Admissions Information

Admissions Dates & Deadlines

Priority deadline for the Online Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is April 1, 2022.

After that date, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the program is full. Early submission is encouraged to ensure consideration for the upcoming cohort.

April 1 Priority Application Deadline
April 28 Selected applicants invited to move forward with an interview
May 2-6 Virtual Interviews (Unless you've already interviewed for in-person program)
Mid May Admissions offers begin to be sent to applicants
One week after admission offer Accepted offer deadline

Admissions Requirements

All incoming students begin in Fall.


Complete Seattle University’s Application, which includes the following elements: 

  • Letter of Intent
  • Résumé
    • A one- to two-page professional résumé documenting education, volunteer and professional experience.   
  • 2 College of Education Recommendation Forms
    • Choose a mix of instructors, employers, administrators or supervisors who are familiar with your work and your interpersonal skills.
    • Do not choose peers, friends, or therapists.   
  • College of Education Self-Evaluation Form

Admission Requirements

  • Evidence of a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. 
  • Official Transcript(s) 
    • Submit official transcripts either electronically or mail directly to Graduate Admissions
      • Seattle University
        Office of Graduate Admission
        901 12th Avenue
        P.O.Box 222000
        Seattle, WA 98122-1090
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • As calculated from bachelor's degree work and any credits completed after the bachelor's degree. This includes transfer credits. 
    • Applicants with less than a 3.00 GPA may apply and may be considered for probationary admission.
    • The Counseling Program does not require the GRE. However, applicants from non-graded bachelor's degree programs must submit GRE scores.
  • Group Interview

Apply to Multiple Programs

Applying to both Online Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling in-person

Applicants can apply to both in-person and online programs, but will need to complete separate applications. Applicants will need to select one program prior to enrolling and it is important to note that the deadline for in-person program is Feb 1 and for online is April 1. 

Applying to both Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling

Applicants must choose to apply to either the School Counseling program or the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. If you have applied to both, you will be asked to decide at the time of application which program you would like to pursue; only one application will be reviewed per applicant per admissions cycle.

Additional Admissions Information

Probationary Admission

Applicants whose academic credentials are below the expected prerequisite course work, grade point average and/or test scores of those typically accepted to specific programs, but who through other means convey the potential for academic success, warrant offers of provisional or probationary admission. Probationary admission involves a specific time limit during which the student is expected to achieve the minimum GPA noted at the time of admission. When this condition is fulfilled, the department usually recommends advancement of regular graduate student status.

International Students

International students are invited to visit our admissions page for a list of requirements.

Technical Requirements 

Component Type PC (Windows OS)  Apple (Mac OS)
Operating System  Currently supported operating system from Microsoft.   Currently supported operating system from Apple. 
Memory (RAM) 8GB or higher  8GB or higher 
Hard Drive 100GB or higher  100GB or higher 
Antivirus Software Required for campus students. Strongly recommended for online students.  Required for campus students. Strongly recommended for online students. 
SU Purchase Program Visit Dell Visit Apple
Internet/Bandwidth 5 Mbps Download, 1 Mbps Upload and less than 100 ms Latency  5 Mbps Download, 1 Mbps Upload and less than 100 ms Latency 

Notes: It is important to purchase a desktop/laptop that has a webcam pre-installed. 

  • Laptop or desktop?  Whichever you choose depends on your personal preference and work style, though laptops tend to offer more flexibility. 
    • Note: Chromebooks (Chrome OS) and iPads (iOS) do not meet the minimum requirements for coursework at Seattle University. These offer limited functionality and do not work with some course technologies. They are not acceptable as the only device you use for coursework. While these devices are convenient and may be used for some course functions, they cannot be your primary device. 
  • Microsoft 365 available free to all Seattle University students and faculty. The Office suite will remain free while you are a student at Seattle University. Review system requirements for Microsoft 365 plans for business, education and government.