CounselingThe 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, Le-Jao Center (Westminster), and Newport Beach Center throughout each semester.
Call (714) 241-6162 for appointments or additional information. Additionally, you may fax information to (714) 241-6236.
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. - Noon
Our professionally trained and courteous Counselors are available to assist you with:
- Educational Planning
- Career Exploration
- Counseling Courses
- Re-Entry Services
- Transfer Information
- 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.
Schedule a Counseling Appointment
Please contact the Counseling office during our normal operation hours at 714-241-6162 to schedule a counseling appointment.
Note: Appointments with academic counselors at the Le Jao, Garden Grove and Newport Beach sites may differ.
Normal Operation Hours:
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 hours of operation:
e-Advising via email
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
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.
- Transfer Center, (714) 241-6171
- Transfer Center
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.
- Assessment Center, (714) 241-6285
- Assessment Center
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.
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.
- Special Programs (714) 241-6214 or TDD (714) 431-3605
- Disabled Student Services
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: