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Student Newsletter

August 3, 2021



Fall Semester


Classes begin soon!  (August 16, 2021)

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 a couple of weeks 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?



Departmental Name Change

Our department has been known in recent years as the Department of Allied Professions.  Starting this academic year, we have changed our name to the Department of Counseling and Higher Education. 

As you probably know, we are part of the School of Education at NCCU.  There are two departments within the School of Education: (1) Curriculum and Instruction and (2) Counseling and Higher Education.

This change accurately reflects the two programs that are housed within our department (the Counselor Education Program and the Higher Education Administration Program). Please be patient as things get changed across the University.  Sometimes you may see "Allied Professions" and sometimes you may see "Counseling and Higher Education".  As a recipient of this newsletter, you are a student or alum of the Counselor Education Program.  This (the program name) is unchanged.

Telehealth Course Scheduled this Fall


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: 

  • August 10: University Conference (Faculty and Staff)
  • August 13: School of Education Faculty Retreat
  • August 16: First day of classes for fall 2021 semester
  • August 24: Departmental Faculty Meeting


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.

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