F-1 Zoom Express Counseling


In-person and remote counseling will be closed on Monday, May 29. Counseling services will resume on Tuesday, May 30. 

F-1 Zoom Express Counseling

Zoom Express Counseling is now offered on a limited basis to F-1 Visa and overseas international students. What is express counseling? Express counseling is for quick questions (for example, some prerequisite waivers, unit increase requests or general transfer questions) and sessions are approximately 10 - 15 minutes.

Express Counseling is not for educational plans, transcript evaluations, or immigration questions.

You must have an SMC student ID number and a photo ID available. Make sure your audio and video are working properly before logging into the service. If you need more than 15 minutes, you will need to submit your questions to the International Counselor.

Note: If the waiting room is full, you will not be able to join at that time. Please check back periodically as the room may reopen.

How to Join Zoom Express Counseling

  1. You will be removed from the room if you are not an F-1 Visa student or an overseas international student.

  2. You can join via the free Zoom app.

  3. Please test the audio and video settings on your device. 

  4. It is best if you join on a laptop or desktop (smart phones may limit some of the application capabilities).  We cannot proceed with the session if you are driving. 

Spring 2023

Zoom Express Counseling is currently available during the following times (Pacific Standard Time). We are closed every Friday during winter session.

  • Monday: Memorial Day Holiday - SMC CLOSED 
  • Tuesday:  9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesday:  9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday:  9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
  • Friday:  9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join the F-1 Zoom Express Counseling Waiting Room