Make a Counseling Appointment
Welcome to Cuesta College Counseling!
Counselors are ready to meet with you virtually via Zoom or by phone.
Limited in-person counseling will be available Tuesday-Thursday.
45 minute counseling appointments are designed to go into detail and help with the following:
- Completing your student education plan (SEP)
- University transfer application review
- Transfer planning
- Career planning
- Major exploration
- Connecting with other campus services (i.e. DSPS, CaFE, Veteran Services, Student Success Center etc.)
- Academic renewal
- Academic probation/dismissal
COMPLETE THESE STEPS PRIOR TO BOOKING:
- IF you have attended other college(s) or have AP scores, please submit OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS from all other colleges and/or AP SCORES (3 and higher) to ensure the most accurate academic guidance.
- New students MUST complete the ONLINE ORIENTATION before scheduling an appointment with a Counselor.
Zoom video appointments are available Monday - Friday - select the video appointment
button during the booking process.
Once booked, your link to connect is sent to your Cuesta student email.
Student expectations for a Zoom video appointment:
- Please be in a quiet, distraction free zone.
- Ensure your audio is working in Zoom - video is not required.
Please note the following disclosure for online video counseling appointments:
At Cuesta College, we take your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information very seriously. Unfortunately, due to the public nature of the Internet, it is impossible for us to guarantee complete privacy during your online counseling sessions. Please use discretion and common sense when providing personal information online.
To fully benefit from an online counseling appointment, I agree to:
1. have a counselor access and discuss my academic records
2. interact with the counselor in a productive, positive, and professional manner
3. provide information that is current and truthful about myself, my academic records, and my educational goals
4. conduct the conversation in a private setting (without others viewing or listening) with good lighting and no distracting noises
5. not record the session without permission of the counselor
Telephone appointments available Monday - Friday - select the telephone appointment
button during the booking process.
Please ensure the number listed is the correct number for the counselor to call. The counselor will call you at your scheduled appointment time.
Student expectation for telephone appointments:
- If you have access to a computer during your appointment, that is ideal.
- Please be in a quiet, distraction free area.
- Have something to take notes.
In person appointments available on the San Luis Obispo and North County Campus
- T/W/TH: San Luis Obispo Campus
- W/TH: North County Campus
To check-in for your appointment on the San Luis Obispo Campus:
Enter the 3100 building and go to room 3131 (transfer & career center)
Map of the San Luis Obispo Campus
To check-in for your appointment on the North County Campus:
Enter the N1100 building (campus center building), go to the 2nd floor
Map of the North County Campus
Both campuses require a parking permit to be displayed.
If you don't have a semester pass, you can purchase a daily pass for $4 at a kiosk.
Student responsibility for in-person appointments:
For the health and safety of others, please note that a properly worn face covering will be required for the duration of your counseling appointment.
We also ask you to conduct the following “Daily 3 Step Check” prior to checking in for your in-person appointment:
- In the last 48 hours, have you had any of the following NEW symptoms?
- Fever (over 100.4 F) without fever reducing medications or feeling feverish (chills, sweating)
- New cough (for those with allergies/asthma, a change in cough from baseline)
- Difficulty breathing
- Sore throat
- Muscle aches or body aches
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- New loss of taste or smell
- New onset of severe headache, especially with fever
- Have you been within 6 feet of a person with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes, or had direct contact with their mucus or saliva, in the past 14 days?
- Has a public health official advised you to get tested for COVID-19?
If you answer yes to any of the above, do not come in for your appointment and do not come to campus.