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Make an Appointment

Make a 30-Minute Counseling Appointment

All Counseling Appointments Now By Telephone & Zoom


NOTE: Please SELECT 3 - Schedule Your Appointment to see appointment locations.

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

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

Schedule Your Appointment

Foothill College offers 30-minute, on-campus, telephone and live-video counseling appointments.

Please select your preferred appointment type:

 The Counseling Team is here to support you via Telephone and Zoom appointments. Schedule your appointment with a counselor on line              or call 650.949-7423 or 650.949.7821.

You will need to  call your counselor at the beginning of your scheduled appointment time.

Counselor Phone Numbers

You may email  and your email will be answered          within 24 hours.

Please call the Counseling Office during listed hours for general questions. 

You may call  650.949.7423  — Dial "0" to bypass the introductory message.
or call 650.949.7821 for additional support. 
  • Monday–Tuesday:  8:30 a.m. - 6  p.m.
  • Wednesday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The phone will not be answered between the 12:00 -12:30 p.m. lunch break.

We apologize for any inconvenience. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our part to minimize spreading the Covid19 virus.


Got a Quick Question?

Quick Questions is a great opportunity to get your quick, burning questions answered FAST!  Available on a limited basis, Quick Questions are generally 15 minutes in length and handled on a first come-first served basis.  

Keep in mind that educational plans, academic probation issues and transcript evaluations typically require more time than the 15-minutes Quick Questions allows, so we recommend scheduling a 30-minute appointment for those types of topics.  We want to be sure that our Counselors can give you the personalized attention and accuracy that you deserve!

Please call the main Counseling line at 650.949.7423 or 650.949.7821 and you will be placed on a call back list.

Spring Quarter Quick Questions Schedule

TUE: 2:15–3:45 p.m. 

WED: 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m

THU: 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. 

International Student Counseling

F-1 visa international students may see any counselor by virtual appointment 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


F-1 International Student Drop-In Sessions

 LOCATION:  Virtual Drop-In Sessions

 Our Quick Questions will continue to be offered, however they will be a phone session.  Please call the main Counseling line at 650-949-7423, and you will be placed on a call back list during the below days and times:

Day Time F-1 Counselor
Mon. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Kim Lane
Tues. 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Cathy Denver
Wed. 11a.m. - noon Cathy Denver
Thurs. 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Kim Lane

International Student Drop-in is on first come-first served basis.  If your question or issue requires more time, you may be asked to schedule a 30 minute appointment.  NOTE:  F1 International Drop-in maybe be subject to change.