Counselor Education Forms, Handouts and Documents

Examine the many resources available to current and prospective Counselor Education students. These resources can supplement your specific program of interest and the counseling profession in general.

For additional information, contact the Department of Counselor Education at (773) 442-5550 or counsedu@neiu.edu.

for prospective students


For current and/or prospective students


For current students

Program Planning Guides for M.A. in Counseling Programs

Program Planning Guides for Non-Degree Counseling Certificate and Endorsement Programs


Departmental Proficiency Exam (DPE)

Departmental Proficiency Exam (DPE) Application 
Students should contact their faculty advisor for information regarding the DPE.

  • 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022
  • 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023
  • 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 3, 2023

GRADUATE SCHOOL RESOURCES FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS

The Dream.Us: This organization helps connect DACA and undocumented students with schools and scholarships.  It also offers various guides and resources describing different steps of the higher education process.

United We Dream: United We Dream advocates for immigrants and undocumented people, developing and running various support and empowerment campaigns. Visitors and members can access resources on various topics, including education.

Citizen Path: Citizen Path offers resources related to DACA and other legal proceedings that might concern undocumented students. The organization helps immigrants apply for legal status and provides information on various related topics.

Big Future by the College Board: The College Board's Big Future site offers resources on numerous educational topics relevant to undocumented students. For example, visitors can find financial aid information and guides for applying to college.

My Undocumented Life: This volunteer-run organization offers many resources for undocumented students, including guidance on how to apply for graduate school. Its website also lists fellowships for undocumented students, as well as key information about graduate school and advice from other undocumented students. 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): USCIS publishes information on the latest legal proceedings and news regarding DACA and other immigrant-related status issues. The website offers application guidelines, tips, and other resources.