Application Requirements

Application Deadlines Fall Spring
Priority May 15 November 1
Standard August 1 December 1

Late applications are accepted and considered as space allows.

  1. Application for admission with graduate application fee
  2. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  3. Official transcripts of all college coursework
  4. Minimum GPA of 3.0 or presentation of a minimum combined score of 300 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or passing score on the CSET Exam to overcome a low grade point average.
  5. Three recommendations from professional sources who can address you potential for success in education.
  6. Prerequisites: Completion of 12 units of undergraduate or graduate semester hours with a grade of "C" or better in General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology or Theories of Personality, Introductory Statistics, and Life Span Development or Growth, Development and Learning.
  7. Proof of having taken the CBEST. (A passing score is required by the end of the second semester of enrollment.)
  8. Valid Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing which can be obtained through the School of Education.
  9. Essay that includes your reasons for choosing School Counseling as a profession, reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University and why you are personally suited to be a school counselor.
  10. An interview with the program director