Admissions

Take the first step toward a great career.

What’s required for admissions?

  • Application and $50 fee. Apply online.
  • 2-3 page Personal Statement of academic and professional goals
  • Current resume
  • One official transcript (sealed) from all colleges or universities attended. If your bachelor's degree is in progress, upload an unofficial one now; then send the official transcript after your degree is posted.  Official paper transcripts should be sent to:  KSOE Admissions, PMB 4350, Moraga, CA 94575-4350.  Official electronic transcripts can be directed to soereq@stmarys-ca.edu
  • Bachelor’s degree: Evidence of completion from a regionally-accredited college
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional and/or academic references who can evaluate your potential to be a counselor.  Letters from personal references (such as family or friends) will not be accepted. Please provide three professional and or academic references and their contact information in the Recommenders section of the application. The online system will contact them directly with instructions on uploading letters of recommendation.  Please note: Letters of Recommendation must be received for your file to be deemed complete and ready for review; however, the letters DO NOT need to be received by admissions prior to submitting your application.
  • Evidence of health insurance (and/or a signed waiver)
  • Results of a tuberculin test (within the last year)

For PPS School Counseling and School Psychology applicants only:

  • California Certificate of Clearance (student needs to have paid for the CTC document): Required for all School Counseling and School Psychology applicants. Clearance is mandatory before any PPS School Counseling or School Psychology student enters any practicum or field placement.
  •  Proof of registration for CBEST testing or passing another Basic Skills Requirement (BSR) alternative option approved by the CCTC.  Passing is not required for admission; however, a passing BSR is required prior to beginning any practicum or field placement.

NOTE: After submitting your application, you will be notified to schedule an admissions interview.

 

Priority deadlines

Priority Deadlines must be met to qualify for Admissions Scholarships. We will continue to accept applications after this date provided space is available.