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Counseling


Mission Statement

General Counseling is a “one-stop shop” to help facilitate your educational endeavors which we hope will culminate in you graduating from LACC and/or transferring to a university. Through our online and in-person services you will be able to:

  • Identify your academic path and goals (e.g., certificate, associate degree, associate degree for transfer)

  • Enroll in courses that align with your general education and major requirements which are mapped and reflected in your student education plan (SEP)

  • Be more knowledgeable and aware of campus policies, processes, procedures, and resources to help you complete your academic path and goals 

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FAQs

Visit our General Counseling office for in-person Express Counseling or our online Express Counseling lobby during normal hours of operation: 

IN-PERSON (EXPRESS)
Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Student Services Building, 2nd Floor

ONLINE (Express Counseling Lobby)
Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Fridays: 8:00AM - 2:00PM

 

 

OR

Email us at prereqs@lacitycollege.edu and put in the subject line "Your Name - Student ID# - the LACC course(s) you intend to take." Please attach a copy of your transcript (unofficial is acceptable) that clearly shows the college name, your name, the course title, the term taken, and the final grade received. A counselor will evaluate if your coursework meets the stated pre- or corequisite of our LACC course(s) and will clear you accordingly.  Thank you!

No, when students with outside coursework or external exams (e.g., APs, IBs, SAT IIs, CLEPs) from other colleges and institutions outside of LACCD forward official transcripts or exams to LACC, it does not automatically clear prerequisites nor get evaluated for applicable credits. Please request for such through our counseling services. 

  LACC College Catalog (2023-2024)

  • Section 1: About LACC
  • Section 2: Getting on the Pathway—Admissions, Registration, English/ESL/Math placement, Fees, Financial aid, Onboarding
  • Section 3: Learning in the Pathway & Staying on the Pathway—Learning outcomes, Student support services, Academic and college policies, Student Handbook
  • Section 4: Completing the Pathway—Requirements for degrees, certificates, and transfer
  • Section 5: List of Credit and Non-Credit Programs
  • Section 6: Course Descriptions
  • Section 7: Faculty and Administration
  • 2023-2024 Mid-Year Addendum

 

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    How can I meet with a counselor?


    Appointments 

    Schedule an Appointment
    (30-60 min)

    Appointments are 30-60 minute conversations and can be scheduled to meet over the phone, on Zoom, or in person for any of the following:


    Appointment slots are released on a "rolling" basis where the system will automatically search for openings for the following week or if cancellations occur during the current week.

    If there are no appointments, please check tomorrow morning to find options for the next business day. We schedule one week in advance and are not open on Saturday or Sunday. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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    Express Counseling 

    Express Counseling Online
    (10-15 min)

    Online “Express” counseling is available as a 10-15 minute conversation with a counselor remotely (Cranium) or in person (M-TH 9-3pm) for any of the following:


    * If you need more than 10-15 minutes, you will be referred to schedule a counseling appointment.

    IN-PERSON (EXPRESS)
    Mondays to Thursdays:
    9:00AM - 3:00PM
    Student Services Building,
    2nd Floor
    Campus Maps & Parking

    ONLINE 
    Mondays to Thursdays:
    8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Fridays: 8:00AM - 2:00PM
    Express Counseling Lobby

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    Guided Pathways Counseling

    If you are a student who wants to explore more extensively with a counselor in a specific major or CAP (Career & Academic Pathway), we have dedicated counselors who are working with the academic departments and their faculty to help you. Our CAP counselors can answer your questions for all general academic advising matters and majors.

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    Announcements 

    • Our in-person walk-in availability is primarily between (Mon-Thurs 9:00-3:00). Hours subject to change.

    • Counseling Intern Pool: To apply for possible Unclassified Paid Intern positions in the Counseling Department (must be enrolled in college undergraduate or graduate programs), please complete the form at this LINK

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    Contact Us

    Office Hours

    ONLINE
    Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Fridays: 8:00AM - 2:00PM
    Saturdays to Sundays: Closed

    IN-PERSON (EXPRESS)
    Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
    Fridays to Sundays: Closed

    Contact

    E. BIRD SONG
    Chair, Counseling
    Email: @email
    Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2062

    STUDENT SERVICES BUILDING, 2ND FLOOR   
    Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2250

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