Mission College Counseling

Welcome to Counseling!
  • Counseling is available to assist students with academic, transfer, career and personal issues. 
  • Services are available on a walk-in basis or by private appointment (see chart below).
  • Counseling classes can also assist students in making career and educational decisions, enhancing study skills, and staying motivated.
  • Degree, transfer or certificate seeking students are encouraged to meet with a counselor for an educational plan by the time they have completed three semesters or 15 units.
Walk-in verses Appointments

  Walk-in services

    • Assistance with course selection
    • Review assessment test results
    • Transfer advising
    • Petition to drop without a “W”
    • Petition for a refund
    • Petition for academic renewal
    • Petition for reinstatement
    • Request to enroll in more than 18.0 units
    • Crisis intervention
    • Probation advising
    • Orientation waivers
    • Transcript evaluation requests
    • Graduation advising
    • Assistance with clearing prerequisites

 By appointment only - make an appointment  online

    • Develop an Educational Plan
    • Review of transcripts from other schools
    • Assistance with applications for degree or certificate
    • Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAGs)
    • Major and career exploration
    • Probation and dismissal counseling
    • Disqualification or reinstatement counseling
    • Financial aid appeals
    • Personal counseling
Earn Priority Registration! 
  • The Student Success Act of 2012 requires community colleges to award priority registration to those students that have completed:  Assessment, Orientation, have a Educational Plan.
  • Counseling provides Orientation and Ed Plans to students.
Clearing Prerequisites (effective April 1, 2017)
  • The campus recently implemented a new student records system. With the transition to this exciting system,  prerequisite  classes are now cleared through the Assessment Center or the appropriate Department Chair.

Attention Spring 2017 Graduates!


  • Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T/AS-T): 

    • February 16, 2017 is the deadline for CSU fall 2017 applicants. Emailed applications are preferred: MC.Records@missioncollege.edu
    • Missed the deadline? Apply by March 10 to be a "Spring 2017" Mission College graduate, and participate in the Mission College Graduation/Commencement ceremony.
    • Questions? Contact Counselor & Transfer Center Director, Rebecca Tran
  • Associate Degrees (AA/AS) and/or Certificate Programs:
    • March 10, 2017 is the deadline to submit an application.
    • Missed the deadline? You may still submit an application after the 3/10/17 deadline, but you will be a "Summer 2017" graduate and eligible for the following Spring term Graduation/Commencement ceremony.


  • Fillable applications are available on the Admissions and Records website and a Counselor does NOT need to sign them. Students may submit applications directly to the Admissions & Records Office (MB E1-501). If A&R is closed, slip paperwork into silver dropbox in front of E1-501.
  • Information regarding the May 26, 2017 Graduation/Commencement ceremony is available on the Student Activities Office website.
  • Questions? See a Counselor during walk-in hours, or email us.
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Summer Hours

    May 30-August 20

  • Monday - Thurs.:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm*
  • Friday:  Closed
  • *Extended appointment times, from 8:00 am  - 6:30 pm,  are available on the first and third  Thursday of each month (June  1, 15, July 6, 20, Aug. 3, 17)
  • Closed: May 29 (Memorial Day) and July 4 (Independence Day). 

    August 21-26

  • Monday - Thurs.:  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Main Building, room E1-301 (East wall, first floor)
  • Phone: (408) 855-5030 or (408) 855-5034
  • Make an appointment online. Log into your "Student Portal", select "Services & Support", then select "Counseling".
  • In-Person:  Visit the office and use the self-service kiosk or ask the clerk.
  • Phone:  (408) 855-5030 or (408) 855-5034
  • Note: Students must have a student ID number to make an appointment. To obtain a Mission College ID, complete the Application for Admission.
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Service Area Outcomes

There’s a lot we want to help you with but here are just two of our goals!

  • SAO 1: New, incoming transfer/degree/certificate seeking students will obtain an AEP (abbreviated educational plan) or CEP (complete educational plan) by the time they complete three semesters or 15 units.
  • SAO 2: Students with immediate educational and career counseling needs will have their issue(s) resolved through walk-in counseling services or they will be given guidance on what to do next.