When a student is accepted into the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling, a faculty member is appointed to serve as an advisor to the student on course scheduling, to supervise student research (if applicable) and to act as a channel of communication with the department, other departments, and the Graduate School.
Students should consult with faculty advisors on a regular basis to ensure orderly progress through the entire program of study, in selecting clinical placement sites, in selecting electives and planning their careers.
An updated advisor list can be found on the Department Canvas page.
A student who has not been assigned an advisor or is having concerns about the role of an advisor should notify Dr. Jared Schultz, Chair at Schultzjc@vcu.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the student has been accepted to the Department, they may register for courses using Records and Registration’s online registration feature. The user-friendly site provides a convenient online way to register for all of your classes.
If you want to register for classes and you have been out of the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling or Professional Counseling Program for one year or more, you must reapply to the program. You will need to submit all new materials to the Graduate Admission's Office.
All students coordinate with the department clinical coordinator a year prior to their enrollment in RHAB 692 - Advanced Professional Counseling Issues. Enrollment in RHAB 692 is dependent on students having a practicum site prearranged in conjunction with the clinical coordinator.
New, full-time students should plan on meeting with the clinical coordinator their first semester in the program. See the department and clinical handbooks for more information.
Practicum and Internship progress is tracked through Time2track.com - a web-based system connecting students, site supervisors and faculty for purposes of recording hours and activities, as well as mid-term and final evaluations. Students may be responsible to pay for this service. Students may continue in the system at their discretion following completion to track residency hours toward LPC licensure.