The Graduate Council of Counselor Education sets the admissions standards for the counselor education program based on standards from the program faculty, Florida Department of Education, Florida Department of Health, and the Graduate Council of the College of Arts and Sciences.
- Final application date: Wednesday, January 1, 2014
- Classes begin: Monday, January 13, 2014
- Final application date: Thursday, May 1, 2014
- Classes begin: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
- Final application date: Friday, August 1, 2014
- Classes begin: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Admission to the counselor education program requires an earned undergraduate degree from a college or university accredited by an appropriate regional association.
Please note that Stetson University has partnered with Envision Enrollment, an online application service for graduate school admissions. By creating an online account through Envision Enrollment, you will be able to:
- Check the status of your application through the admissions process.
- Have your transcripts, letters of recommendation and other documents required by the program for admission processed and assembled quickly for graduate admission committee review.
Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 386-822-7100 with any questions regarding the admission process.
Required Application Materials
The following materials are required to be submitted before an application will be considered complete:
- Application for Admission
- $50 Application Fee
- Official transcripts from all previous universities and/or colleges attended
- Three letters of recommendation
- Group interview
- Each student is required to submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (G.R.E.) or Miller Analogies Test (M.A.T.). Scores in the 50th percentile or better on the G.R.E. or a score of 410 or better on the M.A.T. are preferred. However, an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 in upper-division courses may assist a student whose standardized test scores do not meet the minimum criteria. Students with earned master's degrees are not required to submit test scores.
- Applicants for the school counseling program who are not fully-certified teachers must submit passing scores on the General Knowledge Test
Application materials should be sent to Envision Enrollment; see directions on the application portal for more information.
Each applicant will be evaluated in the context of an overall academic record and/or accomplishments in an appropriate field. The Graduate Council of Counselor Education makes final decisions on all applicants. Appeals may be brought to the Graduate Council of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Stetson University graduates who have a major in psychology, have at least a 2.8 G.P.A. for all academic work at Stetson University, have successfully completed the required group interview and have satisfactory letters of recommendation will not be asked to submit test scores and will be automatically accepted into any of the three graduate programs offered by the Department of Counselor Education.
To ensure adequate review, it is recommended that all application materials are submitted by the final application date stated above. Application decisions will not be made until all application materials are received.
The following additional requirements apply to international applicants:
Submit your transcripts
Official transcripts from the colleges and universities you attended are required.
- Logging into your Envision Enrollment account, go to the Credentials Tab and select the Overview option. Click the Add/Submit Institutions button.
- Identify the type of institutions you attended and click the Add International Institution button at the bottom of the page.
- Enter the information requested about your institution. Note: If you attended more than one institution, repeat this step for each institution attended.
- Once you've entered the information for all of the institutions you've attended, review the list of institutions attended and click the Confirm button.
- Print two copies of the International Transcript Request Form:
- Submit one copy to the Registrar or other official person at the institution you attended. The Registrar or other official will send a copy of your official academic records in the native language directly to Envision Enrollment.
- Submit the other copy to Envision Enrollment along with the documents you have (the student issued documents and the translation).
For further instructions, please download a PDF version of the transcript directions.
Take an English proficiency test
All applicants for admission whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and submit a scored of 90 or better on the Internet-based test or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and submit a score of 7.0. Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies for additional information; the office's contact information is at right.
Submit immigration forms
Upon admission, WORLD: International Learning will assist students in obtaining a student visa. To issue the U.S. Immigration Form I-20 "Certificate of Eligibility," the department must have on file acceptable documentation and evidence showing that the admitted student has funds to pay for the first year of study at Stetson University. The student should keep a copy of this financial documentation as he/she will need to present it at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate as part of the visa application procedure. Please contact the department at 386-822-8165 or email@example.com with questions regarding this step.
Please send all necessary documentation to WORLD: International Learning at:
- Department of International Learning
421 North Woodland Boulevard
DeLand, Florida 32723
Transfer of course credit is not automatic. An individual who holds the baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university may apply only six (6) semester hours of graduate courses toward the graduate degree prior to admission to the program. A maximum of six semester hours may be transferred from another accredited graduate school provided these hours are approved by the department as part of the student's planned program. The student must fill out an appropriate form requesting transfer credit. A student wishing to take work at another institution after being admitted to a graduate program must first have the written approval of the department chairperson. Afterwards, he or she must provide an official transcript of the work completed for the department's final approval of the transfer of credit. Note: Transfer credits expire six years after their completion. Transfer credits will be credited to the degree program only after the student has been advanced to candidacy. No work gained by correspondence courses is acceptable toward a graduate degree.
Students who have been formally admitted to programs in the department may register for classes during the course registration periods established by the Office of the Registrar.
To register, consult your advisor and the list of courses offered through the department, which is available prior to the university's regular registration period. You may obtain a copy of this list from the counselor education department's office.
Students are permitted to take six credits prior to being admitted to the program. Registration in additional graduate-level courses offered through the department is limited to students who have meet our entrance requirements and been accepted into the program or receive special permission from the chair of the department.