How to Apply-School Psychology

Learn more about how to apply for Seattle University’s School Psychology graduate program.

Priority Deadline

The priority deadline for Summer/Fall start applications is February 1 and Winter/Spring start applications is October 20.

Application Review Process and Timeline

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through the final deadline or until the cohort is filled. Applying by the priority deadline ensures consideration for space in the cohort and consideration for institutional aid scholarships. Please note that the School Psychology program admits students every quarter. Deadlines for each start term can be found on the application timeline below. 

International students should review the international admissions page for more information on deadlines, additional requirements and more.

International Admissions Information

Application Timeline

Quarter Priority Deadline Group Interviews
Winter/Spring October 20 November 15 and 17
Summer/Fall February 1 TBD
  1. STEP 1

    Start The Process

    1. Research the School Psychology program to see if it’s right for you.
    2. Review the Admissions Prerequisites
      • Applicants will need to have completed one year's successful professional, educational or volunteer experience with school-age youth by the start of the program.
    3. Review Admissions Dates & Deadlines
      • The School Psychology offers two priority application deadlines, depending on what quarter you’d like to start in. Applying by the priority deadline ensures consideration for space in the cohort and consideration for institutional aid scholarships.
      • After the priority application deadline, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through the final deadline, pending space in the program

    Attend An Info Session

    This is an opportunity learn about our program and gain insights into the admissions process as well as connect with our faculty/staff and get your questions answered.

  2. STEP 2

    Begin Your Application

    Once you start an application you will be able to save your progress and will not have to complete it all at once.

    The School Psychology application includes the following elements: 

    1. Personal Statement
      • One-to-two-page autobiographical statement indicating commitment to school psychology and social justice in schools, experience with children and adolescents, understanding of the school psychologist's role in K-12 schools and reasons for choosing the program at Seattle University.
    2. Résumé
      • Résumé reflecting professional and/or volunteer experiences
    3. Two Recommendation Forms 
      • Two letters of recommendation from professional and/or academic sources (e.g., supervisor, professor)
      • Once you've started your application, you will add their email address and they will receive a link to the evaluation form. The form should only take them 15 minutes to fill out.  
    4. College of Education Self-Evaluation Form
      • In the application, you will be asked to complete a self-evaluation of your skills and aptitudes as they pertain to graduate school.
    5. Bachelor’s Degree
      • Evidence of a four-year equivalent bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. 
    6. Minimum GPA
      • Post-Bachelor's Applicants: Minimum GPA of 3.00
      • Post-Master's Applicants: Minimum GPA of 3.25
      • As calculated from the last 90 quarter/60 semester credits of the bachelor’s degree, or post-graduate work, including transfer credits 
      • Applicants with less than a minimum GPA may apply and may be considered for probationary admission.
    7. Official Transcripts 
      • Submit transcripts from the last two years of the baccalaureate degree (60 graded semester/90 graded quarter credits) and any post-baccalaureate course work to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
      • Transcripts may be mailed or submitted electronically to
      • Applicants may be accepted to the program with unofficial transcripts. Once accepted to the program, students will need to submit official transcripts within their first quarter of enrollment. 
    8. For Post-Master's Applicants Only:
      • Evidence of a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

    Start Your Application Today

    You will be able to save your progress while completing your application and will not have to complete it all at once.

  3. STEP 3

    Finish Your Application

    1. Submit your application
      • Make sure you hit “Submit” on your application. 
      • Submitted applications are only considered complete once all application materials have been received including your recommendation forms.  
    2. Group Interview
      • If selected, you will receive an email invitation to a group interview with School Psychology faculty and staff. 
  4. STEP 4

    Check Your Application Status

    1. Check Your Status
      • You can login here to check the status of your application anytime.
    2. Monitor your email
      • Make sure to regularly check the email you listed on your application for updates, including your admission decision.
      • Applicants should review the application timeline for information on when to expect an admission decision.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about the program or application, we’re here to help!

Ashley Miller

Senior Admissions Counselor

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