Admission to the School Counseling Program

Candidates interested in the School Counseling Program will submit 2 separate applications.

Application #1, known as Decision Point I, allows qualified candidates admission to the Graduate School to take the necessary pre-requisite courses before they submit Application #2, known as Decision Point II, to the Clinical Cohort. If candidate has an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 or a graduate GPA of at least 3.0, they will be admitted to Application #1, Decision Point I and can begin taking pre-requisite courses.

Pre-Requisite Courses

All candidates must take G500 Orientation to Counseling before submitting Application #2. Some candidates must also take a course in Special Education and Classroom Management.

Application # 2, also known as Decision Point II, is for admission to the Clinical Cohort, which allows qualified candidates to complete the 12 courses necessary to earn a Master's of Science in Education, as a School Counseling Major. Candidates submit Application #2, Decision Point II March 1st, are admitted to the Clinical Cohort in May, and will complete the 12 courses in a pre-determined sequence, completing the program in 24 months. Candidates are required to have 1 year post-bachelor’s experience working with kids to be eligible for the Clinical Coursework.

How to submit Application #1 or Decision Point I

  1. Attend the next Decision Point I Advising Sessions.
  2. Print and bring An Advising Checklist and the Candidate Advising Information Form to the advising session.
  3. Complete online application. Neither personal statements nor departmental questions are required. A $40 application fee is assessed when applying to program. If a previous application fee was paid the fee should be waived. To determine if fee is to be waived, contact our Records Specialist at (812) 941-2388.
  4. Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed at institutions other than an IU school. Candidates must have at least a 3.0 GPA for graduate coursework or a 2.5 GPA for undergraduate coursework.

Once materials have been received, the Program Coordinator will review transcripts and candidate will receive an official letter in the mail along with a detailed Academic Advising Checklist to indicate which Pre-Requisites the candidate must take before submitting Application 2, Application to the Cohort.

How to begin Application #2, Decision Point II, to the Clinical Cohort

The Clinical Cohort begins each year in May; the application deadline for the Clinical Cohort is March 1st

  1. Complete necessary Pre-requisite courses, as indicated by the Academic Checklist you received when conditionally admitted to Graduate School as a School Counseling major.
  2. Print and read detailed instructions on compiling your Application #2 Clinical Cohort Binder.
  3. Attend Application #2 Advising Session. Dates can be found on our website.
  4. Print the Field Experience Form, to be included in your submitted application.
  5. Print the Terms of Agreement Form, also to be included in your submitted application.
  6. Submit Application #2 Clinical Cohort Binder to Dr. Bradley's office, Hillside Hall Room 0008, or to the main office the School of Education by:
    Clinical Cohort Application Deadline: March 1st

*Candidates may still be completing requirements the semester in which they apply for the Clinical Cohort, but must be finished with all requirements at the end of that semester to be eligible for acceptance into the Clinical Cohort.