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Express Drop-In Counseling

New Express Drop-In Counseling Hours Starting October 3!

 

CCC Drop-in Hours

(IN-PERSON)
Monday:  9am - 6pm
Tuesday - Thursday:  10am - 4pm
Friday: Closed

Valencia Drop-in Hours

(IN-PERSON)
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday:  9am - 6pm
Tuesday:  10am - 6pm
Friday:  9am - 1pm

Online Drop-in Hours

(ONLINE)
Tuesday:  10am - 3pm
Wednesday:  1pm - 6pm
Friday:  9am - 1pm

 


Express Drop-In Counseling is designed to give our students immediate access to a Counselor during normal business hours. Unlike a counseling appointment, which may last up to 60 minutes, Express Drop-In Counseling sessions are 5-10 minutes in length.

Use Express Drop-In Counseling to get help with issues such as:

  • Clearing prerequisites (unofficial or official transcripts required)
  • Changing major
  • Adding or dropping classes
  • Help with submitting forms/petitions
  • Academic program and/or course information
  • Selecting courses for the upcoming term
  • Checking progress toward your educational goal
  • Referrals to campus resources

During peak times, some of these services at Express Drop-in may be adjusted. Associate degree and certificate petitions may require an appointment if additional documentation is required.

For more complicated issues, and for comprehensive educational planning, a counseling appointment may be required.

Counselor, Student -

In-person

We offer Express Drop-In Counseling in-person during limited business hours.

In-person Express Drop-in is limited to 1 student per session

Masks are recommended in Counseling offices at both the Valencia and Canyon Country campuses.

Online

We continue to offer Express Drop-In Counseling online via Zoom.

To enter the Express Drop-in queue, please click on the link below.

Online Drop-In Counseling

In-Person Drop-In Hours:  

Valencia Campus 
Monday:  9am - 6pm
Tuesday:  10am - 6pm
Wednesday:  9am - 6pm
Thursday:  9am - 6pm
Friday:  9am - 1pm
 
Canyon Country Campus 
Monday:  9am - 6pm
Tuesday:  10am - 4pm
Wednesday:  10am - 4pm
Thursday:  10am - 4pm
Friday: Closed
 
 
Last call for in-person Express Drop-In is 30 minutes before doors close, depending on Counselor availability.
 
While every effort will be made to have counselors available during in-person Express Drop-In hours, there may be unforeseen circumstances that require scheduling changes.  You may be asked to return at a time when more counselors will be available. 

Online Drop-In Hours:  

Tuesday:  10am - 3pm
Wednesday:  1pm - 6pm
Friday:  9am - 1pm
 
 
Last call for online Express Drop-In is 30 minutes before session ends, depending on Counselor availability.
 

Online Express Drop-In may be locked for short periods during the hours above to accommodate the long line of students in the waiting queue. Once the lines are minimized, drop-in will reopen. Please check back periodically for when Express Drop-In will re-open.

 

Please note: 

Express Drop-In hours are subject to change without prior notice and may close early so that we can accommodate all waiting students in the time remaining. 

  • We use the ConferZOOM video conferencing program to hold express drop-in sessions. You can access Express Drop-In Counseling in a few easy steps:

    Step 1: Click on the "Express Drop-In Counseling" button on the right side of the page.

    Step 2: You will be added to the drop-in queue in the  "Counseling Department's Personal Meeting Room". Wait here to be connected to a Counselor.

    Waiting Room

    Step 3: You will be added to a Drop-In session with a Counselor.  Let the counseling begin!

    Please note that during peak registration periods, students could experience longer wait times at drop-in.

  • Important Guidelines for Express Drop-In Counseling Online:

    • It is preferred that you login with a computer or smartphone so that you are able to see the screen that will be shared with you.
    • Please make sure your audio (including microphone) is working.
    • If you are having difficulty with audio on your laptop it is best to join drop-in using your phone.
    • Please have your student ID number ready.
    • When in the waiting room, be prepared to be admitted into the drop-in session.

     

    Note:  If you receive the message “This meeting has been locked by host” it is because Express Drop-in Zoom hours for the day have ended. Please return the next business day for Express Drop-in Counseling.

  • To clear a prerequisite for courses at College of the Canyons:

    • One of the following documents must be provided:
      • An official or unofficial transcript that includes the academic institution name, the student’s name, terms and years completed, and the course with grade and unit value posted, OR
      • An academic summary report or degree audit report that includes the academic institution name, the student’s name, terms and years completed, and the course with grade and unit value posted.
    • The transcript or summary report must be from the institution where the prerequisite course was completed.
    • If using AP credit to clear a prerequisite, an official or unofficial College Board Score Report or an official or unofficial high school transcript with the AP score posted must be provided.
    • If you are in-progress with the prerequisite course at your current institution with no grade posted, please visit Admissions & Records to request a Work-In-Progress Petition.
    • Counselors will do their best to determine equivalent prerequisites.  However, in some cases students may be referred to Admissions and Records to complete a prerequisite challenge form.