About Counseling at Ohlone College
Educational or academic counseling is intended to help students assess their abilities and interests and to make a realistic plan to achieve academic and vocational goals. Students can best reach their goals with a solid educational program of study, which can be developed by working with an Ohlone College counselor.
- Counseling Hours
- Drop-in Sessions
- Web-based Appointment Scheduling
- Online Counseling
- Counseling Staff
Counselors meet with students individually, in small groups, and in classes to help students with academic, social, and personal concerns. Counselors are here to provide career information, testing, orientation and other general counseling services. Counselors have current transfer information and help students with transfer plans. For those individuals in need of community services and resources many counselors work with and maintain a list of agencies for referral.
The Ohlone College Counseling Center has trained counselors to work with current and prospective students from the general population. Specialized counseling is available for deaf and hard of hearing students in the Language & Culture Center for Deaf Studies or students who qualify for Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS). Those students who qualify for Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) also have specifically trained counselors available within each program.
All International F1 students need to follow the procedures outlined under International Programs and Services for entry to Ohlone College. Once you arrive on campus, you will need to see the Coordinator of the International Programs and Services. You are also advised to schedule a counseling appointment. Bilingual counselors may be available to work with non-English speaking students and their families.
Additionally, distance academic guidance is provided via Online Counseling. This service is limited in that the counselor cannot assist you with personal counseling issues or filling out forms that need counselors' signatures. A trained counselor will respond to your questions via email.