Counseling and Testing

Office of Counseling and testing

Optimizing personal effectiveness

The Office of Counseling and Testing (OCT) helps students enhance their academic and personal, and emotional well-being. We support the educational mission of Francis Marion University (FMU) by helping students cope with life’s challenges while learning skills that optimize personal effectiveness.

We also support the academic goals of FMU by coordinating testing services for the University (e.g., testing accommodations for students with disabilities, administering exams such as CLEP, MAT, and proctoring exams for those in distance education courses).

Schedule an Appointment

The OCT is available to help FMU students with their mental health, disability services, and testing needs. Request an appointmentwith a counselor to discuss disability or accommodation-related concerns, or schedule a testing appointment with our Testing Center. If you wish to schedule a CLEP, DANTES, MAT, or other standardized test, please call our office at 843-661-1840, or email us at counselingtesting@fmarion.edu. Online scheduling is not available for these tests.

For counseling or disability-related appointment requests, you will receive an email notification if the appointment is confirmed by a counselor. We offer in person and virtual (secure video telehealth and phone) options for these appointments. Please specify your preference when making your appointment. Testing services are in-person only.

For any questions related to appointments or scheduling, please contact the administrative assistant at 843-661-1840.

Location

The Office of Counseling and Testing is located in the Education Foundation Building adjacent to campus. The building faces U.S. Highway 76 and the street address is 121 S. Evander Drive.

Services

A variety of services and accommodations are offered through the Office of Counseling and Testing.

FACULTY & STAFF

Will Hunter PsyD.

Director of Counseling & Testing

Office: EFB
Phone: 843-661-1841
Will.Hunter@fmarion.edu

Carolyn Bazen MS, LPC/A

Assistant Director of Counseling and Testing

Office: EFB
Phone: 843-661-1842
Carolyn.Bazen@fmarion.edu