How to Meet with a Counselor

First Time in College

BEFORE you can meet with a counselor, you MUST first complete the following steps

  1. Apply for Admission to Sacramento City College.
  2. Set up your Gmail Account.
  3. Take the Los Rios Online Orientation.
  4. Take the Sacramento City College Assessment (Math and English or ESL).
  5. Attend a New Student Workshop.
    This IS where you will meet with a counselor and plan your first semester of classes.

Current Students

NEW!  Appointments can be scheduled online.  See YELLOW button to the left.

Limited Same-Day Appointments

There are a limited number of sessions each day that are scheduled until full.

  • Scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.  You can schedule online using the yellow button to the left, call us, or come in on the same-day, to schedule.
  • Counselor availability may fill up early in the day.  Late arrivals may be asked to return another day.
  • Students must be present when their name is called.
  • If not present when your name is called, you will be removed from the list.

Appointments Scheduled in Advance

Some matters just take more time.  Appointments scheduled in advance are required for the following:

Appointments are scheduled up to two-weeks in advance, except during peak periods at the beginning of each semester.  PLEASE PLAN AHEAD.  Please use the yellow button (to the left) to schedule or call 916-558-2204.  Appointments fill up fast so please schedule early for the best choice of days and times.

Meet Online with a Counselor



This kind of appointment is held entirely online, from wherever you are. It does NOT involve an office visit.

Note: You will need the following:

  • a desktop or laptop computer to participate – Smart phones and tablets are incompatible at this time.
  • a working webcam
  • a working microphone

Appointments are limited to open office hours.

Schedule an Online Appointment

For questions regarding financial aid eligibility, status, payment schedule, and types of aid, please consult the Financial Aid Department.

Services related to setting up eServices or account problems, Admissions and Records Staff are happy to assist you in Business Building, room 153.