Counseling Department is here to help students identify and clarify personal, career, and educational goals. We offer services such as Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, and many other services that lead to student success.
For information about how to get started, registration, complete degrees & certificates, and graduation, please view the How To videos below.
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First Time College Student
(You’ve never attended a community college or university.)
Welcome to LBCC!
By completing all application steps as a first-time college student, you will be admitted to the First Year Experience (FYE) Program and receive free tuition through the Long Beach College Promise or Viking Advantage Program.
Visit Get Started to find enrollment steps and how-to guides.
We have counselors who are assigned to special/categorial programs. Find your program counselor from the list of All LBCC Counselors by Program and schedule an appointment for comprehensive services.
For quick questions, please meet with Drop-in Counselor (First come, First served)
The counseling department offers many services to our students throughout the year. During our peak times, we tailor our services to prepare students for the upcoming semester, which includes One Semester Educational Planning, Prerequisite Clearance, Unit overload Petitions and other general questions.
Our peak time services will run during the following dates:
- January 2nd – January 5th 2024
- January 22nd – February 9th 2024
- May 28th – June 13th 2024
*Note: Remote and In-person drop-in counseling is available at both campuses.
(In-person drop in counseling hours are subject to counselor availability and offered on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact the counseling office at LAC or PCC for the day’s schedule if you are interested in having an in-person drop-in.)
- Monday – Thursday: 8AM – 7PM
- Friday: 8AM – 12PM
For comprehensive educational planning and other inquiries, please meet with a counselor.
(Appointments are booked 7 days in advance. If you do not see any available appointments, please check back the next day.)
* Helpful Steps After Counseling: Find resources that will help you to navigate after the counseling session.
If you are undecided about your major and/or career, please complete My Majors Assessment and schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor.
Visit LBCC Career Center.
Completions & Second Year Experience Student
You should meet with a Completions & Second Year Experience (SYE) counselor if you meet one or more of the following criteria:
- If you have completed 30 units or more at LBCC or another college or university
- If you will be completing a degree or certificate and only have one semester left
- If you are part of the Second Year Experience (SYE) program
You’ve attended LBCC, but have missed 2 or more semesters in a row. In order to receive service and register for courses, you must Re-apply to LBCC in order to register for classes and to schedule a counseling appointment.
Visit the Steps to Success for Returning Students.
Incoming Transfer Student
College-level coursework completed at another regionally-accredited college or university may be applied to LBCC certificate, degree, or general education certification requirements.
Official transcripts received by LBCC Admissions and Records from other institutions (e.g. other community colleges or universities) will be automatically evaluated if:
- The student has met with an LBCC counselor to create a Student Educational Plan
- The student is enrolled in at least one course at LBCC
(NOTE: US Veterans and LBCC Student Athletes will automatically have outside transcripts routed for evaluation.)
- Students may schedule a counseling appointment to create an educational plan.
Visit the Steps to Success for Students with Transcripts from other colleges.
Dual Enrollment Student
Welcome Dual Enrollment Students!
LBCC’s Early College Initiative (ECI) offers four early college programs that allow middle and/or high school students to enroll in and receive credit for college courses. These programs include:
- Individual Dual Enrollment
- Early College Pathway Partnership (ECPP)
- High School Articulation Agreement and Credit by Exam
- Early College @ Browning High School
DREAM Services is dedicated to serving undocumented students through advocacy, guidance, and support. We can assist with your academic counseling, textbooks, legal consultations, and more. Our mission is to support the advancement of undocumented students within higher education and promote pathways for engaged scholarship.
Visit the Steps to Success for Undocumented Student.
Any specific questions regarding your I-20, employment or other specialized immigration questions, please contact the International Student Office.
The International Student Counselor is available to meet with current F1/M1 student visa students attending LBCC to discuss your academic, career and personal goals.