Counseling Services

Welcome to Saddleback College Counseling Services Division!

Professional counselors are dedicated to assisting current and prospective students in identifying, clarifying, and reaching their individual life goals. Counselors provide Academic, Transfer, Career, Personal, and Online counseling services. All counseling appointments are confidential.

In addition, as faculty, counselors teach Counseling courses that are designed to help students in achieving success.

Students who want a Saddleback College Certificate, an Associate Degree, or who want to transfer, are required to complete a My Academic Plan (MAP) and have it approved by a counselor.
Please Call the Counseling Office at (949) 582-4572  
to Make Your Appointment. 


Please note that you need to give 24 hours notice for cancelations or changes.

We are now back to offering quick question (10-15min) walk in appointments. 

In order to make an appointment you need to:
Fill out an Application and
Complete the Matriculation Process

In case of an emergency, please contact campus police at (949) 582-4585


How to Make a Counseling Appointment
Day and evening counseling services are available on an appointment and walk-in basis.

Counseling Appointments may be made in person during the hours listed, by using our online appointment system or by calling (949) 582-4572. Limited appointments are available through the online system.

Only continuing and matriculated students can use the online system.
New students with student ID numbers must call or come in person to make an appointment.

Counseling Location & Hours

Student Services Center (SSC) 167 Map
Monday-Thursday from 8:00am to 7:00pm
Friday from 8:00am to 12:00 noon