Class Scheduling Hints
- Meet early in the program with your advisor to carefully plan a workable schedule.
- After this initial meeting, it is your responsibility to keep in regular contact with your advisor. This contact can often be made by phone or e-mail. You may also contact Dr. Bartlett, Program Coordinator, if you have any questions.
Planning Your Schedule:
Students are surveyed each semester in classes to determine what courses they need to take. The schedule is based on these needs and on the number of clinical sections.
- Try to follow the suggested sequence that is listed on the Program Planning Sheet included in the informational packet. Priority: Complete practicum pre-requisite courses as soon possible and 290 prefix courses.
- You do not have to take prerequisites for courses offered outside the department.
- You might have to "skip" the suggested classes and take other classes, depending on the classes offered.
- Schedules are circulated in classes and posted on the listserv as soon as they are finalized.
- Check which classes will be offered at this time.
- Reserve your space with Marlene (273-2605) before the formal registration. Students who already have completed 25 credit hours are eligible to reserve their spaces for the classes first. Then, a week later, students who have completed fewer than 25 credit hours are eligible to reserve their spaces. Contact Marlene as soon as possible. You also must register for classes as usual; signing up with Marlene just holds the space and helps the program manage enrollment.
- In rare circumstances, you may need to take Readings (290:285) credit. You must clear this with the assigned faculty person prior to registering for the class.
Practicum and Internship:
- Sign up for this as soon as possible with Dr. Bartlett or Marlene.
- Enrollment is limited to five students per section, and multiple sections (or at least no more than two) are usually NOT offered because of staff limitations (CACREP requires a 5-1 student/faculty ratio).
- The Practicum/Internship Informational Packets (available in Departmental office) contain information on this procedure.
- No more than 6 hours of "C" (C+, C, C-) grades can count toward your program of study. If you get a “C” in Counseling Skills, you must repeat it before you take Counseling Processes (MH) or Counseling Children & Adolescents (SCH). If you get a “C” in either of these courses, you must repeat the course prior to being eligible for practicum.