Program Admission Questions

How do I get admitted into the counseling program?

There are specific requirement for admissions to the Counseling Programs. They are outlined in the Student Handbook.

What is Screening and what does it entail?

Screening takes place during the first few weeks of CP610 Counseling Orientation and Ethics class. It is comprised of an interview with a faculty member and a student. Students are also asked to complete several written assignments and assessments. More information is located in the Student Handbook.

When do I find out who my advisor is?

When you are admitted into the program, you will receive a temporary advisor. You will then be assigned a permanent advisor. More information is located in the Student Handbook.

Course Enrollment Questions

When I try to enroll online, it says the class is “blocked” – what is this?

Some courses (e.g. practicum) require students to register for them by signing up with the instructor or the secretary. The courses and the process outlined in the Student Handbook. If is not one of this courses, the class is most likely full and you will need to contact the instructor to determine if there is space available.

Are classes offered in a certain order and only offered during specific semesters?

Some courses require students to take them in a specific pattern called core courses. Yes some courses are only offered in specific semesters. Please refer to the Student handbook for more information.

Practicum and Internship Questions

Where might I go for practicum and internship and how is this determined?

Information on practicum and internship can be found in the handbook.


Scully Building 404
Department of Psychology and Counseling 
One University Plaza, MS 5700
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701