How to Apply


To apply to graduate and credential programs, please submit your application materials by the following priority deadline dates. NOTE: All Counselor Ed programs begin in fall semester only.

For greatest consideration for Graduate Assistantships, please apply by January 15th. Each year, a limited number of assistantships are offered to qualified graduate students. The assistantships provide valuable professional development experience.

Priority Application Deadline: June 15th

Application Requirements

Part 1
  • Start your application online at
  • Two (2) Recommendation Forms-list recommenders name and contact information in your application.
  • Request your official transcripts from all 4 year colleges and universities attended and any graduate work
  • Submit Application 
    • Send all transcripts to address or bottom of the checklist OR electronic transcripts may be sent directly from your previous institution to
    • International applicants are required to submit a sealed evaluated transcript from an approved evaluation agency.
Part 2

Log in to your Application Portal after submission of your completed application at where you can upload or fill out remaining application materials

  • Personal statement - Please write to the prompt.
  • Petition to Waive GRE Requirement
  • $25.00 Online Application fee
  • Optional-call 805-493-3325 to schedule a phone or walk-in admission appointment

Interested individuals are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with a graduate admission counselor to review specific program information, admission requirements, start terms, deadline dates, and review financial aid options.