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Admission  Requirements

*CSP has an application deadline of January 15th .

Evidence of Academic Ability

Grade point average(s), academic and supervisor references, fit for the program as displayed during a personal interview, and evaluation of an essay will be used to assess the applicant's ability to complete the program. Applicants may qualify as potential degree candidates if their overall undergraduate cumulative grade point average is at least 2.75, or if their last two years of undergraduate work is 3.00 or higher.

Personal Qualifications

Potential students should demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, ability to handle the stresses inherent in student personnel work, emotional stability, and self-awareness. Qualifications are assessed by a personal interview and letters of recommendation. Campus and community involvement, leadership experiences, honors, and recognition will also be considered.

Appropriate Goals

Potential students should demonstrate a basic understanding of the student affairs profession. Professional goals, while understandably tentative, should be appropriate for beginning professionals and congruent with those of the WIU program. The required essay, personal interview, and recommendations from individuals in the field will be used to assess the applicant's goals.

Applicants may qualify as potential degree candidates in the College Student Personnel (CSP) program if their overall undergraduate cumulative GPA is at least 2.75 or if their last two years of undergraduate work is 3.0 or higher. These are minimum requirements, and students with lower GPAs may not be granted an interview given the competitive nature of the program.

Approximately 20 students are admitted annually to the program. Due to the sequence of courses and graduate assistantship assignments, only full time students are normally accepted for fall semester admission. Students who want to attend on a part-time basis should consult with the program coordinator to request special consideration.