Counseling Appointments
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Schedule an Appointment with a Counselor

Attention Students: If you are a Compton College student, or attend a college that uses ConexED/Campus Calibrate/Cranium Cafe, please create a new account with your El Camino College email. Failure to do so may result in your appointment being delayed or canceled.  
Click here to get started, and choose "El Camino College login". 

**Counseling Appointments will resume the week of September 13th. ** 

Front Desk phone number: (310) 660-3458
Phone Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Please note: Counselors do not answer this line; it is for front desk staff only.

Counselors are available to meet with you based on your specific major or program.  Please note that all counseling appointments are via video or phone during this time.  You may also chat with a counselor during their posted "drop-in" times.  Drop-in times are subject to change during each semester.

New appointments open at 9:00 a.m. for one day for the upcoming week, and you are also welcome to search for same-day or week appointments at any time. 

Instructions on how to book a counseling appointment can be found here.

Click on the "blue bar" to schedule an appointment with a counselor by major/program.

Meet with a Behavioral and Social Sciences Counselor

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Child Development   
  • Communication Studies
  • Economics
  • Ethnic Studies
  • History
  • Liberal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
Meet with a Business Counselor
  • Business            
  • CIS              
  •  Paralegal           
  • Real Estate


Meet with a Creative Arts Counselor

  • Cosmetology
  • Dance
  • Fashion
  • Film/Video
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Studio Arts 
  • Theater 


Meet with a Health and Community Wellness Counselor

  • Administration of Justice
  • Fire and Emergency Tech 
  • Nursing 
  • Physical Education
  • Recreation 
  •  Rad Tech
  • Respiratory Care


Meet with an Industry and Technology Counselor

  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Architecture
  • Automotive Collision Repair/Painting
  • Automotive Technology 
  • Computer Aided Design/Drafting
  • Construction Technology
  • Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Technology 
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Manufacturing Tech
  • Welding 


Meet with a Languages, Composition, and Journalism Counselor

  • English
  • ESL
  • French
  • Japanese 
  • Journalism
  • Sign Language/Interpreter
  •  Spanish


Meet with a STEM Counselor

  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry 
  • Computer Science
  • General Science
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Math
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Pre-Engineering 


Meet with a Program or Department Counselor

  • Athletics
  • Career 
  • Financial Aid
  • International Students
  • Puente
  • Project Success
  • Student Success Program (Probation)
  • The Opportunity Project (TOP)
  • Transfer
  • Veterans



Are you undecided on your major, career, or educational goal? Are you considering a career change or need guidance on deciding your personal career path? Career Center Counselors are here to assist you! To request for a team member to contact you for a Career Counseling appointment, click on the blue "Request a Career Center Counseling Appointment" button below:

Request a Career Center Counseling Appointment


Did you exceed the maximum timeframe to complete your program and now you need to submit a Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal for Maximum Time-frame? To request for a team member to contact you for a Financial Aid Lock-in-List Appointment for a Maximum Timeframe Appeal, click on the blue "Request a Financial Aid Lock-in-List Appointment" button below:

Request a Financial Aid Lock-in-List Appointment

 F1 Visa Student?
Click here to schedule a video or telephone appointment with an International Student Counselor 

Please read the tips and technology requirements below before scheduling your online counseling appointment or accessing our virtual services. A Student's Guide to Cranium Cafe (Online Counseling) can be found here   

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 tips below 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.