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COUNSELING SERVICES - How to contact a counselor

Counseling Center is located in the Student Services building lower level, located in the center of campus.
Office hours are 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Fridays.
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  • New Student Group Counseling Workshops
    Schedule an appointment for the workshop at 395-4421.
    No friends or family are admitted into the New Student Group Counseling Workshops due to limited computer seating.
  • Continuing or returning students may make a half-hour individual appointment with a counselor during the semester (availability permitting), or drop-in to see a counselor. Advisors are also available during the week days.
  • Counseling appointments are not available during peak registration periods or during the summer.

  • As a courtesy to other students and staff we ask students  to be on time for their Workshop or individual Counseling appointment. Students arriving late will be required to reschedule. Check in at the counter 15 minutes prior to your appointment or scheduled workshop. Please call 24 hours in advance, if you cannot keep your appointment.    
  • No Show Policy
    The Counseling Department No Show Appointment Policy states: "If you have 2 No Show appointments, you will not be able to schedule another appointment in the same semester, but instead will only be allowed to see a counselor on a drop-in basis".
  • Drop-In
  • Drop-in counseling is available. Students are taken on a first come, first served basis by signing in at the front counter.
  • Academic/Disqualification Workshops
    Students are required to attend a Disqualification Workshop.
  • Call 395-4421 for times and dates, or to schedule an appointment for an Disqualification Workshop when you received a letter and are on academic probation, progress probation, or disqualified from Bakersfield College.
  • Online counseling/advising is not available at this time.
    Online counseling/advising is intended for quick answers and quick solutions only. Generally, responses are returned M-TH, except during peak registration periods. Online Counseling/Advising will not replace a counseling session for matriculation purposes. To meet with a counselor, please call (661)395-4421.
    • Step 1.  Please see if your counseling question has already been answered by our  FAQ . For new students, a visit to the Counseling Department's Getting Started website would be helpful.
    • Step 2.  If our FAQ does not answer your question, you may submit a brief question to the online Counselor. Graduation checks and transcript evaluations are not performed by online Counseling/Advising. A counselor will respond to your question M-TH within 48 hours.  
    Since this is not a secured site and for reasons of confidentiality, personal or sensitive information is not appropriate for email dialogue. Call 395-4421 for the availability of a counselor.

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  • Educational Advisors
  • Advisors are available in the Career Center located in the Counseling Department, Financial Aid Office, and Delano Center to assist students. Advisors are available to assist students who have declared goals with course selections, course selection for majors, transfers, certificates and degree programs. Advisors may also approve overloads, retest authorization forms, graduation checks and assist students in locating career information resources. Advisors are available to see students on a drop-in, first come, first serve basis.
  • Delano Community Campus
    Counseling services are also available at the Delano Community Campus. Call to learn availability of a counselor.
    Contact (661) 720-2000 for details.
    1450 Timmons
    Delano, CA 93215
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