Counselor Education Important Dates

Academic Calendar

We have many important dates throughout each semester. Please review the Counselor Education Graduate Calendars linked from the Registrar's webpage below.

Counselor Education Academic Calendar

Financial Aid Deadlines

  • March 1: Financial aid award notification for current students for Federal and State Aid (2021/2022 FAFSA required). 
  • July 15: Deadline to accept Financial Aid Award
  • July 15: Fall Payment Deadline

Annual Student Meeting

Yearly in August 

August 14, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Each year our Annual Student Meeting is held in August before the beginning of the Fall semester. Here, we share essential program updates and required information for the new academic year, in addition to being entered to win fun door prizes!

We will start our meeting together as colleagues, faculty and staff, and end with breakout sessions of:

  • First-Year Student Orientation
  • Practicum and Internship Orientation
  • Preparing for your Portfolio

While we hope that you will attend each year, you are required to attend at least one annual student meeting prior to graduation.

Advancement to Candidacy

Yearly in February 

Upon a student's completion of 18 hours of coursework, students become eligible to Advance to Candidacy. Faculty make advancement decisions based on the rubric criteria. Upon advancement, the Department notifies students by letter when they advance to candidacy. Failure to meet the rubric criteria at a score of three (3) or higher results in remediation of the student or dismissal from the program.

Practicum Orientation

This orientation session will help students learn what to expect during their internship and provide tools and tips to maximize their experience. All students are required to attend at least one orientation.

  • Fall Practicum Orientation: August 14, 2021
  • Spring Practicum Orientation: TBA

CPCE Semester Testing Schedule

Registration is required multiple weeks in advance. Email Counselor Education by September 10, 2021, to request instructions to register for Fall CPCE.

  • C.P.C.E. Review Guide
  • Summer CPCE: TBA
  • Fall CPCE: Friday, October 15, 2021
  • Spring CPCE: Friday, March 18, 2022

Portfolio Presentations

Spring Portfolio Presentations: Friday, November 19, 2021

Fall Portfolio Presentations: Friday, April 8, 2022

NCC/NCHMCE Semester Testing Schedule

  • Registration is required six months in advance.
  • You must have a master's degree in mental health counseling or a degree related to mental health counseling practice from a regionally accredited institution to be eligible to take the NCC/NCHMCE test.
  • Off-campus testing site.
  • Registering within your final semester will be at a discounted price of $335.00.
    • Your application will remain active for two years from the time of payment.
    • Email Counselor Education to express interest - required
  • Registering after graduation will be at the cost of $375.00.
    • Your application will remain active for two years from the time of payment.
  • The state of Florida will not accept your scores toward licensure unless the test was taken after your official conferral date.
    • To register for an April testing date – you must register no later than December 5th.
    • To register for an October testing date – you must register no later than June 12th.

MHC exam applicants are not required to have Board approval prior to taking the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination. After passing the NCMHCE, your transcript and scores will be forwarded to the FL Board.

NCMHCE Exam Handbook

Fall Group Retreat

This is a one-day group retreat that is part of the COUN 504 Group Counseling Course.

Fall 2021: October 23, 2021
Location: UCF Recreation & Wellness Center

Other Workshops and Monthly Meetings

Central Florida Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Monthly Meetings

More Information on CFAMFT

Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida Monthly Meetings

More Information on MHCCF