see our available campus tours and open houses.

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