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The Counseling department provides prospective and current students with comprehensive academic, career, and personal counseling necessary to successfully reach their goals. Counseling services are offered at the Sacramento City College main campus, as well as the Davis and West Sacramento Educational Centers. Bilingual services are available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Russian depending on location.

Make a Counseling Appointment

Appointments are released at midnight each day to schedule for the following week. 

Note: The least-busy times to meet with a counselor are February through March, July, and October.

Video Appointment

This appointment is held entirely online, from wherever you are. It does not involve an office visit.
Appointments are online using Cranium Cafe. To book an appointment, click the button below.

You will need:

  • a desktop or laptop computer works best (smartphones and tablets may work but are limited in what they can do)
  • a working webcam
  • a working microphone

Make an Appointment


This appointment will be held via phone. Please make sure your current contact information is updated. To book an appointment, click the button below or call us at (916) 558-2204.

Make an Appointment


This appointment will be held via email. Please make sure your current email information is updated. To book an appointment, click the button below or call us at (916) 558-2204.

Make an Appointment

Quick Questions

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Counseling Services


Counselors are available to help make sure students start off on the right track by developing an education plan of the courses needed to achieve their goal of an Associate's degree, transfer to a four-year institution, or completion of a certificate; even if you’re unsure of your educational goal. Our counseling team is here to help you succeed!


Career goals should be based on interests, personal values, aptitude, and life experiences. Your counselor can explore and select the best major and career goal for you.

Resources and workshops in the Career Center are highly recommended.


Counselors provide confidential, short-term, non-therapeutic counseling with personal, family, or work concerns as they relate to educational goals.


Crisis services are available to students who are experiencing acute emotional distress and require immediate attention. For assistance, please come directly to the Counseling Center, RN 147 in Rodda North, first floor.

If you are experiencing a medical or psychiatric emergency when the department is closed, please call 911.

Other Support Services

Textbook/Supply Voucher Assistance

The Textbook /Supply Voucher provides students an opportunity to request additional financial assistance to obtain textbooks and/or course-adopted supplies for required coursework. Students can receive $250 a year up to 2 years.

Apply for Textbook/Supply Voucher


CityHub is a free tool that students can use to search for free or reduced-cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more. Complete the form below and we will respond within 24-48 hours, or visit CityHub.

Student Emergency Fund

The Los Rios Student Emergency Fund provides immediate financial assistance (usually within 24 hours) to students involved in catastrophic or unexpected emergency situations. A student may receive a maximum of one student emergency grant of up to $500 during all combined enrollments at the Los Rios colleges. Awards are contingent upon the availability of limited funds, provided through generous donations.

Apply for Student Emergency Fund

Phone: (916) 558-2204

We will respond within 24 to 48 hours.


Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Please note: Counselor access may finish earlier each day, depending upon availability.


Rodda Hall North, RHN 147
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822

For Counseling Staff

A Message of Solidarity and Action

Together we stand in solidarity with our Black community to fight against systemic inequity, injustice, and racism.

Message of Solidarity and Action

Career Center

Find your career path with help from the Career Center.

Career Center

Transfer Center

Learn how to transfer from SCC to a four-year college.

Transfer Center

International Student Center

Welcome, international students!

International Student Center

Work Experience

Apply what you have learned in the classroom to the work environment.

Work Experience and Internship Program