Mission College Counseling Services

Counselors are available to assist students with academic, transfer, career and personal counseling. Degree, transfer or certificate seeking students are encouraged to meet with a counselor for a comprehensive educational plan by the time they have completed 15 units.  Services are available on a walk-in basis or by appointment.

Make an appointment to develop an Educational Plan!

  • Abbreviated Educational Plan (AEP), one-two semesters only
  • Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP), lists all classes required for your educational goal
Academic Counseling
  • Academic counseling begins with educational goal-setting; exploring educational options and opportunities; evaluating educational backgrounds, and providing the student with clear, concise and up-to-date educational information.  Counselors are able to assist the student who is still undecided about his/her major.

Transfer Counseling
  • Transfer counseling provides students with valuable information on admissions requirements and procedures; appropriate sequencing of classes, and support in making informed decisions about their transfer options.
Career Counseling
  • Career counseling provides the student with an opportunity for clarification and integration of career and educational goals; the study of careers and lifestyles; and vocational and career assessment testing.  Counselors also provide courses and one-to-one career counseling.
Personal Counseling
  • Crisis counseling is available for students in acute emotional distress or for those experiencing a personal crisis that requires immediate attention. Counseling Office, SEC 139, (408) 855-5555. For situations when a student is a potential danger to self or others, call 911.

  • Personal counseling is also available through the Counseling Office and Student Health Services for non-urgent matters. 

    • Counseling Office: Personal counseling is provided on a walk-in basis or by appointment.  Personal counseling can help students resolve issues that interfere with school. These problems can include: dealing with death, illness, divorce; problems with parents, spouses or significant others; dealing with feelings that arise because of lack of financial or emotional support; stress management and coping skills; improving self esteem; overcoming test anxiety; and more.

    • Student Health Services offers personal counseling for up to 5-6 sessions per semester through a partnership with AACI (Asian-Americans for Community Involvement) mental health professionals. Please check out the Student Health Services Mental Health Resources for additional details and resources. SEC 106, 408-855-5140.
    • Need help? Text "COURAGE" to 741741. Free. 24/7. Confidential. Many of us will experience a mental health challenge in our lifetime. All of us have a reason to speak up. Provided by Crisis Text Line, www.EachMindMatters.org (funded by counties through the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act, Prop 63).