COUNSELOR EDUCATION PROGRAM -- North Carolina Central University

If you'd like to take a class or two to see if the counseling profession (or our program) is a good fit for you, you are welcome to take up to three classes as a non-degree-seeking (i.e., non-admitted) student.  NCCU refers to this status as a "special student" status.

To take up to 9 hours of classes as a special student, submit a special student application at

Under program select “Education Undecided.”

Once you have submitted your application, email Ms. Vonda Belle ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and inform her that you would like to take some counselor education classes.  She will process your special student application from there.


There are certain classes in which you will be permitted to take (as a result of prerequisites for some of the courses.  The courses typically recommended for special students are:

  • CON 5201
  • CON 5310
  • CON 5360
  • CON 5320
  • CON 5331

All of these classes will apply toward any of the three plans of study, should you be admitted to the program.  In addition, becuase we are a CACREP-accredited program, they could also be transferred in to any other CACREP-accredited program (if the program allows transfer credits).

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