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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: Counseling appointments will be very limited between Monday, December 20th - Wednesday, December 22nd.  Counseling services will be closed Thursday, December 23rd - Sunday, January 2nd, and will reopen on Monday, January 3rd, 2022.**

It's OK to Ask For Help.

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 Online

We’re available for quick chats on simple questions, or full counseling sessions to talk about specific classes, your education plan, transfer options, or career opportunities.

Counseling appointments are scheduled a week in advance, on a first-come, first-served basis. Appointments open every day at 9 a.m. for one day for the upcoming week. 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 or Firefox
  • 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 or Firefox before your counseling session begins
  • 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 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