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Academic Counseling

Academic Counselors are here to:
  • Assist students in planning and achieving their academic and career goals.
  • Develop individualized Student Educational Plans (SEP).
  • Educate students on transfer & SBCC requirements.
  • Counsel students on success strategies.
  • Conduct Class Planning sessions for new students, classroom presentations and workshops.
  • Teach Personal Development/College Success courses.
  • Refer students to University Transfer CenterCareer CenterHealth & WellnessDSPS, and other student services.

We are available to help you in a variety of ways. The national pandemic has allowed us to be creative in assisting you.

We hope one of the following ways of communicating  will suit your needs.

  • Our front desk is staffed with counseling assistants who can answer general questions. We are located on the bottom floor of the Students Services building in SS-120.

    Weekly Hours for Summer 2023

    Mondays-Thursdays 9am-4pm (times subject to change dependent on staffing)

    **We will be open the following Wednesdays until 6pm (6/7, 6/28, 8/16, and 8/23).

  • We offer remote front desk services to answer general questions. Due to limited staffing, our remote hours change weekly.

    Please have a photo ID and your SBCC K# available before joining the Virtual Front Desk. You will be placed in a waiting room and be admitted once there is staff available.

    Virtual Front Desk Hours for the week of 6/5:

    MONDAY (6/5) 1PM-3PM

    TUESDAY (6/6): 12:30PM-2PM

    WEDNESDAY (6/7): 9:30AM-12PM

    THURSDAY (6/8): 1PM-4PM

    To join our virtual front desk please click here.

  • We can also be reached by phone at 805-730-4085.

    Phone Hours:

    Mondays-Fridays 10am-12:30pm

    If you are unable to reach us by phone, we highly encourage you to reach us by visiting our in-person front desk or our virtual front desk.

  • We offer students an opportunity to submit quick academic counseling questions via a Google Form and an academic counselor will respond in 3-4 business days (response times may vary dependent on staffing).

    Ask A Counselor will be available starting June 5. 

    Check back on June 5th for the active Google Form link.

  • We offer on-campus and remote 45-minute appointments with academic counselors to help continuing students with more complex questions and course planning which include, but is not limited to: planning courses for 2 or more semesters, to complete financial aid SEPs, to discuss notices received about academic standing and progress standing, etc.

    Summer 2023 Counseling Appointments Hours: 

    Mondays- Thursdays from 9am-4pm, available on campus or remote

    On Fridays from 9am-1pm,  remote only appointments.

    Continuing students can book these appointments in your Starfish.

  • If you have questions regarding TAG, UC and/or CSU applications please attend a virtual workshop and/or watch step-by-step tutorials offered by the SBCC University Transfer Center.