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 Meet with a Counselor

If you are a current City College student, select "Counseling Services Start Here" from the list below to connect with a counselor.

If you currently participate in a special program (Dreamers, DSPS, EOP&S students), select your program from the list below to meet with a program counselor. 

Your Covid-19 vaccination status must be cleared in order to receive any in-person counseling services.  Click here for more information on how you can be Campus Ready.

Before getting started with our online counseling services, read the Online Counseling Terms & Conditions and the Privacy statement

In order to meet with a counselor you must:

  1. Have an active SDCCD application on file
  2. Be pursuing a major at City College.
  3. Submit official transcripts of all prior colleges attended.
  4. Have a current email address in your mySDCCD portal. (please log in to your portal at https://myportal.sdccd.edu/ to confirm before submitting your request)

*If you do not meet the criteria above, your request will be denied.

How can a Counselor assist you?  Select from these options:

1) Ask the E-Counselor:  All prospective and continuing students at City College can ask general counseling questions, via email, not related to personal academic records. 

Click here to submit your email

 

2) Quick Connect:  students can connect with us virtually for quick questions.  QC is offered Monday through Thursday 10am-1pm.

Click here to join our virtual lobby.

 

3) In-person drop-inscome by our office (A-366) to sign up to meet with a counselor for quick questions on a first-come, first-serve basis.  You will need to show proof of vaccination and there may be a wait during peak registration time.

 

4) Appointments:  in-person and online appointments are available.  Stop by our office (A-366) to schedule, call (619) 894-6118 or:

click here to use our self-scheduling electronic system. 

 

NOTE:  All online appointments are conducted via our Zoom virtual meeting center.  

If you need support, please call our department at 619-388-3540 or 619-894-6118, or stop by room A-366, during our office hours to speak with a staff member.

Prepare for your appointment

Have a list of questions ready to make sure we cover all the information you need during your session.

To help you generate questions for your appointment and start thinking ahead about your career, we encourage you to review the academic and career resources available to you:

Watch these videos to help you get started:

New Students must have an active SDCCD application. Submit an application for admission if you have not already done so.  

Next Steps:

  1. New Students must complete the New Student Online Orientation 
  2. Complete the New Student Education Planning workshop on Canvas here.  
  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.

If you previously attended another college, request your official transcripts to be sent to the San Diego Community College District.  Since most of the staff are working remotely, an electronic copy is best.  Transcripts can be sent to tinquiry@sdccd.edu If your previous institution only allows you to order a hard copy, you can have it mailed to:

San Diego Community College District
Transcript Office
3375 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92108

 

If you need assistance with the SDCCD admission application, the mySDCCD student portal, or the Canvas website, you can meet virtually with the staff in the Promise program.  They provide virtual assistance Mondays-Fridays 10am -12pm.  

Live Support Sessions

Link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/97702059229

Live Support Meeting ID: 977 0205 9229

Live Support Days/Times: Monday-Friday from 10am-12:00pm

 

If you are experiencing challenges navigating the process as a new student, please call our department at 619-894-6118 to speak with a staff member to receive support during our remote operating hours.

If you are participating in the EOPS, CARE, or NextUp support services programs, Counselors are available to assist you. 

There are three ways you can request a counseling appointment:

  1. Click here to submit an online appointment request

  2. Email the program at cityeops@sdccd.edu 

  3. Leave a voice message on the EOPS main line (checked throughout the day):  (619) 388-3209

Counseling services are available through the disAbility Support Programs and Services (DSPS) Office.

Information on how to request DSPS support can be found here

You can also email them at citydsps@sdccd.edu or call them at 619-800-2873. 

Counseling support is available for undocumented students through our SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center 

To request Counseling services, fill out this form

 

For more information, contact Program Assistant Maya Ramirez at mramirez002@sdccd.edu 

If you are a prospective student, please utilize our "Ask the e-Counselor" by emailing our e-Counselor at sdcityecounsel@sdccd.edu or visit our FAQs website.  

If you're experiencing challenges navigating the process as a prospective new student, please call our department at 619-894-6118 to speak with a staff member to receive support during our remote operating hours.

ADDITIONAL COUNSELING SERVICES