Location and Hours
Student Services Building (SSB)
Contact us at 323-241-5200
Welcome to the Counseling Center
Our friendly counselors are available to assist you with meeting your educational, career, and personal goals. Whether transferring to a four-year university, earning an associate degree or career certificate, we are always available to help our students. Our counselors are available by appointment or walk-ins.
Regular office hours for Summer 2016
Counseling will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday
New hours begin June 13
There are no appointments for the summer
Ask a Counselor
Our new quick question, e-mail service lets you ask our counselors general questions online about degree requirements, transfer information, course offerings, and more.
CLICK HERE for more information.
Counseling appointments are available in the Fall and Spring semesters from the first Monday after registration is completed to the week before Finals.
Online Counseling and Advising
Online scheduling is available for busy students on the go. Go online to make an academic counseling appointment through our eSARS system.
You can also communicate with a counselor through eAdvising. The system allows our advisors to view and answer your counseling questions.
Give friendly service to students
Explain requirements to earn Associate Degrees, Certificates, and to transfer to four-year colleges and universities
Recommend appropriate referrals when needed
Work with students to develop educational plans
Offer academic and progress probation workshops
Assist students in filling out financial aid and college applications
Assist students with completing petitions (e.g., financial aid, graduation, academic renewal)
Connect students with appropriate resources to obtain scholarships
Help students to make appropriate course selections before registration
Assist students with making career choices and provide insight into Southwest's academic programs
Provide personal counseling to help overcome educational and personal barriers to achieve a more meaningful college experience
Assist students in determining courses needed to transfer to a four-year college or university.
Student Learning Outcomes for Counseling
Students who have previously indicated "Undecided" for their major and return for follow-up services from Counseling (Financial Aid Appeals) will select, or identify a major of their choice. Students will learn how to select the appropriate courses for their major and educational goal.