Counseling Appointments

 

Remote Counseling Services are Available


You can book a remote counseling appointment by calling our Counseling Center at (714) 992-7084.  Our Counseling Center hours remain the same during the COVID-19 hiatus but we will extend evening hours beginning May 4, 2020.

Please let our staff know if you would like a remote counseling appointment via face-to-face video conferencing (Zoom) or by telephone.

We will also continue to offer General Information (GI) appointments where you can speak with a counselor to get quick questions answered. Remember, these GI appointments are on a first come, first served basis.

The counseling center also provides e-Advising. This is a web-based email service through the Fullerton College website for students to ask general counseling questions. This service is not intended to take the place of 45 minute counseling appointments via Zoom or phone, but rather as a resource for general questions, and inquiries.

Generally, if you require a review of your academic record you should make a phone or face-to-face video conferencing appointment (either a brief General Information appointment or a 45 minute appointment).  However, if you have a general question that DOES NOT require review of your academic record then an e-Advising question may be enough.  Select the appropriate option for you below.

 

Choose Appointments if:

You require an educational plan or have 3 or more questions and/or questions which require review of your academic records.  For common appointment topics click here.

Choose e-Advising if:

You have 1 or 2 general questions that DO NOT require a review of your academic records.  For common e-Advising topics click here.

 


 

Preparing for a remote face-to-face video conferencing (Zoom) or telephone counseling appointment (in-person appointments unavailable until further notice)

  • Settle yourself in a quite area 10 minutes prior to your appointment to ready yourself to connect with a counselor (Counselor will call you).
  • Unresponsive students (15 minutes late) may be asked to reschedule.  Contact the counseling center as soon as possible if you are unavailable for your appointment.
  • Upon connecting with a counselor you may be asked to verify your identity
  • Have all documentation for 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?

 

Counseling Appointments are for the following:

  • Prerequisites and corequisites clearance if course was taken at another college and the official other college transcript is NOT on file in our electronic database (unofficial transcript acceptable)
  • Math, English and Reading Course placement
  • Student Education Program Plan (SEPP)
  • Impact of withdrawls (W and EW) and poor grades on your academic record
  • Career Counseling and advice or assistance on how to choose a major
  • Graduation Check
  • Requests for evaluation of other college transcripts
  • Personal Counseling
  • Dismissal and Probationary Issues
  • Progress and/or academic probation questions
  • Academic Renewal (alleviation of substandard grades) and Course Repeat Adjustment (alleviation of substandard grades through course repetition)
  • Questions about courses, including prerequisites and corequisites
  • Transfer and graduation related questions
  • Requests for unit increases for over the 19 unit maximum
  • Course clearances
General Information (GI) is for the following:

  • Prerequisites and corequisite clearances
  • Transfer and graduation related questions
  • Referrals to other programs and services
  • Math, English and Reading Course placement
  • Questions about comparable courses
  • Quick questions
e-Advising is for the following:

  • Prerequisites and corequisites course clearance if course was taken at Fullerton or Cypress College
  • Prerequisites and corequisites clearance if course was taken at another college AND the official other college transcript is on file in our electronic database
  • Clarification of College Procedures and Policies
  • Withdrawal Information (General Info)
  • Course Repeats (General Info)
  • Pass/No Pass (General Info)
  • Deadline Dates and Filing Periods
  • Course Offerings and Majors Available
  • Referrals to Other Programs & Services