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Admissions Information

Professional Counseling Program Application Process

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 application material questions should be directed to the Graduate College.  


Applying to the program: 

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. 


Submit the following through the Graduate Admissions Document Upload (GADU) portal:

  • Informed Consent
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Recommendation Forms: You will submit names and contact information for three individuals through the GADU portal. Recommenders will be emailed the required form 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 Program application deadline. Graduate College application deadlines cannot be extended. 


⇒ We have compiled answers to many frequently asked questions. For answers to these general admission questions, please first consult the FAQ page. 

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


If after reviewing these materials you still have questions regarding a specific area of emphasis, email one of the faculty members below according to area of concentration:


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.