Our Services

In-Person Counseling Services

15 Minute Drop-In

A great option for those who have quick questions. Drop-ins are designed as a first-come, first-served, walk-in basis and they are open to new, current and returning students. Call 760.795.6670 and select option 7 to hear our drop-in hours. The Counseling Center also advertises the weekly drop-in times on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

45 Minute Appointments

Meet with a counselor to create an educational plan, which outlines the classes you need each semester to reach your goal. Please call 760.795.6670 to schedule an in-person counseling appointment. You must have a SURF ID to schedule an appointment.

Please be advised when scheduling an appointment for a comprehensive education plan, all official transcripts must be submitted to Admissions and Records, either electronically, by mail, or submitted in person (in a sealed envelope). Transcripts may require an evaluation by Admissions and Records prior to scheduling an appointment for a comprehensive education plan.

Mental Health Counseling

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

Undecided About Your Goals?

Contact Career Services to speak with a career counselor.



myEdPlan is MiraCosta’s online degree audit and student education planning tool for counselors and students. Using myEDPlan, counselors can create comprehensive semester-by-semester education plans, which students can acess online 24/7, via SURF.

Academic Success and Equity Programs

Student Equity is designed to promote student success and ensure equal educational opportunities for historically underrepresented groups, espcially when measured accourding to differences such as race, gender, age, disability or socioeconomic status.


The Committee on Exceptions (COE) was established to address the occasional warranted exception to policy or procedure. You may complete and submit your application by logging into your SURF account

Additional Counseling Services