The Counseling Department has just been informed by the College Administration that students with financial and administrative holds will not be able to schedule counseling appointments until their obligations are met and the holds are removed. Please contact the Student Business Office for information on financial obligations or the Admissions & Records Office for other holds. If you have already scheduled a counseling appointment and you have a financial or administrative hold, your appointment will be cancelled.
We highly recommend that official transcripts from all previous college work be on file with the Admissions and Records Office when you schedule the counseling appointment. If the counselors do not see your transcripts, they will not know which courses are completed and which courses are still needed so we may not be able to write a Student Education Plan for you. Check with Admissions and Records at (661) 362-3280 to see if your transcripts have been received by COC before the appointment.
Please note that counselors teach classes and facilitate workshops so they are not always in their offices for scheduled private counseling appointments. There are limited numbers of counseling appointments. However, Program Advisors are available for consultations during open office hours Monday-Thursday 9AM-6PM at the Drop-In-Desk in the Counseling Office.
Appointments for Student Athletes
Appointments for student athletes must be made in person or by calling (661) 362-3156 Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Appointment for Veteran Students
Appointments for veteran students must be made in person or by calling (661) 362-3288 Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Appointments for Students Petitioning An Extension on Their Financial Aid
Appointments for such students can be scheduled with the Financial Aid counselor in the Financial Aid Office by calling (661) 362-3242.
Private 30 Minute Appointments
Students currently enrolled at COC may schedule a counseling appointment up to 10 days in advance. See the button and link below. Note that you must have a COC student ID number to schedule a counseling appointment. A counseling appointment will be cancelled if the student does not check in at the front desk within the first 10 minutes of the scheduled appointment. Please click on one of the buttons below to see available appointments for the next 10 days.
No Show Policy
If you fail to keep two counseling appointments in one semester, you will be restricted from making another appointment until the following semester. To prevent this from happening to you, please be sure to cancel at least 24 hours prior to your counseling appointment in one of the following 3 ways:
1. Call the counseling office at 661-362-3288 or 661-362-3811 and speak to one of our Program Advisors2. Cancel when given the option via our automated reminder system (SARSMsg-Text)3. Go to the counseling webpage online and cancel online.