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. 


There will be no Counselors available on Tuesday, May 24th

Counseling appointments will be made on Monday for the week of Tuesday, May 31 to Friday, June 3rd 

We are still offering extended walk in appointments.  Longest wait time occurs in the morning hours.

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

We currently have many openings for extended walk in  appointments available during registration only. The counselor will treat the walk in like a regular appointment during this special time period.

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

HINT: It's best to make an appointment early Monday morning.