Students in both our Salt Lake City and St. George programs are required to begin their program in the summer semester of the year they are admitted. Applicants should apply for Summer semester when applying with the Graduate School. Late afternoon/evening courses are delivered in May but students must attend intensive 7-day all-day classes in June of that same year. A similar schedule is in effect during the student's second summer in the program. Adjustments to this schedule are not possible. Applicants should consider these factors and their existing work/school schedule before submitting their application to this program.
The Counseling and Counseling Psychology faculty is committed to excellence in the education and training of school counselors and admission to the program is highly competitive. Applications are evaluated for quality and diversity of experience and background, past academic achievement, personal statement, letters of recommendation, and Graduate Record Examination scores (Verbal, Quantitative, Analytical Writing; scores only valid within the last five years). Please also consult the following checklist for additional guidance.
Competitive applicants must be admissible to the Graduate School, provide evidence of having a high level of academic aptitude, provide evidence of the application of the aptitude in the performance of academic endeavors, and demonstrate interest and commitment to the profession of counseling students in public schools. Consequently, most applicants admitted to the School Counseling program demonstrate strong academic credentials, an academic background in education, psychology, or a related field, and some experience working in the public school system. Applications for admission are reviewed once per year, and all materials must be received by December 15.
The Graduate School allows a maximum of six (6) semester hours of transfer work from other institutions. Eight (8) semester hours of graduate credit earned in a non-matriculated status at the University of Utah may be applied towards a degree. All transfer credit and credit earned in a non-matriculated status must be approved by the student's Supervisory Committee and by the Graduate School.