Academic Counseling

Navigating college can sometimes feel like a full-time job – but at El Camino, you’re never on your own.


Are you a new to college student?

Are you a first time college student with 0 units completed? If yes, we invite you to register for a First Semester Planning (FSP) session to get course recommendations for your first semester at El Camino College. Meet with Academic Counselors, Success Coaches, and Equity and Retention Advisors all at once! To RSVP today, please submit the following form: First Semester Planning (FSP) 

Sign up for an FSP


Visit the Warrior Welcome Center for El Camino application assistance, new student orientations, and other onboarding services.

Struggling with a class? Confused about a process? Not sure what your next step should be?

Our Academic Counseling team of Counselors and Advisors offer the one-on-one support you need to succeed in the classroom, manage all the decision-making, and keep your future in focus. Express (quick) Counseling and Advisor drop-in services are available daily, in person and remotely (phone/Zoom). You are welcome to call ahead to check our daily schedule.

Ready to learn how to decide on a major?  Attend a Choosing A Major Workshop this summer to learn more about El Camino College's majors and the Career Center services.

Click here to sign up for your "Choosing A Major" workshop.

Counseling Front Desk Window Hours (in-person assistance with appointment scheduling, general information):

Summer  2024

Monday-Thursday*: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

*Campus is closed on Fridays in the Summer and on Thursday, July 4th (4th of July). 


Tutoring Hub

Falling behind in a class? Check out our options for convenient one-on-one or group tutoring, guided study centers and labs, online workshops, and more.

Visit the Tutoring Hub

Transfer Center

Looking ahead to a bachelor’s degree – or beyond? We’ll guide you through all the options and help you plan your roadmap to your next big step.

Connect with a Transfer Center Counselor

Career Services

Undecided on your major, career, or educational goal? Considering a career change? The experts in Career Services will help you find your focus.

Request a Career Center Counseling Appointment


More Counseling Resources

Online counseling and phone appointment counseling provides a way for students to connect with a counselor via phone, email, and/or videoconferencing.

The following tips will give you an overview of appropriate etiquette when interacting in this new environment. It is important for you to read and understand the information below in order to use online counseling services and make the most of your virtual appointment.


To utilize videoconferencing appointments, you will need to have access to a computer with specific technical requirements listed below:  

  • Browser: Latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge. Safari may work as well.
  • Webcam & microphone: Required for face-to-face online appointments
  • Headset/Earbuds: Optional, but highly recommended for online appointments

If you do not have access to this technology, you can still meet with a counselor by scheduling a telephone appointment. Returning students may also call the Counseling Front Desk for assistance, as they may not have access to their El Camino email to obtain appointment information and video links.


  • Please make sure you have the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Safari before your counseling session begins
  • If you scheduled a phone appointment, make sure your phone is charged and ready, and your ringer is on so you will not miss the counselor's phone call
  • Counseling appointments are confidential, therefore, the use of a private computer, tablet or smartphone in a quiet environment is strongly encouraged
  • Please do not engage in videoconferencing while you are driving or participating in other activities.
  • Wear proper attire
  • Make sure there is proper lighting in the room
  • Make sure there is little to no background noise
  • Have a headset with microphone ready (your cell phone headset will work great!)
  • Avoid interruptions – Do not answer phone calls, text or surf the web during the appointment
  • Be respectful when communicating with your counselor.


Counseling faculty and staff reserve the right to end a chat, phone call, or videoconferencing session if a student engages in behavior deemed inappropriate, offensive and/or discriminatory.


Questions? Contact Us

Academic Counseling


Student Services Building, Second Floor

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

About the Counseling Division

The Counseling and Student Success mission is to collaborate with the campus community to create a learning environment that fosters a sense of community, compassion, self-awareness – one that serves diverse students and promotes equitable educational outcomes and student success.