M - Tu: 8:00am – 7:00pm
W - Th: 8:00am - 6:00pm
F: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Welcome to Mesa College Counseling
Mesa College counseling faculty are available to meet with you in a variety of ways to assist in achieving your academic goals. We are committed to providing a positive college experience for you through several counseling methods. From a certificate of achievement, Associates degree, transfer from Mesa to a university, or personal counseling/development we are here to support you!
We recommend that students seeking assistance with the following, make an appointment to see a counselor once the semester begins .
- Comprehensive educational planning
- Financial aid appeals
- Career planning/counseling
- Personal counseling
- Transfer advising
Appointments are available throughout the semester, but will be limited during all class registration periods.
Students are required to meet the following criteria prior to scheduling a counseling appointment:
- ENROLLED IN AT LEAST ONE CLASS FOR THE CURRENT SEMESTER.
- Completed one semester.
- Completed the math and English assessments OR an English and math class.
- Official transcripts of all colleges attended on file.
- Official transcripts must be evaluated for course equivalency. (Students must request for an evaluation that can take up to 30 business days to process.)
Appointments are made one week in advance by calling or coming into the office, early in the day, for your best opportunity to receive an appointment.
Important: Due to a district training, counselors will not be available on March 18, 2019. Also, from March 19-22, 2019 counselors will be available on a drop-in basis only. Please note that appointments for the week of April 1, 2019 will be scheduled during the week of March 18, 2019. We will resume scheduling one week in advance appointments the week of April 1, 2019.
Throughout the year, counselors are also available for brief advisement sessions, commonly referred to as drop-in counseling . Students, who have quick questions or any of the following situations, can be seen during drop-in counseling .
- Assistance with current class registration
- General information regarding the college or degree/certificate programs
- University transfer information
- Prerequisite Clearance
- Transfer Agreements
Need to submit your official college transcripts or test scores? Mail all official college transcripts and test scores to:
San Diego Community College District, SDCCD Records Office, 3375 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108-3883.
To request an official evaluation of your transcripts, complete a Request for Transcript Evaluation available in the Counseling Office (I4-303). (Allow approximately 4-6 weeks for your transcript/s to arrive.)
Mesa College Programs and Services
We have a number of programs to assist you with achieving your academic goals here at Mesa College.
Clicking on the program titles will direct you to each program's homepage.
International Students - A resource for non-immigrant students attending San Diego Mesa College on F-1 student visas.
MAAP - The Mesa Academic and Athletics Program (MAAP) is a cooperative effort between the Counseling and Physical Education/Athletic Departments dedicated to the academic success of Mesa student-athletes.
Mesa Academy - A student support program designed to enhance African American student success.
The Transfer Center - Serves as a resource center for students interested in transfer. Check out brochures, catalogs, workshops, and more!
Puente Project - A student support program designed to enhance Latino/a student success.
Veteran Students (VA) - Designated counselors are here to help veteran students in any way we can. Anyone entitled to V.A. benefits should first contact the Veteran's office at 619-388-2805.
Testing and Orientation - The testing session will help determine which English and math classes you are prepared to take. Orientation will cover essential information on certificate, degree, and general transfer information. It will also address registration, college policies, and procedures that you need know to be successful at Mesa College.
Career Center - Provides students with workshops, events, resources, tools and counseling to support career and major decision making and job readiness skills such as resumes, job search, and internships.
FYE - Provides students a comprehensive first-year experience that empowers them as engaged learners, integrates them into the college community as meaningful participants in campus life, and facilitates their successful transition into future transfer and career pathways.
Mesa Online Advising Center (MOAC)
Welcome to the San Diego Mesa Counseling Center. Our Counseling faculty are available throughout the year to assist you with academic advising (vocational and transfer), career, and personal counseling. Note that this service is available to Mesa College online students.
For general inquiries, view our frequently asked questions.