Texas State University-San Marcos
Professional Counseling Program Application Process
Application deadlines are as follows:
October 1 for spring semester admission
semester admission February 15
Admission to the Professional Counseling Program requires two separate steps:
1) Application to the Graduate College (step one below)
2) Application to the Professional Counseling Program (step two below)
The Professional Counseling Program does not consider your file complete until all Step One and Step Two materials have been received by the Graduate College!
Step One: Application to the Texas State Graduate College:
Submit the following directly to the Graduate College:
Completed application form (included on the back of the Texas State Graduate Catalog and also available online
2) Application fee
Request that the following be submitted directly to the Graduate College:
3) Official transcripts of all college and university course work
4) Official report of scores obtained on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
Allow enough time for the Graduate College to process your application, fee, transcripts, and scores and deliver them to the Program by the deadline. Incomplete packets will not be accepted or considered! We recommend you have all materials at the Graduate College at least 3 weeks prior to the Program application deadline. If your file is not complete by the application deadline, you will be considered for the following cycle.
Step Two: Application to the Professional Counseling Program:
To apply to the Professional Counseling Program, collect all of the following documents and send/deliver the entire application packet to the Graduate College by the deadline. Those applications received past the deadline will be reviewed for the following cycle.
5) Recommendation Forms
Have three people—at least two of whom know you professionally—complete the program recommendation form
a. Your recommenders should complete the required recommendation form seal the envelope, and sign on the seal, and submit them to you. You will then include all recommendation forms in your complete portfolio mailing/delivery.
b. Additional letters of recommendation may be included but will not be considered in lieu of our official recommendation forms!
c. Faxes will not be accepted.
Incomplete Program application packets will not be reviewed or considered for admission and will be destroyed after one calendar year!
**Return the completed Professional Counseling Program Application (i.e., all "Step Two" materials) to the following address:
601 University Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666-4605
You will find additional information about the Professional Counseling Program on the Program website
If after reviewing these materials you still have questions regarding a specific area of emphasis, you may email one of the faculty:
In compliance with federal law, including the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Professional Counseling Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, handicap, or military service in its administration of education policies, programs, or activities, its admissions policies, scholarship, and loans.