Mission College Counseling Services

Welcome to Counseling!
  • Counseling services are available to assist students with academic, career and personal issues. 
    • All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor for an appointment by the time they have completed 15 units to formalize an "education plan" (academic plan/road map).
    • Services are available on a walk-in basis or by private appointment - see chart below.
  • Counseling classes can assist students in making career and educational decisions, enhancing study skills, and staying motivated.
Walk-In verses Appointments

  Walk-in Services

    • Petition to drop without a “W”
    • Petition for a refund
    • Petition for academic renewal
    • Petition for reinstatement
    • Clear a prerequisite
    • Request to enroll in more than 18.0 units
    • Crisis intervention
    • Assistance with course selection
    • Review assessment test results
    • Probation advising
    • Orientation waivers
    • Transcript evaluation requests
    • Graduation advising
    • Transfer advising

 By Appointment Only

    • Develop an Educational Plan
    • Review of transcripts from other schools
    • Assistance with applications for degree or certificate
    • Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAGs)
    • Major and career exploration
    • Probation and dismissal counseling
    • Disqualification or reinstatement counseling
    • Financial aid appeals
    • Personal counseling



Hours (Winter Session)

January 3 - January 20

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Fridays: Closed

January 23 - January 26

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

January 27 (Fri.) - January 28 (Sat.) 

  • 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Location: Main Building, room E1-301 (East wall, first floor)
  • Phone: (408) 855-5030 or (408) 855-5034
Make an Appointment
  • Online via the MC Portal:  Log-in, select “Services & Support”, click on “Counseling”.
  • In-Person:  Visit our office and use the self-service kiosk (near the exit) or ask the friendly clerk at the front desk. 
  • Phone:  (408) 855-5030 or (408) 855-5034
  • Note: Students must have a student ID number to make an appointment. To obtain a Mission College ID, complete the Application for Admission.
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Service Area Outcomes

There’s a lot we want to help you with but here are just two of our goals!

  • SAO 1: New, incoming transfer/degree/certificate seeking students will obtain an AEP (abbreviated educational plan) or CEP (complete educational plan) by the time they complete 15 units.
  • SAO 2: Students with immediate educational and career counseling needs will have their issue(s) resolved through walk-in counseling services or they will be given guidance on what to do next.