Counseling

Who We Are

Counseling’s primary goal is to provide academic support services necessary for students to succeed at the College of Alameda. Counselors are an integral part of the education process, recognizing the needs of each student with whom they come into contact. Counselors provide current and valid information, using many resources, so that students are prepared to investigate alternatives, establish priorities, and develop an Educational Plan.

The Counseling Department In-Person Services are Closed Due to COVID-19 We are temporarily closed for in-person services due to the shelter in place order. Drop-ins and in-person appointments will be suspended until further notice. We will have online/remote counseling appointments starting April 6th through ZOOM. Online ZOOM Appointments can be scheduled by filling out a request for an appointment below. You will be emailed your Zoom Counseling Appointment details along with the ZOOM meeting link. Please make sure to provide the best contact email and phone number when scheduling your session.

Questions about your Zoom Counseling Appointment? Please use this Student Guide: https://alameda.peralta.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Student-Guide-Zoom-Counseling-Appointment-SUMMER.pdf



Our Services

 

Quick Question?

Chat with an available Counselor now for the following:

  • Academic Advice 
  • Excess Units
  • General Questions
  • Prerequisite Questions (please submit a Request for a Prerequisite Clearance by clicking icon below)

Chat with a counselor by clicking on the blue “Online” icon at the bottom right corner of this page for quick questions. You can also leave us a message if we’re not available by clicking on the “Offline” icon and filling out the questionnaire and a counselor will get back to you via email.

Need an Appointment?

Schedule your Online Zoom Counseling appointment for the following:

  • Developing a Student Education Plan
  • Degree Petitions
  • Financial Aid Appeals 
  • Major Exploration
  • Probation Hold/ Dismissal
  • Transcript Evaluation 
  • Transfer to a four year college/university 

FAQs

The Counseling Department is located in Building A (Administration). Counselors are available from 8:oo am to 7:oo pm on Mondays, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Tuesday through Friday. The office phone number is (510) 748-2209.

We are temporarily closed for in-person services due to the shelter in place order. Drop-ins and in-person appointments will be suspended until further notice. We will have online/remote counseling appointments starting April 6th through ZOOM. Online ZOOM Appointments can be scheduled by filling out a request for an appointment above.

Quick question?  Chat with a Counselor by clicking the icon on the bottom right of this page.

The College may accept lower-division units earned from accredited colleges or universities. Please bring an unofficial copy of your previous college units and meet with a counselor for more review.

Fall and Spring semesters are 18 weeks long.  Summer session is 6 weeks.

A full-time student enrolls in 12 or more units during a regular semester. A part-time student can enroll in as little as 1/2 unit to as many as 11 units.

Counseling

HOURS OF OPERATION (starting April 6 – June 30)

Monday 8:00-7:00

Tuesday- Friday 8:00-4:30