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 Guidance Courses
 On-Line Counseling
 International  Students
 Personal Counseling
 Transfer Center
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Welcome to the Merced College Counseling Department

Welcome to the Merced College Counseling Office. Our counseling faculty are available to assist you with your academic advising, career/transfer, and personal counseling needs.  In keeping with Merced College’s mission, “students are our focus and we are known by their success,” the counseling faculty and staff are committed to helping students as they progress through their community college experience.

Counseling Services Include:    
-Academic Advising
-Academic & Progress Probation Counseling
-ACCUPLACER (Placement Test) Evaluation & Course Placement
-Information about majors
-Career Planning
-Course Registration
-Educational Planning - creating a semester by semester plan of study
-Graduation Applications & Degree Audits
-Guidance Courses
-Online Counseling Services
-Personal & Crisis Counseling
-Referrals to Resources
-Transfer Planning
-Veteran's Counseling
Click here to see Counselor Information

Walk-In hours may vary, we recommend you call 209-381-6478 prior to your visit

Counseling Office Hours

Fall/Spring semester
Appointment Hours:
Mon., Tue., Thur., Fri. 8am - 4:30pm
 Wed. 8am - 7pm

Fall/Spring semester
Walk-In Hours:
Mon., Tue., Thur., Fri. 8am - 4:00pm
 Wed. 8am - 6:30pm

Location: Lesher Student Services Center, Second Floor-Main Campus
Phone: (209) 381-6478

Counseling services are also available on the
Los Banos Campus

Counseling faculty provide general counseling and counseling for students receiving services through specialized programs, such as CalWORKs, Disabled Students Services (DSS), Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS), International Students, Personal Counseling, Puente, the Transfer Center, and
Veterans Services.

The mission of the Counseling Cohort is to assist students to define and accomplish personal, academic and career goals.

We believe that college counseling is an integral and essential service that helps students have a positive and rewarding educational experience.  Counselors work to help students achieve academic, personal, and social success.  A primary function of counseling is to plan and execute a program of study that appropriately reflects the interests, potential, and motivation of students.  This function is best accomplished by counselor’s maintaining an open and flexible response to varied student population.”

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