Summer Counseling

All students must schedule an appointment with a Counselor to discuss their academic goals and to develop an educational plan. Be sure that you are logged into your account and have your ID number.
Creating an educational plan requires an appointment. Express counseling cannot provide an adequate amount of time to create an educational plan.
Due to the high demand of counseling appointments in addition to counseling faculty being away from the office, you may experience longer than normal wait times.


Virtual Front DeskThis is the quickest way to meet with a counselor.
Summer appointments may not be available due to the high demand. It is suggested that you meet with an express counselor first.
During express counseling you can:
  1. A brief educational plan (1 semester). Please note that express counseling will not be able to provide comprehensive information about programs, majors, etc.
  2. Concurrent Enrollment Information

Individual Counseling Appointment

Do you need to develop or revise your Education Plan? Do you need to discuss your major or complete a counseling form? Schedule an Individual Counseling Appointment! Counselors are able to provide career counseling, transfer counseling, provide placement assistance, course equivalencies, graduation evaluations, and provide crisis intervention. 
Call the Counseling Desk at (831) 755-6820 or go to our scheduling links. 
Counseling Department located in Building B.
Additional appointments become available at midnight for each counselor.

Email the Counseling Team

You may send questions via an email communication to a Counselor if you have a Hartnell Student ID number.  If you are not a current Hartnell College student, please complete the Hartnell College Application and you will receive your ID# 1-2 business days after. When communicating by email for assistance, please ensure your email signature includes the following:
  • Your first and last name
  • Your Hartnell student ID # 
The email address to reach a General Counselor is: Responses are delayed due to the limited access during summer intersession and break.