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General Counseling Department


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Gavilan College counselors are committed to serving the community, students, staff, and faculty by providing comprehensive counseling programs and services. Professional counselors provide educational, career, vocational, transfer, and personal counseling, teach guidance courses and present workshops on career planning, study skills, general transfer requirements and other topics. Counselors are available by appointment, walk-in service, or online. 

The Counseling home page was designed to provide information and resources to assist you, please take some time to browse through the links.


Contact a Counselor

New Students

Returning Students

Counseling Services: - Fall 2015 & Winter Intersession 2015-16

Appointments vs. Walk-in Services

Schedule, Cancel, or View Counseling Appointment

go to online counseling Have a quick question? Ask the online counselor.

Specialized Counseling

Meet the Counseling Faculty

Welcome Center- Peer Mentors will help you with the admissions process, financial aid application, and scheduling counseling appointments

Get a Gavilan ID (Gav ID) and Personal Identification Number (PIN)

Kick-Start Sessions

New Students - Never attended college
Step-by-Step Guide to help first-time college students enroll in classes

New to Gavilan but with College Experienceread this guide to ensure a smooth transition

Veterans Starting College - guide to assist with enrollment and resource list

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students absent from Gavilan for one school year (3 consecutive terms) Must submit a new college application: Application for Admissions.

Admission application must be processed prior to meeting with a counselor.

Academic Dismissal (Instructions and Petition) - Returning Students deadlines!

mydegreeworks FAQ's

Student Forms - download forms (Progress Reports, Academic Renewal, Repeat Courses, Course Sub/Waiver, etc.)


College Success


Transfer Services, Agreements, and Articulation

CSU TransferAssociate Transfer Degrees - pathway to CSU Admission

Career Planning

Student Handbook

Textbooks on Reserve - Find your textbook

Academic Dismissal (Instructions) and petitions: Continuing Students or New to AD Status deadlines!

Registration Calendar

Academic Policies and Procedures

Study Skills Information

Student Workshops Registration begins on September 1st!

University Representative Visits

Student Lingo – On-Demand Student Success Workshops

College Majors and Training Programs

Guidance Courses



Online Student Success Workshops

Recursos para Estudiantes

KOGNITO - Interactive Metntal Health Awareness Training

Student Health 101

Crisis Intervention and Self-Help Resources

Resources for Faculty and Staff

Guardian Scholars - resources for Foster Youth

College Catalog

Let Us Know What You Think...

The Counseling faculty adheres to the Ethical Standards established by the American Counseling Association.


Last modified: December 4, 2015
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