General Counseling

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Counseling Office
K1-203
619-388-7840
Mon - Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 1:00pm

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Mental Health Counseling is available in the Student Health Center & Their Canvas Shell

The Counseling Office will be CLOSED on Friday August 5th and Friday August 12th.
 
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Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, One-on-One Counseling Appointments will be held via Zoom until further notice.
 

 

Counseling Services

Important Fall 2022 Dates

 

  • Application deadline for priority registration 6/10/22
  • Class schedule on web 6/15/22
  • Appointments Viewable in mySDCCD & emailed 6/15/22
  • Registration begins 6/21/22
  • Open registration for Fall begins 7/13/22
  • Fall Primary Opening Day 8/22/22
  • Fall Withdrawal Deadline (Primary Session) 10/28/22

New First Time College Students:

Steps to sign up:
  1. Apply online (if you haven't yet)
  2. Orientation (if not yet completed)
  3. Student Education Planning video or High School presentation 
  4. Complete our Intake Form
  5. Sign up for a New Student SEP Session

Students who will be in High School while enrolled in our classes please go to our District High School Students page for more information.

 

New-to-Miramar students with coursework completed at another College/University:

  1.  Apply online
  2.  Complete the online Orientation 
  3. Then either sign up for a Same Day Drop-in or sign in for a Quick Connect Session 
  4. Have copies/screenshots/PDFs of all your transcripts available during your Counseling meeting
  5. Go here to find out where to send your official transcripts and how to get them evaluated

To clear prerequisites for classes you need to take before your Official Transcript(s) are evaluated please go to our Pre/Co-requisites page.

Other Programs and Services for New Students to look in to:

To Clear Prerequisites or Co-requisites

  • Please visit the Forms and Documents page, download & complete the Proof of Prerequisite formand upload the form with attached unofficial transcripts or supporting documentation. Requests will be processed in approximately 1-3 business days. Please watch the YouTube videos on that page for detailed instructions for submitting forms.
    • Supporting documentation to clear prerequisites may include: qualifying Advanced Placement (AP) Test Scores, College level courses, some high school credit, qualifying test scores: SAT, ACT, EAP, etc., and certain licenses and certifications.
    • Students who believe they have met a prerequisite at another institution are strongly advised to have all official transcripts of prior college work and other documentation on file well in advance of registration. This will minimize registration delays.
    • Students may not bring an unofficial copy of prior college transcripts to the counseling office for processing because the process is now completely online.

All prerequisites, co-requisites and limitations on enrollment as stated in the course descriptions of the college catalog will be strictly enforced at the time of a student's registration.

Quick Connect is a Cranium Cafe drop-in session for students to ask Staff or Counselors quick 15-20 minute questions. All you have to do is click on our link during the hours QC is open and a Staff member will greet you.

Quick Connect is available 10am to 3pm Monday through Thursday.

Join Quick Connect

Space is limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis. Once capacity is reached, the room will be closed.

Quick Connect will be closed on Thursday August 18, 2022 for a campus wide meeting.

Quick Connect (Cranium) is best supported by Google Chrome and Computer preferred 

If using a Phone or Tablet please stay on the Cranium page or we will not be able to see you on the waitlist

 

Reasons for meeting a Counselor in Quick Connect can include:

  • Abbreviated Education Plans (1 Semester)
  • Petition Inquiries
  • Petition status updates
  • Transcript Evaluation assistance
  • Transcript status updates
  • Technical Issues
  • Transfer Questions
  • Quick Questions

Same day Drop-In Counseling sessions provide current students with the opportunity to meet with a counselor 1:1 via Zoom or by telephone. These 15-20 minute sessions are available for the following services:

Same Day Drop-in Counseling Sessions will become available for sign up each morning beginning at 9:00 am Monday through Friday, and are only available for the same day. There are a limited number of daily sessions available and they may fill quickly. Must have a 10-Number SDCCD Student ID #.

For Drop-in Counseling, you must meet ONE of the following criteria:

  1. Enrolled in at least one Miramar class
  2. Application reflects that you are a prospective Miramar College student
  3. Are a prospective student who is interested in a major/program of interest available at Miramar College (Miramar Programs, Mesa Programs & City Programs)

Please go to our Same Day Drop-in webpage to sign up.

 

To provide greater access for our students during Fall registration, 1 hr. Comprehensive Appointments will be postponed until September 5th. INSTEAD take advantage of our additional Same Day Drop-ins and expanded Quick Connect hours to meet with a Counselor.

Counseling appointments are available to students for more in-depth counseling sessions related to academic planning or to address complex questions or issues. Whether your goal is to earn an Associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution, our counselors are here to assist you in planning your path! 

Services Include:

  • Educational Planning
    • Career Planning
    • Transfer Advising
    • Veterans Educational Plans
  • Disqualification/Probation Advising  
    • Clearing Disqualification Holds
  • Financial Aid Appeals

Scheduling a Counseling Appointment

Our live e-appointment services allow students to schedule a virtual counseling appointment with a San Diego Miramar College counselor. The meeting will take place virtually utilizing our Zoom meeting center. Appointments are scheduled two weeks in advance. For example, on Monday at 8:00AM you can begin scheduling an appointment for any available time for the Monday after next (or before if available). *During registration these appointments fill quickly.

Note:

Appointments can be scheduled during the hours of 8:00am - 11:59pm Monday through Friday. 

 

APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING CHECK LIST:

  • Must have an active SDCCD student file and have completed 1 semester of college coursework
  • All official transcripts of prior college coursework must be on file & evaluated
  • Must be enrolled in at least one class at Miramar College
  • Must have completed one semester of college coursework within SDCCD
  • Must be in or interested in a major offered at Miramar (Miramar ProgramsMesa Programs & City Programs)

 

Please go to our Comprehensive Appointments webpage to sign up.

To provide greater access for our students during Fall registration, 1 hr. Comprehensive Appointments will be postponed until September 5th. INSTEAD take advantage of our additional Same Day Drop-ins and expanded Quick Connect hours to meet with a Counselor.

Counseling staff is available to assist, and provide students with the following:

  • Counseling services available
  • Appointment troubleshooting
  • General information and status updates
  • Request for Transcript Evaluation assistance
  • Checking the status of Petitions
  • Checking the status of Incoming Transcripts
  • Technical Issues

**If you have a question for a counselor, please see our complete list of services.

All students accessing online/remote counseling services must carefully read and agree to the INFORMED CONSENT Terms & Conditions before sending an email.

Always Include: Full Name, Student ID#, Specific Reason for contact.

Send an email with ALL required information to miracoundesk@sdccd.edu allow 2-4 business days for a reply. The more information you provide in your initial email, the more efficient the process will be.

The staff will be available to answer emails during our regular office hours: Monday through Thursday: 8am-6pm, and Friday: 8am-3pm.  

  • Zoom workshops run by counselors covering important topics
  • For information on transferring and help filling out transfer applications go to one of our Transfer Center Workshops 

 

There are no Workshops currently available 

 

All students accessing online/remote counseling services must carefully read and agree to the INFORMED CONSENT Terms & Conditions before joining a Counselor Connect Workshop.

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The Miramar College Counseling Department's mission is to provide counseling, instructional & student success programs that meet our students' needs. The department assists and supports all student from connection through completion, focusing on student success in an environment that supports and promotes diversity, equity, respect and inclusion.