Our online application is available for browsing and starting at any time.  The application does walk you through each of the admission requirements which can help with your planning.  You can return throughout the process to update as you go.

Please request a detailed information packet for full instructions on each of the following requirements.  We look forward to supporting you through the process.

The priority application deadline is May 1 for fall admission and October 15 for spring admission. (CWA courses are not available during the Summer semesters.)  

In the application process you will be asked to submit:

  • Statement of Intent. Include a statement of intent (2-4 pages double-spaced) describing the relevant professional experience(s) you have working within (or toward) your PPS credential. Please also detail the ways in which the CWA Authorization will allow you to advance your career goals, drawing upon your current field and school experiences.
  • Official transcripts of previous degree work. One set of official transcripts from the institution that awarded your Bachelor's Degree and one set of official transcripts from the institution that recommended you for your PPS Credential.
  • Letters of Recommendation (2). The online system will send an email to each of the two individuals with instructions for direct uploading into the system.
  • Fieldwork Planning Document.  This planning activity is geared towards identifying relevant strengths and experiences you bring to CWA fieldwork, including areas of desired professional growth.  It will serve as a blueprint for a fieldwork experience that is tailored to your individual needs. (The template for this is available for download within the online application system.)
  • Verification of your valid California PPS credential (available from the CTC website).  (If your PPS is in progress, please submit verification of your Certificate of Clearance.)
  • Resume.  Include paid and volunteer work related to schools, school-age populations, and the counseling, psychology, or social work field.