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Important Update:

The Counseling Department is closed due to the COVID-19 emergency but will provide academic counseling services remotely beginning on March 30. 


Counseling Activities During COVID-19 Campus Closure:
Week of April 6, 2020 

The COVID-19 emergency has interrupted many of our daily routines, and has also impacted the ability for students to receive immediate comprehensive counseling services. We apologize for any delays in responding to your counseling requests as we are also figuring out how to provide optimal services while working remotely. At this time, counselors do not have access to the full range of technology and academic databases that allow us to perform all counseling services that were previously available on campus. We will continually update our website and inform you as we receive access to more of the tools required to provide you with comprehensive counseling services.  

Virtual Hours of Operation
  • Monday: 8:30am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm 
  • Tuesday: 8:30am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm 
  • Wednesday: 8:30am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm 
  • Thursday: 8:30am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm 
  • Friday: 9am – 12pm
Services Available through Cranium Café Live Chat

 Learn about Cranium Café and Live Chat   

  • Quick questions about certificates, associate degrees, and transfer requirements 

  • Clarification of college procedures and policies 

  • Course offerings and majors available at LACC 

  • AB705 (Guided Self Placement into English & math) 

  • Information on transferability of LACC courses 

  • General assistance and referrals to other programs/support services 

  • Change of Home Campus/Major and/or Educational Goal 

  • Prerequisite Clearances (must supply a copy of your unofficial transcript via email) 

  • Limited Educational Planning*

*Students who have completed all coursework within LACCD may be able to receive some educational planning services via Live Chat. Students who require more comprehensive academic counseling services, including students who need an evaluation of coursework completed outside of LACCD, should submit an online counseling request

Please note we are experiencing a high volume of requests and are working hard to expand services with virtual and phone appointments.   

Unfortunately, the following services are not available at this time:

  • Group Counseling Session (should be available May 2020) 

​Please continue to visit our website for updated information.  


The counseling faculty at LACC advises students wth respect to course selection pertaining to their educational goals (e.g., certificate program, associate degree, transfer to a university). Counselors provide career/major exploration for students from diverse backgrounds. Our trained staff supports students in their academic, career, and personal endeavors. We encourage students to become vested members in the academic community and utilize the vast resources at Los Angeles City College. 

To get started, visit our Checklists page, which includes steps for New/Prospective Students, Continuing Students, Returning Students, and High School Students.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Los Angeles City College Counseling Department is to foster an inclusive and supportive environment while guiding diverse students in meeting their goals through clear and comprehensive educational pathways. Students served within the department will feel empowered to attain their personal, academic, and career goals

 Contact Us

Student Services Building, 2nd Floor
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2250*

*We are unable to answer the department phone during the COVID-19 campus closure

 Virtual Office Hours

Week of April 6
Monday: 8:30am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm 
Tuesday: 8:30am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm 
Wednesday: 8:30am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm 
Thursday: 8:30am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm 
Friday: 9am – 12pm



Office closed Monday, April 13 

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Phone: 323.953.4000


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