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Exams, Forms, and Manuals

    School of Education
    Counselor Education
    Rufus E. Clement Hall, 323

    Telephone: (404) 880-8508
    Email: counseloreducation@cau.edu



Counselor Education

Department Exams, Forms, and Manuals




Communications Skills Examination

A written examination designed to assess students’ comprehension and vocabulary academic achievement. All graduate students must take the Communications Skills Examination if they are not exempt. Students are exempted if they score a 3.0 or higher on the Analytical area of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE). However, they must register for the examination. The examination is offered twice an academic year, the second Saturday in March and November. Moreover, the examination should be taken in the first semester of study. Contact your department for additional information.



Comprehensive Examination

A written comprehensive examination is required of every master’s degree candidate. The student must have completed all core courses and the required courses in the area of concentration. The written comprehensive examination is designed to test the candidate’s mastery of his/her major field and not simply the course material. That is, it is a tool to help synthesize and apply information gained throughout the program of study. Taking the Comprehensive Examination Students must complete an application in the Department of Counselor Education sit for the comprehensive exam. Comprehensive examinations are scheduled twice a year, once in April and once in November. Students are advised to take the examination as soon as possible after the completion of required course work. The comprehensive examination may be taken during the last semester in which the candidate for the degree is registered for the last three hours of credit.

Comprehensive Exam Application


Exit Interview

The Department of Counselor Education faculty advisor will meet with each prospective graduate at the end of their program of study. All prospective graduates are required to schedule an exit interview during the final semester of their academic program.

Each candidate will be ask to make a formal, five (5) to ten (10) minutes electronic presentation describing their professional identity, strengths and areas for improvement to their advisor, department chair and fellow prospective graduates. All prospective graduates will have an opportunity to comment on the community counseling and/or school counseling programs.

Exit Interview format:

  • The presentation will be conducted in a group format.
  • Interviews will be conducted in an individual format.
  • Electronic presentation must be on a jump drive.
  • Business attire.

Exit interviews will be scheduled at the end of the spring and fall semester.

Counselor Education Exit Interview



Community Counseling Field Manual


School Counseling Field Manual



Counselor Education Student Handbook



Department Major Change Form 


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Student Disposition Form