Talk with a Counselor


Future Students: Follow these directions to apply and enroll.

Current students: If you are seeking information about other programs, please visit the current student directory


We offer a wide range of options for students to choose from to get the help they are looking for. Please review the options from this list to determine which session is the best for your needs.


Quick Questions


Drop-In via Zoom

For spring 2022, all drop-in sessions will be conducted via Zoom. Drop-in sessions are 10-15 minutes and are meant for the following:


  • Consortium Agreements
  • Overload Petitions
  • P/NP Requests
  • General Petitions for Late Withdrawal
  • Quick Questions not related to long-term planning
  • Help with Placement Results

If you do not see your need on this list, please schedule a 1-hour appointment for assistance with other questions.


Check in with our Virtual Front Desk for assistance with signing up for a session.


Drop-In Hours:

Monday - Thursdays: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Hours subject to change without notice


Visit our Virtual Front Desk 

Ask a Question via e-Counseling

A counselor will review your question and respond through the online system within 3 business daysQuestions should be brief and relate to general academic questions only, no petition assistance is available through this service.


For questions regarding other non-counseling services, use the following links:

Admissions and Records: Application Status, Student Records, Transcripts

Financial Aid: FAFSA, Award Status

Placement Center: Pre-Requisites, Chemistry Challenges, ESL placement


Submit your question to e-Counseling

General Non-Academic Questions

If you are looking for general help related to accessing counseling services or general campus information, you can send us an e-mail. 


We are unable to provide academic counseling via email, should you need these services please review our other appointment options.


Send us an e-mail

Appointment Options


For students who are looking to create or review their educational plan. A counselor can provide assistance for the following:

  • Full two year education plans
  • Max unit petitions
  • Choosing a major
  • Career counseling
  • Personal counseling (related to academic success)
  • Transfer and graduation planning

Appointments are released every weekday, up to 15 days, if there are no available appointments after selecting "all" please check back the next business day.


Schedule your virtual 1- Hour Appointment

Services provided On-Campus (1 - Hour Appointments Only) : Full two year education plans; Max Unit Petitions; Choosing a major; Career counseling; Transfer planning; Graduation planning


Requirements for attending an on-campus appointment:

If you agree to these requirements please give the office a call to schedule your on-campus appointment.

If you have been requested by the Financial Aid Office to provide a Maximum Unit Petition to be considered for financial aid funds, you will need to schedule an appointment below. It is required for you to complete your typed statement (located on the last page of the form) before your appointment time. 


We are not able to review your financial aid status, should you have questions regarding your file, please contact the Financial Aid Office for assistance. 


Appointments are released every weekday, up to 15 days, if there are no available appointments after selecting "all" please check back the next business day.


Schedule your max unit petition appointment 


Students who meet certain criteria outlined in the Academic Renewal Petition should meet with a counselor to discuss your options. 


Schedule your academic renewal petition appointment

Specialized Counseling Services

If you are a student enrolled or interested enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math major meet with a dedicated STEM counselor


STEM Education Planning - 1 hour: Full two year education plans; Choosing a major; Career counseling; Personal counseling (related to academic success); Transfer planning; Graduation planning.


Schedule your STEM education planning appointment

If you are a student athlete or prospective student athlete, meet with a dedicated Athletic Counselor. Students who do not fall into this category should refer to the options above for assistance. 


Quick Question -15 minute appointments are for the following: Quick questions, One semester plan (AEP), Unit overload petition, Help with registering for classes


Class Planning - 30 minute appointments are for the following: Picking classes, Eligibility, Full two year education plans (semester by semester), Financial Aid Petitions, Choosing a Major, Career Counseling, Personal Counseling (related to academic success), Transfer/Graduation planning, Professional Referrals to Community Resources


Schedule an appointment with an Athletics Counselor

The UMOJA Scholars program at Cuyamaca College is a student success program aimed for closing the equity and achievement gaps for students that identify as Black, African, and/or African American, which are disproportionately impacted. 


Being a student in our program affords you the following benefits:

  • Creating long lasting relationships/friendships
  • Learning Community
  • Enrolling in UMOJA Supported Classes such as COUN 120 and COUN 140
  • Tutoring and Academic Support
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Assistance
  • Information regarding Transfer Admission into UC, CSU and Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU's)

Schedule an appointment with an Umoja Counselor


Cancellation Information:


How to cancel an appointment:  Should you not be able to attend your appointment for any reason, please cancel by signing back into the system or giving us a call with at least 2 hours notice, if possible.


Duplicate appointments: During our screening process, if you have scheduled more than 1 appointment for the same service, the first appointment scheduled will be canceled. 


Cancellation Policy: Failure to attend your appointment will result in a "no-show." Students who "no-show" three (3) times in the same semester will not be allowed to schedule another appointment until the following semester.