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Advancement to Candidacy


All student are formally advanced to candidacy only after they have met certain requirements. What this means is that a student is on track to be a candidate for graduation, having met the basic requirements of the program’s design. Students work with their program advisor to complete the needed paperwork for advancement. Students are guided all along the way, with individual and group advising meetings to ensure the requirements are being met. Specific requirements are as follows:

  1. Completed 12 semester units of coursework with a grade point average of 3.0 ('B'), to include COUN 6220, COUN 6221; COUN 6222.
  2. Complete COUN 6220 with a B or better.
  3. No classes in the program can be below a B-.
  4. Meet graduate writing requirement that is housed in COUN 6221 with a passing grade as specified in course syllabus.
  5. File an approved graduate program plan for completion of the degree. This must be prepared in consultation with a program advisor and approved by the program coordinator.

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