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Admissions FAQ for Graduate Counseling Programs

What is your minimum GPA? What is your minimum test score?

The standards of the Fitchburg State graduate school specify a minimum GPA of 2.8 and a GRE/MAT percentile score of 50%. However, we evaluate your entire submission and exemplary performance in one area may offset a weaker showing in another area. We also look very closely at your letters of recommendation regarding key counselor traits.

What is your deadline for admission?

The counseling program has rolling admission and can admit students to start in the fall, spring, and/or summer terms. The most accelerated path through the program does require a summer start to ensure that students can take courses in the required sequence. However, many students chose to start earlier in order to spread their courses out through the program.

Do you require the GRE or the MAT?

Effective immediately, admission into graduate counseling programs does not require taking the GRE or the MAT.

Who should I ask for a letter of recommendation?

You should have at least one academic reference (i.e., from a professor). We know that can be daunting if you have not taken a recent class, but a professor can provide important information about your academic behavior. If you have worked in the counseling field, a letter from a clinical supervisor can also be very helpful in showing your abilities in working with others.

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(978) 665-3182
gce@fitchburgstate.edu
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Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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