Online Counseling

Online Counseling Appointments

Welcome to Saddleback College’s Online Counseling Services. This service provides students with the ability to meet face to face with a counselor online. We understand that students are busy and that getting to campus can be challenging for many reasons, so we wanted to provide our current students with an alternative option to meeting with a counselor. Our online services use Cranium Café, which is a secure online portal.

 David Francisco

Hi! I’m David Francisco, counselor here at Saddleback and I’m available to meet with you for an online appointment! The only difference between an in person and online appointment is our meeting location, other than that it’s as if we were meeting in my office. I’m excited about this new service and can’t wait to meet and help you online!



Online counseling services are available for:

·Reviewing and approving your MAP
·Answering questions related to Transfer, Degree, and Certificate requirements
·Answering general questions about Saddleback College
·Discussing Majors and Careers
·Evaluating Transcripts
·Discussing Saddleback courses, polices, and procedures

Students that participate in the following programs and/or require assistance with the following services, should contact the designated office for a counseling appointment:

·Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS)
·Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) / CARE / CalWORKS
·Student Veterans, Active Military Personnel and their families: Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS)
·Probation / Dismissal

Online Counseling appointments

Online appointments are available on a limited basis. Generally appointments are available Tuesday through Friday between the hours of 9:00-12:00noon.

Technical requirements needed to participate in an Online Counseling appointment

·A desktop or laptop computer with a camera/webcam (preferred) or a Tablet device (video capabilities currently unavailable for iOS Apple devices)
·Chrome or Firefox browser
·Access to a microphone and speakers/headphones (preferred) – your cell phone headset will work well!

How to make an Online Counseling Appointment

·You must be a currently enrolled student or have a College Application on file for the upcoming term
·If required, you must have completed the Matriculation Process
·Contact Counseling at 949.582.4572 or in person in SSC 167 to schedule your appointment.