Admission Procedures

Because of the high demand of the program, the timing of all applications for The Sage ABA Certificate program shall be governed by these procedures. Sage is currently accepting fifteen (15) students into the ABA Certificate program each fall and spring.

Apply for the Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate program

Important Dates for Fall ABA Certificate Program Admittance

Fall Cohorts

  • By April 15: Each spring applicant to the ABA Certificate program is required to apply for and have all necessary documentation including a career goals statement, a resume, two (2) letters of recommendation and official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • The week of May 17: Applicants will be notified if accepted.
  • By June 15: Accepted applicants wishing to reserve their place in the cohort must provide deposit and candidate reply form by 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time.
  • By July 1: All accepted students must register for spring courses.

Important Dates for Spring ABA Certificate Program Admittance

  • By October 1: Each spring applicant to the ABA Certificate program is required to apply for and have all necessary documentation including a career goals statement, a resume, two (2) letters of recommendation and official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • The week of October 14: Applicants will be notified if accepted.
  • By November 23: Accepted applicants wishing to reserve their place in the cohort must provide deposit and candidate reply form by 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time.
  • By December 10: All accepted students must register for spring courses.

Quick Facts

  • ABA Certificate applicants should visit the BACB website to apply for degree approval.  Students must have a master's degree in a related field, and this approval must come from the BACB.  Sage cannot make any exceptions.  Sage is not responsible for seeking this approval, and Sage is not responsible for non-compliance.   Students who complete the ABA Certificate program without an approved master's degree may not be eligible to sit for the BCBA exam. 
  • The ABA Certificate program is a lock-step program. This means that accepted students must register for classes in the exact order it has been laid out on their Program of Study.
  • Students will have a practicum or non-practicum track option.
  • To participate in the academic coursework, the candidate must meet all Technology Requirements.

Applicants for admission to the Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate program must meet the Sage Graduate School and Center for Applied Behavior Analysis admission requirements:

  • Official transcripts of ALL previous undergraduate and graduate study;
  • International students must submit a WES report if previous degrees were obtained outside of the United States. This requirement is in addition to official transcripts.
  • Students who received a degree in a non-English speaking country may be required to submit TOEFL scores.
  • A masters degree in a related field
  • Two letters of reference
  • Satisfactory Career goals Statement
  • Current resume
  • Application fee

Once the completed application is submitted by the deadline, the Program Director may arrange for an online interview with the candidate. To participate in this online interview, the candidate is required to have a computer, connection to the internet, and a capability to hear voice and to deliver voice online.

Accepted applicants who meet all admission requirements will be admitted as regular graduate students. Those who do not fully meet the requirements may be admitted on a provisional basis if they show promise for success in the program.

Notice to Applicants & Candidates:

Services restricted to New York State licensed professionals, including licensed psychologists, cannot be rendered by program students or graduates unless: (a)they are licensed in New York State to provide such services, or (b) they provide those services in an exempt setting as salaried employees.

Contact Admissions
Sage Graduate School
Office of Admissions
65 1st Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 244-2217
sgsadm@sage.edu
www.sage.edu/admission/graduate/