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About Counseling

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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 our students. Our highly qualified and diverse staff provides expertise in career, transfer, academic and personal counseling in both individual and group sessions. Stop by the Counseling Center today to find out how our professionals can help you stay on course. Check out our video:How Counseling Can Help!

Counselors can 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 improving study skills
  • Review and access eligibility for Academic/Time Amnesty form


  • Career decision-making skills and making a career change
  • Utilize career assessments to narrow down career options
  • Assistance with integrating education choices and career plans
  • Guidance on career information and resources


  • Resolving conflicts and crises affecting school work
  • Strategies to cope with stress, grief, 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, when on campus, please call security at 811)
  • For immediate assistance, when College is closed text or call 988 (national hotline) or 215-685-6440, crisis line.


  • Assistance in identifying colleges and universities for transfer
  • Help planning appropriate course selection for transfer
  • Advice on how to gain acceptance into select colleges
  • Deciding when to apply for transfer


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.