Admission to the program
The Alcohol and Drug Counseling program accepts 18 students each fall, winter and spring term. Students are selected based on a competitive point system. For information on how to receive points, see the advising guide.
Steps to admission:
- Attend information session or make advising appointment
- Apply to PCC
- Take placement test or get credit for previous coursework
- Submit transcripts
- Meet the prerequisite requirements and receive points
- Complete the application
- Admission Notification
When to apply
Students with the same number of points will be accepted in the order their completed application was received, so apply early.
|Term you want to start||First chance to apply||Deadline|
|Fall 2015||June 29, 2015||July 24, 2015|
|Winter 2016||September 28, 2015||October 30, 2015|
We strongly recommend that you have recently received or are currently receiving personal counseling. There are several reasons for a potential counselor to receive counseling. It is important to consider your motivation when entering any type of counseling program. A professional counselor can help you examine your motivations, resolve issues that may be negatively impacting your decision and reinforce your positive motivations. The most powerful tool you have as a counselor is your own self-awareness and psychological health. Participating in counseling as a client facilitates the development of empathy for those who seek counseling services. In other words, it helps you to understand what it feels like to be a client.
PCC's Counseling Services provides free, professional counseling services to both current and future students. Counseling Services and the Alcohol and Drug Counseling program can recommend other low and no-cost counseling services in the Portland area.