Where is the Counseling Center Located?
Walter Washington Administration Classroom Building. (WWACB)
3rd Floor Room 305
Whom Do We Serve?
Enrolled ASU Students
How Do I Make an Appointment?
To make an appointment, call 601-877-6230 or come to Room
305– WWACB. Walk-ins are welcomed.
What Services Do We Offer?
– provides an opportunity for a student to meet with a counselor on a
one-on-one basis to help resolve conflicts, solve problems, choose a major and develop coping skills.
– a counselor assists multiple students in a group setting who have similar issues and concerns. Each student must agree to group counseling.
–various standardized tests are administered by the Counseling and Testing Center.
The tests are listed on this website.
Attendance Monitoring – As of December 12, 2014, this service
has been moved from Counseling and Testing to University College. The goal of monitoring Freshmen and Sophomore students' attendance is an early intervention method.
-As of May 29, 2012, Counseling and Testing Services is no longer issuing official
university excuses. Students must present official documentation for an excuse to their instructors, who will make the decision on the classification and acceptability of the excuse. Disagreements as to acceptable excuses are adjudicated by the Dean of the School and/or the Director of Administrative and Student Services, Office of the Executive Vice President/Provost.
students who desire to withdraw from the university should complete a “Notification of
Total Withdrawal Form” within the Counseling and Testing Center. Students can withdraw at any of the branch campuses. (See Procedures for Processing Withdrawals)
- an extensive list of referral agencies are maintained by the Counseling and Testing Center.
- Outreach Programs – the Counseling and Testing Center conducts presentations, workshops and seminars. Some of the topics are: Test taking skills, test anxiety, stress management, relationship issues, coping with depression/grief, time management, and substance abuse prevention.
What is the Cost?
There are no charges for counseling services provided by the Counseling and Testing Center. However, if referrals are made to outside agencies, you are responsible for any fees incurred from those agencies.
What about Confidentiality
Students are assured of confidentiality in accordance with ethical and legal standards set by the American Counseling Association and National Association of Social Workers. Each staff member must sign a Confidentiality Agreement stating that disclosure of any student information without written consent from the student is prohibited by the Counseling and Testing Center, Alcorn State University, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 2003 (HIPAA).
Counseling and Testing Staff may only release information to the proper authorities if the student:
Demonstrates a clear and imminent danger to self or others
Indicates that a minor child, elderly person (65 or older), or dependent adult is being abused or neglected and;
Is involved in litigation and the court orders that information be disclosed