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Dear Counselor Education Students,

As you make plans for the spring semester, there are some key dates and tasks that you need to focus upon depending on where you are in your plan of study. Any forms mentioned in the key dates are located on our program website ( on the student page.

We hope you have a good start to the spring semester!

Dr. Whiting & Dr. Royal


Spring 2023


January 8

Online open house for prospective students - 7pm eastern

January 9

First day of classes; Late registration, schedule adjustment period (drop/add) begins

January 12

Mental Health Matters:  The Real Spill on Mental Health; 6-8pm SOE

January 13

4th Annual Career Institute; 8:30am - 1pm

January 16

Martin Luther King, Jr Day Observance, No Classes

January 18

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

January 20

Field Site Supervisor Orientation for all spring Practicum and Internship site supervisors - 3pm ET.

January 22

Online open house for prospective students - 7pm eastern

CSI Student Social - 7pm

January 23

Drop/Add period ends at 4:00 pm.  Classes dropped for all students who have not made satisfactory payment arrangements.

January 24

First day for a student to initiate a withdrawal from a class (grade of WC) 

Departmental Faculty Meeting - 10am

January 27

CSI Student Social - 7pm

February 1

Applications for fall 2023 admission due

Candidacy forms for summer graduates due to advisor

February 6-10

National School Counseling Week

February 9-11

NC Counseling Association Annual Conference - Durham, NC

February 14

School of Education Faculty Meeting (tentative)

February 17

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

February 13-17

Prospective student interviews for fall 2023 admission

February 24

Safe Zone / Trans Zone virtual training - 1-3pm

February 27 - March 3

Mid-Program Portfolio Review for students applying for Practicum (students currently in Pre-practicum). To sign up for the review go to

February 28

Departmental Faculty Meeting - 10am

March 1-3

Group Residency (section 01)

March 13

Registration for summer and fall 2023 begins.

Faculty to submit textbook orders to bookstore for summer and fall courses.

Deadline for graduating students to clear grades of Incomplete.

Field placement - special request submission deadline for summer 2023 placement

March 14

School of Education Faculty Meeting (tentative)

March 4-12

Spring Break

March 15-17

Group Residency (section OL1)

March 15-24

CPCE Testing Window

March 22-24

Group Residency (section OL2)

March 24

General NCCU Faculty Meeting

March 26

CSI Student Social - 7pm

March 28

Departmental Faculty Meeting - 10am eastern

March 29

Summer graduation applications due to advisor

March 30 - April 1

American Counseling Association Conference, Toronto, ON

April 6

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

April 7

Good Friday Observance, no classes

April 10-14

Final Defense Dates for Spring and Summer 2023 applicants for graduation. Sign up for the defense at

April 11

School of Education Faculty Meeting (tentative)

New student orientation - 3pm eastern

April 14

Honors Convocation, McDougald-McLendon Arena (morning).

Chi Sigma Iota Induction Ceremony 

MOAs for Summer 2023 placement due to Dr. Blount by 5pm.

April 14- May 27

NCE Testing Window 

April 24

Last day of classes for graduating students, last day of class lecture for non-graduating students

April 25

Departmental Faculty Meeting - 10am eastern

Reading Day

April 25 - 29

ADEC Annual Conference - Columbus, Ohio

April 28

Final grades for graduating students due in Banner by 5pm eastern

May 3

Last day of classes for all students

May 4

Commencement rehearsal (virtual) - 6pm

May 5

Baccalaureate (Undergraduate) Commencement Ceremony / 8am

All grades due in Banner by 5pm

Chancellor’s Reception for graduating students and their families, 6pm.

May 6

Graduate Commencement Ceremony  /  8am.

July 14

MOAs for Fall 2023 placement due to Dr. Blount by 5pm

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