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 https://gradapply.nccu.edu/.
Under program select “Education Undecided.”
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).