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Admissions Information


Virtual Information Sessions


Do you have questions about our Professional Counseling Program? Join faculty for a one-hour Virtual Information Session before the next October 1, 2023 admission deadline!

≈ INFORMATION SESSION DATES prior to the next October 15, 2023 Application cycle ≈    

Tues April 4, 2023 at 12pm  -  REGISTER HERE

Wed May 10, 2023 at 12pm  -  Check back for link

♦ Tues June 20, 2023 at 12pm  -  Check back for link

♦ TBD - Week of July 24, 2023  

♦ TBD - Week of August 28, 2023 

The registration link includes space for you to submit questions for the information session in advance. After registering online, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the one-hour meeting via Zoom. You do not need to resubmit your questions via email. You also do not need to attend more than 1 information session.

Information sessions for the February 2024 Application cycle will be posted in October of 2023.




Application deadlines are as follows:

February 15 for Fall semester admission
February 15 for Summer semester admission
October 1 for the following Spring semester admission


The complete instructions for admissions are available to applicants from the Graduate College. We highly recommend applicants familiarize themselves with this information prior to beginning the application process.

Note: No application materials are submitted directly to the Professional Counseling Program itself, so all questions regarding application material submission should be directed to the Graduate College. The Professional Counseling Program faculty cannot extend deadlines established by the Graduate College.  


Submit the following directly to the Graduate College:

  • Completed application form and application fee
  • Official transcripts of all college and university course work
    • Admission requires a minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of the undergraduate degree (which may be in any field, from an accredited university)
  • Official report of scores obtained on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
    • Program requests a total score of 291, with no less than 150 on the verbal section and 141 on the quantitative section
    • GRE scores older than 60 months at the time of submitting the application are considered expired, and will not be accepted. 
  • Informed Consent
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Recommendation Forms: You will submit names and contact information for three individuals through the Online Application portal. Form will be emailed to the recommenders directly, with submission instructions. Letters of recommendation cannot be submitted in place of the recommendation form. 

We recommend you have all materials at the Graduate College at least 3 weeks prior to the application deadline. Graduate College application deadlines cannot be extended.

→ Applications can be submitted starting in August for Summer/Fall applications due by February 15. 

→ Applications can be submitted starting in January for Spring applications due by October 1. 


NOTE: 'Transferring into' the program is not possible. Applicants must first be formally admitted into the Professional Counseling Program. After notice of admission, applicants/new students can request a review of previously earned credit hours in counseling to determine if they are eligible for transfer. This requires online completion of the TRANSFER CREDIT REQUEST (Net ID login required).

The transfer process is detailed in this FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS link, which is also located in the drop down menu above. 



⇔⇔⇔ We have compiled answers to many FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. For answers to many of these general admission questions and program questions, please first consult the FAQ page. ⇔⇔⇔


If you still have questions, send an email to  The email will be returned by the Counseling Program's Administrative Assistant, the Counseling Program's Admissions Coordinator, Dr. Cheryl Fulton, or one of the program faculty. 


For additional information regarding graduate applications, see the Graduate College's Application Policy Information

Professional Counseling Program Anticipated Costs

This document will provide you with information about anticipated costs related to enrollment in the Professional Counseling Program.

Costs include those associated with the initial application, costs while in the program, and costs related to the post-graduate licensure process.

Funding Resources - The Graduate College

Funding Resources