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 updated via the district's "Cleared4" website in order to receive any in-person counseling services.  Click here to watch a video on how to upload your vaccination card. 

For more information visit the SDCCD Covid-19 Information for Students website

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 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.  Remember, your proof of vaccination/Covid-19 status must be updated to meet with a counselor.  See above for more information.

*Please note that there may be a wait during peak registration time.


4) Appointments:  in-person and online appointments are available.  Stop by or call our office to schedule, or click here to use our electronic self-scheduling 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 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


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 

  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 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 

If you are a prospective student, please utilize our "Ask the e-Counselor" by emailing our e-Counselor at 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.