International Student Applicants

The Counseling Department will consider admitting international applicants at both campus locations using the criteria identified at the link above:

A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.8 or its equivalent, acceptable TOEFL scores, letters of recommendation, a goal statement, and evidence that their command of the English language and the American culture are sufficient to meet counseling program demands. Applicants who meet these criteria may be accepted for admission without having to participate in the workshop portion of the admissions process if geographical distance precludes this activity.

Applicants from non-English speaking countries may be accepted into the MEd School Counseling program. However, the Pennsylvania Department of Education will not grant school certification to international students. You must be a United States citizen to gain school certification through the state of Pennsylvania.

Students who are advanced to candidacy may, with advisor and counseling faculty approval, transfer to those counseling programs requiring practicum and field experience.

More information regarding admission requirements for international graduate students.

Please note: IUP considers all students who will enter the United States on F or J visas as “International Students” for admission purposes. International graduate applicants are not considered for admission to sites or locations other than the IUP main (Indiana) campus, unless taking courses online outside of the United States.