School Counselor Education
Application to the School Counseling Concentration
Download a current School Counselor Education Program Guide 2015.
One of our clear program of study priorities and strengths is the promotion of school counseling for diverse populations. Remember, your personal statement is the primary way we evaluate your knowledge of school counseling, your commitment to the field, and your fit with our program of study goals. We look carefully at both the content and the writing of your personal statement.
Ideally, your admissions application should include three letters of reference. At least one of these should be from someone qualified to comment on your academic potential.
We do not require the GRE. We focus on the essay and recommendation letters in our admission decisions.
Admissions decisions are finalized in March and successful applicants are usually notified by mid-March by phone and letter. If your address, e-mail address, or phone number changes, please be sure to notify the admissions office of the best way to reach you.
For more information about applying, please visit the Graduate School's website. You will need to use an existing SPIRE account or create a new SPIRE account if you do not already have one.
In late February, a selected group of applicants will be invited to campus for a day long group interview. This offers an opportunity for applicants to ask questions of the faculty and current students. This also gives faculty a chance to observe applicants' interpersonal skills. Applicants who are invited to these interviews are encouraged to attend, if at all possible.
On registration day, usually the Tuesday after Labor Day in September, School Counseling students participate in an orientation to the program.