College Student Personnel program

CSP: Full-Time Graduate Program Application Checklist 

Complete the Application for Admission with the School of Graduate Studies. Please review the following steps for specific application instructions for the CSP program.

Graduate Assistantship Application &  Personal Goals Statement

    • Graduate Assistantship Application: Complete and submit the Graduate Assistantship Application form if you did not already do so through the Application for Admission process.
    • Personal Goals Statement: In 500-700 words, please address the following essay prompt in your personal goals statement:
      When choosing a graduate program, you are choosing an intellectual and professional community where you believe that you can learn and develop. How do you see the WIU CSP Program contributing to the development of your knowledge and skill?
    • Three Letters of Recommendation: L ist the three names of the writers of your letters of recommendation. 
      • These recommendations should be from individuals able to provide pertinent information regarding your skills, potential for success in the field of student affairs, maturity, and level of responsibility. 
      • At least one reference should be from a faculty member familiar with your academic ability.
      • If you are completing the form online through Graduate Studies, your recommenders will receive an email with further instructions.

Resume

    • Upload your Resume as either an additional document when submitting your application or submit seperately directly to the CSP program following the instructions at the bottom of this page. Please make sure to update the document by including your most recent positions and achievements.

Essay

    • Upload your 500-700 word Essay answering the following essay prompt as either an additional document when submitting your application or submit seperately directly to the CSP program following the instructions at the bottom of this page.
      Graduate school is a time in which you are exposed to different views, describe your experience with encountering different perspectives.

Official transcript(s)

  • Request official transcript(s) of all previous undergraduate or graduate coursework completed at any college or university from the Registrar's Office at the respective instutitons. The Registrar's Office from the respective instutitions will submit the transcript(s) on your behalf via postal mail or via Certified Electronic Transmission to 
    School of Graduate Studies.
    Sherman Hall 116
    Macomb, IL 61455
    Grad-Office@wiu.edu

 Signature

  • Once you are ready to submit your application, sign and submit.

Important Things to Consider

  • Please allow at least two weeks for processing your application through the WIU School of Graduate Studies.
  • If you are unable to submit your personal statement, resume, letters of recommendation and/or essay at the time of your application submission (preferred method), you may alternatively submit these documents directly to the College Student Personnel program via the submission form.
  • If you have questions or concerns about your application materials, please contact us by phone: (309) 298-2848 or email: csp@wiu.edu.

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