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To students who have coursework or external exams (e.g., APs, IBs, CLEP) from other colleges and institutions outside of LACCD: When you forward official transcripts to LACC it does not automatically clear prerequisites nor get evaluated for applicable credits. Please request for such through our counseling services.Counseling services are primarily being provided remotely via email, phone, express, and virtual appointments (Cranium Cafe). Our online appointments are 30-60 minute sessions with a counselor to go over courses, majors and graduation requirements, academic policies, transfer, career exploration, comprehensive educational planning and mapping of courses.

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Appointment demand by students will always exceed supply by counselors. In a small attempt to help address some of these issues, we made appointment slots open on a "rolling" basis daily (12:01 a.m.) where the system will automatically search for openings for the following week or if cancellations occur during the current week. 

Learn how to create a Cranium Café account

Express Counseling

The Express Counseling lobby is available during normal hours of operation.

Online “Express” counseling is available as a 10 minute conversation with a counselor for any of the following: 

  • Prerequisite clearances
  • Course advisement
  • Information about associate degree/certificate programs
  • General education patterns
  • IGETC / CSU GE-Breadth inquiries
  • Update major, education goal, or home college
  • Information about important enrollment deadlines and registration assistance
  • Clarification of college academic policies and procedures
  • Assistance with various forms/petitions such as: academic renewal, course repeat, pass/non pass, unit overload, etc.
  • Information about campus support resources and/or programs

Express Counseling is not for comprehensive education plans, transcript evaluations, financial aid appeals, academic probation appeals, or graduation checks and graduation petitioning. If you need more than 10 minutes, you will be referred to schedule a counseling appointment.

Group Counseling

If you are a new student who has completed less than 12 units of college credit, we recommend that you register for a group counseling orientation.

Group Counseling
Group Counseling

Mission Statement

Academic Counseling is a “one stop shop” to help facilitate your academic and career success. Through our online and in-person services you will be able to:

  • Identify an academic path (certificate, associate degree, associate degree for transfer, and/or pathway for transfer)
  • Enroll in courses that will align with your general education, competency, and major requirements reflected on your student education plan (SEP)
  • Be more knowledgeable and aware of campus policies, procedures, and resources to help you complete your academic path