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Make an Appointment

Make a 30-Minute Counseling Appointment

Our online appointment scheduling system allows you to book up to 7 days in advance.

Got a burning question? Need help fast? Drop-in for a 15-minute Quick Questions session.

NOTE: Educational plans, academic probation issues, and transcript evaluations require more time than the 15-minute Quick Question session offers.  Please schedule an appointment below for more involved academic support.

Quick Questions Drop-In Hours

Sunnyvale Center Appointments


Appointments available at Sunnyvale on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Sunnyvale Appointment

Meet with a Counselor by Telephone, Zoom, or In-Person

General Counseling

Currently Foothill College offers in-person and virtual general counseling appointments by telephone and online zoom video. These appointments are limited and the scheduling system lets you book up to 7 days in advance.

  1. Select your preferred appointment type and date/time.
  2. Then review below how to prepare for your meeting.

Telephone Appointment

Online Zoom Appointment


Note: Counseling services are unavailable on Thursday from 2–4 p.m. If you cannot find an appointment time for your selected time frame, it often means we are booked and you will have to try the next day since our system only lets you book up to 7 days in advance.

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

Are You Zoom Ready?

Review Guidelines

  • Maximum 30 minutes per appointment — so be ON TIME.  One appointment per day.
  • Maximum 5 appointments per quarter
  • Telephone and live-video counseling appointments available for distance learners
  • Minimum 24 hours notice required for appointment cancellations

The Day of Your Appointment

You will need to call your counselor at the beginning of your scheduled appointment time if you have a telephone appointment.

Counselor Phone Numbers

Important Reminders

Zoom Appointments

Please be prepared to be engaged in this virtual appointment as if you were in person with a counselor.

If you are driving, your appointment will be rescheduled.

It is helpful to have access to a device (computer, tablet, or phone) with internet access so the counselor can show you important information on their screen. However, this is not a requirement. 

Phone Appointments

Please be prepared to be engaged in this phone appointment as if you were in person with a counselor.

If you are driving, your appointment will be rescheduled.

It is helpful to have access to a device (computer, tablet, or phone) with internet so the counselor can direct you to important information. However, this is not a requirement.

We apologize for any inconvenience. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Transfer Planning

You can make an appointment with ALL counselors in General Counseling or the Transfer Center to get assistance with transfer to a 4-year university. Both offices provide the same transfer support. Visit the Transfer Center website to access additional transfer services and resources.

Transfer Center Appointment

Contact Our Front Desk

Reach Us by Email, Phone, Chat or Zoom

For general inquiries,  call 650-949-7423 or email us at

Phone or chat with us during office hours and we will be happy to assist you.


Front Desk Hours

View Counseling Center Office Hours

Call Either Phone
  • 650.949.7423
  • 650.949.7821 
  • Lunch break 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., please leave a message with your phone number and student CWID, and we will return your call.

We often experience a higher volume of calls, emails, and chats near the start of each quarter. We appreciate your patience with possible longer wait times.


New! Contact us by Zoom will resume in the near future - times to be announced.

Welcome to our Virtual Counseling Front Desk  

You can connect with a staff member and have your general inquiries answered instantly without the wait of a call back or email response.

NOTE: Days and times subject to change. 

To ZOOM into the Counseling Virtual Front Desk, simply click on the button below during the following times:


Check back for hours ofered in Winter Quarter

Join by Zoom


Subject to change. 

CALL:  +1 669 900 6833 (US TOLL) OR +1 408 638 0968 (US TOLL)



Review Asssessment Process

Apply for Your Degree or Certifcate

Follow Steps to Petition for Graduation

To refer to your degree or certificate requirements by catalog year,  view them here:

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Counseling Center


Student Services Building 8300, Room 8302

View Counseling Center Office Hours

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