Counseling Center

 

Grossmont College is closed to all students and  the public until further notice. We are currently offering virtual services to our students. For the latest information about COVID-19, go to https://www.gcccd.edu/covid19.html.

 

Mission

The Counseling Department strives to provide quality educational, career, and personal counseling and create a climate and structure in which each student has an opportunity for self-development. The Counseling Department is committed to helping students achieve their educational and career goals. Whether the goal is to take one course, earn a certificate or an Associate degree, or transfer to a four-year college, counselors are available to assist.

What can a counselor help me with?

Academic/Transfer Counseling
Career Counseling
Personal/Crisis Counseling
 
New, First-Time to College Students: Follow these directions to apply and enroll 

GRIFFINS VIRTUAL HELP DESK

Counselors are available to assist you with spring 2021 registration advising  via the Griffins Virtual Help Desk, Monday-Thursday: 10am-2pm and Friday: 9am-12pm

Meeting ID: 243 308 044, or call, 669 900 6833

eCOUNSELING

eCounseling is for quick questions. No transcripts will be pulled. A counselor will respond in 1-2 business days (Monday-Friday). 

- Add/Drop class processes     - Graduation questions     - Unit Overload Petition

***Students seeking Overload Authorization, may do so within eCounseling or Ask a Counselor. You will need to identify the course title, number of units and 4-digit section number. This will also need to be an OPEN section, as we cannot authorize overload onto a WAITLIST.  Please also include the number of units in which your are already enrolled. *** 

ASK A COUNSELOR

Ask a Counselor can provide a bit more information than eAdvising. Transcripts can be pulled. A counselor will respond in 2-3 business days (Monday-Friday).

- Quick questions, Transcripts will be available     - Academic Renewal Petitions     - Assessment Placement Results

- ESL Educational Plan     - Pass/No Pass     - Unit Overload Petition

***Students seeking Overload Authorization, may do so within eCounseling or Ask a Counselor. You will need to identify the course title, number of units and 4-digit section number. This will also need to be an OPEN section, as we cannot authorize overload onto a WAITLIST.  Please also include the number of units in which your are already enrolled. ***

VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS (How To Schedule)

Virtual Appointments are appointments with a counselor for all students. This is a virtual appointment using ZOOM, which is an interactive live meeting with a counselor. Please include the nature of your appointment in the “Comments” section. 

- 30-minute Appointments     - 30-minute Consortium Agreement (Deadline: Nov. 6, 2020 - Consortium Agreement

- 1-hour Comprehensive Educational Plan Appointments (available during non-registration periods)

- 1-hour Max Unit Financial Aid Petition Appointments (Max Unit Petition)     - Transfer/Graduation Planning

 

NOTE: Appointments fill up very quickly. They are open every Monday at 8:00am for the following week. If appointments are filled, the following message will appear: "There are currently no available appointments." You may also login to our system anytime to check for cancellations. If you are unable to make your appointment, please cancel as soon as possible.

 

  •    If you are a Student Athlete, and plan to participate in intercollegiate athletics, please click here for guidance from an Athletics counselor. 
  •    If you are an International Student, please click here to schedule an appointment     with a counselor.    
  •    If you are a Transfer Student, with plans to transfer to a four-year university, or need Transfer Application assistance, please click here for information about appointment scheduling.
  •    If you are Active Duty, Veteran or a dependent of a Veteran, please click here for    information about appointment scheduling.
Please schedule a General Counseling appointment if you are not part of any of the specialized programs (Athlete, International, Transfer, UMOJA, Veteran, and Via Rapida). Appointments will be cancelled if you are not part of these programs.

GENERAL QUESTIONS FOR STAFF

For general questions for counseling staff (not counselors), please email us at Grossmont.counselingcenter@gcccd.edu OR call us at (619) 644-7208. Include your Student ID Number in your email/voicemail. You will receive a response in 1-3 business days, Monday-Friday. Questions will be answered by Counseling Center staff, not by counselors.

- "Invalid ID number" message on eCounseling/appointment scheduling portal     

- General questions about Counseling Center

 
Office Hours:
Monday-Tuesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday-Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
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