- Application materials (including official transcripts and two reference forms)
- Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 for the last 60 semester
hours of course work to be fully admitted to the program (or 2.75 through 2.99 may
qualify for conditional status).
- Completion of six hours of prerequisite courses, which must include a developmental
psychology course (i.e. childhood development, lifespan development, etc.) and psychological
statistics with a grade of C or better in at least one course and B or better in the
remaining course. Students that have not fullfilled the prerequisite requirements
may be conditionally accepted providing they take these course within the first year
of acceptance into the program.
- Applicants applying for the School Counseling Track or the Endorsement in School Counseling
Certificate Program must have passed the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) before
- Applicants applying for School Counseling or the Endorsement in School Counseling
Certification Program without a valid Illinois Teaching Certificate must have passed
the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) within 10 years of applying. This test must
be taken within 10 years of graduating as well.
- In addition, applicants without a valid initial Illinois Teaching Certificate must
take the course ED 5820, Educational Fundamentals in School Counseling as a program perquisite. Providing they have passed the Illinois Basic Skills Exam,
students who do not have a valid Illinois Teaching Certificate may be admitted conditionally
pending successful completion of ED 5820 within the first year.
- Applicants with a GPA under 3.0 that satisfy the above criteria must successfully
complete a written essay as part of their admissions requirement.
- Applicants must be interviewed by the department faculty.
- Due to limited class size, we are unable to accept all qualified applicants into the
All application materials must be received by deadline at the following location:
CSU School of Graduate and Professional Studies
9501 South King Drive Cook Administration Building / 126
Chicago, Illinois 60628-1598
Submitting materials to an office other than the Graduate Studies department may delay
processing time. Clinical Mental Health and School Track students are accepted once
yearly for the fall term.
Application deadline - March 1st
Post Masters Endorsement in School Counseling Graduate Certification Program (Type
73) students are accepted twice yearly.
Application deadline - March 1st (Fall Admission) / October 15 (Spring Admission). Application deadlines vary by departments.
To be completed by individuals that are interested in applying to one of our programs.
Recommendation form letter
Two (2) recommendation letters are required
Graduate at Large Application
To be completed by individuals that are interested in taking class(es) at CSU that
are not fully admitted into the program.
Supplemental admission form
More forms can be found on the Graduate Studies website entitled Download Applications. Make duplicates for personal and department records.
Clinical Mental Health brochure PDF Format
School Counseling brochure PDF Format
Endorsement in School Counseling Graduate Certificate brochure PDF Format
Bilingual Specialization PDF format
- Completion of at least 54 credit hours at the graduate level with grades averaging
B or better.
- Must not earn more than two C’s and must earn a B or better in all three clinical
- Passing score on the comprehensive examinations.
Completion of all degree requirements within six years.
To be complete by students intending to graduate at the beginning of your last semester.
Extension of the program
Students must complete all degree requirements within six years. Students needing
an extension of one year should complete this form the semester before your sixth
Request to carry additional hours
This form is used by students that want to carry more than nine (9) credit hours in
a semester (Students are only allowed six (6) credit hours max. during the summer
Transfer Credit Form
Graduate students already admitted to a master’s or certificate program and who wish
to enroll at another regionally accredited institution and have credits applied to
their CSU program.
This form is for returning students that are formally admitted into the program but have
not enrolled for 2 years or more. Students have six years from the date of acceptance
to apply for readmission.
Make duplicates for personal records.