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Important Updates:

Note: Please review our list of Counseling Services for more information on how to meet with a counselor. 

New LACC Students:

Effective January 30, 2020 ALL new students who have completed less than 12 units at any college or university will be required to attend a Group Counseling Session (GCS) to receive course advisement and a student education plan (SEP).

New students with less than 12 units of college coursework completed are not able to schedule an appointment or meet with a counselor in Express Counseling for course advisement or educational planning unless they attend a Group Counseling Session. View the Group Counseling schedule 

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 mission of the Los Angeles City College Counseling Department is to foster an inclusive and supportive environment while guiding diverse students in meeting their goals through clear and comprehensive educational pathways. Students served within the department will feel empowered to attain their personal, academic, and career goals

 Contact Us

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

 Office Hours

Spring Office Hours:

Monday & Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:30pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Express (Drop-in) Counseling Hours:

Monday & Tuesday: 10:00am - 1:00pm & 3:00pm-6:00pm



Deadline to submit graduation petition for spring 2020 is April 15. You must meet with a counselor to submit a graduation petition.

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

 Useful Links

 Download the GradGuru App!

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


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