Make An Appointment

Counselors are available in various support programs to serve all of your needs.  If you are part of a special program, we recommend you connect with that program for an appointment.  If you are not seeking support of a special program, you can select:

  • General Counseling Services- for Continuing Students or 
  • New Student Counseling- for students new to City College

Please Note: Appointments fill quickly, please continue to check the following day as early as possible for our next available appointment.  

 

There are 2 types of virtual counseling appointments available for current San Diego City College students:

 

CRITERIA REQUIRED TO REQUEST A DROP-IN SESSION OR LIVE E-APPOINTMENT:

If you are a prospective student, please utilize our Ask the e-Counselor feature or visit our FAQs website.

NOTE:  All Drop-In sessions and Live e-Appointments are conducted via our Zoom virtual meeting center. 

 DROP-IN SESSIONS

Drop-In Sessions are available for new and continuing students who have a "quick question" that can be answered in 15 - 20 minutes.  Examples of drop-in sessions are:

  1. Choosing courses for the upcoming semester only (no long term education planning)
  2. Prerequisite clearance
  3. VA Sign-Offs or Temporary Education Plans
  4. Disqualification Reinstatement
  5. Academic Renewal

These sessions are available on a same day, first come-first serve basis only. 

To schedule a Drop-In session:

  1. Review the "Criteria To Request a Drop-In Session or Live e-Appointment" above to ensure that you qualify for this appointment
  2. Have your student ID# and date of birth information available
  3. Visit the Drop-In session e-SARS Appointment Scheduling System website to book a same-day Drop-In session.

Requests go through a screening process and students who do not meet the above criteria will be provided with other options for meeting with a Counselor.


LIVE E-APPOINTMENTS

Our 1-hour live e-appointments are available for currently enrolled students at City College.  

To schedule a live e-Appointment:

  1. Review the "Criteria To Request a Drop-In Session or Live e-Appointment" above to ensure that you qualify for this appointment
  2. Have your student ID# and date of birth information available
  3. Visit the Live e-Appointment e-SARS Appointment Scheduling System website to book a Live e-Appointment.

Appointment requests go through a screening process and students who do not meet the above criteria will be provided with other options for meeting with a Counselor.

 

Watch these videos to help you get started:

 

If you're experiencing challenges finding an available Drop-In Session or Live e-Appointment, please call our department at 619-894-6118 during our remote operating hours to speak with a staff member and receive support.

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.

Active Duty and Veteran students can schedule appointments through our Veterans Office.  You can email our Veterans Office at cityva@sdccd.edu  

If there is no availability through the Veterans Office, you may schedule appointments through our General Counseling Office. You can only book an appointment 14 days in advance.  New appointments are released every day at midnight.  

There are 2 types of Counseling Appointments available:

NOTE- during the busy registration period, there will mainly be Drop-In Sessions available.  Live e-Appointments will be limited.

 

If you are experiencing challenges finding an available Drop-In Session or Live e-Appointment, 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