F-1 Zoom Express Counseling


F-1 Zoom Express Counseling

Zoom Express Counseling is available to students on an F-1 visa and online 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). Sessions can range depending on the student's questions and concerns.

Express Counseling is not for educational planning, 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. 


Zoom Express Counseling is currently available during the following times (Pacific Standard Time). We normally see the last student 30 minutes before we close.

  • Monday:          9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Tuesday:          9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Wednesday:    8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Thursday:        9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Friday:             9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Join the F-1 Zoom Express Counseling Waiting Room