William & Mary Admissions Requirements

As you prepare your application for William & Mary’s Online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counseling, know that admissions outreach 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 Admissions Outreach 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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Meet Your Admissions Outreach Advisor: John Monitnola

Video Transcript

John Montinola:
Hello, my name is John Monitnola, and I advise on behalf of the online programs. Thank you for your interest.

Furthering your education is a big decision, and you may not know what questions to ask.

Whether you're just researching or ready to move forward with the application process, I'm here to help to determine if this is the right fit for you.

When you have a few minutes, I'm happy to review some important details, answer your questions, and most importantly, learn more about you to determine if you're a competitive candidate for the school. I'd love to connect.

Please schedule a time to talk per the link in my email correspondence, via the website, or simply respond to this message to coordinate a convenient appointment time for you.

Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Email: counselingonline@wm.edu
Toll Free: (866) 870-6966
Local: (757) 903-0072 (ext. 850)

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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 Outreach 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
May 3
Fall 2024 Term
Application Deadline
July 5
Fall 2024 Term
Next Start
August 26
Fall 2024 Term

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  1. Retrieved on January 10, 2018, from bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/substance-abuse-behavioral-disorder-and-mental-health-counselors.html