• Mental Health, Social Service and Addiction Counseling Application


  • Prior to applying it is very important that you read through the application and admissions criteria. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to be informed of requirements as criteria can change from year to year.

    Accommodations - The application must be hand signed and submitted along with supporting documents and payment to Mt. Hood Community College's Admissions, Registration and Records Office, 26000 SE Stark St, Gresham OR 97030. People requiring accommodations due to disability should contact Accessible Education Services at 503-491-6923 or aes@mhcc.edu.

    Admission of all students is centralized in the Admissions, Registration and Records office. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the Mental Health, Social Service and Addiction Counseling program. The Admissions, Registration and Records office has the sole authority to inform students of their admission status.

    The Admissions Evaluator has the final authority on what constitutes equivalency for all admission criteria. If you have questions regarding admission requirements and procedures, please email LRadmissions@mhcc.edu.

    Need assistance making sure your application is complete? Meet with an admissions evaluator during open hours at the Application Assistance Workshop.

    Reasons for Admission Disqualification - Withholding information or giving untruthful answers to questions on the program application could be cause for non‐acceptance or dismissal from the program. Students who were admitted and then failed a required course or were dismissed from the program or any other health related program may be denied admission into the program.

    Application Reopen Disclosure - In the event of an insufficient applicant pool, the Program Director reserves the right to re-open the application. Please check the website for application reposting updates. Applicants that have already gone through the interview process (within the same application year) are not allowed to reapply should the program reopen. Applicants may reapply during the application cycle for the following year.

    Previous Admission - Applicants who were previously accepted into the program and then declined acceptance or withdrew are not given priority consideration in subsequent applications. Individuals will need to re‐apply to the program and will be required to meet the current program admission requirements and program standards. Materials cannot be brought forward from previous applications for a current application. Updated official transcripts are required if new courses have been taken.

    Approximate Admissions Processing Timeline *
    Dates Action
    December 2019 Application available online and applicants may begin submitting applications to the program.
    May 22, 2020

    Application deadline – by 5 p.m. (no postmark date, no exceptions). Incomplete or late applications will not be considered for admission.

    Submit application in a large envelope.

    June 9, 10, 11, 2020 Group Interviews (if invited)
    September 10, 2020
    Mandatory Orientation, Noon - 2 p.m.
    Required for both accepted and alternate students or next eligible candidate will be given your assigned place in the program.
    September 21, 2020 Start date for fall term classes
    *Please note, dates are subject to change. We ask that you DO NOT inquire about the status of your application while processing is taking place to help expedite the evaluation process. Any changes to the processing timeline will be updated here immediately.
    Year 2019 2018 2017
    Total Number Applied 23 26 37
    Complete Applications 22 25 35
    Incomplete Applications 1 1 2
    Common Reasons For Incomplete Applications
    • Low CPT
    • Missing Admission Form
    • Missing written summary
    • Missing Admission Form
    • Low/Expired CPT
    • Missing transcript