Welcome to the Counseling Center!


We welcome you into Counseling Services! Counselors are here to guide you through your college journey. We are ready to support you with your academic, career, and personal goals.


What can a counselor help me with?

Academic/Transfer Counseling
Career Counseling
Personal/Crisis Counseling 

Education Planning

Forms & Petition





Hours Location

Monday - Tuesday 8am - 6pm

Wednesday - Thursday 8am - 5pm

Friday - 8am-1pm

Student Services & Administration Building 10


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Phone: (619) 644-7208


Email grossmont.counselingcenter@gcccd.edu


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How to Connect with a Counselor

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Drop-in Times

Monday - Tuesday 9am - 4pm

Wednesday - Thursday 9am - 3pm


Counselors are available to connect via brief 15- 20 minutes sessions. Offered every day! Service is first-come, first-served. Drop-in & wait times may vary please contact (619) 644-7208 to verify.


During Drop-in we can help you with:


  • 1 to 2 semester education planning (Abbreviated Education Plan)
  • Consortium Agreements
  • General Petitions for Late Withdrawal
  • Quick Questions not related to long-term planning
  • Help with Placement Results
  • Pass/No Pass Requests
  • Unit Overload Petition



Drop-in are held at the Counseling Center in building 10-162. View the campus map for more information. Students must be present on campus to access this service. Students will be placed on a waiting list to be called by a Counselor.



Meet with a counselor via Zoom, an online meeting platform that works on computers, smart phones, or tablets.


Instructions for Virtual Drop-in:

  • Please log in to the portal and select "Drop-in" then click on "Virtual Drop-in via Zoom" option. A counselor will email you a private Zoom link when they are ready to meet with you.​
  • We also recommend that you check your spam/junk folder while waiting for the Zoom link.
  • If the Drop-in section is grayed out, this means the service is at capacity.

Prefer a phone call?

Follow the instructions for Virtual Drop-in and add your phone number into the comments box. A counselor will call you.


During busy registration periods there are very limited appointments available, BUT drop-in are offered.


The Counseling Center offers both 30-minute and 1-hour appointments. These appointments can be scheduled for in-person or virtually through Zoom.


Before you schedule an appointment, complete the following:


In order to use our online appointment system, a student ID number is needed. Don't have one? Apply to Grossmont College now!


Reasons to schedule a counseling appointment:

  • Comprehensive Educational Plan (planning for multiple semesters)
  • Academic Renewal Petitions
  • Max Unit Financial Aid Petition
  • Choosing a major/career pathway
  • Transfer/Graduation Planning
  • Personal counseling (related to academic success)

Virtual Appointments

Counseling meeting via Zoom, an online meeting platform that works on computers, smart phones, or tablets. To enhance your counseling appointment experience, we highly recommend you zoom with your counselor on a computer, not a phone. Learn more about using Zoom.


Please specify the reason for your appointment (for example, a comprehensive education plan).


In-Person Appointments

These appointments are held at the Counseling Center located in building 10-162. View the campus map for more information.


Please specify the reason for your appointment (for example, a comprehensive education plan).


You have three ways to schedule a general counseling appointment:

  • Use the link below to schedule an appointment
  • Call the Counseling Center at (619) 644-7208
  • Visit the Counseling Center in person to book your appointment located in 10-162.

>>> Schedule an Appointment with a Counselor



Reschedule or Cancel Your Appointment


Cannot attend your counseling appointment? Please log back into the appointment booking site to cancel or reschedule your counseling appointment. You can also call the Counseling Department at (619) 644-7208.

Email a Counselor

Email your Question to Counseling


No time to talk?

A counselor will review your question and respond through the online system

-You will receive a response within 1-2 business days

(allow 2-3 days during registration periods)


>>> Submit A Question


If you are part of a campus program, you may schedule an appointment with your program counselor(s).

Click on the program to connect!


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