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Monday - Friday
Online Express Counseling: 9am - 12pm
Online Help Desk: 1pm - 5pm

Counseling and Guidance

All students must schedule an appointment with a Counselor to discuss their academic goals and to develop an educational plan. Please choose one of the 3 ways to contact a Hartnell College Counselor. Be sure that you are logged into your account and have your ID number.
Before you meet with your counselor please have your Hartnell student ID ready. If you don’t have an ID number, complete a Hartnell College Student Application. Students should also complete the all Steps for Registration.
Express/Drop-In Counseling
Have a quick question? Counselors are available for 15 minute sessions through our Express Counseling for these services:
Course Repetition
Registration Assistance (1 sem)
 Concurrent Enrollment Form
Dual Enrollment Form
 Other - Brief Qs
Placement Questions
 Academic Probation Questions
Pre-Requisite Clearance
 Excessive Units Requests
Virtual Front Desk Hours: Monday - Friday 9am-12pm & 2pm-5pm
Individual Counseling Appointment 
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Schedule an Appointment
More than just a quick question? Counselors are available for up to 60 minute sessions by appointment only for these services:
Educational Plan
Dismissal/Reinstatement Petition
Financial Aid/SAP Appeal
Course to Course Evaluation
Graduation Petition
Transfer Information
Academic Renewal
Course Substitution
Personal Counseling
Emergency Scholarship
Course Repetition/Appeal
Recommendation Letter
Career Counseling
Change of Major
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If you have questions that do not require an appointment, please email our Counseling Team.

No Appointments can be scheduled via Email

You may send questions via an email communication to, please be sure you include your Hartnell Student ID number.  If you are not a current Hartnell College student, please complete the Steps to Success.

Please ensure your email signature includes the following:

  • Your First and Last Name
  • Your Hartnell Student ID # 

Please allow 1-2 business days for a response.