FAQs: Core Curriculum Training Program

Frequently asked questions and answers about enrolling in Ackerman’s Core Curriculum in Family Therapy.

When does enrollment open for the Core Curriculum?

The application for our Core Curriculum in Family Therapy is now online. The deadline to apply has been extended to June 8th, 2020.

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Is financial aid available?

Need-based financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for Foundations of Family Therapy, Live Clinical Supervision, the Dual Program, and the Clinical Externship. The deadline to apply for financial aid for the 2020-2021 training year is June 8th, 2020.

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Have you received my application?

You will receive a confirmation email after submitting the online application with fee and supporting documents. Check your spam folder for this message. To ensure prompt delivery, add admissions@ackerman.org to your email contacts.

When will I hear if I have been accepted?

Core Curriculum applicants will be notified of their acceptance via email by June 22nd, 2020. Check your spam folder for this message. To ensure prompt delivery, add admissions@ackerman.org to your email contacts.

I have not yet received my master’s degree. Can I still apply to the Core Curriculum?

We understand that some of our applicants will be completing their master’s program during Ackerman’s admissions season. We will consider applications with proof of a pending master’s degree.

If you have not yet received your master’s degree and would like to apply to our Core Curriculum, you may upload one of the following to the Core Curriculum online application:

  1. A copy of your official transcript
    OR
  2. A certificate of graduation letter from your master’s program.

A copy of your master’s degree is required to enroll in the Core Curriculum program. When your master’s degree becomes available, email a copy to: admissions@ackerman.org with the subject line “Applicant Master’s Degree”

Do Ackerman training programs provide hours toward licensure?

Yes, Ackerman’s Live Clinical Supervision program offers up to 10 contact hours toward licensure. Trainees who complete Live Clinical Supervision are eligible to apply for our Clinical Externship in Family Therapy, which provides 250 hours toward licensure.

Is a payment plan available?

The Ackerman Institute offers Core Curriculum trainees a nine-month interest-free payment plan. There is an annual $100.00 non-refundable fee to enroll. Your total tuition will be divided equally into nine monthly installments. An automatic charge will be place on your credit card on the first of every month, beginning August 2020, and ending April 2021.

Where are classes held?

All Core Curriculum courses are held at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in the Flatiron District, New York City.

Ackerman Institute for the Family
936 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10010
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How many days can I take off during my training?

Each Core Curriculum instructor sets individual policies for class attendance. Typically, trainees have between two and four absences during the academic year. The Ackerman Institute is closed in observance of several federal holidays. View our academic calendar for dates.

How can I make up for classes I miss?

Trainees are responsible for course work missed due to absence, and must speak with their course instructor or supervisor regarding class material. The Ackerman Institute does not offer make up classes and does not provide refunds for absences.


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