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, and understanding graduation, major, certificate, and transfer requirements. Students can use online resources for general questions and visit or call the office for appointments and drop-in times.

For General Questions

For quick general questions, students can visit the Counseling Center for a 15-minute drop-in. During drop-in sessions, counselors can assess and assist you based on your individual needs. Call 760-795-6670 and select option 7 to hear our drop-in times. The Counseling Center also promotes the drop-in times for the week in the office and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@mcccounseling).

For Academic Appointments

For academic counseling appointments, please call 760-795-6670. Our front office staff can help you schedule in-person, phone, or online counseling appointments. You must have a SURF ID to schedule an appointment. Please be advised that when scheduling an appointment for a comprehensive education plan, all official transcripts (not opened) must be electronically submitted or submitted in Person. Transcripts may require an evaluation by Admissions and Records prior to scheduling for a comprehensive education plan.

For Online Advising

For online advising questions that do not require an advisor to look up personal data due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), transcript review/evaluation, you can utilize our Online Advising option by clicking on the image below. The icon within the Online Advising card will be green when an Advisor is online. When the Advisor is offline, the icon will be red.

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Online Advisor

Online Counseling

You have two options for scheduling an online counseling appointment:

  1. You can click on the schedule appointment button located on the counselor’s card and search for available appointments.  Grayed out boxes will not allow you to make appointments.
  2. You can call the counseling office at 760.765.6670 to schedule an online counseling appointment.
Video chat with Online Counselors on Cranium Cafe

For Personal Counseling

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

Office Locations and Hours

Oceanside Campus

MiraCosta College
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
Building 3700 (Parking lot 3C)
Phone: 760-795-6670
Fax: 760-795-6663
Campus Map

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

San Elijo Campus

MiraCosta College
3333 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff, CA 92007
Administration Building
Phone: 760-634-7811
Fax: 760-634-7875
Campus Map

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours (05/31/2016-08/12/2016):

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

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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)