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Student Newsletter

March 29, 2021



Student Social Hour

Check out this alliteration.....there are two more Student Socials this spring semester! 

All socials are held from 4pm to 5pm (eastern time).

Date Host Faculty  Host Faculty   Host Faculty
Sunday, April 11, 2021 Lupton-Smith Beckwith  
Sunday, April 25, 2021  Williams  Barrow  

WebEX link to join the social hour:

Meeting #: 120 026 4011



April Webinar



Title: Navigating the Licensure Process

Date: April 13, 2021

Presenters: Drs. Levette Scott, Kelly King, and Kyla Kurian


Graduation is approaching!! Now what? How do I navigate through this licensure process? What do I need? Who can help me? In this session we will discuss the process and procedures of becoming licensed as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor-Associate and eventually Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. This session will focus on discussing the National Counseling Examination (NCE), application process, the jurisprudence exam, the licensure affidavit, the disclosure statement, and the supervision contract. We will have a conversation about this process, the do’s and don’ts of this process.

At the end of this session students will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of the eight parts for the National Counseling Examination content.
  • Identify items needed for the application process.
  • Identify what the Jurisprudence exam entails.
  • Understand the role of supervision and how to choose a qualified supervisor.



Registration for the Summer and Fall Semesters - A Note from the Department Chair

The schedule for the summer and fall semesters is now available in BANNER.  Registration for both the summer and fall began for all students on March 17.

Please be aware that there are synchronous and asynchronous course listings both this summer and next fall. 

  •      Synchronous: All students are online at the same time.
  •      Asynchronous: Students do not have to be online at the same time.

If a class is synchronous, there will be a specific day and time listed on BANNER.  Please pay attention to this information when registering.  If you register for a synchronous course, you are required to be present during each and every class day and time.  Synchronous classes meet every week on the same day at the same time.  If you cannot commit to the class meeting times, please do not register for the course.  You will need to develop a different plan with your advisor.


Registration and Overrides


Any communication regarding registration or course overrides should be through your advisor.  Please do not send any communication to Ms. Joyner about registration.  Your advisor should be the only person to communicate with Ms. Joyner regarding course registration.

~ C. Royal


Telehealth Course Scheduled this Fall

Spring 2021 CPCE Results

For students who took the CPCE (comprehensive exam) this spring, please be aware that NCCU will not receive scores for the exam until mid-to-late April.  Spring 2021 CPCE test takers will receive pass/fail letters upon receipt of scores from CCE.

Graduating this Summer?

Your application for graduation is due to your advisor by Monday, April 26.  Your advisor will need time to process your academic approval and submit it before the April 28th deadline in the nccuCounseling calendar. 


Practicum and Internship - Summer and Fall 2021

Students completing a practicum or internship in the summer of 2021: Your signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is due to Dr. Blount by 5pm on Friday, April 9, 2021.

Students completing a practicum or internship in the fall of 2021: Your Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is due to Dr. Blount by 5pm on Friday, July 9, 2021.

Final Defense

Attention students graduating this spring and summer: Please sign up for an appointment time for your final defense. The defense is a mock-interview and is intended to sharpen your job seeking and interviewing skills. We will conduct your defense using WebEX.  You will need to sign up for an appointment time HERE.  A faculty member will send you a WebEX invitation sometime before the defense is to take place, but after you have scheduled an appointment.  Defenses for spring and summer graduates are scheduled for April 5-9.  Summer graduates need to schedule their defense this spring; defenses are not held during the summer break.

PRAXIS (Licensure Test for School Counselors)

The Professional School Counselor exam of the Praxis II (test number 5421) is required for school counselor licensure in North Carolina. This exam should be taken during your practicum or internship placement.  We now have a page dedicated to this topic on the student branch of our website.


Pursuing a Second Degree - Changes Ahead

For students who are graduating Spring 2022 or later, you MUST complete a minimum of 18 semester hours above and beyond your original plan of study in order to receive a second degree.  There are very specific courses that must be completed to receive a second degree, and these are specified on this page:

Please note that your second internship must consist of a 600-hour placement.  In other words, students receiving a second degree will complete a second 600-hour internship placement (600 hours for their first major, 600 hours for their second major).

Please speak with your advisor if you have any questions.

Spring 2021 Graduation

It is our current understanding that North Carolina Central University will hold an in-person graduation ceremony this spring.  The ceremony for graduate students is scheduled for 8am on Friday, May 7, 2021.  It will be held outside in the O'Kelly-Riddick Football Stadium (on campus).  It is our understanding that there will be no guests permitted (just the graduates), and there will be no receptions on campus following the ceremony.  Graduates will march in front of the stage (not across) as their name is called.  Students will be mailed their diploma in addition to a commemorative box.


Upcoming Dates to Remember for nccuCounseling: 

  • April 5-9: Final defenses
  • April 8: Chi Sigma Iota Initiation Ceremony
  • April 9 (5pm): Summer MOAs due to Dr. Blount
  • April 11 (4pm): Student Social
  • April 13 (1pm): April Webinar
  • April 26: Summer graduation application due to your advisor
  • May 7 (8am): Spring 2021 Commencement (Graduate Programs)
  • July 9 (5pm): Fall MOAs due to Dr. Blount


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.

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