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Contact Information

Aptos Counseling
Location: 100 Building
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Phone: 831.479.6274
Office Hours: Mon–Thurs: 8am-5pm
Fri: 8am-4pm
Counselor Hours: See Contact Page

Watsonville Counseling
Location: Room A120
(Student Resource Center)
Phone: 831.786.4734
(servicio en español)
Office Hours: Mon–Thurs: 8am-5pm
Fri: 8am-4pm
Counselor Hours: See Contact Page
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Welcome to Counseling Services!

important announcements

Transfer Students

  • If you need to schedule an appointment with a Cabrillo Counselor or University Representative regarding your admission decision for Fall 2020, please E-mail your request to
  • Please visit the Transfer Events Calendar for upcoming workshops, college visits and deadlines.

If you already have an upcoming counseling appointment scheduled with the academic counseling department, your counselor will contact you by phone or email on the day and at the time of your appointment.

If you don’t already have an appointment scheduled and you have general counseling questions or would like to request a call back from a counselor, please email:

All in-person counseling and transfer workshops have been canceled through mid-April.



Planning to graduate in spring 2020? Don't forget to schedule a counseling appointment to process your graduation petition before April 10! Check out Graduation Commencement Details for more information.


Academic counselors are here to support you during your academic career. We help students navigate the at-times complex steps regarding transfer to four-year universities and in planning for Cabrillo’s occupational certificates and associate degrees.

We encourage you to take advantage of academic counseling appointments as we can help break down confusing processes, no matter where you are in your academic journey.

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

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 Transfer and Career Center in the 100 building or by calling 831-479-6385.

Courses and Workshops

We also offer classes, short courses, and workshops in career planning, study skills, general transfer requirements, and other topics as needed. Classes include CG 1 (College Success), CG 51 (Planning for Success), CG 52 (College Study Skills, and CG 54 (Careers and Lifestyles).

The counselors keep me on track and sane. As I’m both a student athlete and a nursing major, it really helps to speak to a counselor to learn about services.
-Andrea D., current student

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