Mission College Counseling Services

Welcome to the Counseling Department!
  • Counseling services are available to assist students with academic, career and personal issues.  
  • Counseling courses can assist students in making career and educational decisions, enhancing study skills, and staying motivated.
  • Counseling is available on a walk-in basis or by private appointment - see chart below.
  • All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor for an appointment by the time they have completed 12 units to formalize an "Education Plan" (academic plan/road map).
  • Have a question? Check out Counseling FAQs!


Hours (September 19 – October 28)  
  • Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Walk-In Service: Monday - Thursday, 9:00am-1:00pm AND 4:00-6:00pm
  • Appointments: Monday - Thursday 7:30am-7:00pm AND Fridays 9:00am-2:00pm

Hours & Services  PDF

Contact Information
  • Location: Main Building, room E1-301 (East wall, first floor)
  • Phone: (408) 855-5030


Do you need Walk-In Service or an Appointment?

  Walk-in Services

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


  By Appointment Only

    • 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


Schedule an Appointment
  • Online via the MC Portal:  Log-in, select “Services & Support”, click on “Counseling”.
  • In-Person:  Visit our office and use the self-service kiosk (near the exit) or ask the friendly clerk at the front desk. 
  • Phone:  (408) 855-5030
  • Note: Students must have a student ID number to make an appointment. To obtain a Mission College ID, complete the Application for Admission


Service Area Outcomes

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

  • SAO 1: Students that meet with a counselor in an appointment will obtain an educational plan by the end of their counseling appointment.
  • 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.