Welcome to Counseling!

The Counseling Department serves a diverse student population with academic, career, transfer, and personal counseling needs.  The counseling faculty and staff are committed to empower and educate students on how to achieve their academic goals by developing a comprehensive student education plan and referrals to campus and community resources. 

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Counselors can help you with:

  • Developing a Comprehensive Student Education Plan using DegreeWorks
  • Interpretation of English and Math Placement
  • Transfer Planning
  • Career Planning
  • Personal Counseling
  • Campus and Community Referrals
  • Academic/Progress Probation Counseling
  • Student Success Strategies

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  • Counseling appointments are scheduled for 60 minutes. Prior to scheduling your appointment, official external transcripts from all colleges/universities attended must be on file with Admissions and Records including military transcript, AP, CLEP, and IB scores. Students requesting a comprehensive student education plan are required to schedule an appointment. The Counseling Department also welcomes phone appointments. In order to schedule a phone appointment, students are required to submit an Authorization to Release Information Form which allows a counselor to disclose student information over the phone. The student is required to submit the form every year in order to continue to receive counseling services via phone/email. Refer to the form for more details.


  • Counseling walk-ins are available without an appointment.  Students are taken on a first come, first serve basis.  Walk-ins are designed to answer quick questions not exceeding 10 minutes.  Students are encouraged to contact the Counseling Department the day they wish to come in for walk-in hours. 

Online Counseling

  • The Counseling Department also welcomes online counseling services.  Currently, online counseling is available to Hancock students only.  An admission application must be completed prior to receiving online counseling services.  The email must include the student's ID number (H#).  The response time will depend on the volume of emails.  Most questions will be responded to within three business days.  Online counseling is only available during fall and spring semesters.  Please email your questions to

Locations and Hours

Santa Maria Campus
Building A, 1st Floor Student Services
1-805-922-6966 ext. 3293

Lompoc Valley Center 
Building 1 
(805) 735-3366 ext. 5374

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

VAFB Campus
November 14 and 28: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
December 5: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
January 15 and 22: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.


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Last Modified Aug 13, 2019