To be eligible to participate in field experience (both practicum and internship), you must meet the following criteria:
Note: You should not plan time off for vacations or other commitments during enrollment in field experience. This is subject to sanctions up to and including earning an Unsatisfactory (U) grade in the field experience course. You should consult with faculty for any unavoidable exceptions (e.g., scheduled site closings). You may be permitted to take leaves of absence between quarters of field experience in accordance with university policies and processes.
 Skills are formally evaluated at academic residencies, in the Techniques of Counseling course, field experience courses, and/or with Counseling Work Samples.
 Faculty members and program leadership reserve the right to postpone practicum clinical instruction to evaluate and establish student competency. Please refer to Section 4, Appendix B, and the Counseling Student Program Guide for more details on the issue of student competency.
Counseling Work Samples are required of any student who has not satisfactorily participated in an academic practice experience (residency/pre-practicum or field experience course) for longer than 2 years. The current ACA Code of Ethics mandates that all counselor educators evaluate students’ academic and professional development continuously throughout the program. Please refer to the current ACA Code of Ethics for further information. Detailed instructions for submission of Counseling Work Samples are available on the SOC-OFE website.