Admission Workshop Evaluation Process

  • Applicants satisfying the master’s credential screening process are notified by mail and invited to participate in a Master’s Admissions Workshop (fall, spring, or summer) with other applicants who have applied for admission during the same semester.

    The purpose of the workshop is threefold:

    1. for faculty and students to get acquainted,
    2. to inform students about the counseling programs, and
    3. to determine student interpersonal and writing skills which are assessed through group activities and a writing sample.

    Parallel with our master’s level admission process, once the materials listed on the Doctoral Credential Evaluation Process page are received and reviewed, doctoral applicants will be invited to a Doctoral Admissions Workshop where they will participate in an information session, individual interviews, group interviews, and a writing sample. This process will address CACREP Standard 6 A3.

    Doctoral program admission criteria include:

    • academic aptitude for doctoral-level study
    • previous professional experience
    • fitness for the profession, including self-awareness and emotional stability
    • oral and written communication skills
    • cultural sensitivity and awareness
    • potential for scholarship, professional leadership, and advocacy

    Admissions recommendations are made by the counseling faculty after each workshop. These recommendations are then forwarded to the Graduate School which, in turn, contacts all applicants in writing, informing them of their status. Newly admitted students receive a “pre-candidacy” letter with the name of their advisor whom they should contact immediately to discuss program plans and course selection for the coming semester.