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To students who have coursework or external exams 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 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. 


Appointment slots open on a "rolling" basis each day in which the system will automatically search for openings one week in advance or if cancellations occur during the week.

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Express Counseling

Online “Express” counseling would normally be a 10 minute conversation with a counselor for any of the following:

Express Counseling

  • 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 policies and procedures
  • Brief 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


Mission Statement

The counseling faculty at LACC advises students wth respect to course selection related to their educational goals (e.g., certificate program, associate degree, transfer to a university). 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. 

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911