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Counseling services are available in-person (Building D, Room-106) and online

​Monday: 8:30am - 6:00pm 

Tuesday: 8:30am - 6:00pm

Wednesday: 8:30am - 6:00pm

Thursday8:30am - 6:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - Noon​

  • To schedule a counseling appointment, please call (714) 628-4800.  Students can choose to meet with a counselor in-person or online.​
  • For quick Q&A or assistance with planning classes, please continue to utilize our Live Chat online service or in-person Counseling on campus in room D-106. 
  • If you have external transcripts from another college/university that need to be evaluated as part of your course planning, please call the Counseling office at (714) 628-4800.​


Before your Online Counseling Session:

  • Be prepared to provide your Student ID# to your counselor (Example: 2222222)
  • Make sure you have a compatible device such as a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.
  • Make sure you have a strong and stable internet connection.
  • Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge or Firefox internet browsers are required for video chat appointments.  (Note: Please be sure to use the most up-to-date version of your web browser when accessing Cranium Café)
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​TO LIVE-CHAT WITH A COUNSELOR,
CLICK HERE:

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Note: SCC has resumed in-person counseling services in D-106; ​therefore,
live-chat may experience longer wait times to be served.





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How Does Online Counseling Work?

If you are unable to attend an in-person appointment with a counselor, our online counseling services will give you the opportunity to have all of your counseling needs met in an online format.      


Cranium Cafe is our online counseling platform that will allow you to chat, video-chat, audio-chat, share your screen, and download/share documents during your online counseling session.


​​​​​Counseling Appointment Services Online:​

The SCC Counseling Department offers a wide variety of career exploration and education planning services by appointment.  Counselors are meeting virtually with students in Cranium Café for up to 45 minutes during a scheduled appointment.  Appointments are booked up to two weeks in advance, so please plan ahead and take advantage of available appointments early in the term.  Please click on the red "Appointment" button above to book a full, 45-minute online Counseling appointment.

The following services are currently being addressed online by Appointment:

  • ​Comprehensive Student Education Planning (CSEPs)
  • Student Education Plan Revisions/Updates
  • Financial Aid Appeals requiring a new or revised/updated CSEP
  • CSEPs for SCC Athletes, SCC Promise Scholarship recipients and Veteran Students seeking certification of benefits and/or priority registration
  • Review of transcripts/coursework from other colleges and universities
  • Pass Along Petitions - for students with previous coursework from a CSU/UC/Private/Out-of-state college or university
  • In-depth career exploration and development for undecided majors
  • Other​


​​​​​​Live-Chat services include:

  • Abbreviated Student Education Planning (planning classes for the next term)
  • Interpretation of placement recommendations in English, math, and reading
  • Prerequisite Clearance(s) for classes at SCC
  • Graduation Petitions (if all courses were taken at SCC/SAC)
  • Overload Petitions
  • Petition to Substitute a Major Requirement
  • Pass/No Pass questions
  • Withdrawal/COVID-19 Excused Withdrawal questions
  • Questions about Class Planning / "I need to select one more class"
  • General Questions/Other

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​​The SCC Counseling & Career Development Department is now offering a wide array of counseling services in-person and on-campus in room D-106.  This includes full counseling appointments and drop-in counseling.  

The following services are currently being addressed by Appointment:

  • ​Comprehensive Student Education Planning (CSEPs)
  • Student Education Plan Revisions/Updates
  • Financial Aid Appeals requiring a new or revised/updated CSEP
  • CSEPs for SCC Athletes, SCC Promise Scholarship recipients and Veteran Students seeking certification of benefits and/or priority registration
  • Review of transcripts/coursework from other colleges and universities
  • Pass Along Petitions - for students with previous coursework from a CSU/UC/Private/Out-of-state college or university
  • In-depth career exploration and development for undecided majors
  • Other
To schedule an in-person Counseling Appointment, please call the Counseling Center at (714) 628-4800.  

 

Drop-in Counseling services include:

  • Abbreviated Student Education Planning (planning classes for the next term)
  • Interpretation of placement recommendations in English, math, and reading
  • Prerequisite Clearance(s) for classes at SCC
  • Graduation Petitions (if all courses were taken at SCC/SAC)
  • Overload Petitions
  • Petition to Substitute a Major Requirement
  • Pass/No Pass questions
  • Withdrawal/COVID-19 Excused Withdrawal questions
  • Questions about Class Planning / "I need to select one more class"
  • General Questions/Other​

To access in-person Drop-in counseling services, please visit us in room D-106.​​


​​​​Self-Service, also known as your Online Education Planner tool, is your destination to accomplish several critical steps toward success at SCC.  In your Online Education Plan, you can: 

  • Develop a semester-by-semester plan of classes needed to reach your education goal

  • Register for classes

  • Check your progress toward completing your education goal(s)

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  • ​​Are you still exploring your major/career goals?
  • Do you need help deciding on a major or career?
  • Would you like to take a career assessment to get more information on your personality or interests?
  • Do you need to prepare for a job/internship search?​

Career counseling is here to help with all the above questions and more! We have one-on-one counseling appointments available to you via Cranium Café. To book a Career Counseling appointment, book by clicking here.


 

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COUNSELING CENTER FRONT OFFICE
HOURS OF OPERATION
 
Monday through Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - Noon

​(714) 628-4800
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Location​
SCC, D Building, Room D-106

 


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