Online Campus Program Information

Online Campus Residencies

Two Thursday night through Sunday at noon residency experiences are required for Online Campus students. These face-to-face sessions will allow faculty to engage in competency and readiness evaluations as well as to plan and evaluate  practicum and internship (counseling) arrangements. Students will also complete the experiential group requirements at this time. You will get to know your instructors and the students you have previously only met online. Classes will be held on campus.

The following dates are available now:

For Students EnteringResidency OneResidency Two
Fall 2021April 28-29, 2022April 27-30, 2023
Spring 2022August 11-14, 2022August 10-13, 2023
Summer 2022December 8-11, 2022December 14-17, 2023
Fall 2022April 27-30, 2023May 2-5, 2024
Spring 2023August 10-13, 2023August 15-18, 2024
Summer 2023December 14-17, 2023December 2024 TBA

Lodging, Travel, and Expectations:  Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation and lodging. The closest major airports to WFU are in Greensboro (GSO ~35 minutes away), Charlotte (CLT ~1 hour 20 minutes away), and Raleigh (RDU ~1 hour 30 minutes away). A list of hotels that grant special rates for persons associated with WFU can be found at this link: Please plan to arrive on campus by 4:30 pm on Thursday afternoon and to stay until noon on Sunday. Dress for the weekend is business casual. Please bring a laptop, as it may be used in some sessions.

Graylyn International Conference Center is an amazing facility within a mile of campus that is often considered a memorable and traditional overnight experience for visiting online students. In addition to being so near to campus, amenities include a full buffet breakfast for each person plus 24 hour coffee/tea and ice cream access. If you are interested in booking with Graylyn, we encourage you to call them and inquire about special rates, which are sometimes (but not always) available for students.

To book a room, please call reservations at (336) 758-2425 Monday-Friday 7:00am-6pm. You may also book online through Graylyn’s website.

Itinerary: More specific information regarding agenda and assignments will be sent closer to the date.

First(MAC & MHS)Between end of foundation and start of core courses.Intensive Weekend:Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and half-day Sunday.Early program matriculation gate keeping function.Complete competency projects for capstone course for foundation courses.Evaluate field experience feasibility.
Second(MAC & MHS)Between end of core courses and start of beginning practice.Intensive Weekend:Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and half-day Sunday.Finalize field experience approvals and meet with field experience faculty supervisors.Complete competency projects for capstone course for core courses.Complete required group counseling experiences with program faculty.
Third(MAC Only)Anytime during beginning practice and advance practice semesters.On an as-needed basis per student outcome assessment.Complete remediation intensive practice with program faculty per program faculty, facilitators and clinical preceptor evaluations.

State Specific Information

  • State Specific Information

    The Wake Forest University Department of Counseling is excited to offer the MA Counseling degree program through online delivery.

    Below is state specific information pertinent to Online Campus students living in the states listed.

    State School Counseling Licensure Disclosure

    State Professional Counseling Licensure Disclosure

    *Please note that students are advised to periodically review the requirements for licensure in the state in which they reside and/or plan to seek licensure.


    Wake Forest University’s online Counseling programs are exempt from authorization requirements under AS 14.48 because the program is online or distance delivered and does not have a physical presence in the state.  20 AAC 17.900 (a)(12) defines physical presence as presence of a facility, faculty, or staff within the state; in this paragraph, ‘faculty’ and ‘staff’ do not include site supervisors or mentors for local internships or practica, or adjunct personnel.


    Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution, course or degree program. Such certification merely indicates that certain minimum standards have been met under the rules and regulations of institutional certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301.

    Additionally, students should be aware that these degree programs may not transfer. The transfer of course/degree credit is determined by the receiving institution.


    Wake Forest University is authorized to provide online, distance, or correspondence education to Georgia students by the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (NPEC) of Georgia. Students living in Georgia may find information about filing complaints through the NPEC Complaint Process here.


    This institution is authorized by:

    The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
    101 W. Ohio St., Suite 670
    Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984


    Please note that Clinical Mental Health Counseling students may not qualify to seek licensure in Kansas due to educational “in residence” requirements outlined by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. See their website here for more information regarding Clinical Mental Health Counseling Licensure in Kansas.


    Wake Forest University is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.


    Due to higher education regulation changes effective July 1, 2011, Wake Forest University is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission and authorized by the Commission to offer the Online Campus delivery of the MA Counseling and MA Human Services degree programs. The Maryland Higher Education Commission requires an annual registration, and the renewal application evaluation is in progress.

    Additionally, students living in Maryland may find information describing the process for filing and resolution of student complaints in the Wake Forest University Graduate Student Handbook. Wake Forest University is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General or the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

    The Maryland Higher Education Commission may be contacted at:6 N. Liberty Street, 10th FloorBaltimore, Maryland 21201410.767.3301 or Toll Free: 1.800.974.0203

    The Maryland Attorney General may be contacted at:Maryland Attorney GeneralConsumer Protection Division200 St. Paul StreetBaltimore, Maryland 21202410.528.8662 or Toll Free: 1.888.743.00823


    Online Campus students living in Mississippi may make a formal complaint with the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation here.


    Online Campus students living in Missouri, please note that you have access to MOBIUS, a consortium of Missouri’s academic libraries. Access MOBIUS here.

    Additionally, please note that Clinical Mental Health Counseling students may not qualify to seek licensure in Missouri due to educational requirements outlined by the Committee for Professional Counselors with the Missouri Division of Professional Registration. See their website here for more information regarding Clinical Mental Health Counseling Licensure in Missouri.

    New Mexico

    Online students living in New Mexico and wishing to file a student complaint should contact the New Mexico Higher Education Department at 2044 Galisteo Street,  Sante Fe, NM 87505.   You can send them an email from this link:  or call them at   (505) 476-8400.


    Wake Forest University (although exempt from oversight by the Texas Workforce Commission) is regulated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).  Contact information for the THECB when filing a student grievance is available here:   Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code contains the rules that govern the student grievance process, and is available here:$ext.ViewTAC/tac_view=5&ti=19&pt=1&ch=1&sch=E&rl=Y

    The Wake Forest University graduate student grievance process is outlined in the Graduate Student Handbook, available in the ‘Quick Links’ section of this website:

    Wake Forest University is legally authorized to operate in North Carolina, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097 or call 404-679- 4500 for questions about the accreditation of Wake Forest University.  Wake Forest University’s Counseling programs are also accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA  22314  phone (703) 535-5990  fax (703) 739-6209.


    Online Campus students living in Utah may make a formal complaint with the Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Consumer Protection by clicking here.


    Wake Forest University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Wake Forest University to offer field placement components for specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at PO Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.