Counseling and Student Success Division 

Welcome to the Counseling department.  Members of the Counseling faculty and other staff in the department look forward to serving you. 

Counselors are available to assist you in choosing a major that will lead to your successful transfer or developing a skill and ultimately a satisfying career and lifestyle.  Counselors focus on academic counseling, but understand that your education is uniquely tied to your personal responsibilities and know that the two need to be in harmony for you to realize your dreams.

Counselors will help you develop an education plan.  Counselors and other staff members are responsible for providing in-person and online orientations and offering career planning and transfer workshops. 

Your success is our mission!  We urge you to take advantage of our services.

Best Wishes,

Dr. Dipte Patel
Dean, Counseling and Student Success
Division Office: 310-660-3442


Express Counseling

Express Counseling, or walk-in counseling, is available during office hours.  Express Counseling is for students with quick, general questions, or to clear prerequisites to enroll in classes.  For faster service, please bring a copy of your unofficial transcript for the Express Counselor to review. 


  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.