Students who have coursework or external exams (e.g., APs, IBs, SAT IIs, CLEPs) from other colleges and institutions outside of LACCD: When you forward official transcripts or exams to LACC it does not automatically clear prerequisites nor get evaluated for applicable credits. Please request for such through our counseling services. Thank you.
Counseling services are primarily being provided remotely via email, phone, and video appointments (Cranium Cafe). Our online appointments are 30-60 minute sessions with a professional counselor to go over academic courses, major and graduation requirements, academic policies, transfer, career exploration, comprehensive educational planning and mapping of courses.
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Unfortunately, our appointment demand by students will almost always exceed our supply of available counselors. In a small attempt to help address some of these issues, we made appointment slots open on a "rolling" basis where the system will automatically search for openings for the following week or if cancellations occur during the current week.
Schedule an Online Appointment with Cranium Café
The Express Counseling lobby is available during normal hours of operation.
Online “Express” counseling is available primarily as a 10-15 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.
Guided Pathways Counseling
If you are a student who wants to explore more extensively with a counselor in a specific major or CAP (Career & Academic Pathway), we have counselors who will be working with the academic departments and their faculty. Please book an appointment with our general counselors based on their CAP, availability (in-person and remote), and their locations. All of our counselors can answer questions for all academic advising matters.
Guided Pathways Appointment Scheduling
Business, Entrepreneurship, & Law - Cynthia Gomez & Ed Bird Song
Health Science - Pornsa Thammaraks
Languages, Humanities, & Communication - Luisa Cortez
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) - Oscar Flores & Carolyn Darin
Social & Behavioral Sciences - Eric Romero & Cathy Lakatos
Performing Arts & Entertainment - Jessica Cerda
Visual Arts & Design - Veronica Garcia
Academic Counseling is a “one-stop shop” to help facilitate your academic and career success which we hope culminates in your graduation and/or transfer. 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 mapped and reflected on your student education plan (SEP)
- Be more knowledgeable and aware of campus policies, processes, procedures, and resources to help you complete your academic path
For the spring 2022 semester we will continue to have counselors provide walk-in and appointments in-person (M-TH 9-3). Hours subject to change.
Counseling Intern Pool:
To apply for possible 2022-2023 Unclassified Paid Intern positions in the Counseling Department (must be enrolled in college undergraduate or graduate programs), please complete the form at this LINK. Applications are due May 31, 2022.
Office Hours and Location
Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Fridays: 8:00AM - 2:00PM
In-Person (Express and Appointments)
Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Student Services Building, 2nd Floor
E. Bird Song, Chair, Counseling
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext 2062
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2250
Schedule an Online Appointment (30-60 min) with Cranium Café
Express Counseling (Walk-In)