EXAMS REQUIRED FOR ADMISSIONS
GRE (Graduate Record Exam)
- This exam is required if the cumulative undergrad GPA (whether at one school or the combination of several) is 2.74 or below, or if the last 60 hours as an undergrad does not equal a 3.0 GPA. Students will take the General Test, and will need to have a total score of 302 (1050 if taken prior to August 2011). Registration information for the test, study guides and practice questions can be found at www.ets.org/gre. Scores should be included in the application packet.
Test of Academic Proficiency [formerly the Illinois Basic Skills test] (for School Counseling and Post Master's students only)
- Passing test results for the TAP should accompany the application packet. This is a requirement in order to be admitted into the School Counseling and Post Master's School Counselor Certification programs. Registration information for the test, study guides and practice questions can be found at www.icts.nesinc.com.
ACT (for School Counseling and Post Master's students only)
- Students need a passing score of 22; results must include the writing portion. Results must be within the last 5 years.
EXAMS REQUIRED WITHIN THE COUNSELING PROGRAM
Illinois State Board of Education School Counselor Proficiency Test
- This exam is a content portion of the Test of Academic Proficiency (formerly Basic Skills test). Students must pass this exam prior to beginning internship. This exam is required for students who want to apply for their Professional Educator License-Endorsed in School Counseling. Information on the exam is located at www.icts.nesinc.com.
National Counselor Exam (NCE)
- This exam is for students who are pursuing their LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor). The exam can be taken as soon as a student enters internship. Registration for the exam is done through GSU. Please refer to the NCE FAQ sheet for detailed information including when and where to register and how to study.