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College Student Personnel program
Admission - Application Process - College Student Personnel Program
Built upon the values of theories-to-practice, ethical action, self-authorship, social justice, and transformative learning, the purpose of the College Student Personnel program at Western Illinois University is to co-create learning partnerships that help students become reflective student affairs professionals for socially responsible practice.
With this goal in mind, candidates for the program are evaluated on academic ability and achievements, student affairs knowledge and abilities, and personal attributes necessary to successfully complete the program and thrive in the field of student affairs. Document such as a professional resume, essays, academic transcript, letters of recommendation, and the Graduate Studies application assist in this evaluation process.
Application Process Timeline
July 1 Application materials available online
December 1 Recommended international candidate time frame for submitting application material to Center for International Studies (allowing for processing time to meet the January 15 deadline)
January 1 Recommended domestic candidate time frame for submitting application materials to Graduate Studies (allowing for processing time to meet the January 15 deadline)
January 15 Deadline for receiving application materials at Graduate Studies and CSP Program offices
January 15-March 21 Invitations to participate in a three-day on-campus interview process are extended to select candidates
February 22-24 On-campus interview event, participation is by invitation only
March 22-24 On-campus interview event, participation is by invitation only
March 28-April 14 Offers of admission are extended to select applicants
April 15 Deadline for applicants who were offered admission to accept or decline their place in the program
August 24 Fall 2015 Semester Begins
- Questions regarding the application process or the receipt of application materials should be directed to the College Student Personnel Recruitment Team. Contact the Recruitment Team through email, CSP@wiu.edu , or phone, (309) 298-1183.
- The application process for this program has two steps; you must apply to the WIU School of Graduate Studies and to the CSP program.
- The application for admission (including academic transcripts) and a graduate assistantship are submitted to Graduate Studies.
- Essays, resume, and letters of recommendation are to be submitted to the CSP program directly.
Affirmative Action / ADA Compliance
Western Illinois University complies fully with applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws, orders, and regulations. The University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity institution and affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability, or status as disabled veteran in employment, programs, and services. WIU's commitment to nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action embraces the entire University community including faculty, staff, and students. The University also has policies on sexual harassment and racial and ethnic harassment. Inquiries regarding these policies and regulations may be directed to the Affirmative Action / ADA Compliance Office, Sherman Hall 202, 309-298-1977.