Preliminary School Counseling License

This page covers the prerequisites and admissions requirements for Lewis & Clark’s Preliminary School Counseling License-Only Program. All Lewis & Clark graduate applicants are also required to fulfill the graduate school’s general admissions requirements for all programs. Please carefully review all admissions requirements as only complete applications will be considered for admission.

Admissions Requirements For All Graduate Programs Begin Your Online Application

This program is now accepting applications for 2024.
Applications open: October 1, 2024
Application deadline: January 15, 2025

School Counseling License Prerequisite

Applicants must have a master’s degree in a closely related field (e.g. education, psychology, social work). The master’s degree must be earned from a regionally accredited institution in the United States (the college or university must be regionally accredited at the time of enrollment and when the degree was conferred) or the foreign equivalent.

School Counseling License Application Requirements

Applications and all supporting materials (transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.) must be received by the Graduate Admissions Office by the School Counseling Department’s application deadline.

Next Steps


Application files for all School Counseling programs are kept for one year. If reapplying for the following year, you will need to submit a new application form and the $50 application fee. If you would like us to use the essay(s), resume, and/or letters of recommendation that were submitted with your old application please notify us of this in writing. If you wish to submit new essays, resume, or letters, send these in with your new application form. The Admissions office will notify you of any additional required documentation. If you are reapplying more than a year from your previous application, you will need to resubmit all required application materials.