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Admissions Requirements and How to Apply

Multicultural Community Counseling (Community Based Block) (M.S.)

How to Apply

  1. CSUMentor University Application: Complete the CSU Mentor application at

  2. Submit official transcript(s) and test scores: Request official transcript(s) and GRE scores to be sent to SDSU Graduate Admissions:

    Graduate Admissions
    SDSU - Enrollment Services
    5500 Campanile Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92182-7416

    Electronic Transcript Formats
    SDSU accepts electronic transcripts in PDF or EDI format.  

    Transcripts must be sent by the Institution
    When requesting an electronic transcript you can choose San Diego State University on the selection menu or have them sent to:  SDSU will not accept transcripts emailed from students.

    Read more about transcripts and test scores

  3. Decision Desk Program Application: Complete the Online Program Application for SDSU Graduate Programs using Decision Desk

Items Requested in Program Application

Please gather the items below and have them ready to upload to Decision Desk.

  1. Personal Statement: Write a personal statement based on the following prompt:

    Please supply the Community-Based Block Admissions Committee with a written picture of yourself. Remember that the criteria for the selection of CBB students include not only the University's criteria for acceptance into graduate study (i.e. GPA and GRE), but additional criteria as well. Each year, a richly diverse group of candidates apply to the program. The CBB Admissions Committee reviews these applications, and then selects students who can learn together and contribute to each other's learning.

    What is there is your life experience and background that will make it possible for you to be an effective multicultural counselor (a person who can be therapeutic to others) and social justice change agent and to make some unique contribution to the CBB community?

    Hint: do not make this statement a narrative of your resume. There is no minimum or maximum length; however the statement should capture who you are in a concise manner.

  2. Experience Profile: Complete your experience profile using the Experience Profile Template (Word Document).

  3. Unofficial transcript: Download unofficial transcripts (or scan a paper transcript) for every institution, one file per institution, and be prepared to upload to the online program application.  This is in addition to, not a substitution for, having official transcripts sent to SDSU Graduate Admissions office.

  4. Letter of Recommendation: Contact three individuals who you have interacted with both personally and professionally and would be able to write a letter of recommendation for you. Please request that they write their letter and have it ready for when the system is available since they will be needed quickly.  Recommenders will submit their letters directly into the Online Program Application.


If you have questions about the application process or program itself, contact or visit the CBB Homepage.

Important Dates for Fall 2017 Admissions

This program is NOT accepting applications for Fall 2017.  
They will accept applications again for Fall 2018 admissions.

Item DueDue Date
CSUMentor applicationDecember 15
Decision Desk application
December 15
Transcripts and GRE scores due
January 12
College of Education Office of Student Services