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Student Newsletter

November 22, 2021


NCCU signSpring Semester of 2022

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

As usual, make sure to get your textbooks and materials ready before the semester begins.  You can find a textbook list here.


December Webinar


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

In this session we will discuss the process and procedures of becoming licensed as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor-Associate and eventually Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. This session will focus on discussing the National Counseling Examination (NCE) and the National Clinical Mental Health Exam (NCMHCE), application process, the jurisprudence exam, the licensure affidavit, the disclosure statement, the supervision contract, reciprocity, and the Counseling Compact. We will have a conversation about this process, the do’s and don’ts of this process.


NBCC Foundation - Minority Fellowship Program  - Applications close December 15


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

If you have questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." data-cke-saved-' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy36339 + '\'>'+addy_text36339+'<\/a>'; //-->


Chi Sigma Iota, International Counseling Honor Society


Nu Chi Chi imageDo you have a GPA average of 3.5 or above? Have you completed more than 9-credit hours in your program? Do you have a desire to serve your program, department, and community? Well, why not consider becoming a Nu Chi Chi, NCCU's chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (Counseling Honor Society) member.  

If you have all the above qualities, follow the process below:  

  1. Send an email to Drs. Scott (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" data-auth="NotApplicable" data-linkindex="0" data-cke-saved-' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy12669 + '\'>'+addy_text12669+'<\/a>'; //--> ) and Kurian (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" data-auth="NotApplicable" data-linkindex="1" data-cke-saved-' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy18224 + '\'>'+addy_text18224+'<\/a>'; //-->  ) by December 15, 2021, indicating how you meet the qualifications above, why you want to become a member, and indicate how you will succeed in CSI.  
  2. You will receive a response from Drs. Scott or Kurian by January 15, 2022, indicating if you have been accepted.  The letter will have steps you need to do to register through CSI Society's website. This registration needs to be done by February 28, 2022.  
  3. Send an appropriate picture of you and a family member to Dr. Scott (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" data-auth="NotApplicable" data-linkindex="2" data-cke-saved-' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy76753 + '\'>'+addy_text76753+'<\/a>'; //--> ) by March 22, 2022. This picture will appear in the induction Powerpoint slide show (so make sure it is a good one). If not sent by March 22 you will have no picture (just a rose).  
  4. After we receive notice of your registration from CSI Headquarters, you will receive a letter from Ashley Goss, President of Nu Chi Chi (NCCU Chapter) by March 30th.  It will contain information about the Virtual CSI induction ceremony held on Friday, April 8th at 6pm and other chapter information such as dues, etc. A short meeting to select new officers for the 2022-2023 school year will be held after the ceremony.  

If you have any questions, please contact Drs. Scott or Kurian. 


3rd Annual NCCU Career Institute - January 14, 2022

Empowering Veterans through Career and Mental Health Counseling in the Midst of COVID

The North Carolina Central University Department of Counseling and Higher Education and the Career Counseling Program invite you to the 2022 Virtual Career Institute entitled, “Empowering Veterans through Career and Mental Health Counseling in the Midst of COVID.” This event will be held on Friday, January 14, 2022 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, and will bring together professionals and graduate students from around the state who are interested in career, mental health, and rehabilitation development for a networking and learning opportunity.

  • Dr. Seth Hayden will be the keynote speaker. He is presently the National Career Development Association's President and has completed numerous research projects in the military and veterans’ population over the years.
  • Dr. Latonia Laffite is a counselor educator that is also a veteran. She has served in the Activity Duty Army and the Air Force Reserves. She retired from the military as a Senior Master Sergeant (E-8) and worked for the Wounded Warrior Project, assisting veterans with getting the careers that they would like to have and the therapeutic services that they need.
  • Dr. Kerri McCullough works with current reserve members and national guardsman that need assistance with career development. Dr. McCullough is currently a Staff Sergeant (E-5) in the Air National Guard in the District of Columbia.
  • We will also have a panel with student veterans and military personnel, who will discuss their careers and mental health challenges over the years.

Attendees will earn a certificate of up to 3 clock hours of continuing education for this half day conference.

A full agenda will be available by January 7, 2022. 


For additional questions, please contact Dr. Levette S. Scott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank" data-cke-saved-' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy99416 + '\'>'+addy_text99416+'<\/a>'; //--> or 919-530-6212.

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.

Latest Announcements from nccuCounseling


Upcoming Dates to Remember for nccuCounseling: 

  • November 23: Department of Counseling and Higher Education Faculty Meeting
  • November 24-28: Thanksgiving Recess
  • November 29: Last day of classes for graduating students; last day of class lecture for non-graduating students
  • November 30: Reading day
  • Dec. 1: Final exam period begins
  • December 7: December Webinar at 1pm
  • December 10: Commencement Rehearsal (9am); Exit Interview for Fall Graduates (3pm)
  • December 11: Fall Commencement (2pm, new time for graduate student ceremony)
  • December 15: Deadline to Apply for NBCC Foundation Fellowship
  • January 10: First Day of Classes, Spring 2022
  • January 14: 3rd Annual Career Institute


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