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Student Newsletter

July 19, 2021



Fall Semester

Please be aware that there are synchronous and asynchronous course listings this fall. 

  •      Synchronous: All students are online at the same time.
  •      Asynchronous: Students do not have to be online at the same time.

If a class is synchronous, there will be a specific day and time listed on BANNER.  Please pay attention to this information when registering.  If you register for a synchronous course, you are required to be present during each and every class day and time.  Synchronous classes meet every week on the same day at the same time.  If you cannot commit to the class meeting times, please do not register for the course.  You will need to develop a different plan with your advisor.

Some may be wondering if there will be any in-person, on-campus courses this fall.  As a program, we needed to develop and post our schedule in early January 2021.  As you know, things were fairly different in January than they are in June.  In January, we decided to remain fully online for the fall semester.  Once the schedule was set, and people began making plans and registering, we could not alter delivery methods.  We have a mixture of on-campus and online students in a majority of our sections.  Students in the online versions of our programs can not take on-campus courses, so we can not change an online course to an in-person course at this time.  Therefore, we will remain fully online this fall.  In the Spring of 2022, should things continue to look positive, we will likely offer our usual mixture of on-campus and online courses. 

Registration and Overrides

Any communication regarding registration or course overrides should be through your advisor.  Please do not send any communication to Ms. Joyner about registration.  Your advisor should be the only person to communicate with Ms. Joyner regarding course registration.


We are just under one month away from the start of the fall semesterNow may be a good time to start looking at what materials you'll need for the fall.  Did you know that on our website you can always access a list of textbooks used in our courses?



Telehealth Course Scheduled this Fall



Scholarships Available

The NBCC Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2021 NBCC Foundation Scholarship Program and Center for Credentialing & Education awards. More than 60 scholarships and training awards are now available for counseling students and professionals seeking additional credentials and continuing education opportunities.

Award amounts range from $500 to $8,000 and include scholarships in the following categories:

  • Five master’s scholarships for students with military experience
  • Five master’s scholarships for students from rural areas
  • One doctoral scholarship for a counseling student with research focused on testing, assessment, or both
  • Two scholarships for international students holding or currently pursuing the Global Career Development Facilitator credential
  • Six scholarships for domestic students currently pursuing the Global Career Development Facilitator credential
  • 45 scholarships to assist professionals with obtaining or maintaining credentials from the Center for Credentialing & Education

The 2021 application period deadline is July 31, 2021. To learn more about the available awards, please visit their website.

PRAXIS (Licensure Test for School Counselors)

The Professional School Counselor exam of the Praxis II (test number 5421) is required for school counselor licensure in North Carolina. This exam should be taken during your practicum or internship placement.  We now have a page dedicated to this topic on the student branch of our website.



Pursuing a Second Degree - Changes Ahead

For students who are graduating Spring 2022 or later, you MUST complete a minimum of 18 semester hours above and beyond your original plan of study in order to receive a second degree.  There are very specific courses that must be completed to receive a second degree, and these are specified on this page:

Please note that your second internship must consist of a 600-hour placement.  In other words, students receiving a second degree will complete a second 600-hour internship placement (600 hours for their first major, 600 hours for their second major).

Please speak with your advisor if you have any questions.


Upcoming Dates to Remember for nccuCounseling: 

  • July 30: Last day of classes - summer 2 and dual sessions
  • August 10: University Conference (Faculty and Staff)
  • August 16: First day of classes for fall 2021 semester


Did you know that you can subscribe to the nccuCounseling calendar?  If you use a digital calendar, you can subscribe and have all of the information from the "Key Dates" letter auto-populate in your calendar.  Visit our website for more information.

The Student Newsletter is sent to the student email list every two weeks.

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