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Student Newsletter

October 25, 2021


Registration for Spring 2022

Registration for the spring semester opened on October 13th.  If you have not already registered for your courses for the spring, please do so now.

Please be aware that there are synchronous and asynchronous online 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.

Synchronous classes this spring:

  • CON 5305: Advanced Telehealth Counseling
  • CON 5306: Intro to Addictions Counseling 
  • CON 5351: Group Counseling
  • CON 5361-OL3: Multicultural and Gender Issues
  • CON 5362-OL1: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Psychopathology
  • CON 5371: Pre-practicum
  • CON 5372: Practicum
  • CON 5390: Internship
  • EDGR 5920: Ed. Research



November Webinar



Counseling and Supporting Foster Care Youth with an Incarcerated Parent

November 2, 2021 at 1pm EDT

This webinar will focus on the role out-of-home care plays on youth who are in foster care due to the incarceration of a parent. The barriers foster care youth with an incarcerated parent experience will be examined, and the intersection of parental criminal justice involvement and child welfare involvement will be explored. Protective factors that buffer the effect of parental incarceration will be shared. Practice implications for counselors who support foster care youth who have an incarcerated parent will be shared.

Presenters: Regina Gavin Williams, Ph.D., NCC, LCMHC & Jenny Barrow, Ph.D., LCMHCS, K-12 School Counselor


Additional Fall Webinars (Save the Date):

  • December 7, 2021 @ 1pm: Navigating the Licensure Process. Presented by Dr. Kyla Kurian and Dr. Levette Scott


MOAs for Spring 2022

If you intend on being in a clinical placement (Practicum or Internship) for the spring 2022 semester, your completed MOA must be submitted to Dr. Blount by 5pm on Friday, November 12.  This is a firm deadline.  If your MOA is not submitted by November 12th, you will need to delay your plans for placement.


NBCC Foundation - Minority Fellowship Program - Application Period Has Opened  


The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the application period for the 2022 National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). Ninety (90) doctoral- and master’s-level counseling fellowships are available.

Award amounts range from $10,000 to $20,000 and include fellowships in the following categories:

  • Up to 20 doctoral fellowships
  • Up to 30 master's fellowships for mental health counseling students
  • Up to 40 master's fellowships for addiction counseling students

The MFP is made possible by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and administered by the NBCC Foundation.

The application period for 2022 awards will run from Aug. 23, 2021 through Dec. 15, 2021. Applications will close at midnight Eastern Standard Time on Dec. 15.

For more information or to apply, visit

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Are you planning to graduate this December?

Final defenses (mock interviews) will be held November 1-5, by appointment only.  If you intend to graduate this fall, don't forget that you need to complete your final defense in November - and you need to sign up for an appointment with the faculty.  More about this here:


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:

If you are pursuing two degrees, make sure that you have completed the new form that ensures the University is aware of your intention to pursue two degrees at the same time.  This form is new as of fall 2021.  It can be found in the forms area of the student website ("Adding a Second Major").

This form is completed and sent to your advisor for processing.  Once the form has been processed, you should see both degree programs on your transcript in BANNER.

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: 

  • October 26: Department of Counseling and Higher Education Faculty Meeting
  • October 27-29: NC School Counselor Association Annual Conference
  • November 1-5: Final Defenses
  • November 2: November Webinar
  • November 4-7: NCCU Homecoming (Founder's Day - Nov. 5)
  • November 12: MOAs for spring 2022 placement due to Dr. Blount
  • November 17: NC Career Development Association Annual Conference
  • December 15: Deadline to apply for NBCC Foundation Fellowship


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