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Important Message from Dr. Dora Soublis Regarding Argosy University

Wednesday, March 6, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Hannah Steinberg


Please take a moment and read the very important information below that is currently impacting our graduate students and colleagues at Argosy University.


·   Argosy University, including the Atlanta Campus is currently under receivership. For more information please access the following link:

·   Attempts were made to change the school’s status from a for-profit to a nonprofit but were recently denied by the Department of Education.


Possible impacts on graduate students:

o Transferring credits – students closer to finishing are being told that other institutions will not take more than 20 credits (some have already reached 70)

o Counting practicum hours – those who will not be able to finish their current practicums due to the schools likely closures are being told that APA may not recognize those hours to count towards internship application

o Students who just matched to internship sites may lose their internship spots

o Will have to redo their Clinical Research Project (similar to a dissertation)

o Will have to redo competency exams


APA has been working closely with students to provide support:

o Students are encouraged to write statements on the following link:

o  Dr. Arthur Evans, APA CEO, wrote a letter to the Department of Education. Read the letter here.


 What can GPA do to help?

o GPAGS is working closely with APA and APAGS to provide support to our graduate students.

o GPA would like to provide like to provide low cost or pro bono therapy services to our students (and/or colleagues). Can you help with this? If yes, please send your contact information to Dr. Sarah Roane, GPAGS Chair at:



Please reach out to your colleagues at Argosy University as well to support them during this difficult time.


Dr. Dora Soublis

President, Georgia Psychological Association