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) as well as GRE Verbal and Quantitative scores (40th percentile or higher preferred in GRE Verbal).

*Please note: Due to COVID-19 concerns, we have temporarily suspended the GRE requirement for all applicants through Fall 2022 as many of the testing centers have been closed. We will look for other evidence of both verbal and quantitative ability during your application review.

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 a military or veterans servicemember, speak with an advisor about determining your eligibility for an app fee waiver.
  • Official academic transcripts from all institutions attended
  • GRE scores:
    • Due to COVID-19 concerns, we have temporarily suspended the GRE requirement for all applicants through Fall 2022 as many of the testing centers have been closed. We will look for other evidence of both verbal and quantitative ability during your application review.
  • 3 letters of recommendation from academic and professional references
  • Personal essay
  • Resume detailing full employment history

Download the Application Checklist

Ramsey Ghunim

Meet Your Admissions Advisor: Ramsey Ghunim

Ramsey Ghunim began his career with William and Mary in March of 2020. Ramsey has operated in the realm of higher education for seven years. Having found early success as a Senior Admissions Advisor with Wiley Global Education, Ramsey has since earned a reputation as a student-centered advisor. Ramsey’s enthusiastic approach to William and Mary’s admissions recruitment places high emphasis on integrity, culture, and student empowerment in equal measure.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Columbia College and is currently in the process of achieving a Masters Degree in Social Work.

Email: counselingonline@wm.edu
Toll Free: (866) 870-6966
Local: (757) 903-0072 (ext. 302)

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

OCT
8
Priority Application Deadline
October 8
Spring 2022 Term
DEC
3
Application Deadline
December 3
Spring 2022 Term
JAN
10
Next Start
January 10
Spring 2022 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

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