How to Apply

We will begin accepting applications October 1, 2017 for the summer 2018 Cohort. We are no longer accepting applications for the Summer 2017 Cohort.

Note: Before you apply, please review the list below of items that are required for admission to the Doctorate in Professional Counseling and Supervision degree. 

Please direct program questions to Dr Matt Varga at mvarga@westga.edu, or (678) 839-6061. If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact graduate@westga.edu.

Application Process

  • 1. Online Application 
    1. Online Application 

    Complete the online application for graduate admissions. The online application requires a $40.00 non-refundable application fee. You will receive a confirmation message indicating that your application has been submitted. Please mail all required application documents in one packet to the address listed below. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

  • 2. Official Transcripts
    2. Official Transcripts

    Request official transcripts from all institution(s) you have attended, even if only for transfer credit (Must include both undergraduate and graduate).  If a transcript is mailed to you, it cannot be treated as official if it has been opened. Please forward all required application materials in one packet to the address listed below.

  • 3. Program Specific Requirements for Doctorate in Professional Counseling and Supervision Degree
    3. Program Specific Requirements for Doctorate in Professional Counseling and Supervision Degree

    Important notes:

    We do not accept any standardized tests except for the GRE, and the scores must be less than five years old. We cannot make any exceptions to this policy.

    Required Qualifications:
    In order to eligible to apply to the Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision, all of the following must be met:

    1. Professional Counselor License, School Counselor License, or Certificate
    2. Ed.S., or 30 hours post masters degree
    3. GRE not older than 5 years with preferred scores of:
      • Verbal 151
      • Quantitative 142
    4. Masters in counseling- CACREP accredited or equivalent accreditation*
    5. Minimum of three years of counseling experience in private or public schools, community agency, university, hospital, or private practice

    If all of the above are met, then the application requires the following:

    1. A 300-500 word essay presenting the applicant's professional goals and the relationship between those goals and the program mission 
    2. Official transcripts from all schools attended for all degrees including schools attended only for transfer credit
    3. Three recommendations from professionals who are familiar with the applicant's professional qualities and academic potential.
    4. The electronic Recommendation Request form will be available after you submit your application
    5. Vitae

    *If the program was not CACREP accredited at the time of the applicant's graduation, the applicant must demonstrate that the program was substantially CACREP equivalent or the accrediting body that accredited the degree is equivalent to CACREP standards.

  • 4. Submitting Required Materials
    4. Submitting Required Materials
    Please submit all materials online.
  • 5. Check your application's status
    5. Check your application's status 

    Log -in to our Graduate Student Pre-Enrollment Preparation Site (PREP) to check the status of your application.
    When attempting to login, your ID Number will be your social security number, and your PIN is the last 2 digits of your birth year followed by the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you have forgotten your pin, please select 'Change Pin'.
    Example: If your social security number is 123-45-6789 and birth year is 1990, then your login information will be:
    ID = 123456789 Pin = 906789
    If you are an international student please click here for any additional requirements.