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New Student Appointments

​Before making an appointment with an Orange Coast College Counselor, please make sure that you have completed the following steps:


1. Confirm your Math and English Placement 

To confirm your placement, MyCoast > My Records > Unofficial Transcripts. Click here for a brief video on how to check your placement.

Don't see course recommendations? Please contact us at occassessment@occ.cccd.edu. Make sure to include your OCC ID number in the email. 


2. Complete your OCC Online Orientation 

Click here to complete your Orientation today! 


3. Prepare additional documents 

Additional documents and information will vary for each student. This may include:
- Official AP Scores (if applicable)
- Senior year math information (if applicable) 
- Coursework from other colleges (if applicable)

Once you have completed these steps, you are ready to meet with an OCC Counselor! 
Please see below for more information: 

Scheduled Appointments 

Beginning Tuesday, March 31, 2020, and continuing through the end of the Spring semester (May 23, 2020), virtual appointments may be scheduled online, or by telephone. All scheduled appointments are thirty minutes long (unless otherwise noted), and are based on availability.


Phone or ConferZoom

​Cranium Cafe

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*If the online system says appointments are full, please call the Counseling Center to check availability. 
​Important Information: 

AFTER BOOKING, STUDENTS MUST CHECK THEIR OCC STUDENT EMAIL FOR APPOINTMENT INFORMATION. FAILURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL MAY RESULT IN YOU MISSING YOUR APPOINTMENT.

Important Information: 
Students may select either a phone or video appointment when scheduling. If meeting via video, please use either Google Chrome or Firefox browsers and log in from a computer (not a smart phone) with a microphone and web camera.

​Counselors doing Phone Appointments:

Carol Barnes              Luis Miranda
Eric Cuellar                Christy Nguyen
Steve Hogue             Jessica Nguyen
Stacy Kirch                Yvette Nguyen
Eli Marron                 Manoj Wickremesinghe
Jessica Martin           Kevin Castillo 

Counselors doing ConferZoom Appointments:

Steve Hogue            Jennika Celo 
Andrea Lane            Mayra Frias
Jessica Martin          Jami Gulini
Yvette Nguyen        Carmen Johnson  
Caryn Plum              Lyndsey McKinley
Rob Schneiderman  Mai-Thi Pham
Maria Traver             Leslie Picazo
Bianca Aguirre         Arlene Vargas
Tom Choe                Cindy Voss

​Counselors doing Cranium Cafe Appointments: 

Denia Guillen                Bianca Aguirre 
Jennifer Hall                  Jennika Celo 
Steve Hogue                 Leslie Picazo
Ruby Icaro                     Arlene Vargas 
Patricia Ortega
Jared Vidal 



Please call the Counseling Center with any questions.


If you need to cancel an appointment, please contact our office immediately. You may cancel via phone (714) 432-5078, through your text message reminder, or in person. Please DO NOT cancel an appointment via e-mail.  

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