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Admissions

The staff in the Admission department of the School of Education and Counseling Psychology use their knowledge to provide you with guidance to make the application process smooth. Our graduate and professional applicants pursue MA degrees in Counseling Psychology, Counseling, Teacher Education, and Educational Leadership.

The School is committed to maintaining a strong, vibrant, and diverse community. We recognize that social justice, multiculturalism, and diversity are important values for our students and faculty, and as a result, we seek to attract people from all types of backgrounds who are bold, independent, and creative thinkers. Our excellent staff facilitate the admission application process, dissemination of program information, and awarding of scholarships.

Before you apply, review your program’s Application Requirements by following the relevant link. Complete applications submitted by the priority deadline will receive priority consideration for scholarships, including the SEMILLA Fellowship program.

If you have questions about the application process, please feel free to call our at Graduate Admissions Office 408-551-3422 or email us at ecpadmissions@scu.edu.

 

Admissions Deadlines:

Counseling Programs - MA in Counseling

and MA in Counseling Psychology

 

SPRING 2018 TERM

Round 3 February 15, 2018

Decisions will typically be released within a month after the indicated application review date.

 

SUMMER 2018 TERM

Round 2 March 12, 2018
Round 3 April 5, 2018

Decisions will typically be released within a month after the indicated application review date.

 

FALL 2018 TERM

 Round 1  April 16, 2018
Round 2 June 4, 2018
Round 3 July 25, 2018

Decisions will typically be released within a month after the indicated application review date.

Please note the following:

An application is considered complete and ready for admissions review only when all the required application materials have been received by the Admissions Office.

Applications completed after a round's deadline will be reviewed in the following round.

Applications completed after the final deadline for the indicated term will only be reviewed on a space-available basis.

All Education Programs - MATTC, MA in Educational Leadership and Credential Programs

 

SPRING 2018 TERM

Round 3 February 15, 2018

Decisions will typically be released within a month after the indicated application review date.

 

SUMMER 2018 TERM

Round 2 March 12, 2018
Round 3 April 5, 2018

Decisions will typically be released within a month after the indicated application review date.

MATTC candidates applying to the 1 year program track must satisfy the Basic Skills and Subject Matter Competence Requirements by June 4, 2018.

Applications for the ExCEL program must be submitted no later than February 1, 2018. Please indicate your interest in the ExCEL program within your online MATTC application. 

FALL 2018 TERM

 Round 1  April 16, 2018
Round 2 June 4,2018
Round 3 July 25, 2018

Decisions will typically be released within a month after the indicated application review date.

Please note the following:

An application is considered complete and ready for admissions review only when all the required application materials have been received by the Admissions Office.

Applications completed after a round's deadline will be reviewed in the following round.

Applications completed after the final deadline for the indicated term will only be reviewed on a space-available basis.

International Applicants:

The School of Education and Counseling Psychology welcomes applicants from around the world.

If you have specific questions about applying, please feel free to contact our Admissions office at 408-551-3422 or email her at ecpadmissions@scu.edu

Requirements:

  1. English Proficiency Exam: TOEFL (score of 90 or above) or IELTS (score of 6.5 or above) are required for international students who completed their post-secondary education in a language other than English. TOEFL or IELTS may be waived if your Bachelor's (and Master's, if applicable) were completed at institutions in which English is the primary language of instruction. However, all applicants may be asked to provide further evidence of English proficiency as needed.
  2. International Education Evaluation: Transcript evaluations are required by one of the approved NACES agencies. Applicants to the Master of Arts in Teaching + Teaching Credential (MATTC) program should have their transcripts evaluated by one of the agencies approved by the CTC. Please note, transcript evaluations must include the degree equivalency and U.S. GPA equivalency. We recommend the course-by-course evaluation report.
  3. Proof of Funds: United States visa regulations require proof that sufficient funds are available to finance your travel, living expenses, and program study. Please refer to the International Student Services website for an up-to-date estimate of the cost associated with a full year of academic study in the ECP.

After the receipt of the official acceptance letter, the student should contact the ECP Admissions office, ecpadmissions@scu.edu, for the I-20 documentation to apply for a F-1 student visa. When this is completed it will be forwarded to the International Student Services Office.

International Application Deadlines:

Fall 2018 TERM

 Round 1  April 16, 2018
  • International students for MATTC program are eligible to apply for the Fall and Winter quarters only. 
  • Summer quarter applications are not available to International students requiring a student visa.

Important note on H4 visa holders: The spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 of an H1-B visa (temporary work visa for the highly skilled) holder are awarded the H4 visa for their stay in the US. An H4 visa holder is not allowed to undertake employment in the US, but an H4 visa holder can pursue education. It is possible to convert an H4 visa to F1 visa (student visa) for full-time education at an academic institution recognized by the US INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service).

Mandatory Health Insurance:

More information about the University's Health Insurance policies and options

 

Tuition and Fees:

Application charge (Payment should be sent with each application form and is not refundable. Non-degree students pay this fee once, at the initial application.)    $50
2017-18 Tuition, per quarter unit    $607
Education Graduate Student Association Fee (per quarter)    $40
Counseling Psychology Graduate Student Associate Fee(per quarter)    $40
Late registration Fee    $100
Course Drop/Swap Fee (per course)    $50
Late Payment Fee    $100
Student Health Insurance(annual)    $2,805

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Yes. The School of Education and Counseling Psychology offers Tuition Scholarships and Endowed Scholarships. In addition, students can apply for federal loans by completing the FAFSA.Look over our Financial Aid and Scholarship page to find out more.

No. All you need to do is to complete the ECP Tuition Scholarship Application. If you are a current student, you will need to complete the application by June 15th for the following academic year. If you are a new applicant, submit your ECP Tuition Scholarship Application when you apply. Check the Financial Aid and Scholarships page for specific deadlines. However, if you want to be eligible for Federal loans, you need to complete the FAFSA.

You should submit letters from 2 different sources. Letters can be emailed to ecpadmissions@scu.edu directly from your reference, or if mailed directly by the applicant, the recommendation must be sealed and signed by the recommender across the flap. Letters must address academic and/or professional qualifications (not just personal character) and may not be from family or friends.

Students may transfer up to 9-quarter units of graduate-level (post-baccalaureate) coursework from other accredited institutions. Courses to be considered for transfer must have been completed within five years of the initial enrollment date in the School of Education and Counseling Psychology. Transferred credits only apply to the specific course for which the exemption is sought. For more information and for the process for consideration, please refer to the current Graduate Bulletin & Handbook.

Once your application is complete, and you've completed the online application and all the required materials have been sent in (e.g., transcripts), it is reviewed by a committee and you will be notified by email.

Yes, there are several good sources:

Please check your online checklist as that is updated at least every other day.

Yes. However, please note that once you submit your online application, you will have the ability to track the status of your admission requirements and documents through the online checklist.

Yes, please email ecpadmissions@scu.edu  to defer your enrollment.  You may defer for up to one year.

In your admit packet/email, there are a list of courses for you to sign up for as a new student. Please choose from this list only and you will be able to meet with an advisor during Orientation or once courses begin.

A new application is required online and 1 additional letter of recommendation. If you completed within the past 5 years, we will have all your documentation on file. If you completed more than 5 years ago, then you will need to re-submit all required documentation.

The typical student has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in his or her undergraduate coursework.

 

This is correct, we no longer require students to submit GRE scores with their application.

Check your eCampus account for 24/7 access to track the progress of your application materials and admissions status. If you have trouble with your eCampus account or forgot your password? Visit the the main eCampus web site.

 

Student Profiles:

  • Jonathan Montoya

    Secondary Credential in Biology and Geosciences and Department Chair of Construction Technology, one of the leaders of professional development, and a WASC visiting member.

  • Ellie Angeletakis

    Last month I experienced a pivotal moment in my professional career. I presented for the first time at a California Council on Teacher Education Conference in San Diego! I have always wanted to be a presenter, and I feel so fortunate to have presented on a topic I am so passionate about: Trust, specifically how you need trust in order to build effective teams in schools.

  • Stephen Lucia

    M.A., Educational Administration Stephen Lucia came to SCU after he graduated cum laude in English from the University of San Francisco.

  • Marla Lane-Parks

    M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) emphasis. Marla Lane-Parks, a graduate of San Jose State University, was nervous about applying to the Counseling Psychology graduate program in SCU’s School of Education and Counseling Psychology (ECP).

  • Layna Harris

    M.A., Counseling Psychology Layna Harris knew from her first visit that she “absolutely needed to attend" the counseling psychology graduate program at Santa Clara University.

  • Alisha Cassarino-Skeeters

    M.A., Counseling Psychology, emphasis in Correctional Psychology Alisha Cassarino-Skeeters knew she wanted to work with at-risk youth and, fortunately, Santa Clara University's School of Education and Counseling Psychology is one of a few graduate schools that offers course-work directly tied to working with at-risk populations.