Human Services

Exit Requirements and Graduation for Counseling Students

Exit Requirements

In addition to meeting program of study requirements, students will need to pass the Human Service Department's comprehensive exam to graduate. Students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Addiction Counseling, and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling programs may submit a passing score from the National Counselor Examination (NCE) to the Graduate School and to the department, in lieu of the department's comprehensive examination.

Program areas may have additional exit requirements in addition to the examination and may include:

  • A scholarly paper
  • A research project
  • A thesis

Comprehensive Examination Sign-up

Applications packets are available in 108 Allyn Hall.

  • Complete pre-requisites:
    • Registered for last or second-to-last term of coursework
    • 3.0 G.P.A.
    • Approved program of study on file
    • Advisor written verification of remediation (only applicable if third administration of the examination)
  • Register during first four weeks of the semester (first two weeks if summer term) with program administrative specialist in 108 Allyn Hall. 

Registration and pre-requisites will be verified by a department graduate assistant. Letters will only be sent to students not meeting pre-requisites.

** A petition/appeal process exists for those not meeting the requirements as stated. Students with special needs are encouraged to contact the department for consideration of special arrangements.

National Counselor Examination (NCE)

For specific information on how to apply for the National Counselor Examination (NCE) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential, please view our Procedures Document (PDF).


Students begin the process for graduation AT LEAST the term BEFORE they are to graduate. The application to graduate is available on the Graduation page in the Graduate School website or in person at Wright State University, E344 Student Union, 937-775-2976.

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