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How to apply for admission.

A step-by-step guide.

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Complete the admissions
application

To start your application, complete the corresponding form for your desired program below. The application is 100% online.

Our application auto-saves, so you can return at a later time to complete it. Note: degree programs, certificate programs, and the EMDR Basic Training program have separate applications. 

3

Pay the application fee

Our online application processes application fee payment.

If you qualify for a military fee waiver, upload the requested documentation to confirm eligibility in your admissions application.

4

Submit application materials

Our online application allows for upload of all application materials, with the exception of official transcripts. Applications are reviewed once all application materials are received.

Review the materials check-list below.


DBH Degree-Seeking Application Materials Check-list

Degree-Seeking Admissions Application Materials Check-list
To be considered for admission, applicants must complete an online admissions application form and the following documentation:

  1. Copy of a government-issued ID
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Writing Sample (Academic or Professional, written in the English language)
  4. Statement of Intent. Respond to the following prompts in your statement:
    1. What about the DBH program aligns with your personal mission, vision, or values?
    2. What subjects or topics do you wish to focus on, while in the DBH program?
    3. Where do you see opportunities for yourself as a DBH graduate?
  5. Unofficial transcripts reflecting highest degree earned
  6. Official transcripts reflecting highest degree earned^
  7. Contact information for four (4) professional references to provide a recommendation in support of your application (three (3) total recommendations needed)*
  8. Nonrefundable Application Fee ($50)**

All items, with the exception if your official transcripts can be submitted through the online admissions online application.

^ Official transcript can be sent electronically through National Student Clearinghouse to registrar@cgi.edu, if offered by your prior institution, or sent by mail to the following address: Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, Attn. Registrar, 2111 East Baseline Road, Suite E1, Tempe, AZ 85283

* Professional references will be contacted at the email address provided to request completion of a recommendation form.

** Waived for students eligible for Military Tuition. Documentation of military status is required during the application process.

International Student DBH Degree-Seeking Application Materials Check-list

International Student Degree-Seeking Admissions Application Materials Check-list

To be considered for admission, applicants must complete an online admissions application form and the following documentation:

  1. Copy of a government-issued ID
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Writing Sample (Academic or Professional, written in the English language)
  4. Statement of Intent. Respond to the following prompts in your statement:
    1. What about the DBH program aligns with your personal mission, vision, or values?
    2. What subjects or topics do you wish to focus on, while in the DBH program?
    3. Where do you see opportunities for yourself as a DBH graduate?
  5. Contact information for four (4) professional references to provide a recommendation in support of your application (three (3) total recommendations needed)*
  6. Nonrefundable Application Fee ($50)**
  7. NACES Transcript Review Documentation and Results
    1. International applicants who have earned their degree from a non-US institution must submit an official, detailed, course-by-course transcript evaluation from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member. A list of NACES member organizations can be found at http://www.naces.org/members.htm
    2. Evaluation documentation and results must be sent directly from the NACES member to the Institute Registrar for admissions evaluation. Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, Attn. Registrar, 2111 East Baseline Road, Suite E1, Tempe, AZ 85283
  8. English Language Proficiency
    1. International applicants must demonstrate completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework from an accredited college or university in the United States, or from a recognized post-secondary Canadian institution that uses English as its primary language of instruction. Of the 30 semester hours, the following requirements must be met: fifteen (15) hours in the sciences, six (6) hours in non-remedial English composition. and three (3) hours in speech/public speaking.
    2. If prospective students have completed a minimum of fifteen (15) academic semester credit hours in an institution using English as its primary language of instruction and documentation within two (2) years of applying to the Cummings Graduate Institute with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, they may be exempt from demonstrating English language proficiency.

All items, with the exception if your official transcripts and NACES evaluation can be submitted through the online admissions online application.

* Professional references will be contacted at the email address provided to request completion of a recommendation form.

** Waived for students eligible for Military Tuition. Documentation of military status is required during the application process.

Additional Admissions Requirements for International Applicants whose Native Language is not English

In situations where English was not the language of instruction, international applicants can also meet the English requirement by submitting official documentation with the minimal scores of higher of one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL, PBT) = 550
  • Internet Based Test (iBT) = 80
  • International English Language Test (IELTS) = 5
  • PTE Academic Score Report = 58

English Proficiency scores, if English was not the language of instruction; must be sent directly from the testing agency to: Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, Attn. Registrar, 2111 East Baseline Road, Suite E1, Tempe, AZ 85283

International applicants who do not provide documentation of acceptable US or Canadian course/degree equivalency will not receive credit, and will not be admitted without documentation that meets admission.

Certificate Programs Non-Degree Application Materials Check-list

Non-Degree Seeking Admissions Application Materials Check-list

To be considered for admission, applicants must complete an online admissions application form and the following documentation:

  1. Copy of a government-issued ID
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Unofficial transcripts reflecting highest degree earned
  4. Official transcripts reflecting highest degree earned^
  5. Nonrefundable Application Fee ($50)**

^ Official transcript can be sent electronically through National Student Clearinghouse to registrar@cgi.edu, if offered by your prior institution, or sent by mail to the following address: Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, Attn. Registrar, 2111 East Baseline Road, Suite E1, Tempe, AZ 85283

** Waived for students eligible for Military Tuition. Documentation of military status is required during the application process.

International Student Certificate Programs Non-Degree Application Materials Check-list

International Student Non-Degree Seeking Admissions Application Materials Check-list

To be considered for admission, applicants must complete an online admissions application form and the following documentation:

  1. Copy of a government-issued ID
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Unofficial transcripts reflecting highest degree earned
  4. Official transcripts reflecting highest degree earned^
  5. Nonrefundable Application Fee ($50)**
  6. NACES Transcript Review Documentation and Results
    1. International applicants who have earned their degree from a non-US institution must submit an official, detailed, course-by-course transcript evaluation from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member. A list of NACES member organizations can be found at http://www.naces.org/members.htm
    2. Evaluation documentation and results must be sent directly from the NACES member to the Institute Registrar for admissions evaluation. Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, Attn. Registrar, 2111 East Baseline Road, Suite E1, Tempe, AZ 85283
  7.  English Language Proficiency
    1. International applicants must demonstrate completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework from an accredited college or university in the United States, or from a recognized post-secondary Canadian institution that uses English as its primary language of instruction. Of the 30 semester hours, the following requirements must be met: fifteen (15) hours in the sciences, six (6) hours in non-remedial English composition. and three (3) hours in speech/public speaking.
    2. If prospective students have completed a minimum of fifteen (15) academic semester credit hours in an institution using English as its primary language of instruction and documentation within two (2) years of applying to the Cummings Graduate Institute with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, they may be exempt from demonstrating English language proficiency.

All items, with the exception if your official transcripts and NACES evaluation can be submitted through the online admissions online application.

^ Official transcript can be sent electronically through National Student Clearinghouse to registrar@cgi.edu, if offered by your prior institution, or sent by mail to the following address: Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, Attn. Registrar, 2111 East Baseline Road, Suite E1, Tempe, AZ 85283

** Waived for students eligible for Military Tuition. Documentation of military status is required during the application process.

Additional Admissions Requirements for International Applicants whose Native Language is not English

In situations where English was not the language of instruction, international applicants can also meet the English requirement by submitting official documentation with the minimal scores of higher of one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL, PBT) = 550
  • Internet Based Test (iBT) = 80
  • International English Language Test (IELTS) = 5
  • PTE Academic Score Report = 58

English Proficiency scores, if English was not the language of instruction; must be sent directly from the testing agency to: Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, Attn. Registrar, 2111 East Baseline Road, Suite E1, Tempe, AZ 85283

International applicants who do not provide documentation of acceptable US or Canadian course/degree equivalency will not receive credit, and will not be admitted without documentation that meets admission.

How to Enroll in More than One Degree or Certificate Program

Interested in enrolling in more than one degree or certificate program at CGI?

Visit the Concurrent Program Enrollment Policy to verify the requirements and steps for pursuing concurrent program enrollment at CGI as a prospective student. Concurrent enrollment questions can be directed to the Admissions Office at admissions@cgi.edu.

View the Concurrent Program Enrollment Policy

EMDR Basic Training Program Admissions Application Materials Check-list

EMDR Basic Training Program Admissions Application Materials Check-list

To be considered for admission to the EMDR Basic Training program, applicants must complete an online admissions application form and the following documentation:

Licensed Therapists Application Materials Check-list

  1. Copy of a government-issued ID
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Evidence of Licensure and malpractice
  4. Nonrefundable program tuition
  5. For tuition discount only
    • If applying for the student discount, please submit unofficial transcripts reflecting your enrollment status and degree program in progress and a letter from your supervisor at your internship approving use of EMDR Therapy with your caseload.
    • If applying for the nonprofit employee discount, please submit a letter of employment from your non-profit organization  approving use of EMDR Therapy with your caseload.
    • If applying for the military discount, please submit a copy of your DD-214 or Military ID

All items can be submitted through the online admissions online application.

Non-Licensed Therapists Application Materials Check-list

  1. Copy of a government-issued ID
  2. Resume or CV
  3. A letter about your current practice situation to include;
    1. Current practice setting;
    2. The kinds of clinical problems and clients with who you currently work;
    3. The number of clients you see in on-going psychotherapy;
    4. The frequency of therapy sessions with these clients;
    5. The therapy methods or approaches you currently use;
    6. The license you are pursuing;
    7. The anticipated or estimated date when you plan to achieve licensure
    8. A letter from your licensed clinical supervisor providing licensure supervision. If your clinical supervisor is not your management supervisor, you must provide a third letter from your management supervisor.
  4. Nonrefundable program tuition
  5. For tuition discount only
    • If applying for the student discount, please submit unofficial transcripts reflecting your enrollment status and degree program in progress and a letter from your supervisor at your internship approving use of EMDR Therapy with your caseload.
    • If applying for the nonprofit employee discount, please submit a letter of employment from your non-profit organization  approving use of EMDR Therapy with your caseload.
    • If applying for the military discount, please submit a copy of your DD-214 or Military ID\

All items can be submitted through the online admissions online application.

Graduate Students 

Currently enrolled graduate students interested in the EMDR Basic Training program should contact ainiguez@cgi.edu for additional information.

How to Access an In-progress Application

How to Access an In-progress Application

To find and continue working on an incomplete application, follow these steps.

  1. After an application is opened, an email is automatically sent to the address entered in the application. This email contains the link to your unique application.
  2. To locate the email with your personalized application link, search for any of the following within your inbox:
    Subject line: Your application with Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies
    From email address: notifications@populi.co
  3. Once you’ve located the message, select the link “Click here to view your application”
  4. If you’re unable to locate the message with your application link, email admissions@cgi.edu for assistance.

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