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The Coastline Counseling Department provides opportunities for people to learn life and career planning skills necessary to develop and achieve their educational and personal goals. Coastline Counselors are available at the College Center (Fountain Valley), Garden Grove Center, and Le-Jao Center (Westminster).

Call (714)241-6162 or email us at for appointments or additional information. Hours of operation for the Counseling appointment desk located at the Fountain Valley Center are Mondays-Thursdays 8 am – 5 pm and Fridays 8 am – noon. We offer appointments in the following times and formats:

  • Day (at Fountain Valley, Garden Grove and Le Jao Centers)
  • Evening (at Garden Grove and Le Jao Centers)
  • In-person
  • By phone

In addition, if needed, you may fax information to (714)241-6236.

Our professionally trained and courteous Counselors are available to assist you with:
  • Educational Planning
  • Career Exploration
  • Counseling Courses
  • Re-Entry Services
  • Transfer Information

In addition, our helpful and responsive Counseling Support Team is available to assist you with:
  • Scheduling of initial or follow-up counseling appointments
  • Answering commonly asked questions
  • Resources available to you at Coastline, including transfer materials, student computer tools, and career resources.

To clear prerequisites, please see our Prerequisite Clearance How-To or contact the matriculation clerk in the Admission & Records office at (714) 241-6176.


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If you are a Coastline student who has recently skipped one or more Fall/Spring terms you will need to reapply to Coastline Community College before you can register for classes. Click here to reapply.

To schedule your appointment, please click here or call (714)241-6162 for assistance.

If you are a returning Coastline student who has skipped one or more Fall/Spring terms you will need to reapply to Coastline Community College before you can register for classes. Click here to reapply.

To schedule your appointment, please click here or call (714)241-6162 for assistance.

Have you applied for admission?

Have you completed placement testing?

Prior to making an appointment, you must apply for and receive admission. Please click here to Apply for admission to Coastline Community College.

Have you completed the Orientation for new students?

Prior to making an appointment, you must complete the Assessment process. Please click here for information about the Assessment process and to schedule an appointment.

Have you submitted official transcripts to Coastline Community College's Admissions and Records Office?

Prior to making an appointment, you must complete online Orientation. For more information on how to access the online orientation, please go to

To schedule your appointment, please click here or call (714)241-6162 for assistance.

Prior to making an appointment, you need to have all official transcripts on file in the Admissions Office. Please request those from each institution you have attended and have them mailed to:

Coastline Community College, Admissions Office
11460 Warner Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

e-Chat with a Counselor


e-Chat provides an opportunity for a student to briefly interact with a counselor online via a live chat. The service is provided for an individual to ask a question or two of a very general nature. During e-Chat, counselors will be unable to access student records or view transcripts.

e-Chat Schedule

    e-Advising via email


    e-Advise is designed to address quick questions related to academic advisement.

    It does not take the place of a meeting with a counselor. Many issues are far too complex to be effectively addressed via email and are best dealt with in a counseling session. During e-Advise, counselors will be unable to access student records or view transcripts.

    e-Advise is not appropriate for:

    • developing a student educational plan in DegreeWorks
    • transcript evaluation
    • assessment test results
    • personal counseling

    Counseling Q & A's

    Q: Where do I go to research my educational and career options and find the best-fitting major or certificate plan for me?

    A: Call the Counseling Department to schedule an academic counseling appointment. A counselor can also assess your transcripts, help you with course planning, and ensure that you will be ready to successfully transfer to a four-year college if that's part of your plan. Tip: Enroll in Counseling C104 (Career/Life Planning) or Counseling C105 (Strategies for College Success).

    • Counseling Department, (714) 241-6162
    • Counseling

    Q: I need help paying for college. Who can help me?

    A: Visit Coastline's Financial Aid Office at College Center and you'll get info on the FAFSA, fee waivers, grants, student loans, work study opportunities, and scholarships.

    Q: Where can I learn more about four-year colleges that I may want to transfer to?

    A: The Transfer Center, located at Coastline's Garden Grove campus, is your home-base for all things transferrelated. You'll find catalogs and information on hundreds of public and private colleges, and learn about upcoming events with UC, CSU, and private colleges.

    Q: Where can I find a tutor?

    A: Free tutoring can be found at the Student Success Center (at the Le-Jao Center campus and Newport Beach campus), at the Garden Grove campus (Information Commons area), as well as online tutoring. Get help here for writing or math-related assignments, or call to inquire about course-specific tutoring.

    Q: I need to take my English and math placement tests. Where do I go?

    A: Visit the Assessment Center located at the College Center building (4th floor) in Fountain Valley. Be sure to see a counselor after you've taken your tests so that you can update your Ed Plan based on the results.

    Q: How do I find out if I qualify for programs offered to students with economic or educational challenges?

    A: Our EOPS/CARE and CalWORKS offices at College Center can determine if you meet their program eligibility criteria. If so, they'll provide additional services designed to help you succeed.

    • EOPS/CARE Office, (714) 241-6237
    • EOPS
    • CalWORKS Office, (714) 546-7600, ext. 16587
    • CalWorks

    Q: Does the college offer accommodations for students with special needs?

    A: Of course! Special Programs and Services for the Disabled provides support services to students with verifiable disabilities including priority registration, testtaking facilitation, adaptive educational equipment, interpreter services and alternative text.

    Q: I'm a military Veteran. How do I connect with other Vets on campus or get specialized services?

    A: Visit the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) at College Center in Fountain Valley or at the Newport Beach campus. There's even a Virtual VRC! They offer information on college programs and services including GI Bill certification, financial aid, work-study opportunities, and referrals for re-integration into civilian life.

    Q: Where can I find a mentor?

    A: Use Coastline's guideU Student-Mentor Connection!

    Q: How do I get copies of my transcripts?

    A: Official transcripts must be ordered online through Credentials, Inc. Visit the following website to order:

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    Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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