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Academic Counseling

Hours for Summer 2022
Mondays: 9AM-4PM (Remote services only)
Tuesdays: 9AM-4PM (Remote AND in-person drop in counseling)
Wednesdays: 9AM-4PM (Remote AND in-person drop in counseling)
Thursdays: 9AM-4PM (Remote AND in-person drop in counseling)
Fridays: 9AM-1PM (Remote services only)
Full counseling appointments will continue to be conducted remotely (via phone, Zoom, Google Hangouts).
Virtual front desk services will also remain available during the above-listed business hours.
Academic Counseling: You can schedule a remote appointment with your Primary Academic Counselor using Starfish. During the summer, while your Primary Academic Counselor may be out/have limited availablity, you can go into Starfish and choose any open appointment under the Summer Academic Counseling service (please make sure you're expanding the date range in the calendar to see open appointments). All steps outlined in this appointment how-to document are the same for the Summer Academic Counseling service except Step 3. The service will show below the instructors and Primary Academic Counselor in your Network. NOTE: You will want to look for the counselor’s areas of specialization (listed under their name) to make sure they match your major.
Virtual Front Desk:
Email from your Pipeline email account.
Phone (805) 730-4085 (Monday - Thursday, 10AM - 3PM, Friday, 10AM - 1PM).
Other ResourcesIf you don’t yet have a primary academic counselor, you can ask a quick academic counseling question through our online form, Ask Me. If you don't have a computer at home, the Luria Library will have additional Chromebooks available for long term check out. 


Academic Counselors are here to:

  • Assist students in planning and achieving their academic and career goals.
  • Develop individualized Student Educational Plans (SEP).
  • Educate students on transfer & SBCC requirements.
  • Counsel students on success strategies.
  • Conduct Class Planning sessions for new students, classroom presentations and workshops.
  • Teach Personal Development/College Success courses.
  • Refer students to University Transfer CenterCareer CenterHealth & WellnessDSPS, and other student services.