• Mental Health, Social Service and Addiction Counseling Application


  • Application Deadline Extended to May 27, 2022!

    Students may apply if reading, writing and math prerequisites are in progress this Spring or Summer term. However, if accepted, admission will be conditional until the prerequisites are completed with a C grade or higher prior to starting the program.

    Prior to applying, it is very important that you read through the application, admissions criteria and enrollment guidelines for limited and restricted entry programs. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to be informed of requirements as criteria can change from year to year.

    Accommodations - 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.

    Admissions criteria are subject to change from year to year. The previous year's application information is posted only as a resource. Prerequisite requirements are reviewed annually for each new application year. It is the applicant’s responsibility to be informed and adhere to all requirements, procedures and deadlines. New applicants as well as applicants from previous years must complete the entire application process. 

    Mt. Hood Community College reserves the right to modify the criteria and the process for selection.

    Any application submitted after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis at the discretion of both the Health Professions and the Admissions, Registration and Records offices.

    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.

    Reasons for Admission Disqualification - Withholding information or providing untruthful/misleading information 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
    November 1, 2021 Application available online and applicants may begin submitting applications to the program.
    May 27, 2022

    Application Deadline Extended. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered for admission.

    June 1, 2022

    Group Interviews (if invited)

    Students can visit www.mhcc.edu/cpcc to sign up for interview preparation tips or practice online at https://mhcc.edu/standout.

    June 10, 2022

    12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

    Mandatory Orientation
    Required for both accepted and alternate students or next eligible candidate will be given your assigned place in the program.
    September 26, 2022 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 2021 2020 2019
    Total Number Applied 24 23 23
    Complete Applications 24 20 22
    Incomplete Applications  0  3  1
    Common Reasons For Incomplete Applications


    • Missing/Low CPT
    • Missing transcript
    • Missing Admission Form
    • Missing written summary