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Counseling : New Students

New Students

If you are a new student, please follow these important steps before making an appointment with a counselor.

Step 1 - Apply to the college. You will be redirected to the California Community Colleges website. Follow the steps provided to complete the online application.

Allow 5-7 business days for your application to be processed. Once your application is processed, you will receive an email confirmation with your Student Identification Number.

Step 2 - Once you receive your Student Identification Number, take the English or English as a Second Language (ESL) Assessment, as well as the Math Assessment. The Assessment process ensures that you will be placed in classes where you are most likely to succeed.

Assessment tests are available by walk-in Monday through Thursday.Visit the Assessment Center for office hours.

Step 3 - Sign up for a group or online Orientation. Orientation provides important information about college resources such as Financial Aid, the Transfer Center, and Counseling.

Students can sign up for a group orientation in the General Counseling Office or by calling 818-364-7655. Students also have the option to complete an online orientation. Once you complete the online orientation, print out the confirmation page and submit it to General Counseling.

Step 4 - Meet with a Counselor to discuss your educational goals, course requirements, develop student educational plans and to explore majors.To make an appointment, call 818-364-7655.

Step 5 - Apply for Financial Aid. All students are encouraged to apply. Start by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at

Step 6 - Choose your courses from the Schedule of Classes and register online.

Please Note: Your registration appointment will be provided to you after your application is processed. You can register on the date and time of your appointment and any time after.

Contact Us

Instructional Building (Administration Wing)


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Walk-In Schedule

Monday, December 18th

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Tuesday, December 19th

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Wednesday, December 20th 

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Thursday, December 21th

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Friday, December 22th


Office Hours


8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


8 a.m. - 4 p.m.