Online Express Chat
Chat with a counseling front staff member. Online Chat is available for any student or prospective student to ask quick, general counseling related questions, get connected to a resource, and/or schedule an appointment with a counselor. The Online Express Chat service is public and open to all students. Please note: The chat feature is compatible with Chrome and Firefox browsers only.
Express Sessions with a General Counselor
Express Sessions are designed for students to get their questions answered quickly and are "first-come, first-served." Please note that these sessions are structured for quick questions and a follow-up regular appointment may be necessary. Students can sign up by either connecting with our front staff through "Online Express Chat" or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer Express Sessions through live Zoom consultations over your computer, laptop, or smartphone or via a traditional telephone call. When you sign up, our staff will ask your preference and give you a timeframe when the counselor will reach out.
Express Sessions can fill up very quickly, so we advise students to contact us as early as possible to get your name on the day's list.
We are committed to serving veterans and their dependents who are new to college or returning to continue their education.
If you are a new prospective Veteran or Military Affiliated student, please start by going to the Veteran Services webpage.
Are You a New Student Trying to Pick Classes? We Have a Zoom Workshop for YOU!
Having trouble figuring out how to select your courses? Don't know what to pick that will transfer? Need some basic information on what you need to succeed at MiraCosta? We're now offering live Zoom workshops run by our counselors and designed to get you up-to-speed on the basics of building your schedule. Workshops are limited to 20 students; click here to register. You must have a MiraCosta student ID to sign up.
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 workshops for you, too!
If you are a current student and want to connect with a counselor, click here to chat live with our staff who can assist.
Have a quick question? Email with one of our counseling specialists at email@example.com. You can expect a response within 24-48 hours.
Note: Due to FERPA, email advising is restricted from sharing transcript review/evaluations and searching personal data.