Student Support

Video Express Counseling



Video Express Counseling on Zoom

Video Express Counseling through Zoom now offered.  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 ten minutes.

If you are an International Student, please visit join the F-1 Zoom Express Counseling Waiting Room.

Video Express Counseling is not for creating education plans or transcript evaluation. If you prefer not to be on video, please join the Qless line to meet with a counselor over the phone.

You must have an SMC student ID number and a photo ID available when you join. If you need more than 10 minutes, you will be referred to the General Counseling and Transfer Services queue.

Note: If you are unable to join, all time slots have been filled. If you need assistance today, visit Counseling Location & Hours for options.

How to Join Video Express Counseling

  1. You can join via the free Zoom app.

  2.  Test the audio and video settings on your device. 

  3. It is best if you join from a laptop or desktop (smart phones may limit some of the application capabilities).

  4. We cannot proceed with the session if you are driving. 

  5. Make sure to have a photo ID available when you join.
  6. When you are ready, click the button on the bottom of the page titled Join the Video Express Counseling Waiting Room to join.


Summer Video Express Counseling may change week to week, please check this page for updated hours:

  • Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join the Video Express Counseling Waiting Room