The Counseling Center offers individualized academic, career, and personal counseling to assist both prospective and current students in developing their educational programs, coordinating their career and academic goals, and understanding graduation, major, certificate, and transfer requirements. Students can use online resources for general questions and visit or call the office for appointments and drop-in times.

For General Questions

For quick general questions, students can visit the Counseling Center for a 15 minute drop-in. During drop-in sessions, counselors can assess and assist you based on your individual needs. Call 760-795-6670 and select option 7 to hear our drop-in times. The Counseling Center also promotes the drop-in times for the week in the office and on Social Media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

For Online Advising

For online advising, please use our Live Support option by clicking on image below. Please be advised, Online Live Support is blue and Offline Live Support is red. You may still leave a message for a Counselor by using the Offline Live Support link.

Live Support

Video chat with Online Counselors on Cranium Cafe

For Academic Appointments

For academic counseling appointments, please call 760-795-6670. Our front office staff are able to help you schedule in-person, phone, or skype appointments. Please note, you must have your SURF ID to schedule an appointment. Also please be advised, all official transcripts should be electronically submitted and may require evaluation by Admissions and Records prior to scheduling a comprehensive education plan appointment.

Skype: miracostacollegecounseling

Skype: miracostacollegecounseling

For Personal Counseling

For personal counseling, please visit the campus Health Service's Counseling page.

Office Locations and Hours

Oceanside Campus

MiraCosta College
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
Building 3700 (Parking lot 3C)
Phone: 760-795-6670
Fax: 760-795-6663
Campus Map

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

San Elijo Campus

MiraCosta College
3333 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff, CA 92007
Administration Building
Phone: 760-634-7811
Fax: 760-634-7875
Campus Map

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours (05/31/2016-08/12/2016):

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

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Counseling services are also available in Career Services, Community Learning Center, DSPS, EOPS, Health Services, Institute for International Perspectives, Transfer Center, and Veterans Information Center.

Counselor Reference Webpage (Counselor Use Only)