The Low Down: Tips on scoring an optimal counseling appointment
Timing is everything when it comes to scoring an optimal counseling appointment.
Counseling and Career Services is busiest during the summer and winter sessions. During these periods, the office serves continuing students, as well as new and returning students. The office slows down dramatically at the beginning of each semester. To better one’s chances of being granted an appointment as a continuing student, it’s best to swing by from September to October and March to April.
When you arrive to make an appointment:
- Make sure to line up at least 30 minutes to an hour before your desired time block.
- Bring a photo ID.
- Complete the yellow slip found at the front of the line.
- And for new students, be sure to have a print-out of your online orientation, permit to register, and assessment results on hand.
When coming to your scheduled appointment:
- Aim to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment. If you are more than 15 minutes late, you must reschedule.
- Check-in at the computer down the hall, to the right of the Counseling Office. If the computer is not working, head to the front counter and a staffer will check you in.
- Bring a pen and notebook, and be prepared to jot down notes.
- Bring a list of questions and be prepared to discuss.
- If you have credits from another college(s), please bring a copy of those transcripts.
- If you plan on submitting official transcripts during your appointment, it must be sealed in the original envelope.
- Please bring any prior educational plans as well.