Admission to all programs is selective. The selection process is designed to assess the candidate’s suitability for graduate study and a professional career in counseling. Candidates who are selected for these programs are expected to make major commitments to their graduate training.
Applicants must meet the minimum Graduate School admission requirements (see Graduate Admissions or International Admissions) and complete a Graduate Application.
Applicants must also meet the following program requirements:
- Evidence of academic aptitude for graduate-level study, that includes at least one of the following:
- A 2.75 overall undergraduate GPA, or a 3.0 GPA in the second half of the undergraduate degree program.
- A graduate GPA of a 3.3 on a previously completed advanced degree.
- The GRE scores may not be more than five years old. The student must score at the 50 percentile or above to be accepted.The applicant must also meet the 2.7 minimum GPA required for graduate school admission.
- Applicants not meeting other criteria, but having an acquired knowledge of the counseling field based on five years of related experience may be eligible. Students applying under this provision must contact the coordinator of advising for specific procedures prior to applying to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research.
- Personal Statement A one-page statement, focusing on the applicant’s motivation and rationale for seeking admission to the specific program as well as their background and goals related to professional studies.
- Résumé A focused summary of program-relevant educational, career and/or life experiences.
- Three recommendations Submit recommendation forms from three professional supervisors and/or supervising professors that address the quality of the applicant’s professional work. The completed forms are due within the online Application for Graduate Admissions. By entering the recommenders email address within the online application, they will be able to upload a letter and the required recommendation form directly to your application. The recommendation form must come directly from your reference.
Each applicant will receive a rating on the following criteria: academic potential based on grade-point average; the quality, extensiveness and relevance of career/life/educational experiences to the field of college counseling; professional goals/objectives; and recommendations. Based on these ratings, applicants may move to the second phase of the process.
Applicants admitted to the second phase of the selection process will be invited to campus to participate in a personal interview. They will also receive information about programs of study, faculty expectations, and related topics such as professional counselor licensure. Applicants may be asked to submit additional materials at this time. Based on the evaluation of all materials and the interviews, admissions decisions will be made.
The admissions appeal procedure provides each applicant with the opportunity to formally appeal the admissions decision. Appeals must be based on an applicant’s perception that his/her due process rights were violated during the admissions process. The procedure is not intended for applicants who do not meet minimum standards for admission as outlined above. An appeal must begin within five working days of the start of the semester following the admissions decision. Applicants wishing to appeal must contact the Coordinator of Advising to obtain written information regarding the appeal procedure.
Program advisors will be assigned after students have been admitted to the School Counseling Program. The advisor will assist the student in developing the program of graduate study that is required for full admission to the school counseling program. All courses and subsequent changes must be approved by the advisor. Transfer credit can be used toward graduation only if it has been reviewed and accepted by the student’s advisor and is within Graduate School guidelines. The master’s degree program must be completed within a six-year period.
Completed applications are accepted on a rolling basis
Perry C. Francis, Ed.D., Professor, COE Clinical Suite | 135 Porter, 734.487.4410, firstname.lastname@example.org
Irene Ametrano, Ed.D., Professor, 304 Porter, 734.487.0255, email@example.com