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Welcome to Counseling Services

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Schedule a 30-Minute Virtual Counseling Appointment

General Counseling

Currently Foothill College offers general counseling appointments by telephone and online zoom video. Select your preferred appointment type below and review how to prepare for your meeting.

Telephone Appointment

Online Zoom AppointmenT

Note: *Counseling services unavailable on Thursday from 2–4 p.m.

Transfer Planning

You can make an appointment with ALL counselors in General Counseling or the Transfer Center to get assistance with transfer to a 4-year university. Both offices provide the same transfer support. Visit the Transfer Center website to access additional transfer services and resources.

Transfer Center AppointmenT

Drop-In Quick Questions Session

Got burning question? Need help quick? Quick Questions is the way to get answers FAST!

Quick Question Drop-In Hours

Contact Our Virtual Office

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Counseling Office is physically closed for fall and open virtually for all services.

Fall Office Hours — Oct. 1–Dec. 10, 2021

  • Monday–Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.–6: p.m.
  • Wednesday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.


The office will be closed Dec. 23 - 31 in observance of Christmas holidays.

Reach Us by Email, Phone or Chat

 We often experience a higher volume of calls, emails, and chats near the start of each quarter. We appreciate your patience with possible longer wait times.

For general inquiries,  email us at We will return your inquiry within 24 hours.

Phone or chat with us during office hours and we will be happy to assist you.

  • 650.949.7423  (Lunch break at 12:301 p.m.)
  • 650.949.7821  (Lunch break at 1–1:30 p.m.)

Our Commitment to Your Success

Our mission is to empower students in their educational journey by building upon their diverse strengths.  See our full mission and values statement.

Our goal is to help you clarify your academic and personal goals.

Our counselors are committed to your success by a delivering a range of services. These include sessions regarding course consideration for each quarter, AP test scores, prerequisite clearance, progress probation levels 1 and 2 to name a few, and petition for graduation.

Explore our services and ways we can help you discover and achieve your goals!

Academic Counseling

Career Counseling

Personal Counseling

  • Get support in safe, non-judgmental spaces
  • Address personal issues affecting your college success
  • Receive referrals to on-campus and community resources as needed

Make an Appointment

APPLY for  degree/certificate

Download 2021-2022 Counseling Student Guide    5.1 MB 59 PAGES

Black Lives Student Services Services Statement

In Student Services, we acknowledge our role in not serving our Black students adequately. Please read full statement of our commitment to alter our course of action with a quaretly updated public plan. 

Black Lives Matter Action Plan 12/15/2020 Update

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Counseling Center


Student Services Building 8300, Room 8302

Instructional  Department Websites