Where can I find information on the application process?
Application information can be found on the Application webpage located here.
What should I know if I’m an international student?
GRE scores must be sent in addition to the necessary admission requirements.
Are there scholarships available?
I’m really interested in the programs, but I’m still unsure. Who can I talk to?
Dr. Lisa Hollingsworth is the program director and is always happy to discuss the prospect of graduate school. Schedule your appointment with her by email: email@example.com
Are your programs accredited?
Yes. Our Counseling and Professional Education programs are CAEP accredited. Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling are CACREP accredited. The Addictions Certification program is ICAADA accredited.
Where can I apply for my background check?
CastleBranch. For more information on the process, click here.
When is my application due by?
We accept applications year round.
Who should I contact if I’m interested in seeing copies of the syllabi?
Prospective students who are interested in reviewing syllabi for our courses should contact Dr. Lisa Hollingsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org to make those requests.
What’s it like to be a PNW student in the Counseling & Professional Education Department?
Outside of class, what do the counseling programs have to offer?
Chi Sigma Iota, an international honor society of professional counseling and for professional counselors, is an extracurricular activity that most students partake in to grow professionally while giving back to the community through philanthropic events. Alumni also have a chance to share their experiences out in the field with current students.
Does the program have a designated space?
Yes. Aside from students utilizing the Community Counseling Center for counseling individuals in the community, the space doubles as a library and meeting place for current students. The facility is fully equipped with a library, 4 counseling rooms, an office with the capacity to print, a conference room with observation software, and a kitchenette. Only students of CACREP counseling programs are eligible to use the space. Graduate students from the Counseling & professional Education program are also welcomed to use the Education Resource Center (ERC) in Gyte Annex 127.
What are my options for working while a graduate student?
You can find more information in regards to student employment on the Student Employment webpage.
What is Taskstream for?
You must submit work from selected Counseling & Professional Education courses to TaskStream each semester for review. The assignments you submit from each course are assessed according to the course-specific rubric in TaskStream. The rubric will address the specific graduate standards aligned with each course’s content and expectations. You must demonstrate competency on each criteria, and may not be allowed to proceed in the program if you receive too many developing or unacceptable ratings.
The TaskStream assignment is a major course and program requirement. Failure to complete the entry can mean failure to meet the gate requirements. Therefore, if the entry is not completed by the end of each course, you will receive an F for that course.