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The General Counseling office will be CLOSED on the following days/times:
-Wednesday, August 21 at 4:30pm
-Thursday, August 22

Effective August 12th - September 6th: All counselors in General Counseling will be available for express counseling only. If you are a participant in any of the special programs on campus (EOPS, TRIO, Guardian Scholar’s, CalWorks, OSS, FYE or Veteran’s) please contact those departments directly to schedule an appointment

NEW STUDENTS*: Attend a Group Counseling Session and receive a one semester education plan! 

During the Group Counseling Session (GCS) you will learn about degree and transfer options, tips and strategies for success, receive guidance from a counselor to develop an education plan, and register for your classes! 

  • Monday, August 19, 5:00-7:00PM 
  • Friday, August 23, 9:30-11:30AM 
  • Monday, August 26, 5:00-7:00PM  
  • Friday, August 30, 9:30-11:30AM

*Students must not have completed more than 12 semester units at any college to be eligible. Sign-up by visiting the General Counseling office (SSB 2nd Floor) or calling 323-953-4000 Ext. 2250

The counseling faculty at LACC advises students wth respect to course selection pertaining to their educational goals (e.g., certificate program, associate degree, transfer to a university). Counselors provide career/major exploration for students from diverse backgrounds. Our trained staff supports students in their academic, career, and personal endeavors. We encourage students to become vested members in the academic community and utilize the vast resources at Los Angeles City College. 

To get started, visit our Checklists page, which includes steps for New/Prospective Students, Continuing Students, Returning Students, and High School Students.

Mission Statement

The Los Angeles City College Counseling Department is committed to assisting our diverse student population achieve their educational and career goals.  Whether the educational goal is to taking one course, earn a certificate, an associate degree or transfer to a four-year institution, LACC counselors are available to assist.

 Contact Us

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

 Office Hours

Fall Rush Hours (August 12 to September 6) 

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 6:30pm*
Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday (August 24 & 31): 9:00am - 1:00pm 

*Office will close at 4:30pm on Wednesday, August 21.
Closed Thursday, August 22 for staff training.


Counseling services will be provided via express walk-in between August 12 - September 6.

To clear a prerequisite, 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.

 Useful Links

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GradGuru is a free app customized by Los Angeles City College that helps you stay on track by sending you tips and alerts on college deadlines!

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Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911