Admissions Requirements

Spring Admissions Deadline

Interviews for admission are held in October following the application deadline of October 15th for the spring semester.

Persons who are applying for assistantships in residence hall positions must complete the application and interview process by April 1st for fall matriculation.

Fall Admissions Deadline

Interviews for admission are held in March following the application deadline of February 15th for the fall semester.

Requirements for admission include:

  • Prerequisites of 12 credits in psychology or closely related areas and specific course work in life-span development, statistics and computers.
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, as evidenced by an official transcript.
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Scores above the 25th percentile on the Graduate Record Examination or the Miller Analogies Test.
  • Three letters of reference indicating candidate's ability and suitability to pursue graduate studies in counseling.
  • Satisfactory completion of a group activity, writing exercise, and interviews at Admissions Day.
  • Preference is given to applicants who have work or volunteer experience in activities related to counseling.

The faculty is committed to recruitment of students representing a variety of cultures and affirms the right of each person to pursue a program in counseling based solely upon the candidate's ability without prejudice regarding race, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, or condition of disability. Services for students with disabilities are available, as noted in the graduate catalog.

Information about Applications

To request a graduate catalog or an application for admission, please visit Graduate Admissions or write:

Graduate Admissions
SUNY Plattsburgh
Room 112, Kehoe Building
101 Broad Street

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about counselor education at SUNY Plattsburgh please contact:

Dr. Julia Davis, Chairperson
Office: Ward Hall 106A
Phone: (518) 564-4179
Email: jdavi004@plattsburgh.edu