Counseling and Advising Center

Counseling and Advising Appointments and Drop-In


Counseling and Advising appointments are available in the Counseling Center. Please make an appointment for the following services:

  • Develop, update, or approve your Student Educational Plan
  • Transfer planning, including Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAG) contracts
  • Financial Aid Extensions and Consortium Agreements
  • Veteran Educational Plans
  • Choosing a major and career planning
  • Academic, progress and disqualification holds
  • Unofficial transcript evaluation

To schedule an appointment with a counselor or academic advisor, click HERE.

Note: If you miss two appointments in one quarter you may be prevented from making further appointments for the remainder of the quarter.


If you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, it is imperative that you cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance.  To cancel, click HERE.

How to Prepare for Your Appointment

  • Make sure you are able to login successfully to MyPortal with Student ID# and Password.
  • Bring transcripts from other colleges, test scores, your education plan, and any other records that are relevant to the issues you want to discuss.
  • Make a list of questions you want to ask.
  • Do as much legwork ahead of time so you can make the most out of your time with the counselor or academic advisor. For additional suggestions,see What's Your Reason?


Drop-in counseling and advising for quick questions is available in the Counseling Center. A maximum of 15-minutes is allocated to meet with a counselor or academic advisor to discuss the following services:

  • Choosing classes
  • Exceeding maximum units (21.5 units)
  • Pass/No Pass questions
  • Withdraw questions
  • Assisting with degree/certificate applications

* No appointments will be available during the 1st and last week of each quarter. Drop-in counseling and advising will be available for all questions.

How to Prepare for Drop-in

  • Have your question(s) ready.
  • If exceeding maximum units, bring add codes with you.

Counseling & Advising Center

Registration & Student Services
2nd Floor,  Room 201

Phone: 408.864.5400


Last Updated: 4/11/17