I'm looking to apply to several CSU MFT programs for Fall 2018, and I am trying to figure out if I am a competitive enough candidate to even apply. My interest in CSU is primarily because of location and lower cost. I graduated from UC Merced in 2015 with a BA in Psychology, 3.3 GPA. I have not been working since I graduated. I have been volunteering with Crisis Text Line for over a year, have more than 200 hours of crisis counseling experience with them, and can get a letter of rec. Remaining letters will come from profs, and I'm not sure how strong they will be. I haven't taken the GRE yet, which is obviously a big missing component for some schools. I have narrowed down my Top 8 CSU choices: San Jose State (Clinical Psychology) No GRE Cal State East Bay (Counseling) GRE Sacramento State (Counseling) No GRE San Francisco State (Clinical Psych or Counseling) No GRE Sonoma State (Counseling) No GRE Cal Poly SLO (Psychology) GRE CSU Stanislaus (Counseling) GRE I haven't been able to figure out how competitive each of these schools are, or how competitive I would be. At this point, I want to know if it is even worth applying, since my GPA isn't awesome, and my only clinical experience is through online volunteering. Background: I have chosen the MFT route because it seems to fit my interests more than MSW. Additionally, I am highly considering applying to a PhD program when I am done with my master's. I have decided to do master's first because I am definitely not competitive for a PhD (no research) and I want to get a usable degree ASAP at this point. I am also afraid of entering a PhD, regretting it, and leaving with nothing to show for it. This way, I will have 2 years to figure out if the PhD is what I really want to do.