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Virtual and In-Person Counseling Services

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

  • Have an active SDCCD application on file
  • Be pursuing a major at City College
  • Send in all transcripts of prior colleges attended to the district
  • Have a current and accurate email address in your mySDCCD portal. You can update your email and presonal 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.

*PLEASE NOTE*:  Virtual Quick Connect drop-ins via Cranium Cafe are no longer available.  We will offer virtual drop-ins again during the Spring 2023 Semester.  Check back for more information. 


Continuing Students


In-Person Drop-Ins

Come by our office in A-366 to meet with a Counselor in-person for quick questions.  Please note that there may be an extended wait time during peak registration periods.  

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 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)