There are two ways in which to talk to a counselor: Front Desk
Counseling and Counseling Appointments.
- Counseling Appointment -
Students may schedule a counseling
appointment by phone or in person as follows:
call (510) 723-2642 during telephone service hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
and Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
In Person: visit the General Counseling Appointment Desk during
counseling service hours posted at
NOTE: Missed appointments may result in loss of
appointment scheduling privileges*
- Front Desk Counseling -
Counselors are available during service hours without an appointment to answer quick questions. Students are
assisted on a first come, first served basis.
- As a courtesy to other students and staff we ask:
Students should be on time for their appointment. There is a computer for appointment self check in. If your counselor does not come out to get you at your appointment time please notify front desk staff immediately.
- Cancelling an appointment:
Please come in person to the counseling front desk to notify in advance if you cannot keep your appointment and need to cancel or reschedule. Appointments will be cancelled if students are more than 10 minutes late.
*Students who have lost appointment privileges due to missed
appointments may petition to the Dean of Counseling for
- Privacy / FERPA
Please note that Chabot ensures the privacy of all student records in accordance with statutes set forth in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. By law, college personnel, including counseling faculty and staff, are not permitted to give access to or to release student records/information to anyone other than a student. This statute applies regardless of the age of the student.
If you are transferring to Chabot from another college, you will need to meet with a counselor to verify prerequisites and possibly waive orientation and the assessment test, even if you have submitted official transcripts to Admissions & Records.
- Student ID
All students must have a Chabot student ID ( know their W#) in order to make a Counseling Appointment.
Once you have submitted the (free) Chabot College's admissions
application you may go to Student Online Services to get a student
ID (must bring proof of course registration and picture ID).
Counseling Service Hours
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