Announcements

Master's Counseling Program Comprehensive Exam Info Sessions: 

There will be two Master's Comprehensive Exam Information Sessions this semester.  All students are welcome and encouraged to attend, not just those planning to take Comps this semester (in fact, we STRONGLY urge students to attend an Information Session before the semester they intend to take the test).
The Information Sessions will cover the format of the test, multiple-choice test-taking strategies, and other general information.  The session is NOT a review of program material. 

The sessions will be held:

  • Friday, February 6th at 4:30 PM
    • University Hall 3004
    • Presented by Dr. Shurts
  • Monday, February 16th at 5:00 PM
    • University Hall Room 1142 (in the ADP Center) 
    • Presented by Dr. Shurts

The sessions last approximately one (1) hour--The same general material will be presented at both sessions, so there is no need to attend both.
Students are also reminded that we have a thorough overview of the Comprehensive Exam and responses to FAQ about the test at the following URL: 

http://www.montclair.edu/cehs/academics/departments/cel/comp-exam-info/


Date Set for Spring 2015 Comprehensive Exam Administration

PLEASE NOTE - The registration process has changed this year, so read this entire message carefully noting the deadlines and processes.

EXAM DATE - Saturday, March 21st
APPLICATION DEADLINE - Wednesday, February 18th

Sign-In/Registration Time - 12:20-12:40 PM (students must arrive during this window—instructions begin at approximately 12:45 PM)
Exam Time - 1:00-5:00 PM
Exam Location - University Hall, Room 1070

Please be advised that ONLY students on a master's program track must take and pass the Comprehensive. Students who are ONLY pursuing a Certificate (e.g., SAC, CADC, Advanced Cert, Post-Master's Cert) do not have to take the Comprehensive Exam.

Again, the application deadline is Wednesday, February 18th, so please be sure to submit your materials on time.  Students must complete two steps to register for the Comprehensive Exam:
Students must register through WESS for the Counseling Program's zero credit Comprehensive Exam course.  This replaces the paper form from the Graduate School, and will serve as your official University registration.  Students will also receive Comps results through WESS, just as you would a regular class grade.  The course you should register for is GRADCMP18 (Call #16666) and Dr. Shurts is the listed instructor.  If you intend to sit for the exam, you should register as possible (must be before the deadline).

  1. Students must register through WESS for the Counseling Program's zero credit Comprehensive Exam course. This replaces the paper form from the Graduate School, and will serve as your official University registration. Students will also receive Comps results through WESS, just as you would a regular class grade. The course you should register for is GRADCMP18 (Call #16666) and Dr. Shurts is the listed instructor. If you intend to sit for the exam, you should register as possible (must be before the deadline).
  2. The department application form also must be completed and submitted to our Department Administrator, Lucille Gesualdi, University Hall, Counseling Suite, Room 3165 by the deadline. This serves as your registration within our Program.  Students MUST also submit a MONEY ORDER for $50.00 with the application made out to "CCE" (The Center for Credentialing & Education)--Checks are no longer be accepted by CCE, so please purchase a money order.

Student ID Numbers (not Social Security Numbers) must be included on the Comprehensive Exam application. Social Security Numbers will not be accepted and your application will not be processed. Again, please note that you do not need to have your advisor sign the form--We will forward your application to the Graduate Program Coordinator for signature.

If you have any questions about the new registration process, please contact your advisor or Dr. Shurts.