Online and Express Counseling


Express Counseling Office Hours

The following are hours of operation for the Express Counseling Center. Check in will close 45 minutes before the end of the work day.

If you have questions or need to book an appointment with a major counselor please contact our staff at (714) 484-7015.

Special Hours for Express Counseling

  • Monday – Thursday:  8 a.m. – 7 p.m. between January 22–25 and Friday 11 a.m.–7 p.m. January 26
  • Monday – Friday:  8 a.m. – 7 p.m. from January 29 to February 2
Fall Semester HoursSpring Semester HoursSummer Semester Hours
Monday – Thursday:  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday (online only): 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Thursday:  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday (online only): 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Thursday:  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: Closed
Hours are subject to change.

Express Counseling

In-person and online counseling is available on a drop-in basis: first-come, first-served. Express Counseling provides 10- to 15-minute sessions with a counselor. These sessions are meant for quick questions and creating a one-semester educational plan. Please note, the Express Counseling Center may experience higher wait times during the start of semesters.

Major Area Counseling

Counseling appointments are available during the fall and spring semesters only. Major area counselors are available via drop-in on Mondays during fall and spring semesters.

Most major area counselors are available during the first two weeks of the semester for drop-in counseling (both virtual and in-person). Health Science counselors are available during the first three weeks of the semester for drop-in counseling (both virtual and in-person).

Major area 30-minute counseling appointments will begin the third week of the semester; Health Science appointments will begin the fourth week of the semester.

Please contact the Counseling Center at (714) 484-7015 to schedule an appointment to meet with your Major/Area of Study Counselor for the following:

  • Educational Planning
  • Career/Goal Setting
  • Degree/Transfer Requirements
  • Transcript Review
  • Progress Check

Cypress College is committed to enhancing the student experience by providing opportunities for students to access counseling services from virtually anywhere.

We have several options for students to meet with counselors who are unable to visit our center in person depending on your needs:

Option 1 – Access Online Express Counseling

During regular office hours online counseling is available on a drop-in basis: first-come, first-served through Cranium Café.

Option 2 – E-Advising: Click here to submit a question (after hours)

Students can submit a question by clicking the link below and our counselors will respond to submitted questions in the order that they appear. Keep in mind response times will vary and may be longer during registration peak periods.

Prior to submitting a question, please review our Frequently Asked Questions, which includes answers to the most commonly asked online questions.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Getting started at Cypress College
  • Registration
  • Counseling and educational planning
  • College policies and procedures

Option 3 – Online Counseling by Majors/Area of Study

If you need help in a specific area, you may try these links. Please note that you will need to click the links to get to the right location, otherwise you’ll be placed in the main Online Counseling lobby.

Please view our chart to see how to best access services.

Topics for Express Counseling (10-15 minutes) Topics for Major Counseling (30 minutes)Topics for E-Advising (submit question after hours)
  • English, ESL, math placement process
  • College policy and procedures
  • New students process
  • General program information
  • General transfer information
  • Prerequisite clearances
(must have official transcripts on file)
  • Educational planning
  • Career/goal setting
  • Degree transfer requirements
  • Transcript review
  • Progress check
  • Prerequisite clearance
  • General program and transfer information
  • Campus services information