Welcome to SRJC! Every important journey involves careful preparation. Counselors are available to assist you in making an informed decision about your education goal and course of study and to develop an education plan. We’re also here to help support you with any challenges affecting your academic success while studying at SRJC.
Counseling is offered via drop-in and by appointment. Drop-in is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, is limited to approximately 10-20 minutes, and is most suitable for questions that have a quick answer. During drop-in, counselors can assist you in developing a one to two semester plan only. Appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes and allow for more discussion around goal-setting and comprehensive education plan building.
**During peak registration times, counselors are only able to create 1-2 semester educational plans so that they can focus on the immediate needs of students wishing to enroll in courses for the upcoming semester. Appointments may not be available.
Examples of Drop-in Counseling (10-20 minutes):
- 1-2 semester education plan
- Questions about adding/dropping a class
- Steps for new students
- Questions related to prerequisite equivalencies and challenges and other petition processes
- General questions related to SRJC certificate or major requirements
Examples of Scheduled Counseling Appointments** (30 minutes):
- Long-term, comprehensive education plan (2+ semester plan)
- Evaluation of progress toward graduation
- University transfer planning
- Career/Major Exploration
- Probation/Dismissal status
- Evaluation of transfer credit from other colleges and universities
- Financial Aid education plan needed for financial aid appeal
- Help explore educational options
- Provide up to date information on SRJC and transfer requirements
- Help students develop Educational Plan for graduation and/or transfer
- Review graduation and certificate requirements (unofficial)
- Address academic and progress probation/dismissal
- Provide referral to other support services on campus
- Provide educational plan for transfer
- Review for IGETC and CSU GE certification eligibility (unofficial)
- Research and review transfer university applications
- Review articulation agreements with UC, CSU, private, and out of state colleges and universities
- Help identify values, interests, skills, and personality style
- Help research and explore career options
- Offer career development courses
- Assist with personal issues and problems that affect school performance
- Provide referrals to on-campus and community resources
The final responsibility for successfully achieving an educational goal rests with the student. Information on-line is designed to be helpful; this information changes frequently. It is recommended that students consult catalogs, counselors, departments and universities to confirm an educational plan.