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Academic Counseling

Matriculation: Assessment, Orientation and Counseling

All new students are required to complete Orientation, Assessment and receive an educational plan. See below to how to schedule an appointment in each area.


All new students must complete orientation. We recommend you complete orientation online using the Student Information System. You may also schedule an appointment for orientation.


All new students must complete assessment. The Assessment Office is located in the Student Services Building, on the Second Floor. Visit the Assessment page for information and hours for the Drop-In Center.

Appointments are only required for the ESL test. Appointments can be made in the Assessment Office or click here to schedule a test. All other assessment tests are available on a drop-in basis.


In order to receive a comprehensive Educational Plan, you may schedule an appointment with a counselor. To schedule a 30-minute appointment with a counselor, click hereIn order to use this online system to schedule an appointment for counseling you should have a student identification number (88-XXX-XXXX). Appointments are scheduled in advance, in one week increments.

If there are no appointments at the time of your attempt, please try again the following Monday at 8:00am when the scheduling system refreshes.

 Contact Us

Student Services Building, 2nd Floor
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2250

Counseling appointments are made in person Fridays, beginning at 9:00 am in the Student Services Building, 2nd floor (Assessment Office) or online Thursdays, beginning at 5:00pm.



 Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 6:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday: Closed

Please note:
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to closing for "Express" walk-in closing.

Office Closures: Express "walk-in counseling" unavailable Mon. 1/14
Office will close at 12pm on Fri. Jan 18
Campus closed Mon. Jan 21 in observance of MLK Day



To clear a prerequisite, you may bring an unofficial college transcript to the counseling department during walk-in hours.

To change a major and educational goal, you may bring the form to the counseling department during walk-in hours.

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