COUNSELOR EDUCATION PROGRAM -- North Carolina Central University


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The traditional deadline for all supporting application materials for a Fall admission is February 1 (Spring admission is October 1).  Incomplete applications are not considered.  The program receives a high volume of applicants so it is critical that an applicant monitor their application through the University's application system.  The graduate office will indicate on the application system as to which elements have been received.  Questions about applications should be directed to Ms. Vonda Belle (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) in the graduate office.  

To apply, one must have an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.  However, viable candidates tend to have undergraduate GPAs above 3.0.  Applicants should have official transcripts of all coursework mailed to the School of Education Graduate Office, 700 Cecil Street, Durham, NC 27707.

All applicants are required to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores less than 5 years old.  The GRE is required of all applicants, regardless of previous graduate work.  We do not accept the MAT.  Viable candidates have scores at or near the mean (50th percentile).

All of our programs are very competitive --  there is an initial screening of the applicants.  After this initial review, the top applicants are invited for an interview with the admission committee.  At that interview, the committee seeks to determine whether the candidate is a good fit for the field of counseling and the program of study to which they have applied.  Successful applicants tend to demonstrate maturity, flexibility, a caring nature, and the ability to utilize feedback.  

After the interviews, decisions are made about admissions.  Candidates are notified about the admission committee’s decision within about three weeks of the interview.

CLICK HERE TO PROCEED TO THE APPLICATION if applying for the Fall of 2020 and beyond.  This is the new application system, to take effect for the Fall of 2020 application cycle.

CLICK HERE if you applied for the Spring of 2020 (January, 2020) or earlier. This is the "ApplyYourself" system.  Applications for the Spring were due by Oct. 1, 2019.


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Did You Know?

In October 2015, the Counseling Program at NCCU was selected as the "Most Outstanding Master's level Counseling Program" by the Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision.

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H.M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building
700 Cecil Street
Durham, NC 27707
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