Prospective Students

** Application for the Fall 2018 admission cycle is now CLOSED, as of the program deadline of May 9th, 2018. Applications submitted prior to the May 9th deadline are currently under review. No further new applications are being accepted at this time. The application process for Fall 2019 will reopen in August 2018. Please contact Dr. Chan with any questions (dvchan@email.unc.edu).

Frequently Asked Questions

Please take a moment to read through our list of Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this information will be a useful guide to get you started in navigating through our program and Chapel Hill.

Documentation Requirements for Admission

  1. A bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university;
  2. Submission of official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores that are not older than five years;
  3. Three letters of recommendation;
  4. Completion of application supplement for CRMH within graduate school application (personal statement and answers to the six supplemental questions): (http://gradschool.unc.edu/academics/degreeprograms/);
  5. Graduate application fee for fall 2018 in the online SLATE application system;
  6. A pre-admission interview with the DCRMH faculty;
  7. Be eligible to meet student requirements to participate in clinical training. View here.

THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR FALL 2018 ADMISSION IS May 9, 2018.

** Please note, although the deadline for application in Slate is currently listed as June 12, the fall 2018 admission cycle closed as scheduled May 9 and no new applications submitted after May 9 will be reviewed for fall 2018. Applications for fall 2019 will reopen in August 2018. Please contact Dr. Chan if you have any questions.

Students are admitted one time per year, each fall semester. As a Graduate School program, we adhere to all Graduate School rules and regulations regarding admissions, matriculation, and graduation. All applicants who are considered for admissions will complete a personal interview with the admissions committee.

Deadline for Scholarships:

The AHS Department scholarships are listed at http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/student-services/financial-assistance. To become eligible for these scholarships, submit your program application by March 19, 2018. For the AHS scholarships the online application is due on May 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. You need to be admitted to the CRMH program, to be able to apply for these funding opportunities.

North Carolina Residency Requirements

You can find all information regarding requirements for residency, as well as the dates that the application opens here.

There are numerous determining factors that go into these decisions, and they cannot be determined until an application is reviewed.

If you are interested in pursuing NC residency, we encourage you to fill out the application as completely as possible and upload the required documentation (DL/taxes etc.) to assist in the determination process.


Admission Information Sessions

The Division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling will be conducting admission information sessions during the dates listed below for prospective students who are interested in learning more about the program. A professor and a student will be available at these sessions to answer questions and provide literature about the program.

Information session dates:

  • February 27, 2018; 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – with Dr. Dara Chan in Bondurant Hall, Room 4086. 
  • March 22, 2018; 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. – with Dr. Blaise Morrison in Bondurant Hall, Room 4086.
  • April 16, 2018; 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - with Dr. Eniko Rak in Bondurant Hall, Room 4086.
  • May 8, 2018; 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - with Dr. Dara Chan in Bondurant Hall, Room 4086


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