Admissions Information

Welcome to Admissions

Welcome to the School of Psychology & Counseling. We are excited about your decision to pursue higher education in the fields of psychology and counseling. We understand this is a big decision. As you work through the School of Psychology & Counseling admissions process, we are here to help you make a smooth transition. The counseling and psychology school admissions process is both detailed and carefully designed. In rendering an admissions decision, we utilize all of the information provided to make a good match between your abilities and interests and the capabilities and objectives of the program to which you are applying. The following information will give a comprehensive overview of the Psychology & Counseling graduate school admissions process. If you have further questions, please contact the Admissions Office for clarification at 800.681.5906 or

The Master in Counseling programs operate on a rolling admissions basis, which means students may apply to these programs at any time. Students who have turned in all required documentation will be scheduled for a Pre-Admission workshop (see step 8 below), and will be formally considered for admissions by the faculty. Due to the popularity and competitiveness of these programs, we encourage all applicants to apply early (prior to the deadline) for their chosen starting semester (fall or spring) in order to receive an admissions decision, and ultimately secure a seat in their preferred cohort*. All cohorts can fill up prior to their respective admissions deadlines.

*Your seat in the cohort will not be secured until you have been offered admissions (accepted), have paid the enrollment deposit, and have registered for courses for the respective semester.

Application Information by Program

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Evaluation of Transfer Credit

Transfer credits are evaluated on an individual basis but can never constitute more than 25 percent of a student's complete degree plan. Course credits that previously applied to one degree cannot be used again for a different degree program. An evaluation of possible transfer credits will take place once the student has been admitted to the program, and requires course syllabi and other materials as determined by the faculty member who teaches the course sought for transfer (i.e., texts used, papers written). Read our Transfer Policy.

International Applicants

In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, as an international applicant you will need to submit supplementary admissions requirements. These requirements will change depending on several factors such as your citizenship or visa status. For more information, please visit our International Students Admissions page.

Need Help or Have Questions?
If you have questions regarding the application or specific programs, or are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact the Office of Admissions in the School of Psychology & Counseling at 757.352.4498, or toll-free at 800.681.5906, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET or email us at In the case of a documented disability, an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

If you need technical assistance with the online application, please call our Help Desk at 757.352.4076.

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