Mesa College Counseling Services

Mesa College Counseling

Mesa Counseling Schedule Updates
Summer Hours (June 3, 2024 - August 10, 2024)
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm 
Friday: Closed

Mesa College Counseling faculty are available to meet with you in a variety of ways to help you achieve your academic, career, and personal goals. We are committed to providing a positive college experience for you. Whether you’re pursuing a certificate of achievement, an associate degree, transfer from Mesa to a university, or personal counseling and development, we are here to support you!

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Types of Counseling Sessions

If you are or intend to enroll in a certificate or degree program at Mesa College, we strongly recommend that you meet regularly with a counselor to discuss your long-term plans. We’re here for you in more ways than one, and students have the option to meet with a counselor in-person, online via Zoom, by telephone or submit quick questions via email.

Drop-in Counseling

Get help from a counselor without an appointment! 10-15 minute drop-in sessions are available in-person or over the phone and are typically utilized to create a 1-2 semester education plan, select classes, address academic probation concerns, obtain prerequisite clearance, and more. Drop-ins are served on a first-come, first-served basis.

To get on the drop-in list, visit General Counseling in-person on the third floor of the Student Services Building or call 619-388-2672 / email:

General Counseling Questions

Have a general non-urgent question for a counselor? Email a Counselor at (response within 3 business days)

If you require an immediate response or to access your personal academic record, please contact the counseling department via phone to be placed on the drop-in list: 619-388-2672.

Counseling Appointments

One-hour appointments are typically utilized to create your comprehensive education plan, discuss transfer and career planning, submit financial aid appeals, and more.


You are eligible for a counseling appointment if you meet the following criteria:

  • Are currently enrolled in at least one class at Mesa,
  • Have completed a semester of college coursework, and
  • Have all transcripts from outside of California received and evaluated, if applicable. Note: Transcript evaluation is a two step process. Official transcripts must be sent to the district (step 1). Upon receipt of transcripts, an evaluation must then be requested (step 2).

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Please schedule your appointment one week in advance by phone, in person, or online.



Email or Phone

Call: 619-388-2672

In Person

Visit Us During Office Hours in I4-303:
Monday-Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Expectations for Remote Counseling Sessions

  • Be in a quiet and private place.
  • Have access to a computer to access your portal and relevant resources.
  • For your safety, driving during a remote session is not permitted.
  • If you have prior college experience, be prepared to have unofficial transcripts available to share with a counselor.

Counseling Workshops

Pre-Registration Workshop

Two-hour long pre-registration workshops are designed to help first time college students learn about the different educational opportunities available to them. Students will gain an understanding of the various educational pathways, resources to register for classes, and develop a one to two semester abbreviated education plan with counseling faculty. First-time college students must complete the online orientation and have assigned milestones for reading, writing and math prior to attending a workshop. Please note: workshops are conducted through ZOOM, a web-based video conferencing application.

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Promise Academic Success Workshop

Promise Academic Success Workshops are designed to help you achieve your goals. Our goal is to ensure you are successful academically and aware of your options. Students will learn skills to incorporate into their classes, as well as learn and understand the policies regarding Promise and Mesa College probation and disqualification.

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International Student Workshops

International Student Employment Workshop -  students will learn more about working in the United States while attending as an international student at San Diego Mesa College.  This workshop is mandatory prior to anyone seeking either on- or off-campus employment authorization or if it has been more than 1 semester since you last attended this workshop. 

International Student Departure Workshop – Students whose I-20 immigration document to study abroad at San Diego Mesa College is about to expire or could be pending their last semester in Mesa F-1 are required to attend this workshop offered at the end of each semester.  Prior to the end of their time at the college, international students have various forms to complete to maintain/transition their immigration status.

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