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Admissions Information


Virtual Information Sessions

Do you have questions about our Professional Counseling Program? Join us for one of our three Virtual Information Sessions before the February 15, 2021 admissions deadline!

Register in advance for one of these online meetings:  

REGISTRATION FOR Tuesday Nov 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM CT

REGISTRATION FOR Monday Dec 14, 2020 at 6:00 PM CT

REGISTRATION FOR Wednesday Jan 13, 2021 at 6:00 PM CT


Registration link has space for you to submit questions for the information session in advance. After registering online, you will receive a confirmation email that will contain information about joining the one hour meeting via Zoom.

≈ Tentative Information Session dates for October 1, 2021 Application cycle ≈    

♦ Wed April 21, 2021          ♦ Tues June 1, 2021

♦ Thur July 15, 2021           ♦ Mon August 23, 2021


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.  


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. 


'Transferring into' the program is not possible. Applicants must first be formally admitted into the Professional Counseling Program. After notice of admission, applicants can request a review of their previously earned credit hours in counseling to determine if they are eligible for transfer. This process is detailed in the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS link 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 others, 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.