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Master’s Counseling Comprehensive Exam Information

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Please read this entire message carefully noting deadlines and processes; we are in the process of updating our online Comprehensive Exam FAQ page, and most of this information is not yet online.

As announced last academic year, the Counseling Program Comprehensive Exam (CPCE) is now only offered as a computer-based test.  Students will no longer take the exam on campus.  The test must be completed at a Pearson VUE testing center, and students will have their choice of exam date/time and location (the exam must be completed before October 31st).

The Comps registration process takes place over several steps.

  1. The application form 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.
  2. Students also must register through NEST for the Counseling Program’s zero credit Comprehensive Exam course.  This serves as your official University registration.  Students will also receive Comps results through NEST at the end of the semester, just as you would a regular class grade.

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.

Eligible students who complete these two steps will receive a follow-up e-mail with additional registration instructions.

If you have any questions about this initial registration process, please contact your advisor, our Dept Administrator, or Dr. Shurts.

Comprehensive Exam and NCE Information Sessions – Spring 2019

We have scheduled several information sessions to cover the Master’s Comprehensive Exam (CPCE) as well as the National Counselor Exam (NCE).  All students are welcome and encouraged to attend, not just those planning to take Comps and/or the NCE this spring (in fact, we STRONGLY urge students to attend an Information Session before the semester they intend to take either test).

Students are NOT required to attend these sessions.  The information sessions will cover the registration processes as well as the formats of the tests, multiple-choice test-taking strategies (time permitting), and other general information.  The sessions are NOT a review of program material.

Sessions will be held:

  • Monday, March 4th at 8:00 PM — Comps (CPCE) Info Session (online via Zoom; registration required)
    • You must register in advance for this meeting:
    • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting
    • Presented by Dr. Shurts
  • Wednesday, March 6th at 5:00 PM — Both Comps (CPCE) AND the NCE will be covered (no registration required)
    • University Hall, Room 3046
    • Presented by Dr. Shurts & Dr. Renfro-Michel
  • Wednesday, March 12th at 7:00 PM — NCE Info Session (online via Zoom; registration required)
    • You must register in advance for this meeting:
    • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting
    • Presented by Dr. Renfro-Michel

For general information about Comps, you can visit the Comprehensive Exam Information page.

For general information about the NCE, you can visit the National Counselor Exam Information page