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Admissions Requirements

To apply to the School of Education and Counseling Psychology, applicants will need to complete the general and program specific requirements listed below.

  1. Complete and submit the Online Application Form
  2. Complete and submit Statement of Purpose. For instructions and prompt. (Note: If you are interested in applying for the ExCEL Program please express your interest in the first line of your Statement of Purpose. For further details visit ExCEL Program)
  3. Submit a $50 non refundable application fee
  4. Submit a current resume or CV
  5. One copy of official transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended (regardless of the length of study or the number of courses taken)
  6. Letters of recommendation. All programs require 2 letters of recommendation, except the MA in Counseling and MA in Counseling Psychology programs which require 3 letters of recommendation

Note: GRE or GMAT scores are not required for admission.

We do not require a recommendation form. Letters must address academic and/or professional qualifications, not just the personal character and may not be from family or friends. Recommendation letters can be emailed directly to ecpadmissions@scu.edu or mailed directly to our school at the address below by the recommender. Recommender can also mail the letters directly to the applicant, who can then send it to us by either email or mail directly to our school. Please note, if you choose this method, the recommendation letter must be sealed in an envelope and signed by the recommender across the flap. 

You may submit these documents separately or together either via email to ecpadmissions@scu.edu; or by mail to our Admissions Office at:

School of Education and Counseling Psychology:

Guadalupe Hall
455 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0207

In addition to the above requirements, if you are applying to any of the following programs, please click on each program link to see additional requirements:

Specific Program Requirements

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Counseling Psychology Deadline

Winter 2018: November 13th

Teacher Education Deadline

Winter 2018: November 13th

Educational Leadership Deadline

Winter 2018: November 13th