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Step 3 - Meet with Counselor

Educational Planning - Step 3: Meet with a Counselor

The final step is to take your completed Ed Plan to meet with a Counselor. Note: If you complete the Ed Plan on paper, be sure to use pencil.

  • Be sure your Ed Plan form is complete when you arrive for your Counseling appointment. If you have a blank educational planning form – you will be asked to reschedule your appointment.
  • The Counselor will review your plan for accuracy and completeness and help you make any corrections that are needed.
  • The Counselor will answer any additional questions you have about your educational plan.
  • Schedule your appointment at least 10 days in advance of your desired date. Appointments can book quickly as we get closer to the enrollment period.
  • If you are a student who participates in a special program such as EOP&S, The International Education Counseling Center, Disabled Students/Programs and Services, The Latino Center, The Black Collegians Program, etc. please schedule your appointment with that program.

The following Counseling Programs are available to all students and offer appointments until the end of the semester:

  • African American Collegians Center (310)434-4232 Located in The Counseling Complex on the Southeast side of campus
  • Latino Center (310)434-4459 Located in the Counseling Complex on the Southeast side of campus
  • The Welcome Center (310) 434-8101 -- Located in the Cayton Center next to the Cafeteria - Students are only seen on a first-come, first served basis in the Welcome Center, appointments are not available.
  • The Transfer Counseling Center (310)434-4210 -- Located in the Counseling Complex on the Southeast side of campus

                                                         QUIZ QUESTIONS:

1.  All of the following are true statements about meeting with a counselor to review your ed plan except:
A.  Schedule your appointment at least 10 days in advance of your desired date.
B.  The counselor will review your plan for accuracy and completeness.
C.  Make sure to arrive with a blank ed plan form for the counselor to fill out for you.
D.  The counselor will help you make corrections to your ed plan as needed.  
E.  The counselor will answer any additional questions about your ed plan. 
 
2. T/F:  If you are a student that is part of a special program such as EOP&S, Scholars, Black Collegians, etc you cannot meet with counselors from those programs to work on your ed plan. 
 
3.  T/F:  Make sure your ed plan is complete when you arrive to your counseling appointment.