Schedule your appointment with a Columbia College Counselor by calling 209.588.5109, or in person at our front desk in Manzanita 15. See below for the various types of appointments available and be sure to schedule enough time for what you want to accomplish. We are generally about two-three weeks out on appointment availability.
Note: It is highly recommended to meet with a Counselor at least once a semester to have your questions answered, discuss progress toward your academic goals, develop or update your Student Education Plan (Ed Plan), and learn about important resources that enhance student success.
- Either face-to-face or phone appointments are available. If a phone appointment is desired (primarily reserved for distance education or disabled students), please indicate when scheduling your appointment. Also, have your computer ready and on-line at the time of your appointment so that appropriate resources can be discussed.
- General advising appointments are a half-hour. We can help you with academic and career advising including transfer and degree requirements, academic status (probation/dismissal) contracts, early alert warnings, transcript review, as well as degree and certificate graduation applications.
- Specific appointments need a one-hour appointment scheduled: Educational Plans, Financial Aid appeal ed plans, Career Exploration/Assessment, and First Semester Experience intakes. Be sure to ask for one hour!
No Show Policy: After three missed appointments (no shows), students will be limited to using drop-in services as they are made available. If the student is unable to keep an appointment, it is his/her responsibility to cancel the appointment within 24 hours. If less than 24 hour cancellation notice, it will be counted as a 'no show.'
Drop-in Counseling: Designed for quick questions, five to ten minutes of counseling time provided on a first come, first served basis. Please be prepared to wait, as there is often a line. No educational plans are available during drop-in times. These hours vary, so please call 209-588-5109 or come by the office to determine availability.
E-Advising: On-line, and designed to provide answers to individual student questions. No educational plans, transcript evaluations, or probation contracts are done through e-advising at this time.
Personal Counseling: Personal Counseling is available through Columbia's Health Services. Licensed Mental Health Counselors provide registered students with psychological services to help them with personal issues and concerns. Call 209-588-5204 or drop by the Health Services (Juniper 2) to find out more or make an appointment.