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Left to right, top row: Nicholas Martin, Cindy Mata, Byron Ramey, Robert Haick, Lorraine Barrrales-Ramirez, Sarah Aranyakul. Middle row: Caitlin Escobar, Sandra Rodrigues, Gloria Darafshi, Soraya Sohrabi, Karen Olesen, Tony Basques, Michelle Mendoza. Bottom row: Sandra Mendez, Nadya Sigona, Kim Lopez, Rosa Perez. Absent on picture day: William Reyes, Melissa Alforja, Nick Tuttle and Lyn Belingheri.

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Welcome to our new and returning students!

After you have completed the College Orientation and Assessment Session you are ready to meet with a college counselor. Counseling services are impacted the two weeks prior to the beginning of the Fall semester and Spring semester. Please complete the matriculation/registration process prior to the two weeks of the beginning of the semester. If you come for counseling services during this peak time, please be prepared to wait.

Counseling Services

Academic Counseling

  • Assist in academic planning and select appropriate courses to achieve goals (Student Educational Plan - SEP)
  • Review graduation, transfer and career certificate requirements
  • Assist in addressing academic problems such as probation and dismissal
  • Advise during times of academic difficulty
  • Explore majors

Transfer Counseling

  • Assist students with information and resources for transferring to a university or college including transfer application and process
  • Review student's qualifications for Transfer Admissions Guarantee

Career Counseling

  • Help students clarify goals and provide guidance through the process of making decisions about education and career goals
  • Assist students with the research and review of career options
  • Teach a variety of career courses that offer students the opportunity to assess their interests, values, personality and skills; improve job search skills as well as enhance college level study skills

Personal Counseling

  • Discuss personal issues that may affect their academic performance
  • Explore options and develop plans with students regarding their personal issues, educational decisions and career goals
  • Provide referrals to other students support services and community resources

No Show Policy:

If the student is unable to keep an appointment, it is his/her responsibility to cancel the appointment and give us 24 hours advance notice by calling 650 306-3452 or stopping by the Welcome Center. Students who do not show or are 10 minutes late to the counseling appointment will be marked as "NO SHOW" on the their record. After two missed appointments (NO SHOWS) students will then be limited to using drop-in services only as they are made available for the remainder of the school year.

Important Academic Calendar Dates

Please see the Academic Calendar for specific dates for the following:

  • Last day to drop a semester length course and receive a partial refund.
  • Last day to add a semester length course
  • Last day to drop a semester length course without a "W"
  • Last day to file petitions for Certificate and/ or Associate's Degree to be able to participate in the graduation ceremony at the end of the semester
  • Last day to withdraw from semester length course with a "W"
  • For last-start and short term courses, please refer to the printed class schedule or WebSMART for the last day to drop and add.

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