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Drop-in Counseling

This service is ideal for picking up forms, campus referrals and prerequisite overrides. Appointment is not necessary.

Drop-in Hours: Visit the Counseling Appointment Desk to check for service availability. 

This service is currently impacted--please plan on arrving 90 minutes before closing.

Winter Break  (January 6-10)

  • Mon:   8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tues:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri:      CLOSED

Spring Semester (January 13-May 15)

  • Mon:   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tues:  9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Wed:   9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 3:00 - 7:30 PM
  • Thurs: 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Fri:      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    *hours are subject to change daily

Duration: 10 - 30 minutes

Location:  Counseling Appointment Desk, Building 700, 2nd floor

*** Please always have your W Number ready for counseling

Online Counseling

Counseling is conducted via eSARS or Cranium Cafe. 

This is ideal for:

  • Students taking online classes or they live too far from campus.
  • Simple questions not requiring immediate response.

Visit online counseling for more information and availability.

*** Please always have your W Number ready for counseling


By Appointment (starting January 13)

Same-day Appointments 

Same-day scheduling for academic counseling may be booked online or in person. Because openings often occur because of cancellation, availability may vary. Scheduling starts at 8:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. 

Schedule your Appointment Online

Future Appointments

Schedule your appointment in person or by email for the following services:

  • Academic Probation 2
  • Unofficial Evaluation with transcripts from other colleges
  • SEP for Financial Aid (need referral from Financial Aid)
  • Veterans Services

Note that the one-semester SEP required for Priority Registration is available by Drop-in

How to schedule appointment In Person

OR, how to schedule appointment by Email

Email your request to, and provide all of the following:

  • On the subject line, write the type of appointment you need from the list above
  • In the email body, provide;
    • Your name,
    • Your W Number (last 4 digits only)
    • Your phone number
    • Your availability



Tips on obtaining counseling services:

What can you do if your appointment type is not listed above?


Who may schedule an appointment?

Appointments can be scheduled by students who are:

  1. Currently enrolled, or
  2. Returning and have reapplied for admission, or
  3. Transferring from another college and have applied for admission.

Apply links:


BEFORE scheduling an appointment, students:

  1. Must have a Chabot College Student ID (W Number).
  2. Must bring unofficial transcripts from other colleges attended to the appointment unless you have submitted official transcripts to Admissions and Records.
  3. May schedule an appointment within the current booking calendar (2 - 3 weeks in advance)
  4. May only schedule one appointment at a time.

*** Please always have your W Number ready for counseling


Important Notes

  • 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.
  • Canceling 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 canceled 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 reinstatement.