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Academic Counseling


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

Attention Students: Counselors will be available on a drop-in basis between August 15 - September 9, 2022.  Our office is transitioning to a new appointment scheduling system.  Appointment scheduling will resume the week of September 12, 2022.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Are you a new to college student?  Consider visiting the Warrior Welcome Center for new student orientations, counseling, and other onboarding services.  

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

Our Academic Counseling team offers the one-on-one support you need to succeed in the classroom, manage all the decision-making, and keep your future in focus.


Get the Help You Need 

We’re available for quick chats on simple questions, or full virtual counseling sessions to talk about specific classes, your education plan, transfer options, or career opportunities. In-person assistance is available on a limited basis. You can also give us a call at 310-660-3458 or email counseling@elcamino.edu.


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 Center

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

Request a Career Center Counseling Appointment

More Counseling Resources

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

Students should prepare for and treat online counseling services as they would for in-person services on campus. During the COVID-19 emergency, online counseling services are being used in place of traditional face-to-face counseling, and we understand that web-based counseling is new to many.

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.


  • 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-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 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.

Service Area Outcomes Meet Our Team