MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling New Student Checklist

Clinical Mental Health Counseling MA Checklist

This checklist was developed to assist entering students with their transition to graduate study. Please read it over carefully, and be sure to complete all the items as noted.

Once you have accepted our admission offer and paid the deposit, you should receive an email from the Information Technology (IT) Department with instructions on how to set up your email and access to all WJC systems. Check your junk/spam folder as it sometimes gets filtered there by your personal email. It is important that you set up your email and check it on a daily basis. You should use your WJC email to communicate with the college.


You will receive an email from the Department Coordinator, Ms. Ana Bueso, with information on how to sign up for a registration appointment with the Department Chair, Dr. Nilda Laboy.

Academic Advisor

You will receive an email from the Department Chair, Dr. Nilda Laboy, with the name of your assigned advisor, who you will meet during orientation.

Ed Tech Orientation

You will receive an email about this online tutorial that introduces the student to the College’s technologies. You are required to complete this online orientation before attending the in-person orientation.

Textbook List

You will receive the textbook list from the Counseling and Behavioral Health Department.


The mandatory Fall 2022 orientation will take place from 9:00 am to 4:00 PM ET. You will meet your Academic Advisor during Orientation.

On-Campus Program Students:
Wednesday and Thursday, August 24-25, 2022, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM. The orientation session will be held in person at WJC and you are required to attend both days entirely.

Online Program Students:
Monday and Tuesday, August 22-23, 2022, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM ET. This orientation will be conducted via Zoom and you are required to attend both days entirely.

Start of Classes

Classes start on Monday, August 29, 2022.