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Welcome to the Graduate College webpages on MySiena!
These pages are intended to provide prospective, current, and former students and faculty in our M.A. programs with easier access to various useful resources, including important documents, student work products, job postings, and more.


Fall Deadline: July 15
Winter Deadline: November 15

All application documents may be emailed directly to Ashley Thompson, the College of Graduate and Professional Enrollment administrative assistant, at  Or, they may be postal mailed to The College of Graduate and Professional Enrollment, Siena Heights University, 1247 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, MI 49221.  Note:  The essay MUST be emailed in a WORD format (.doc or .docx).

Recommendation Form Template (.docx, 53K)

It is important that you finish filling out the top part of page one before forwarding to three of your references.  Be sure to check the yes or no box (most students will check the yes box), as well as sign the form.  Please note:  when checking the “yes” box, you are also giving your references an opportunity to speak more freely about you as an individual. 

Your references are welcome to complete the template online and then forward to The College of Graduate and Professional Enrollment via email (from a professional email address) when they are done; they may fax it (from a professional place of business that prints a header on the top of the fax); or they can print it out and mail it to us via the US postal service when they have completed filling out their portion. 

Application Essay Directions (.pdf, 344K)

We need to receive the essay in a .doc or .docx format.

Transcript Request Form 01/2015 (.pdf, 15K)

Submit this form to the Registrar's office for all transcript requests.  You do not need to request a transcript if you completed your undergraduate degree at Siena Heights University.

Conviction Disclosure Form (.docx, 428K)
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Registrar's Forms Page
Click here to find all the documents on the Registrar's website:  Drop/Add form, Application for Graduation, etc. 
Prior Learning Credit Petition and Award (.pdf, 106K)
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Financial Aid Office
This link is to Siena's Financial Aid Office.
Completing the FAFSA form is a requirement in order to receive any financial aid at Siena.  This link is to the web pages for completing the required form.
Graduate College Facebook page
Friend us on Facebook!
Click on this link for a direct connection to the SHU Grad College Facebook page.

Writing Assistance Information/Links
Grammar Assistance

This website contains concise and  easy to understand rules of English grammar and punctuation.  There are short quizzes that you can take to determine your understanding of the rules.

Counselor Education on My Siena
Find more information about the Counselor Education programs on My Siena
Leadership M.A. Program on MySiena
Find more information about the Leadership M.A. program on MySiena
Graduate Teacher Education on My Siena

Even more information about the Graduate Teacher Education program can be found on My Siena

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Fall 2015 New Student Orientation (.pptx, 39806K)

This PowerPoint presentation is designed to orient new students to three areas:

  • Siena Heights University's Dominican heritage;
  • Graduate College faculty and staff;
  • and, important policies that savvy graduate students will want to be aware of.
Orientation to the Services Provided by Emily Leep, Grad College Writing Assistant (.pptx, 1013K)

The Graduate College has a Writing Assistant, Emily Leep, who is currently in her second year in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and has a bachelor's degree in Language Arts.

This slide set explains the writing support services that Emily can supply to her fellow students.  It also highlights the most frequent grammar errors that she corrects.  New students, please be sure to take a look at these slides.


2016_2017 Grad College Calendar (.pdf, 196K)
2015-2016 Academic Calendar (.pdf, 90K)
Withdrawal/Refund Policy (.pdf, 119K)
Add/Drop Form (.pdf, 64K)
2016-2017 Tuition and Fees (.pdf, 292K)
Prior Learning Credit Form and Petition (.pdf, 106K)
Logging onto MySiena and eCollege (.docx, 44K)
Please see also the helpful online tutorials for various aspects of MySiena, eCollege, Microsoft products, and so on at
Graduate College Office - Adrian Campus - Map and Directions (.doc, 1838K)
Student Code of Conduct 2014-2015 (.pdf, 975K)
Graduate College Student Handbook REV 01.2016 (.pdf, 1114K)
2014 - 2016 GRADUATE COLLEGE CATALOG (.pdf, 2095K)
2012 - 2014 GRADUATE COLLEGE CATALOG (.pdf, 1096K)
2008 - 2010 GRADUATE COLLEGE CATALOG (.pdf, 1074K)
2010 - 2012 GRADUATE COLLEGE CATALOG (.pdf, 988K)
Academic Engagement Policy (.pdf, 248K)

Addendum to 2014-15 catalog: Academic Engagement.  Specifies student and faculty responsibilities for class attendance.  Also institutes a policy related to withdrawals by students and withdrawals initiated by the University to address situations where students are not attending class. When students are withdrawn by the University (administrative withdrawal) the grade on the transcript will be listed as "WF" -- withdrawn, failing.

Identifies that students may withdraw from classes up to time when 70% of the academic term is completed (end of week 7 for 10-week courses; end of week 6 for 8-week courses; end of week 11 for 16 week courses).

Update to Clinical Mental Health Counseling Course Descriptions (.pdf, 329K)

This updated list of course descriptions in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program was approved by the Graduate Council on 11/10/2015.  These changes will be in effect as of the Winter 1 session of 2016. 

LDR602: Research and Professional Writing in Leadership (.pdf, 81K)

This is a description of the course that is replacing GRS602.  It was approved by the Graduate Council on 11.10.2015.  This is effective upon the start of the winter 1, 2016, term.

Faculty Meeting Minutes
October 27, 2015 (.pdf, 94K)
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