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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.   Completeion of the college application will generate Math and English placement information.

Please Note:  English as a Second Language (ESL) students, please refer to STEP 2.

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:
AB705 assessment updates, please refer to the Assessment Center website:

English as a Second Language (ESL) students must complete the guided self-placement process in order to take ESL courses (credit or non-credit). Please contact the ESL Department Chair for an appointment: 

Step 3:
Complete the Online Orientation by logging in through the Student Information System (your portal). Orientation provides important information about college resources such as Financial Aid, the Transfer Center, and Counseling.

Step 4:
Meet with a Counselor to discuss your educational goals, course requirements, develop student educational plans and to explore majors.Click on the following link to chat with our front desk counter 

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)



Drop-In Counseling Schedule

Monday, November 28th:
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM & 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, November 29th:
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM 
​Wednesday, November 30th:
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
(EEE Event 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Thursday, December 1st:
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM & 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
​Friday, December 2nd:
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Drop-in sessions are available virtually or in-person.

Office Hours


8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.


8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.


8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.


8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.


8:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m