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Admissions Requirements and How to Apply

Rehabilitation Counseling (M.S.) 

How to Apply

  1. Cal State Apply University Application: Complete the University application at

    Are you having trouble with the Cal State Apply application?  If so email right away for assistance.

  2. Submit official transcript(s) and test scores: Take the GRE exam and request official transcript(s) 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.

    If you attended SDSU as an undergraduate student, then we do NOT require official transcripts from SDSU.  We have access to this information.

    Read more about transcripts and test scores

  3. Program Application: The link to this program application will be available within the Cal State Apply application, but you can also access it here: Online Program Application for SDSU Graduate Programs 
Due to circumstances beyond our control, SDSU will be switching to a different program application.  
The new link is expected to be available by the week of November 6, 2017.  
Please continue to gather the required items below until the application is open.

Program Application »

Items Requested in Program Application

Please gather the items below and have them ready to upload to the Program application:

  1. Resume/CV: Prepare a resume or curriculum vitae.  We expect that this will at least include your education, paid and volunteer work history, as well as your community activities.

  2. Relevant Coursework:  Complete the Relevant Coursework form.

  3. Letter of Recommendation: Contact three individuals who you have interacted with professionally and would be able to write a letter of recommendation for you. Recommenders will submit their letters directly into the Online Program application.

  4. Statement of Purpose: This is your opportunity to supply the Admissions Committee with a verbal picture of yourself as a person.  Particularly helpful would be a discussion of your professional goals as they apply to your reasons for seeking admission to the Rehabilitation Counselor program.  Please type your personal statement, using double-spacing and at least 12 point font.


If you have questions about the application process or program itself, contact the Academic Coordinator, Mr Craig Winton at 619-594-6406 or or visit the Rehabilitation Counseling Homepage.

Important Dates for Fall 2018 Admissions

Item DueDue Date
Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1, 2017)
March 1, 2018
Program application
April 1, 2018
Transcripts and GRE scores due
April 1, 2018
College of Education Office of Student Services