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Counseling Services


Golden West College counseling services assist students in reaching their educational/career goals by offering:

  • 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: (opens new window).

To meet with a counselor call (714) 895-8799 or come by the Counseling Center located in the Administration Building for assistance.

New Student Advisement and Priority Registration Process

Assistance in planning college classes to meet desired goals is made available to each student prior to enrollment in coursework. All new students are required 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 (opens new window).

Transfer Center

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 can be found in our center:

A library of college/university catalogs, directories, publications, and online websites.

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 (opens new window) for an updated information and calendar of events. For In-person assistance, please visit the Transfer Center located in the east wing of the Administration Building, or call (714) 895-8794.

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