The student must meet the admission standards of the Graduate School of Education. Applicants for the Rehabilitation Counseling Program are interviewed throughout the year and may be admitted to start studies in the Spring, Fall, or Summer. (Download a copy of the program brochure.)
Catalogues, application materials, and information regarding admission are available at the Division of Graduate Studies.
No prerequisite major is required for the Rehabilitation Counseling program. Academic performance is regarded as an important factor in selection. To be admitted, applicants must have at least a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average. Acceptable qualifications may be determined by consultation with the Coordinator of the Rehabilitation Counselor Education program.
Following receipt of the Graduate School of Education application, the Program Coordinator will arrange an interview with the student applicant. The ability of the student to utilize the program's learning sequence and his/her potential for success in the field of rehabilitation counseling are assessed during the interview. If the student is accepted into the program, notification is sent to the applicant immediately. As courses are arranged sequentially, it is advantageous for full-time students to start the program in the fall semester. Students may attend part-time and extend the program over a longer period of time. Course sequence for part-time students and students who are unable to begin work in the fall semester is planned with close faculty advisement. Most classes are offered in the evening to accommodate part-time students in the program.
A Student Handbook containing information about the program and directions for different phases of study is distributed to new students. Students are strongly encouraged to join the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA) and/or the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA) as part of their professional acculturation.
Each student is assigned a faculty advisor. Individual meetings with advisors are held as needed throughout the year. Click below for Financial Aid information and forms. For more information on student disability services, contact the Student Accessibility Services office at 330-672-3391. For more information on the Academic Success Center, call 330-672-3190.