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Student Newsletter

September 14, 2020


Key Dates

Our "Key Dates" letter and calendar was sent out on August 20th.  Please make sure that you refer back to this calendar throughout the semester.  It can also always be found on the Program website HERE.  If you use an electronic calendar, you may want to "subscribe" to the calendar.  There is information on how to subscribe on the website.


Takng the CPCE this fall?

The CPCE will be given during a 2-week window in September 14-25. If you are in practicum and taking the CPCE this fall, but need to take the exam closer to home read further.  If you will be taking the exam at NCCU follow the directions on our website for registering.

For more information on Pearson VUE COVID 19 health and safety protocol use this link. NCCU’s testing center is a Pearson VUE site. 

For students that are not local to Durham/NCCU you may elect to take the CPCE closer to home foran additional fee. You still must take the exam during our September 14-25 testing window, but your directions are going to be different from those posted on the website and I need to approve you taking the CPCE off campus before you can register.If you need to take the CPCE off campus please put your email and name in this Doodle survey before our September 7th deadline.

If you need test accommodations, you must have a signed letter on NCCU letterhead sent to me by email from the Office of Student Accessibility Services and DO NOT register for the exam until I notify you. You should not register until after you hear from me on your next steps because the process is a little bit different. 

I sincerely hope you have a strong start to your semester and that you have your prep plans in place to successfully pass the CPCE.   

Be well,

Dr. Barrow 

The CPCE testing window for the spring semester of 2021 is March 15-26, 2021.

Apply for a Counseling Fellowship!

Are you committed to providing counseling services to underserved communities? You may be eligible for one of 90 doctoral- and master’s-level counseling fellowships through the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program (MFP).

Application deadline is Dec. 15, 2020.

Available awards range from $10,000 up to $20,000.

  • Up to 20 doctoral fellowships
  • Up to 30 master’s fellowships for mental health counseling students
  • Up to 40 master’s fellowships for addictions counseling students

For more information or to apply, visit

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


Do you intend to graduate this spring (May 2021)?

If so, you will need to submit your "Admission to Candidacy" form to your adviser this semester.  This form (with instructions on filling it out) can be found in the "forms" area within the Student branch of our Program website.  

If you intend to graduate in the spring, you should also plan to take the CPCE this semester.

Have questions? Schedule a time to speak with your adviser - and check out this page on the website.

Face Coverings

Face coverings are required at NCCU, should you come to campus. The UNC System is requiring all individuals to wear face masks or other face coverings while on campus.  Signs will be posted around the School of Education that read "No Mask, No Entry".


Don't forget that our textbook list is always posted on the Program's website here:

Please have your materials available and ready before classes begin.


North Carolina Central University is switching to a new assessment system (Watermark/Taskstream).  The School of Education will no longer use Foliotek.  We will make information about this new system available as things progress.  For now, you do not need to create or renew a Foliotek account.  You will not need to upload any more documents into the Foliotek system.  Please be assured that faculty will still have access to what you have already uploaded in Foliotek. 

Upcoming Dates to Remember for nccuCounseling: 

  • September 14-25: CPCE testing window for fall 2020
  • September 15: School of Education Faculty Meeting
  • September 18: Chi Sigma Iota Induction Ceremony
  • September 22: Counselor Education Faculty Meeting
  • September 27: Online Open House for Prospective Students
  • September 28: Last day to withdraw with a prorated tuition and fee adjustment
  • October 5 & 6: Mid-program Reviews for those hoping to take Practicum in the spring of 2021
  • October 7, 8, & 9: Group Counseling Course Residency
  • October 16: Last day to withdraw from a course
  • November 2: Final Defenses (Mock Interviews) for those graduating in fall 2020
  • November 18-19: NC Career Development Association Virtual Conference 
  • December 5: Commencement

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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