First Time in College Counseling

Welcome to Sacramento City College!

Below is the next step to completing the pre-enrollment process, which will ultimately allow you to be able to register for classes.  It is imperative to complete this step to achieve priority enrollment status.


Success Steps 1-3 before you meet with a counselor



Success Step 4: Individual Student Educational Plan


First Time in College students have the opportunity to participate in an Academic Planning Session (APS) to complete their first semester Individual Student Educational Plan (iSEP).  APS Sessions are offered on our main campus several times per week.

Who Qualifies?

  • Only first time in college, new students qualify to participate in an academic planning session.
  • Additionally, all students who register must have completed success Step 1-3: Application, Orientation and Assessment (and have final scores) prior to the session.
  • Students must not have any holds on their account

What Do I Bring with Me?

  • Assessment scores
  • High school and/or college transcripts
  • AP Test scores

What Can I Expect from My Academic Planning Session?

During the academic planning session, you will put together a first-semester education plan with an academic counselor. Education plans are required for new students in order to receive Priority Registration, and will help assist you in determining appropriate classes you can take your first term.  Planning sessions will cover general education requirements, major preparation, pre and co-requisites, class search, and college resources.  Each session will take approximately 1.5 hours.

Follow-Up Counseling Services

Counseling services are offered at all three of our sites.  We encourage students to meet with a counselor to develop a comprehensive plan after attending an academic planning session, which will include all semesters until you transfer or graduate, and is specific to each student’s educational goals.

Schedule Your Session

Dates and times of available sessions will be listed once you log in.

If you have any questions regarding these sessions or any other counseling matters, please call 916-558-2204.