FAQs and Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the School Counseling Application Package for the upcoming academic year generally available?

  • What is the deadline for submitting an application for admission to the School Counseling Programs?

  • Where should I submit my application materials?

  • What are the minimum academic admission requirements?

  • Are there any graduate entrance test required for admission? If so, is there a minimum score required?

  • I don't have a copy of my immunization record, what can I do to satisfy the requirements?

  • From whom should I request references?

  • I have a master's degree in a related field; can any of those courses be applied toward credit in the School Counseling program?

  • If admitted, when will I begin the field placement process?

  • Can prior counseling work-related employment experience be applied toward fulfilling field education credit in the MA program?

  • May I use my current job as a field placement?

  • What is a graduate assistantship (GA) and how do I get one?

  • What is a graduate tuition waiver and how do I apply for one?

  • Can courses taken as a non-degree seeking student be applied towards my master's degree in Counseling if admitted?

National Professional Associations

These national associations provide a gateway into the counseling profession, specialty/setting specific developments, advocacy, and advances. Many students chose to join more than one professional organizations at the local, state and national level to become more familiar with the professions, network, access professional development and journals/newsletter, participation in conventions and workshops, discounts on professional materials and access to liability insurance coverage. Most organizations are especially welcoming to student members and provide special discounts and opportunities for pre-professional counselors. 

As part of becoming a professional our program requires that students join one of the three national associations.  Each offers significantly reduced membership prices with all of the benefits of professional membership.  This includes the provision of liability insurance which is required of all students prior to beginning field experiences (Practicum.) 


State and Regional Associations


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