Counselor Education: College Counseling

Within the online application system, applicants must provide general information (including educational history details), as well as the following specific program requirements.

Applicants must also request official transcripts, and any required graduate test and/or language proficiency official scores, be sent to WMU.

Application deadlines

January 15 for ensuing Summer and Fall Semesters; May 15 for just Fall Semester; and September 15 for Spring Semester. Applicants for the Fall Semester are encouraged to meet the January 15 deadline in order to receive admission offers early and to apply for assistantships or campus employment.

Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV)

A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is required; please submit within the online application system.

Graduate test

This program does not require a graduate test.

Note: International applicants may have to provide evidence of English language proficiency. More information can be found within the online application.


This program requires three recommendation letters. Be certain that persons who are knowledgeable of your academic work and/or your professional experience to date fill out the recommendation forms, e.g. professors, employers, supervisors. Please send email requests for such recommendation from within the online system.

Written statement

Please prepare a statement which covers the following information, and attach it within the online application:

On no more than two typewritten, double-spaced pages, write an essay discussing your professional goals. Give attention to work with racial or ethnic minorities and diverse populations throughout your essay. Include: a) your reason for wanting to be in a specific program; b) your professional goals as they relate to that program; c) an assessment of your personal assets and liabilities; and d) life experiences that might be useful in your work as a helping professional, including your work with racial/ethnic minorities and diverse populations.

Previous written work

This program does not require any previous written work be submitted.

Other program materials

Complete this program supplemental application program form, save it using your last name in the document name, and then submit the saved document within the online application.

Additional information


This program emphasizes counseling with college students and prepares students for careers as counselors in higher education. The program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Michigan and is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

If you have any questions, please review the website below for program and contact information.

Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology — College of Education and Human Development

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Official Transcript Requirement

This degree program requires that applicants submit official transcripts from every institution of higher education attended. These documents should be sent to the Office of Admissions.

Note for Resume

This should be no more than two pages in length, and in addition to the standard elements of a resume (e.g., educational and paid work experiences, etc.), please be sure you identify and clearly label all volunteer human service experience, including starting and ending dates.