How to Apply

Applications received and postmarked on or before October 1 will be considered for the following spring semester.

Applications received and postmarked on or before February 1 will be considered for the following fall semester.

Applicants are encouraged to check application status frequently by contacting Mary Maillette in the Admissions Office at (715) 425-3500 or Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

To be considered for admission, an applicant must have a minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA. Applicants with GPAs lower than 2.75 will be considered in special circumstances. All application materials must be submitted as indicated in the chart below:

Application Material Required

Submission Method Required

On-line application form (and $56 application fee), using this required link

Complete on-line at link to the left. Submit payment electronically at the same link and same time of application.


E-mail as attachment to OR mail directly to Graduate Admissions at the address below.

Letter of interest, using this required form

E-mail as attachment to OR mail directly to Graduate Admissions at the address below.

Three letters of recommendation

E-mail as attachment (directly from letter writer) to graduate OR mail to Graduate Admissions ( directly from letter writer) at the address below.

  • We do not require an official ranking form, checklist, or waiver for letters of recommendation.
  • We encourage you to speak with letter writers about why you want to become a school counselor and why you want to study at UWRF.
  • We look for evidence of academic skills, and/or skills in working with people.
  • We want to read about how you would be a good fit for this profession and this program.

Official transcripts from all undergraduate schools attended (required) and graduate schools attended (if applicable)

E-mail electronic transcripts (many universities offer this option) to OR mail directly to Graduate Admissions at the address below.

OPTIONAL: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required but will be considered if official results are submitted.

Mail directly to Graduate Admissions at the address below ( OPTIONAL).

For all e-mailed materials:

Please use the subject heading: School Counseling Application - APPLICANT'S NAME

Send all traditionally mailed materials to:

Graduate Admissions
Counseling Program Application
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
112 South Hall
410 South Third Street
River Falls, WI 54022-5001

Additional important application information:

  • A Graduate Admissions Office representative will create and organize a file of each applicant's submitted materials. However, it is the applicant's responsibility to monitor and ensure the completion status of her/his application (call 715-425-3500). Late materials will result in an incomplete file. Incomplete files will not be reviewed.
  • Final admission decisions are typically made within three weeks of the application deadline. Invited applicants are provided a specific date by which to notify the program of their intentions.
  • NOTE: The program faculty does not formally interview applicants. Prospective students are highly encouraged to schedule a campus visit, speak with a faculty member, or attend one of the department's open house events. Open House events include Q and A sessions with the faculty and current students. Contact the program director, Dr. Caroline Baker, for more details.

Contact Us

Caroline Baker
Counseling Program Director
224 Wyman Education Building