Mission College Counseling Services

Academic Counseling
  • Academic counseling begins with educational goal-setting; exploring educational options and opportunities; evaluating educational backgrounds, and providing the student with  clear, concise and up-to-date educational information of all types.

  • Counselors are trained in all fields and are able to assist the student who is still undecided about his/her major. However, each counselor has special expertise in certain areas. This way a student who already knows his field of study can get up to the minute information about his major or career choice. To choose your counselor by area of expertise, please visit the counseling center, or explore our Counseling Faculty page.

Transfer Counseling
  • Transfer counseling provides students with valuable information on admissions requirements and procedures; appropriate sequencing of classes, and support in making informed decisions about their transfer options.
  • Mission College offers Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAG - guaranteed admission to participating universities), and the campus has a Transfer Center to support students in researching potential transfer institutions.
Career Counseling
  • Career counseling provides the student with an opportunity for clarification and integration of career and educational goals; the study of careers and lifestyles; and vocational and career assessment testing.
  • Counselors also provide courses and one-to-one career counseling.  Mission College also has a Career Center to support students in researching potential career options.
Personal Counseling
  • Crisis counseling is available for students in acute emotional distress or for those experiencing a personal crisis that requires immediate attention. Counseling Office, SEC 139, (408) 855-5555. For situations when a student is a potential danger to self or others, call 911.

  • Personal counseling is also available through the Counseling Office and Student Health Services for non-urgent matters. 

    • Counseling Office: Personal counseling is provided on a walk-in basis or by appointment.  Personal counseling can help students resolve issues that interfere with school. These problems can include: dealing with death, illness, divorce; problems with parents, spouses or significant others; dealing with feelings that arise because of lack of financial or emotional support; stress management and coping skills; improving self esteem; overcoming test anxiety; and more.

    • Student Health Services offers personal counseling for up to 5-6 sessions per semester through a partnership with AACI (Asian-Americans for Community Involvement) mental health professionals. Please check out the Student Health Services Mental Health Resources for additional details and resources. SEC 106, 408-855-5140.
    • Need help? Text "COURAGE" to 741741. Free. 24/7. Confidential. Many of us will experience a mental health challenge in our lifetime. All of us have a reason to speak up. Provided by Crisis Text Line, www.EachMindMatters.org (funded by counties through the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act, Prop 63).
Make an appointment to develop an Educational Plan!
    • Abbreviated, one-two semesters only (AEP)
    • Comprehensive, more than one semester, lists all classes required for your educational goal (CEP)