COVID-19 Resources

Program Status

We are currently accepting applications and classes are ongoing.

Our Response

This stressful time calls on all of us to support each other with great care and compassion. Our mission to prepare future mental health counselors is even more relevant now due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. As a university community, we believe we must remain committed to preparing the caring clinicians of tomorrow.

We are working closely with our technology partner to ensure our online program continues to operate effectively during this time. Here are some of the ways we are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Online Programs: Counseling@Northwestern is positioned to support students’ learning anywhere they are. The program remains open, with weekly live classes held in Zoom classrooms. Students in the program can meet with one another and professors online at any time, and faculty are trained to teach in this online environment.
  • Digital Campus: The digital campus is designed to support connection and collaboration between all students regardless of their location. The online platform enables open discussions through live chats and small-group breakout rooms. Our online students also remain active in their interactive online coursework.
  • Innovation and Advancement: We are always monitoring our online curricula and technology to ensure the most rigorous and engaging experience for students. Our technology partner continues to assess the online student experience.
  • Ongoing Support Services: At this time, our admissions and student support teams remain active and available. You can reach out at any time to speak with a counselor on either of these teams to ask any questions you have.
  • In-Person Experiences: In-person learning and clinical field experiences are central to our highly collaborative program. We are evaluating in-person experiences on an ongoing basis and communicating directly with affected faculty and current students.

For university news and resources related to coronavirus, including tips for mental wellness and learning remotely during this time, visit our coronavirus/COVID-19 webpage.


Are you still accepting applications to the online program?

Yes. Currently applications are being accepted and processed. If you have concerns about completing application requirements at this time, reach out to an admissions counselor.

Are online classes cancelled?

No. All classes are running as scheduled. If you are a current student and have any questions or concerns about attending classes, reach out to your instructor or to student support.

What should I do if I am unable to send GRE scores, letters of recommendation or official transcripts?

If you would like to start or have already begun an application and are having difficulty securing required documentation, contact an admissions counselor.