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What’s required for admissions?

  • Application and $50 fee. Apply online.
  • 2–3 page, double spaced Personal Statement of academic and professional goals (if GPA is lower than 2.8, please address it in your Personal Statement & second interview is required)
  • 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:  
    Saint Mary's College of California
    Office of Admissions
    1928 St Mary's Rd
    PMB 4800
    Moraga, CA 94575

    Official electronic transcripts can be directed to:

  • 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.
  • Results of a tuberculin test (within the last year)
  • After submitting an application, successful candidates will be invited to a group interview.

For Master's degree applicants specializing in School Counseling and School Psychology or Post-MA, PPS Credential students only:

  • 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 test 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.

For eligibility requirements for the Post-Master's degree, PPS Credential-Only, please visit the links below:

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