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Student Newsletter

August 16, 2021



Welcome Back to School!

Classes begin today!  (August 16, 2021).  Our usual "Key Dates" letter for the semester will be sent to you and posted on our website soon.

Please be aware that there are synchronous and asynchronous courses 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.   If you registered 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 are any in-person, on-campus courses this fall.  As a program, we needed to develop and post our schedule in early January 2021.  At that time, 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.  We do not yet know what things may look like for the spring semester.


Do You Plan on Graduating this Fall Semester?

If so, please submit your Application for Graduation to your advisor by 5pm on Wednesday, August 25th.  Make sure that you follow the instructions for completing this form. It must be typed.  A blank copy of the form (with instructions) is found in the forms area on the student branch of the Program's website:



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.

Are you in Practicum or Internship this Fall?

Make sure that your site supervisor is aware that we are hosting a virtual orientation meeting for all field site supervisors on Friday, August 27th at 3pm.  



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 16: First day of classes for fall 2021 semester
  • August 20: Late registration, schedule adjustment (drop/add) concludes at 4pm. Course schedules canceled for all students who have not made satisfactory payment arrangements.
  • August 23: First day for students to initiate a withdrawal from a class (grade of WC)
  • August 24: Departmental Faculty Meeting
  • August 25: Graduation forms for December graduates must be typed and sent to your advisor by 5pm
  • August 27: Field Site Supervisor Orientation for all Practicum and Internship Supervisors
  • September 6: Labor Day, no classes
  • September 16: Last day to withdraw with a prorated tuition and fee adjustment
  • October 8: Last day to withdraw from a class with a WC grade


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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