GWC Catalog

Counseling Services

Second Floor, Student Services Center
(714) 895-8799

The Counseling Department is dedicated to assisting students to achieve success in their academic, career, and life goals in an inclusive environment that embraces the diversity of our students and community. Our professionally trained counselors are available to assist you with clarifying career and educational goals, educational planning and course selection, university transfer, and personal counseling. Services include:

  • Online orientation for a successful college experience
  • Counseling courses to help clarify career and academic goals
  • Individualized counseling to assist students with achieving their career and academic goals
  • Assistance with course selection and program planning
  • Information for transferring to other colleges and universities
  • Special workshops and seminars on a variety of educational, career, and personal topics
  • Electronic counseling, for answers to general questions, is available at: www.goldenwestcollege.edu/counseling

To meet with a counselor call (714) 895-8799 or come by the Counseling Center located in the 2nd floor of the Student Services Center.

New Student Advisement and Priority Registration Process Assistance in planning college courses to meet desired goals is made available to each student prior to enrollment in courses. All new students are strongly encouraged to complete the Priority Registration Process, which includes completion of the orientation, assessment testing in Mathematics and English, updating your Program of Study and creating a Student Educational Plan (SEP). The Priority Registration checklist and the online student orientation can be accessed from the student tab on MyGWC.com.

Transfer Center
Second Floor, Student Services Center
(714) 895-8794

The Transfer Center is dedicated to helping students make a seamless transition from the community college to a four-year college/university. We serve as a resource center for students seeking to continue their education at baccalaureate and graduate level programs. The following information and services are offered by our center:

  • Transfer related information and publications from different colleges/universities.
  • Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) selected University of California Campuses and Transfer Admission Agreements with private universities
  • Associate Degree for Transfer programs
  • General Education and major articulation for UC, CSU, and private/independent universities.
  • Transfer fairs with representatives from various colleges/universities in both the fall and spring semesters
  • Workshops and assistance with university applications, financial aid, and transfer services
  • College campus tours
  • Individual appointments with an Admissions representative from local UC, CSU and private universities

Students can visit our website at www.goldenwestcollege.edu/transfer-center/ for updated information and calendar of events. For assistance, please visit the Transfer Center located on the 2nd floor of the Student Services Center, call (714) 895-8794, or email transfer@gwc.cccd.edu.