Preparing Your Department Portfolio
  1. Step 1: Apply online and submit official transcripts

    Please make sure that you have submitted a completed application with graduate admissions. All previous official undergraduate and graduate transcripts and any other documentation must also be submitted to NYIT to Graduate Admissions. Immunization records must be submitted to the Office of Wellness Services.

  2. Step 2: Complete a School Counseling Department Portfolio

    As a candidate for admissions to the Masters of Science in School Counseling program at NYIT, you will need to review and submit the following items that will help us to get to know you better and will also help you prepare for your interview. These items include:

    1. Candidate Statement of Understanding

      Read the statement carefully and sign it.

    2. Individualized School Experience Contract

      Please review and complete the form that describes experiences that you may have had in a public or private school as a professional or volunteer.

    3. Goal Statement

      In 500 words or less, address the following:

      • Describe how your career path has led you to the school counseling profession?
      • What excites you about working as a school counselor?
    4. Three Reference Forms

      Submit three reference forms from an employer or supervisor, a college professor, etc. who can attest to your ability to succeed academically as a student as well as in a profession which requires leadership, social justice advocacy skills, and a strong ability to collaborate.

    5. Submit all department portfolio materials to:

      NYIT School Counseling Department
      1855 Broadway
      New York, NY 10023
    6. Preparing for Your Interview

      Review the presentation called Closing the Achievement Gap. Take notes on what surprised you and what concerned about student success after you review the presentation slides: You are expected to prepare and present your reaction and participate in the group discussion.

      You will also provide a brief writing sample during your interview.

 
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