School Counselor Certification
Application Deadlines are March 1st (fall) and October 1st (spring)
Note: All application materials must be received by the deadline to be considered for admission. Incomplete files will not be reviewed. Applicants may postpone the application for up to one year.
Office of Admissions
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 757480
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7480
(907) 474-7500 (800) 478-1823
(907) 478-5397 fax
(Email submission preferred if not submitting materials through the online application)
Submit the following application materials
- Online Graduate Application - www.uaf.edu/admissions/apply
- Official Transcripts from all colleges attended (UA system transcripts are on file already) Note: this includes official transcripts from transfer institutions, even if these credits show up on your degree transcript.
- Statement of academic goals essay addressing applicant’s motivations, personal characteristics, experience, education and intentions for earning the counseling degree. (4-5 pages -- see guideline).
- Three letters of reference from professional, academic or character sources – Must address application to the Counseling program. Follow online application directions for obtaining letters of reference.
- Professional resume including education, work, volunteer or life experience relevant to the field of counseling.
- GRE scores if undergraduate GPA is below 3.0.
As a part of the admissions process, applicants will be interviewed by counseling faculty members. The 30-minute interviews may be conducted in person or via computer videoconference. Interviews will be scheduled approximately 3 weeks after the deadline for application materials (roughly, the last week of October and the last week of March). Applicants will be contacted by the program advisor to schedule the interview.
Be aware of the following requirements after admission.
Students admitted to the UAF Counseling program must complete annual disclosure statements. The first disclosure statement must be submitted prior to the start of classes during your admission semester. This form contains questions about previous criminal activity or behavior that resulted in disciplinary action.
Criminal Background Check Prior to COUN F634
The UAF Counseling Program requires all students seeing clients in the UAF Psychology Department Clinic during COUN F634 Practicum in Individual Counseling to complete a national-level criminal background check, initiated and completed by the student, through the Federal Bureau of Investigation.