Counseling Appointments

After the semester begins, students are encouraged to make an appointment with a counselor in order to develop a personalized Student Education Program Plan (SEPP) which will chart the student’s future courses through college. Appointments may be made by calling the Counseling Center at (714) 992-7084 or by visiting the center at 321 E. Chapman Ave., 2000 Building, 2nd Floor.  Appointments may be scheduled as early as Monday for the current week and the following week.

Preparing for a counseling appointment

  • Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment to check-in.
  • Students arriving 10 minutes late may be asked to reschedule.  Contact the counseling center as soon as possible if you are unable to make your appointment
  • Upon arrival check-in at the front counter computer by using your Fullerton College ID number
  • Bring all documentation to your appointment (example: High School or other college transcripts, Advanced Placement scores)

Topics and ideas for students to discuss during a counseling appointment

  • Withdrawals: Should I withdraw from a course? What are the implications of a “W” on my transcript?
  • Good Standing: Are you in good standing or probation status?
  • Other College Transcripts: How do I know what courses at Fullerton College are comparable to what I took elsewhere? How do I get credit for courses completed at other colleges/universities?
  • Coursework: What courses do I need to complete to meet my goal?  How and where do I apply for a certificate or an AA/AS/AA-T (transfer)/AS-T (transfer) degree?
  • Major: How can I get help choosing a major and/or career?  How can I find out which schools have my major or the requirements for that major?
  • Transfer: How do I figure out where I can transfer?  What are the differences between the CSU/UC/Private colleges/universities/out-of-state universities?  What are the deadlines to apply?

Also available are e-Advising and General Information (GI) counseling sessions which are designed for quick questions and answers (about 5-10 minutes) on a first come, first serve basis.

Counseling Appointments are for the following:

  • Student Educational Program Plans (SEPP)
  • Requests for evaluation of other college transcripts
  • Advice or assistance on how to choose a major
  • Progress and/or academic probation questions
  • Questions about courses, including prerequisites and corequisites
  • Transfer and graduation related questions
  • Requests for unit increases for over the 19 unit maximum
  • Academic Renewal (alleviation of substandard grades)
  • Information about withdrawls from classes and implications
  • Course clearances
General Information (GI) is for the following:

  • Prerequisites and corequisite clearances
  • Transfer and graduation related questions
  • Referrals to other programs and services
  • Submitting the Alternative to the Assessment Test Petition Form
  • Questions about comparable courses
  • Quick questions
Group Advising is for the following:

  • Students who are new to college
  • Learning about academic options
  • Understanding your assessment results
  • Getting your 1st semester Student Educational Program Plan (SEPP) (This serves as your first semester counseling session)