Make An Appointment

Counselors are available in various support programs across the campus to meet your needs.  Select a box below to connect with the appropriate program to schedule an appointment. 

 

There are 2 ways you can meet with a counselor:

  • Drop-in Sessions for quick questions.  Drop-in Sessions are available online or in-person on a limited basis (must be scheduled in advance).
  • Live e-Appointments for comprehensive academic, career, and personal counseling.  Live e-Appointments are currently only offered in an online format.  

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.  Available slots fill quickly, especially during peak registration time, so please continue to check each day for availability.  

DROP-IN SESSIONS

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, meetings with a counselor are still mostly online.  Availability for in-person drop-in sessions is limited and must be scheduled in advance. 

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.

 

Drop-In Sessions are available on a same-day, first come-first serve basis, for new and continuing students who have a "quick question" that can be answered in 15 - 20 minutes.

You can meet with a counselor:

  1. online, via Zoom, OR
  2. in-person - limited sessions are available and you must be cleared for Campus Ready (see above).  

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

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 students who are currently taking classes at San Diego 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:

  • Drop-in Sessions for quick questions.  Drop-in Sessions are available online or in-person on a limited basis (must be scheduled in advance).
  • Live e-Appointments for comprehensive educational planning.  Live e-Appointments are currently only offered in an online format.

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