Counselor Education Important Dates

Yearly Calendar

For students, we have important dates throughout the semesters for required meetings, advancements, and testing.  Please review these calendars below:

2018-2019 Academic Year Important Dates

2019 Academic Year Important Dates (updated soon)

Stetson Academic Calendar Dates

Annual Student Meeting

Saturday, August 17, 2019, TBD DeLand Campus

Please join us for this department-wide event where we will share important program information. Gather with your colleagues and faculty while being entered to win fun door prizes. Lunch is provided.

Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year, our meeting was held at the Celebration Center, Atrium Room.

Advancement to Candidacy

January 2019 TBD

Students no longer need to complete the Advancement to Candidacy application and narratives.

The office of Graduate Studies compiles a list of eligible students each spring for faculty to review during the annual student review meeting. This faculty meeting is an opportunity for the professors to review and formally assess the work you have accomplished as a counselor education student at Stetson University.  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. 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.

Fall Group Retreat

October 25 - 26, 2019, Friday & Saturday
held at Canterbury Retreat & Conference Center Oviedo, FL

This is a two-day overnight, group retreat, part of the COUN 504 Group Counseling course.  

CPCE Semester Testing Schedule

Registration is required five weeks in advance.

Email Counselor Education to request instructions.

  • March 15, 2019, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (deadline to register is February 15)
  • June 21, 2019, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (deadline to register is May 21)
  • October 11, 2019, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (deadline to register is September 11)
  • March 13, 2020, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (deadline to register is February 13)

Portfolio Presentations

Spring Portfolios presentations DeLand Campus, March 5 and 12, 2019, 8 a.m. to noon, Library Room 25L 

Fall Portfolio presentations, DeLand Campus, Friday, TBD, 8 a.m. to noon, Library Room 25L

December/May Graduation

Fall Graduates are invited to a Graduation Celebration held in December

December 12, 2019, Thursday 7 - 8:30 p.m. Deland Campus (Tentative)

Spring/Summer Graduates are invited to attend the Annual Graduate Stetson Commencement ceremony.

May 9, 2019, Thursday

May 7, 2020, Thursday


Students are required to attend 2 conferences to meet the requirements:

2019 Conferences

Other Workshops and Monthly Meetings

Central Florida Association of Marriage & Family Therapy Monthly Meetings

The first Thursday of each month from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
First United Methodist Church of Winter Park 125 North Interlachen Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789.

More Information on CFAMFT

Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida Monthly Meetings

The third Friday of each month from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
All Saints Church, 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, FL.

More Information on MHCCF