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Counseling and Testing Services

Mission Statement

Counseling and Testing Services (CTS), a department in the Division of Student Affairs, provides counseling and standardized testing services to the University of South Alabama's undergraduate and graduate student community. 
Our mission is to provide high quality counseling, testing, and consultative services to the University community. We strive to facilitate the academic, emotional, social, and career development of students.
Services Provided
  • Individual and Relationship Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Career Counseling, Testing, and Interpretation
  • Substance Abuse Assessment, Counseling, and Education
  • Sexual Assault Counseling
  • Outreach Educational Programs
  • Consultation for Faculty and Staff
  • Standardized Test Administration and Proctoring
  • Referrals to Other Mental Health Providers & Resources As Needed
Eligibility and Cost for Services
All currently enrolled USA students are eligible for counseling services and there is no limit on the number of counseling sessions that one may receive. Counseling services are provided free of charge. The department does charge fees to students directly for some of the standardized tests that are administered.
Getting Started
To schedule an appointment for counseling and/or testing, contact the office at 460-7051. If you are coming in for counseling, our secretary will ask you for some information about the issue(s) of concern so that you can be assigned to the appropriate counselor. You are not required to disclose this information if you do not want to do so. When you come in for the counseling appointment itself, you will be asked to complete a brief intake form prior to beginning counseling. It is a good idea to arrive about ten minutes early for the first appointment so that the necessary paperwork can be completed without resulting in a delay in being seen. Appointments generally last about 50 minutes.
Counseling services are provided confidentially. Information is not divulged to others without a student’s consent unless there are compelling ethical and/or legal reasons for doing so such as when there is a threat of serious harm to self or others.

Schedule an Appointment

Please review the following information below to determine the type of appointment you need with Counseling & Testing Services. When you make your appointment, please let the secretary know which type of appointment fits your needs and is more appropriate for your situation. 
Most appointments can be scheduled for within a few days of your call, if not same day.

Alpha Hall East, Rm. 326
(251) 460-7051

New Appointment Paperwork

All students with a scheduled FIRST appointment are asked to print and complete the following paperwork and bring to first session. Prior completion of paperwork reduces wait time and increases face time with counselor.

Counseling Services Intake Form
Counseling Issues Checklist

Confidential Self-Evaluator


Counseling Center Hours

Monday 8:00 a.m 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m 5:00 p.m.

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