Counseling

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College life is full of opportunities and challenges. The Counseling Department of Community College of Philadelphia can help you optimize your opportunities and meet your challenges. The College offers free, comprehensive counseling services to all of its students.

Staffed by professional counselors, the College’s Counseling Center offers you free educational, career and personal counseling services. Counselors also assist both current students and graduates who wish to continue their education at another institution. Information discussed in counseling is kept strictly confidential

What’s Available?

Counselors assist you in these areas:

Academic

  • Improving study skills
  • Balancing work and other responsibilities with school
  • Withdrawing from school
  • Changing majors
  • Selecting and registering for courses (when on academic probation or new to the institution)

Personal

  • Developing self-esteem, confidence and problem-solving skills
  • Resolving conflicts and crises affecting school work
  • Seeking other resources in the community

Career

  • Assessing and evaluating interests, values and abilities
  • Exploring the world of work (salaries, educational and training requirements, employment outlooks)
  • Relating interests, values and abilities to careers
  • Making a career change

Transfer

  • Maximizing credit transfer
  • Locating information on transfer schools
  • Deciding when to apply for transfer

Upcoming Events

January 27, 2017

  • Diagnostic Medical Imaging Application Workshop

    Diagnostic Medical Imaging Application Workshop

    Friday, January 27, 2017 -
    10:00am to 11:00am

    Presented by the Counseling Department: Our goal is to help you achieve yours.

    For students interested in applying to the Community College of Philadelphia Diagnostic Medical Imaging program that begins in July 2017.

    Sign in or register to RSVP to this event

    Please attend any ONE workshop that is convenient.  (Expect to stay at least one hour.)  

    (If the session is CANCELLED or the room is FULL, please plan to attend another session.)

    NOTE:  IF YOU ARE MORE THAN 10 MINUTES LATE, PLEASE ATTEND ANOTHER SESSION.

     Bonnell Building on 17th Street, Room BG-07 inside the Main Campus Counseling Center

    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

February 7, 2017

  • Transfer Tuesday

    Transfer Tuesday

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017 -
    11:00am to 1:00pm

    Thinking about transferring to a four-year university?  Think about speaking with a counselor at Transfer Tuesday on February 7th to discuss your plans to continue your education beyond CCP and learn more about the transfer process.

    Sign into Colonial Community or Call the Counseling Center to RSVP

    Location: Bonnell Building on 17th Street, Room BG-07 inside the Main Campus Counseling Center

    11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

February 9, 2017

  • Advanced Placement Nursing Application Workshop

    Advanced Placement Nursing Application Workshop

    Thursday, February 9, 2017 -
    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Presented by the Counseling Department: Our goal is to help you achieve yours.

    This workshop is facilitated in collaboration with the Nursing Department for students interested in applying to the Community College of Philadelphia Advanced Placement Nursing program that begins in January 2018.

    Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Corpsmens and applicants who have one year of successful previous nursing school experience are eligible to apply for Advanced Placement Nursing.

    Please attend any ONE workshop that is convenient.  (Expect to stay at least one hour.)

    Note: Give yourself extra time to find parking, if applicable. We start on time. If you are more than 10 minutes late, you must attend another session.

    You must have Photo ID to enter our buildings. (If the session is CANCELLED or the room is FULL, please plan to attend another session.)

    Sign into Colonial Community or Call the Counseling Center to RSVP

    Location: Bonnell Building on 17th Street, Room BG-07 inside the Main Campus Counseling Center

    12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

March 22, 2017

  • Advanced Placement Nursing Application Workshop

    Advanced Placement Nursing Application Workshop

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 -
    10:00am to 11:00am

    Presented by the Counseling Department: Our goal is to help you achieve yours.

    This workshop is facilitated in collaboration with the Nursing Department for students interested in applying to the Community College of Philadelphia Advanced Placement Nursing program that begins in January 2018.

    Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Corpsmens and applicants who have one year of successful previous nursing school experience are eligible to apply for Advanced Placement Nursing.

    Please attend any ONE workshop that is convenient.  (Expect to stay at least one hour.)

    Note: Give yourself extra time to find parking, if applicable. We start on time. If you are more than 10 minutes late, you must attend another session.

    You must have Photo ID to enter our buildings. (If the session is CANCELLED or the room is FULL, please plan to attend another session.)

    Sign into Colonial Community or Call the Counseling Center to RSVP

    Location: Bonnell Building on 17th Street, Room BG-07 inside the Main Campus Counseling Center

    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

April 4, 2017

  • Transfer Tuesday

    Transfer Tuesday

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017 -
    11:00am to 1:00pm

    Thinking about transferring to a four-year university?  Think about speaking with a counselor at Transfer Tuesday on February 7th to discuss your plans to continue your education beyond CCP and learn more about the transfer process.

    Sign into Colonial Community or Call the Counseling Center to RSVP

    Location: Bonnell Building on 17th Street, Room BG-07 inside the Main Campus Counseling Center

    11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

April 6, 2017

  • Advanced Placement Nursing Application Workshop

    Advanced Placement Nursing Application Workshop

    Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
    5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Presented by the Counseling Department: Our goal is to help you achieve yours.

    This workshop is facilitated in collaboration with the Nursing Department for students interested in applying to the Community College of Philadelphia Advanced Placement Nursing program that begins in January 2018.

    Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Corpsmens and applicants who have one year of successful previous nursing school experience are eligible to apply for Advanced Placement Nursing.

    Please attend any ONE workshop that is convenient.  (Expect to stay at least one hour.)

    Note: Give yourself extra time to find parking, if applicable. We start on time. If you are more than 10 minutes late, you must attend another session.

    You must have Photo ID to enter our buildings. (If the session is CANCELLED or the room is FULL, please plan to attend another session.)

    Sign into Colonial Community or Call the Counseling Center to RSVP

    Location: Bonnell Building on 17th Street, Room BG-07 inside the Main Campus Counseling Center

    5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

More About the Counseling Department

Counseling Department at Community College of Philadelphia