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Admission Requirements

Application Checklist

To apply to the School of Education and Counseling Psychology, you will need to complete an online application form and submit specific materials directly to the School.

Use this list to make sure you've submitted all the necessary documents and materials for your application to be complete. Feel free to print this page and check off each item as you go. 

**Please note, we no longer require the GRE for admissions.

Step 1: Complete and submit the Online Application Form*

The online application includes the Statement of Purpose (click here for instructions) and $50 application fee. *Once your online application is submitted, you'll be given access to track the status of your admission documents.

Step 2: Submit required documents directly to ECP**

 Current resume or CV

Two copies of official transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended (regardless of the length of study or the number of courses taken).

Two letters of recommendation
Letters must address academic and/or professional qualifications (not just personal character) and may not be from family or friends. 
  • We do not require a recommendation form, instead recommenders may do one of the following:
    • email their letter directly to ecpadmissions@scu.edu 
    • mail their letter directly to our School (our address is indicated below)
    • mail their letter directly to you, the applicant, who can then mail to our School (our address is indicated below) Please note, if you choose this method, the recommendation letter must be sealed in an envelope and signed by the recommender across the flap. 
Any additional program specific requirements (see links below for relevant programs)

** You may submit these documents separately. Admissions documents can be emailed to ecpadmissions@scu.edu or sent by mail to:

School of Education & Counseling Psychology: Graduate Admissions
Loyola Hall Suite 101
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0207

In addition to the above requirements, if you are applying any to of the following programs, please download the appropriate PDF with further admissions information:

Counseling Psychology

Teacher Education, Preparation, and Advanced Studies

Educational Leadership and Administration

  • The Certification of Employment with the Dioceses of San Jose Tuition Discount Form for the 2014-2015 academic year will be sent to those who are currently enrolled or who apply to the academic programs, noted below. If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at 408-551-3413 or email ecpadmissions@scu.edu:
    • Preliminary Administrative Services Credential
    • Clear Administrative Services Credential
    • SCU Certificate in Catholic School Leadership

If you have questions about the application process, please feel free to call our Graduate Admissions and Student Services Coordinator at 408-551-3127 or email ecpadmissions@scu.edu.