Schedule your appointment with a Columbia College Counselor by calling 209.588.5109, or in person at our office in Upper Manzanita. See below for the various types of appointments available. 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 develop or update your Education Plan (Ed Plan) to meet your goals and learn about important resources that enhance student success.
- Face-to-face, online and phone appointments are available. If an online or phone appointment is desired, please indicate when scheduling your appointment and make sure we have current email and phone contact information.
- General advising appointments are a half-hour. We can help with academic and career advising, including transfer and degree requirements, academic status (probation/dismissal) contracts, early alert warnings, transcript review, and graduation applications for degrees and certificates.
- Specific appointments need a one-hour appointment: 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.
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 to make an appointment.