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Virtual and In-Person Counseling Services

Our office will be closed on Monday, May 29th for the Memorial Day holiday.  We will resume our regular operation hours on Tuesday, May 30th


In order to meet with a Counselor, you need to:

  • Have an active SDCCD application on file
  • Be pursuing a major at City College
  • All transcripts of prior colleges attended must be received by the district
  • Have a current and accurate email address in your mySDCCD portal. You can update your email and personal information through your mySDCCD student portal. 

*Appointment requests will be screened to confirm you meet the criteria above. If you do not meet the criteria, you will receive a cancellation email within 2 business days and will be provided with other options for meeting with a Counselor.

Drop-In "Quick Question" Counseling

Drop-In counseling is available in-person and online Monday - Thursday, 8:30a - 5:30p Friday, 8:30a - 12:30p, and Saturday (Online Only) 8:30a - 12:30. Times may vary and are subject to change based on availability. 

This service is only for quick questions (15 - 20 minutes maximum) and general information such as: 

  1. One-semester education planning
  2. Adding/dropping courses
  3. Clearing prerequisite requirements
  4. Applying for graduation
  5. VA Sign-offs
  6. General information for prospective students (in-person drop-ins only)

All students are served on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please note that there may be an extended wait time during peak registration periods. 

In-Person Drop-in: 

To sign up for an in-person drop-in session, stop by our office in room A-366.  You will be asked to present identification, such as your student ID, California ID, or driver's license. 

*NEW SERVICE* - Online/Virtual Drop-in:

To sign up for an online/virtual drop-in session click on the button below, enter your student ID# and date of birth, and follow the directions.

You will be added to the Waiting Room and will receive a notification/text when the counselor is ready to meet with you.  You will also receive an email confirmation with the zoom link. Check your spam folder if you don't receive the email.

Please note:  Online drop-ins are limited and subject to counselor availability.  This service will not be available after 5:30p, Monday - Thursday, or after 12:30pm, Friday & Saturday. 

Online Drop-In Sign Up

Counseling Appointments

Virtual and in-person counseling appointments are available. Stop by our office in A-366, call (619) 388-3540, or use our appointment scheduler (click on the button below) to set up either a virtual or in-person appointment. 

Appointment Scheduler

Ask the e-Counselor

All prospective and continuing students at City College can ask general counseling questions via email as long as it is not related to personal academic records. Click below to send an email to the e-Counselor.  

*PLEASE NOTE*: It is a busy registration period and may take us up to 10 business days to reply to your emails.  If you are in need of a prerequisite clearance, scroll down and follow the instructions under "Additional Counseling Services > Prerequisite Clearance".

Ask the e-Counselor


New Students

New Students must have an active SDCCD application. Apply online if you haven't yet. 

Next Steps:

  1. Complete the New Student Online Orientation
  2. Complete the New Student Educational Planning Workshop
  3. IF you still need Counseling support after completing the New Student Educational Planning workshop, you can sign up for the Power Hour workshop from the Canvas module at the end of the workshop.



  • Prerequisite Clearance

    • You do not need to meet with a Counselor to clear a prerequisite.  To clear a prerequisite, students need to fill out the online Proof of Prerequisite form as well as provide supporting documentation that the prerequisite has been met.  Supporting documentation may include an unofficial transcript.  Screen shot of your grade is acceptable as long as your name, the name of the institution, the class, and letter grade is visible.  Fill out all the fields and under the FORM/PETITION section, link it as "Proof of Prerequisite/Co-Requisite" and more questions will pop up.  Complete the rest of the questions.  
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)