Counselor education programs need to understand what factors contribute to success of counseling students. In this study, the authors examined the influence of undergraduate major, undergraduate grade point average (UGPA), and length of time since last degree. The researchers collected archival data from a diverse sample of 110 counselors in training. The results of the study indicated no difference in success, as measured by graduate GPA and CPCE scores, based on undergraduate degree or years since graduations. However, UGPA was significantly correlated to both measures.
Fitch, Trey; Blasko, Shane; and Bardill, Chris
"Undergraduate Major and Other Factors’ Effects on Success in Counselor-Training,"
Louisiana Journal of Counseling: Vol. 20:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalscholar.lsuhsc.edu/ljc/vol20/iss1/6