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We are accepting applications for fall semester. Classes
begin August 24, 2015.
438 Old Main
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday
How to apply
School counseling ESA certification home •
Admission requirements •
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Applications are accepted throughout the year. However, it is in your
interest to meet the following priority dates. This is especially true
if you are applying for financial aid, assistantships or scholarships.
- Check for $50 application fee made out to
"Saint Martin's University" or use our
online payment system.
- Official transcripts from ALL colleges and
universities attended sent directly from the institution to OGS.
International students must also submit official English
translations for any transcripts not in English.
letters of recommendation.
Have each recommender send their signed form directly to the Saint
Martin’s University Office of Graduate Studies. Letter writers are
encouraged to attach a letter further detailing qualifications.
- Proof of fingerprinting and clearance through OSPI. Two
fingerprint background check form.
- Fingerprinting done at an Educational School
District (ESD) office. Detailed information on
fingerprinting procedures and payments can be found
Admission resources PDF. Turn in your receipt.
- Complete your Pre-Residency Clearance Application
here for directions.
- Program advising appointment
- Personal Goal Statement. Submit a one or two
page goal statement describing your educational career pathway, your
motivation to obtain an ESA cert, and your goals as an counselor.
Email your statement in PDF format to
- Current resume. Send in PDF format to
||Once admitted, students will be required to submit the following
We encourage applicants to get these materials in as soon as
possible (even during the application process)
as they are needed before students can register.
Pre-program observation form
- Proof of CPR/First Aid registration
- Photo (can be electronic)