The Counseling Center offers individualized academic, career, and personal counseling to assist both prospective and current students in developing their educational programs, coordinating their career and academic goals while helping students comprehend major, certificate, graduation, and transfer requirements. Students can use online resources for general questions and visit or call the office for appointments and drop-in times.

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For General Questions

For quick general questions, students can visit the Counseling Center for:

For Academic Appointments

For academic counseling appointments:

Online 15 Minute Drop-In Advising

Have a quick question? Email or vide chat with one of our counseling specialists. If you're sending an email, please expect a response within 24-48 hours.


Video Chat

Note: Due to FERPA, online drop-in advising is restricted from sharing transcript review / evaluations and looking up personal data.

For Personal Counseling

For personal counseling, please visit the campus Health Service's Counseling page.

Office Locations and Hours

Oceanside Campus

MiraCosta College
1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
Building 3700 (Parking lot 3C)
Phone: 760-795-6670
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Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

San Elijo Campus

MiraCosta College
3333 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff, CA 92007
Administration Building (BLDG 800)
Phone: 760-634-7811
Fax: 760-634-7875
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Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Summer Hours (05/30/2017-08/11/2017):

Contact Information

Counseling services are also available in Career Services, Community Learning Center, DSPS, EOPS, Health Services, Institute for International Perspectives, Transfer Center, and Veterans Information Center.

Counseling Internship Opportunities

Counselor Reference Webpage (Counselor Use Only)