The application process is entirely online. No items need to be mailed, upload all of your application items to your application account.

  1. Create an account. Then, complete the application at your own pace.
  2. Ensure that your uploaded documents are easy to view online.
  3. Complete all required sections.
  4. Save often, submit once. You may access and update your application as many times as you like before submission. You are encouraged to submit your completed application a few weeks before the deadline.

Application Requirements

For requirements for all School of Education programs, visit the general admission requirements page.

For international students, please visit the international student requirements page

  1. Completed online application with non-refundable $55 application fee.
  2. One set of unofficial transcripts from each university/college previously attended. For U.S. applicants, the degree must be from a regionally accredited university/college. An applicant with a pending degree must provide official verification of expected degree completion from institution's Registrar or school official. An undergraduate degree is required to apply to a master's program. A master's degree is required to apply for a doctoral program. Please note: if admitted you will need to submit official transcripts prior to enrolling.
  3. Applicants must have earned their Bachelor's and/or Masters' degrees from a regionally accredited institution. They must provide a background of academic preparation and/or professional experience that demonstrates their ability to pursue graduate level programs.
  4. Recommended GPA of 2.75.
  5. Two current letters of recommendation, noting suitability for graduate work.
  6. Current résumé.
  7. Statement of Intent: Describe previous experience and professional goals in counseling children, adolescents, or young adults. State your specific interest in the School Counseling program at USF and how you hope to promote social justice and equitable conditions as a school counselor.


Applicants will need to submit a Copy of a Certificate of Clearance.


Applicants are eligible to apply and be offered admission to USF before they complete the Basic Skills Requirement (BSR). If offered admission, USF will evaluate your previous coursework to determine if you have already met the BSR requirement. Please note that we do not review coursework prior to admission.

These requirements will need to be fulfilled by the start of the 2nd semester of your program.