Counseling and Guidance
The Counseling & Guidance M.A. in Education is designed to prepare students for careers working as counselors/student affairs professionals in higher education settings (Higher Education/Student Affairs Program requirements). The program is designed to meet the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Professional Preparation Commission standards.
Admission to the program occurs once a year during the spring. Required materials must be submitted to either the Cal Poly Admissions Office or the coordinator of the program. In addition, applicants undergo an interview from faculty in the program prior to admission.
The following requirements must be met for admission:
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university
- 3.0 GPA in last 90 quarter units (60 Semester units)
- Three letters of recommendation
- Current Resume
- Completed Questionnaire and Essay
How to Apply
The application process requires candidates to submit materials to different places. Please follow all instructions in the Counseling & Guidance Applicant Instruction Letter carefully to ensure your application packet is complete. To apply to Cal Poly, go to www.csumentor.eduand submit ALL transcripts of work completed to the Cal Poly Admissions Office (TRANSCRIPTS information). For additional information, contact the Department of Graduate Studies in Education office (805-756-2126) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Counseling & Guidance Application Packet contains: