Welcome to Counseling Services.
A new state law known as the Student Success Act requires that all
students have an education plan in order to maintain priority
registration. To begin the development of your Abbreviated Education
Plan, Cabrillo requires that you attend an Education Plan Workshop.
After atteneding the workshop, you can then meet with a counselor during a scheduled
half-hour appointment to further develop your plan, to create your
Comprehensive Education Plan.
Please call either (831) 479-6274 or (831) 479-6385 to reserve a spot in one of the following workshops. Drop-ins will be accepted on a space available basis. The following workshops have space available:
APTOS: Wednesday, March 12, 9am–11am in Room 204
WATSONVILLE: Tuesday, March 11, 1–3pm in Room C105
SEE THE Ed Plan Calendar FOR A FULL LIST OF WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED.
Did you receive communication from Admissions & Records indicating you have a hold on your record due to Probation or Dismissal? If you are on Probation Level 2 or if you are on Dismissal, you are required to attend a Probation/Dismissal Workshop. Attending the workshop will clear your hold, and will provide you with the strategies and resources needed to work your way to a better Academic Standing. If you are on Probation Level 1, this workshop is not required but is highly recommended so you can avoid future academic standing issues.
When attending the workshop, please bring a copy of your Cabrillo course
history using WebAdvisor "My Course History"
Call either (831) 479-6274 or (831) 479-6385 to reserve a spot in one of the following workshops. Drop-ins will be accepted on a space available basis. Don't delay as it will impact your registration process. The following workshops have space available:
APTOS: Tuesday, March 11, 6–8pm in Room 204
WATSONVILLE: Wednesday, March 12, 9–11am in Room A140
SEE THE Probation & Dismissal Workshop Calendar FOR A FULL LIST OF WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED.
Appointments are a half-hour of scheduled time with a counselor. An appointment is needed for transcript evaluation, education plans, graduation petitions, guaranteed transfer applications, career advising, academic renewal, most cases of academic dismissal, and for most academic planning issues. Appointments can be scheduled in person or by calling.
Our counselors want to assist you with effective academic planning and answer specific kinds of questions. In order to get the most from a counseling appointment, please complete the following steps before scheduling an appointment.
Before You Make an Appointment:
1) Submit a Cabrillo College application online for admissions . Within 48 hours you will receive a Cabrillo student ID number. NOTE: You must have an email address to receive your ID number and application confirmation. If you do not have an e-mail address, you can request a free e-mail account through CCCApply.org. You do this by checking a box when creating your CCCApply account.
2) Complete your online orientation. This is a requirement for all incoming students. It takes about one hour.
3) Complete your Math and English assessments at the Cabrillo Assessment Office. Schedules and practice tests are listed at their website.
If you have completed college level math, English, or any other college course work, please have official transcripts sent to Cabrillo College Admissions and Records.
4) Apply for financial aid before you begin classes.
5) Read the Q&A (questions and answers) before making an appointment. Your needed information may be there and save you a visit.
6) Now you may be ready to schedule an appointment with a counselor. You can make a 30 minute appointment in person at the Counseling office or in the Career or Transfer Center. You may also schedule an appointment by calling 831.479.6274, 831.479.6385, or for Watsonville, 831.786.4734.
Express Advising provides five to ten minutes with a counselor provided on a first come, first served basis. Express Advising is designed for quick questions.
Some things that can be addressed during "Express" counseling include:
Clearing a specific prerequisite with documentation
Petition to Repeat a Class
Permission to take 19 or more units
High School Release Signature
Specific questions relating to a limited topic, e.g. a course equivalency
"Express" does not include educational plans, graduation petions, academic dismissal, academic renewal, career advising, transcript evaluation or assistance with TAAs or TAGs.
During most weeks, express counseling is offered daily from 10am-12noon and from 1-3pm Monday through Thursday, and 10am-12noon on Fridays.
Ask a Counselor >> Online Advising is available during Fall and Spring semesters only
Academic counseling for transfer and career programs. By working with a counselor, students can develop an education plan to reach career or transfer goals. Counselors provide information about the requirements for Cabrillo's certificates and degrees as well as information on the transfer process and requirements. Students intending to transfer can obtain an academic plan that will include admission and general education requirements, as well as courses to best prepare them for their major and the best chance of acceptance at a university.
Career counseling enables students to understand their values, interests and skills and to research a variety of career options. The career planning process also assists students in learning to manage job/life transitions. CG 54 is an excellent choice as the first place to start this process. Information about Career counseling is available at our Career Center in the 100 building or by calling 831.479.6385.
Personal counseling is available on a limited basis through Cabrillo's Student Health Center.Counselors provide students with psychological services to help them with self-exploration as it relates to their college experience and educational goals. Call 831.479.6435.
Classes, short courses and workshops in career planning, study skills, general transfer requirements and other topics as needed. (e.g.CG 1, CG 51, CG 52, CG 54
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Mon–Thurs: 8am–5 pm
Fri: 8am–4 pm
Tues & Wed: 8am–5pm
Thur & Fri: 8am–pm
(Student Reource Center)
Hours will vary; call for details
Mon–Wed: 9am–6 pm
(servicio en español)
|Location:||All counseling services are offered in Aptos and Watsonville.|