Mesa Journeys



Room: I4-303
Phone: 619-800-4619

M - Tu: 8:00am – 7:00pm
W - Th: 8:00am - 6:00pm
F: 8:00am - 3:00pm

Counseling Services

Welcome to Mesa College Counseling

Spring Break is March 30, 2020 - April 3, 2020. Please note that remote counseling services will not be available during Spring Break. Emails and phone calls from students will be responded to starting April 6, 2020.

Important Update Regarding Counseling Services: Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 counseling services will be available virtually or by phone.  During this time, we ask for your patience and understanding while we transition to remote services. Counseling services can be accessed in the following ways:

  • Schedule an Appointment: Contact the counseling department by phone at 619-800-4619, email:, or through ESARS (online scheduling service).

    • Appointments will be conducted by phone or by a video conference.  Please note a computer or smart device will be needed for video conference appointments.
  • Drop-in counseling: virtual and phone drop-ins will resume at a future date.  Please continue to check our web page or contact counseling for updates.
  • Pre-Registration Workshops: Video conference workshops designed for first-time college students to create an abbreviated education plan.  Sign up by email, phone, or online.

Updated Contact Information:

Email a counselor (general counseling questions):
  Note: correspondence with a counselor may be limited through email.
Email staff (scheduling appointments & general inquiries):
Phone: 619-800-4619

We recommend that students seeking assistance with the following, make an appointment to see a counselor.

  • Comprehensive educational planning
  • Financial aid appeals
  • Career planning/counseling
  • Personal counseling
  • Transfer advising

While counseling services are provided remotely, the criteria for an appointment to meet with a counselor has been revised.  For an appointment with a counselor, the criteria are now the following:

  2. Completed one semester of college work.

COVID-19 Questions/Concerns/Updates:
The following links can provide you with updates, frequently asked questions, and resources to health and mental health services:
     District frequently asked questions
     SD Mesa College
     Health and Mental Health resources for students 
     SD Mesa Wellness CounselingMindfulness flier.

Need to submit your official college transcripts?   
Electronic transcripts are now being accepted for submission.  Please visit our webpage for more information on official transcripts.

To request an official evaluation of your transcripts: 
Contact counseling to complete the request via email or over the phone.

To apply for financial aid:  Complete the FAFSA and the California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors Fee Waiver).

Mesa College Programs and Services

We have a number of programs to assist you with achieving your academic goals here at Mesa College.

Clicking on the program titles will direct you to each program's homepage.

International Students - A resource for non-immigrant students attending San Diego Mesa College on F-1 student visas.

MAAP - The Mesa Academic and Athletics Program (MAAP) is a cooperative effort between the Counseling and Physical Education/Athletic Departments dedicated to the academic success of Mesa student-athletes.

Mesa Academy - A student support program designed to enhance African American student success.

The Transfer Center - Serves as a resource center for students interested in transfer. Check out brochures, catalogs, workshops, and more!

Veteran Students (VA) - Designated counselors are here to help veteran students in any way we can. Anyone entitled to V.A. benefits should first contact the Veteran's office at 619-388-2805.

Puente Project - A student support program designed to enhance Latino/a student success.

Assessment -  will help determine which English and math classes you are prepared to take. Orientation will cover essential information on certificate, degree, and general transfer information. It will also address registration, college policies, and procedures that you need know to be successful at Mesa College.

Career Center - Provides students with workshops, events, resources, tools and counseling to support career and major decision making and job readiness skills such as resumes, job search, and internships.

Your Mesa Journey: Want to learn more about about services and programs you may be eligible for at Mesa? Take a couple minutes and complete our "Your Mesa Journey" tool.

For general inquiries, email us at