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Dear Counselor Education Students,

Welcome back for the 2021-2022 academic year!  

There are some key dates and tasks that you need to focus upon depending on where you are in your plan of study. The forms mentioned in the key dates are located on our program website ( on the student page.

Please note that all graduation paperwork for December graduates must be typed and sent to your adviser by August 25th at 5:00 pm. 

Have a great semester!

Dr. Whiting & Dr. Royal

Fall 2021

August 16

First day of classes.

August 20

Drop/Add period ends at 4:00 pm.  Classes dropped for all students without payment arrangements.

August 24

Departmental of Counseling and Higher Education Faculty Meeting - 9am

August 25

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

August 27

Field Site Supervisor Orientation for all fall Practicum and Internship site supervisors at 3:00 pm.

September 6

Labor Day, No Classes

September 7

nccuCounseling Webinar - 1pm

September 13-24

CPCE testing window for fall 2021. More information to come. 

September 17

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

September 26

Online open house for prospective students - 7:00pm

September 28

Department of Counseling and Higher Education Faculty Meeting - 10am

October 1

General NCCU Faculty Meeting.

By October 1, approved applicants will receive candidate ID and instructions on setting up account from Pearson VUE. All applicants will need to create an account with Pearson VUE to access the exam.

October 5

nccuCounseling Webinar - 1pm

October 6-8 

Group Counseling (CON 5351) Residency - Fall 2021 (8am-5pm)

October 8

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

October 11-12

Fall Break - no classes

October 13-15

Mid-Program Portfolio Review for students applying for Practicum in the spring. Students must complete the Mid-Program Portfolio Review before they can be placed in Practicum. The review will consist of an oral examination of the student’s work to date. During this 15-minute review, the faculty and student will discuss the student’s field placement plans. To sign up for the review go to

October 13

Registration for spring 2022 begins

October 15

Deadline for graduating students to clear grades of Incomplete.

October 15 - November 27

NCE testing window opens. Applicants sit for the NCE through Pearson VUE site / NCCU Testing Center

October 24

Online open house for prospective students - 7:00pm

October 26

Department of Counseling and Higher Education Faculty Meeting - 10am

October 27-29

NC School Counselor Association Annual Conference - Embassy Suites, Concord, NC -

November 1-5

Final Defense (Mock Interview) Dates for December 2021 applicants for graduation. Sign up for the defense/interview at

November 2

nccuCounseling Webinar at 1pm

November 5 

Founder’s Day / Convocation (Homecoming is November 4-7)

November 12

MOAs for Spring 2021 placement due to Dr. Blount

November 21

Online open house for prospective students - 7:00pm

November 23

Department of Counseling and Higher Education Faculty Meeting - 10am

November 24-28

Thanksgiving recess; no classes

November 29

Last day of classes for Fall semester 

November 30

Reading Day

December 1-2

Final exams for graduating students

December 1- 9

Final exams for non-graduating students

December 3

Final grades for graduating students due in Banner by 5pm

December 7

Webinar at 1pm

December 10

Commencement rehearsal  /  9-10:30am for graduate students.

December graduate Exit Interview at 3:00 pm. All surveys should be completed so graduates can be cleared at this meeting. Surveys can be found at  Meeting held virtually.

Chancellor’s reception for graduating students and their families at 6pm. 

Final grades for all students due in Banner by 5pm

December 11

Commencement ceremony  /  2pm for graduate students (TIME CHANGED TO 2pm)

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