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MSE Counseling Admission Procedures

Step 1: Apply to Graduate Study at WSC

General graduate admission to WSC precedes application to the degree program in counseling.

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Step 2: Submit Official Transcripts

Request official transcript(s) for all college coursework be sent directly to:

Office of Admissions
Wayne State College
1111 Main Street
Wayne, NE 68787

Your official transcript(s) must be original copies with the official seal of the institution and the degree statement. Transcripts must be sent directly to Wayne State College. Transcripts that are not received directly from the institution will not be accepted (they cannot pass through student hands).  If you received your undergraduate degree from Wayne State, you do not have to request transcripts.

Step 3: Submit Reference Forms/Letters

Submit two reference forms from individuals who have observed your effectiveness in working with people. Download the Reference Form (PDF)

Step 4: Submit Counseling Program Application

Submit the application to the graduate program in counseling (mail or online). An undergraduate grade point average GPA of 2.75 is required. If that is deficient, the applicant may request special consideration for provisional admission based upon the justification of the ability to perform graduate-level work.

Step 5: Submit Notarized Affirmation Form (and if applicable, any court documents)

Sign a notarized student affirmation stating that you have no felony convictions, nor misdemeanor convictions involving abuse, neglect, or injury to any person, nor any other convictions involving moral turpitude. If you have convictions, submit court records with an explanation of actions taken to prevent additional convictions. (ANY further convictions must be brought to the attention of the Field Experience Office immediately after conviction).

Step 6: Submit a Statement of Purpose

Submit to the School of Education and Counseling a Statement of Purpose containing the following information: 

  • your purpose for entering the counseling profession
  • describe your personal and professional background
  • your expectations for the program
  • your future aspirations or goals, and
  • your personal plan once you have completed your degree.

This document should be a maximum of four pages in length, double-spaced with 1-inch margins. This document will be assessed by a committee of department graduate faculty. Students who cannot meet the entrance writing requirment will be required to complete at least one additional writing course for the improvement of their academic writing skills (ENG 527 Academic and Professional Writing (3) is recommended).

Please email or mail the document to the below address:

  • School of Education and Counseling
    Brandenburg 140
    Wayne State College
    1111 Main Street
    Wayne, NE 68787
  • Shannon Reinke at shreink1@wsc.edu

The applicant will be notified via email once they are approved to register for courses.

Step 7: Submit a Signed Learning Agreement