William & Mary Admissions Requirements

As you prepare your application for William & Mary’s Online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counseling, know that Admissions Advisors are always on standby, ready to assist you to answer your questions, clarify admissions requirements and review the materials needed. We also encourage you to check out our step-by-step How to Apply guide, which walks you through the process of applying through our online portal.

William & Mary is proud to accept applicants of various academic backgrounds, and all applications are reviewed holistically. With this in mind, our baseline requirement is that all applicants have a completed bachelor’s degree (or equivalent); in conjunction with this, we recommend a GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).

Full Application Requirements

When you are ready to begin the application process, we ask that you be prepared to submit the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Application fee of $50
    • If you are an honorably discharged or active duty service member; Fullbright or McNair Scholar; or AmeriCorps or PeaceCorps participant, speak with an advisor about determining your eligibility for an application fee waiver.
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended: Unofficial is accepted during the review process. Official transcript is required upon matriculation.
  • 3 academic or professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal essay
  • Resume detailing full employment history

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Kristine Ilagan

Meet Your Admissions Advisor: Kristine Ilagan

Kristine Ilagan, Admissions Advisor, started her career in higher education in 2015 with admissions-related experience and began her career with William & Mary in 2021. Prior to William & Mary, Kristine held roles in customer experience, international education/study abroad, program management, research, and sales. Kristine is passionate about helping others and providing accessible and inclusive education. She hopes to use her skills and passion to help students fulfill their educational dreams. Kristine holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies focused on Middle Eastern Culture & Politics and Women’s Rights from Knox College. During her free time, Kristine loves to make arts & crafts, food/cooking, eat at new restaurants (pre-COVID), watch horror films, and biking.

Email: counselingonline@wm.edu
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Don’t Let Tuition Halt Your Progress
We believe in the power of education and are therefore proud to assist prospective and current students in financing their degrees. For more information regarding tuition assistance and scholarship opportunities, visit our tuition and financial aid page, or contact an Admissions Advisor.
Preparing You for Licensure
All paths within our Online M.Ed. in Counseling program—Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs, Military and Veterans Counseling, and School Counseling are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and prepare you for required and optional licensure opportunities.
Counseling Careers are in High Demand
By pursuing a future in counseling, you’ve opted for a career field that demonstrates faster-than-average job growth.1 Not only that, our faculty and facility resources will help to broaden your professional network throughout the course of your program and support your efforts to facilitate targeted career opportunities post-graduation.
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Important Dates for Counseling

Priority Application Deadline
September 30
Spring 2023 Term
Application Deadline
December 2
Spring 2023 Term
Next Start
January 9
Spring 2023 Term

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