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Prospective Students

Introduction To The Program (PDF)

Program Orientation

We are still accepting applications, the previous application date Feb 15 was incorrect

Admissions Deadline

Applicant admissions portfolios are evaluated throughout the year, but matriculation as a student into the Counselor Education program is restricted to summer and fall semesters only.  

  • Priority admission deadline is April 15th for summer and fall.
  • Space-available admission deadline is July 15th.

We reserve the right to interview any candidate in order to make a decision regarding admission to Radford University Counselor Education Program.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the program is competitive and the department values diversity in its student population. Prospective students are selected for the program based on their ability to complete academic requirements of the program, personal qualifications necessary for success in the counseling and student affairs professions, and appropriateness of professional goals. Admission is competitive. Approximately 50 new students are admitted for fall matriculation each year.

Admissions decisions are made based on an overall evaluation of all stated criteria. Failure to meet minimum criteria in one area will not necessarily be cause for admissions rejection. The Admissions Committee of the department evaluates academic qualifications and potential for success in the program based on an admissions application portfolio. The admissions portfolio shall include:

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Official transcripts of all prior undergraduate and graduate achievement;
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) of 1000 or better or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores of 386 or better;
  • Admissions Essay, limited to three pages, including experiences, interests and other factors central to your decision to apply to the program and short and long-term goals and career aspirations related to the program.
  • Three personal reference letters submitted to the Graduate College. At least two of the references need to be academic references.
  • Consider applying for financial aid.

 Specific Admissions Procedures

Each prospective candidate must submit:

1. Formal Application: Prior to admission to the graduate program, a completed application must be submitted to the Radford University Graduate College that includes official transcripts, three-page statement, test scores and references. You must also pay the application fee when you submit your application. Begin the application process.

2. Advisor Consultation: After admission to the Graduate College, students will be assigned an advisor and complete a temporary program plan of study.