Student Advisement

Advisement sessions are conducted online and help students to determine their educational goal and prepare a First Semester Educational Plan using My Academic Plan (MAP). The Advisement is completed Online in MySite after you complete the Guided Self Placement tool or evaluation of your high school transcript. It is important that you have your placement results before you start the Online Advisement. See below for more information.

Acquire Your Placement Results

  1. Click on the Assessment & Placement link here or in your MySite.
  2. While in your MySite, follow the instructions below:
  • Click on the link that reads: My Information
  • Click on the link that reads: Matriculation
  • Click on the link that reads: Assessment & Placement

Options 1: Online Student Advisement and Ed Plan in MySite

Note: Your computer must have the latest version of Adobe Flash to open the Student Advisement program. If you are having problems viewing the Advisement, please download Adobe Flash here: Download Adobe Flash Player

You must complete the Student Advisement from with-in your MySite in order to receive credit for this step. Please review the following steps to log-in to your MySite and start the Online Advisement. You may click on either link to start the Advisement. You must know your Student ID number and PIN Code to access your MySite (if you don't have these items please call the Admissions and Records office at 949-582-4555 for instructions on how to obtain them.

  1. Click on the following link to be directed right to the Online Advisement page in your MySite:
    Go Directly to the Online Advisement
  2. While in your MySite, follow the instructions below:
  • Click on the link that reads: My Information
  • Click on the link that reads: Matriculation
  • Click on the link that reads: Online Advisement

ALERT: we are working on updating our online advisement to reflect high school data and guided self placement so at this time when you enter the online advisement, please select that you took the assessment exams and enter your math and English placements from your MySite. Your reading placement will not be listed if you completed the guided self placement tool so please enter English 180 in the Advisement.

Option 2: In-Person Group Advisement and Educational Planning Sessions

Small in-person Group Advisement sessions are held on the Saddleback College campus to help students complete step 3 of the Matriculation Process with a Counselor. Appointments are required for all Group Advisement sessions.

Group Advisement Schedule

Instructions for the Online Advisement & Ed Plan for Matriculation

  • The Online Advisement will take approximately 45 minutes to complete and must be completed in one sitting in order to get credit. When the counselor (Sara) quits talking you should click on the NEXT button to continue with the Advisement.
  • The screen below will display when you have completed the Online Advisement. Please print this page for your records.
  • Once you have completed the online advisement, make sure you click next to finish your First Semester Plan. If you forget to click next at the end of your advisement please see the instructions lower on this page.

Screenshot highlighting the location of the Next button on the Online Advisement webpage

Completing your First Semester Plan is as easy as starting a new plan and then adding at least one Non-Elective class to your plan. For Example, if you wish to transfer to a 4 year college, you can add your math and English placement courses and this will complete your First Semester Plan requirements. If you are obtaining a certificate, add the courses required for that certificate and you will complete the First Semester Plan requirements.

Screenshot highlighting the location of the Access Map link on the Online Advisement webpage

NOTE: if you forget to click on the First Semester Ed Plan link at the end of the online advisement, you can access it directly by clicking on the MySite menu link My Academic Plan and then First Semester Plan.