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Make an Appointment

Make a 30-Minute Counseling Appointment

Follow steps 1 > 2 > 3 to best maximize your appointment time with a counselor.

1. Prepare for Your Appointment

  • Apply to Foothill College
  • Take English and math assessments*
  • Make a list of questions you want to ask
  • Prepare to bring necessary documents: other college transcripts, test scores and any other records relevant to issues you want to discuss*
  • If interested in transfer, make a list of potential universities and major programs

    *if necessary

2. Review Guidelines

  • Maximum 30 minutes per appointment — so be ON TIME
  • Maximum 5 appointments per quarter
  • Telephone and live-video counseling appointments available for distance learners
  • Minimum 24 hours notice required for appointment cancellations
  • After 2 no shows (without cancelling), only 10-minute Quick Question counseling sessions allowed for remainder of the quarter

3. Schedule Your Appointment

Foothill College offers 30-minute, on-campus, telephone and live-video counseling appointments. Select your counseling appointment location:

International Student Counseling

F-1 visa international students may see any counselor in the Counseling Center for educational plans and other counseling questions. Appointments must be scheduled specifically with an international counselor for the following reasons:

  • I-20 Extension: counselor recommendation & educational plan
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT) & educational plan
  • Reduced Course Load (less than 12 units)
    Note: Students requesting a reduced course load for medical reasons must meet directly with the immigration advisor in the International Student Office, not a counselor

Got a Quick Question?

Drop-In Sessions Available To All Students!

LOCATION: Room 2018, Student Council Chambers (next to Smart Shop)

  • No appointment required.
  • Quick Questions are generally 10-15 minutes in length and handled on a first come-first served basis.
  • Telephone Quick Questions can be requested by calling the Counseling Center at 650.949.7423.


F-1 International Student Drop-In Sessions


 LOCATION: Counseling Center, 8300 Building, Room 8302

Day Time F-1 Counselor
Mon 1:30-2:30 p.m. Kimberly Lane
Tues 2 - 3 p.m. Cathy Denver
Wed. 11a.m. - noon Cathy Denver
Thurs. noon - 1 p.m. Kimberly Lane
Fri. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Hilary Bacon





Schedule Asssessment Test

Counseling Student Guide     PDF 5.1 MB 52 Pages

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Counseling Center


Student Services Building 8300, Room 8302


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