ways to get connected with a counselor, even if our appointments are booked
- For the Summer and Fall 2022 enrollment period, we have all-day express sessions (first-come, first-served) where you can connect with a counselor for at least 30 minutes via phone or zoom. Please live chat with a staff member to be added to the list the day you are available. (See chat hours below).
- We are offering limited Saturday appointments this spring.
Counseling staff are available from Mon-Thu 8 a.m.-7 p.m. & Fri 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Have your SURF ID (student ID) number ready, if you have one.
Workshops for First-Time-to-College Students
Are you a new-to-college student trying to pick classes? Having trouble figuring out how to select your courses or what will transfer? Need some basic information on what you need to succeed at MiraCosta?
We have an online workshop for YOU!
Our "New Student Course Selection Workshops" are live Zoom sessions run by our counselors and designed to get you up-to-speed
on the basics of building your schedule. Workshops are limited to 10 students and
you must have a MiraCosta student ID to sign up; click here to register.
These workshops are for new students who have never attended college, are returning after taking some time off, and high school students. If you are using military benefits and are new to MiraCosta, we have special support for you, too!
Not yet a MiraCosta student? No problem, apply here.
Academic Counseling Information Sessions
Do you want to get connected and learn more about Academic Counseling services? Join counseling specialists Amber and Donney every Wednesday from 12:00 – 1:00pm. This community space is to support you in navigating counseling services and answer general questions you have. Registration is not required.
The Counseling Department is committed to assisting students in achieving their academic goals through empowerment and education. The counselors will provide guidance by creating an Ed Plan, helping students figure out a career choice, applying to transfer, and encouraging and directing students to resources for mental health and personal care.
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- @MiraCosta College Counseling: Facebook
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