At this time, staff and faculty are working hybrid schedules.
Office Hours and Contact Information
The Counseling department wants to ensure that we can support our students remotely. Services are available in person, phone, and by zoom appointments.
In addition to appointments, students are encouraged to attend our virtual drop-in hours:
- Mondays and Tuesdays, from 11 am to 1 p.m
- Join our virtual drop-in hours for choosing/changing majors, withdrawing/dropping a course and other quick questions
Meet with a Counselor
For academic, career, transfer, and personal counseling, please complete this form for an appointment request, or contact Counseling at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-751-8169. Please include a message with your name, J number, cell phone and/or email, and a counselor will be in touch with you.
All new transfer students, readmit students and students on academic probation must first connect with counselors to register: Registration for Summer and Fall 2022 is now!
- Academic Probation students, please complete this form to register.
- New Transfer students, please call 215-751-8169 to schedule an appointment.
- Readmit students, please call 215-751-8169 to schedule an appointment.
Once we receive your request, you will be contacted by our Intake Receptionist or a Counselor about registration and next steps.
College life is full of opportunities and challenges. The Community College of Philadelphia Counseling Center can help you optimize your opportunities and meet your challenges. The College offers free, comprehensive counseling services to all of its students. Check out our Student Welcome video.
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. Check out our Tips for College Success video.
Counselors assist you in these areas:
- Registering for courses (New transfer students, readmit students who have not enrolled in courses in the past two years or longer and students on academic probation)
- Provide educational planning for students on academic probation
- Withdrawal from a course and/or all courses at the College
- Changing majors
- Discuss concerns about academic performance and identify strategies for success
- Review and access eligibility for Academic Amnesty and Time Amnesty Request
- Career decision-making skills
- Utilize career assessments to narrow down career options
- Assistance with integrating education choices and career plans
- Guidance on career information and resources
- Information about job market trends
- Discuss options for students who do not meet minimum Kaplan score for a specific program
- Assistance in identifying colleges and universities for transfer
- Help planning appropriate course selection for transfer
- Guidance on application process
- Information on dual admissions programs
- Advice on how to gain acceptance into select colleges
- Clarification of credit minimums and GPA requirements for transfer
- Decision-making and life skills
- Strategies to cope with family and peer pressures
- Stress and time management skills
- Developing self-esteem, confidence and problem-solving skills
- Community resources and referrals
- Crisis counseling (For emergencies, please call security at 8111)
Students should understand that both counseling and higher education laws prevent the Counseling Department from sharing counseling records without written permission from the student. There are a few exceptions to confidentiality, and it is important that you understand them. Counselors may have to turn over records for a court order or subpoena. Counselors are also legally-mandated reporters of abuse or suspected abuse of a child, elder, or disabled person, as well as threats made to your life or the life of another. Therefore, if a student chooses to share such information with a counselor, he or she may be required to break confidentiality about the counseling visit in order to protect the safety of the student or others.
Understanding Academic Probation
Students are considered to be on academic probation when they do not meet the standards established by the Academic Standards and Progress Policy. When a student is on academic probation they must meet with a Counselor to register for courses and to change their schedule at any time during the semester.
New students and Continuing students in good academic standing
New students should complete our online orientation to register for course. Continuing students are students currently enrolled in courses or those who were enrolled in courses within the past two years. These students can visit Academic Advising for assistance with course selection and registration, learning about college resources and creating academic and graduation plans.
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