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To begin scheduling your 30 minute counseling appointment, SEP (Probation) Workshop or New Student Orientation:

Go online via your MyECC account, beginning on FRIDAYS after 5:00 p.m. 

Click here for step-by-step instructions on scheduling a counseling appointment.

Counseling appointments are scheduled for one week in advance.

STUDENTS NEEDING AN SEP WORKSHOP: When booking your appointment online, please make sure you are signing up for the SEP workshop.  The SEP Workshops can be found in the online scheduling system under Counselor Group Selection --> Student Enhancement/Probation Workshops.  New Student Orientations and regular 30 minute appointments DO NOT qualify as SEP Workshops.

Please note: you are scheduling an appointment to come in and see a counselor at the Counseling office the following week.  NOTE: Sometimes there are same-week appointments available, so be sure to note the date and time of your appointment very carefully.  To help you remember your counseling appointment, you can:

** Print the confirmation page with the name of the counselor and the room number after you book your appointment.

** Make a note of the appointment in your planner or on your mobile device.

Appointments can be scheduled online beginning after 5:00 p.m. on Fridays until all appointments are booked for the following week.  You do not need to be at a computer right at 5:00 p.m.; you may go online anytime after 5:00 p.m.  Once all appointments are booked and closed, the appointments will then reopen again on Friday at 5:00 p.m. for the following week.

Appointments book & close faster as we get closer to registration for the new semester - go online on Fridays for the best availability of counseling appointments.


Appointment Desk help hours: Mondays 2:00pm - 4:00pm, (310) 660-3458


New Students!

You can schedule an in-person New Student Orientation through the online scheduling system.


CAREER & TRANSFER APPOINTMENTS: Students interested in scheduling Career counseling or Transfer Center counseling appointments can go directly to the Career & Transfer Center beginning on Mondays at 9:00 a.m.  Career and Transfer counseling appointments are scheduled one week in advance.

Express Counseling is available for those who have quick questions, or who need prerequisites cleared to enroll in classes.  For prerequisite clearances, students coming from other colleges need to bring copies of their transcripts for the counselor to review.  

Express Counseling is on a walk-in basis and open to new, current and returning students who have an El Camino College student ID number.



In the event that all appointments are booked for the following week and
you still have a question for a counselor,
please come to Express Counseling (walk-in counseling) during office hours.

The general Counseling Appointment Center number is (310) 660-3593 x3458.

Individual counseling appointments are available for the following students:

  • Continuing Students (currently attending classes)
  • Returning Students (did not attend ECC last semester)
  • Transfer Students (transferring to ECC from another college or university)
  • New College Students who have completed their placement tests and the Online Orientation and printed their Completion of Online Orientation Confirmation Page.

A student who has selected a major field of study is strongly encouraged to see one of the counselors assigned to that field, while undeclared students may see any counselor.


In the event that all appointments are booked for the following week and you still have a question for a counselor, please come to Express Counseling (walk-in counseling) during office hours.


NEW COLLEGE STUDENTS: Small group appointments are available for new college students through the New Student Matriculation Groups.

Check the Counseling home page for the most up-to-date hours of operation.

Express Counseling is available for students who have general questions or who need a prerequisite clearance to enroll in a class.

The Express Counseling schedule is subject to change, depending on counselor availability and office hours.


Mondays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.(Last sign-ups at 4:30 p.m. or earlier)
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Last sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. or earlier)
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Last sign-ups at 12:30 p.m. or earlier)
 Last Published 8/22/14