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Dear Counselor Education Students,

Welcome back for the 2022-2023 academic year!  

There are some key dates and tasks that you need to focus upon depending on where you are in your plan of study. The forms mentioned in the key dates are located on our program website ( on the student page.

Please note that all graduation paperwork for December graduates must be typed and sent to your adviser by August 24th at 5:00 pm. 

Have a great semester!

Dr. Whiting & Dr. Royal

Fall 2022 Key Dates

August 15

First day of classes.

August 23

Departmental of Counseling and Higher Education Faculty Meeting - 10am

August 24

Graduation forms for December must be typed and sent to your adviser by 5pm.  Follow the instructions on our website regarding the forms.

August 26

Drop/Add period ends at 4:00 pm.  Classes dropped for all students without payment arrangements.

Field Site Supervisor Orientation for all fall Practicum and Internship site supervisors at 3:00 pm.

September 5

Labor Day, No Classes

September 6

nccuCounseling Webinar - 1pm

September 12-23

CPCE testing window for fall 2022. More information to come. 

September 16

Last day to withdraw from the university with a prorated tuition and fee adjustment

September 18

Online open house for prospective students -7pm

September 27

Department of Counseling and Higher Education Faculty Meeting - 10am

September 30

General NCCU Faculty Meeting

LPCANC Annual Conference (through Oct. 1)

October 1

NCE: By October 1, approved applicants will receive candidate ID and instructions on setting up account from Pearson VUE. All applicants will need to create an account with Pearson VUE to access the exam.

October 4

nccuCounseling Webinar - 1pm (changed to October 21)

October 7

Last day for graduate students to withdraw from a class with a WC.

October 10-11

Fall Break - no classes

October 12-14

Mid-Program Portfolio Review for students applying for Practicum in the spring. Students must complete the Mid-Program Portfolio Review before they can be placed in Practicum. The review will consist of an oral examination of the student’s work to date. During this 15-minute review, the faculty and student will discuss the student’s field placement plans. To sign up for the review go to

October 12

Registration for spring 2023 begins

October 14

Deadline for graduating students to clear grades of Incomplete.

October 14 - November 26

NCE testing window opens. Applicants sit for the NCE through Pearson VUE site / NCCU Testing Center

October 16

Online open house for prospective students - 7PM

October 19-21

Group Counseling (CON 5351) Residency - (8am-5pm)

October 21

October webinar - 9:30-11:30am ET

October 25

Department of Counseling and Higher Education Faculty Meeting - 10am

October 31 - November 4

Final Defenses for December 2022 applicants for graduation. Sign up for the defense/interview at

November 1

nccuCounseling Webinar at 1pm

November 2-4

NC School Counselor Association Annual Conference - Embassy Suites, Concord, NC

November 3-5

SACES Conference (held every other year)

November 4 

Founder’s Day / Convocation (Homecoming week)

November 11

MOAs for Spring 2023 placement due to Dr. Blount

November 13

Online open house for prospective students - 7PM

November 22

Department of Counseling and Higher Education Faculty Meeting - 10am

November 23-27

Thanksgiving recess; no classes

November 28

Last day of classes for Fall semester 

November 29

Reading Day

November 30 - December 1

Final exams for graduating students

November 30 - December 8

Final exams for non-graduating students

December 2

Final grades for graduating students due in Banner by 5pm

December 9

Commencement rehearsal  /  8-9:30am for graduate students.

December graduate Exit Interview at 3:00 pm. All surveys should be completed so graduates can be cleared at this meeting. Surveys can be found at  Meeting held virtually.

Chancellor’s reception for graduating students and their families at 6pm. 

Final grades for all students due in Banner by 5pm

December 10

Commencement ceremony  /  2pm for graduate students

December 11

Online open house for prospective students - 7PM

December 12

Student and Faculty Social, sponsored by CSI - 7PM

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