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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update as of 3/25/2020:

At this time, Orange Coast College is closed until further notice out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Counseling services will resume on March 31, 2020.  The Counseling Division will begin offering Virtual Counseling services on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Virtual services will continue for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. 

Please utilize the “Schedule Appointment” button below to schedule an appointment with Laura Reese, Counselor assigned to Financial Aid. She specializes in the academic eligibility of Financial Aid (Satisfactory Academic Progress, SAP), as well as being able to assist with any general/transfer counseling questions. 

If you have questions about your financial eligibility, please click here for Financial Aid Staff:

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Laura Reese

Please note: The chat feature is compatible with Chrome and Firefox browsers only. Students using Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge may experience technical problems when trying to connect to an online counseling session. 

How to access your appointment:

  1. Make sure your device has a webcam and microphone to communicate with the counselor. (This is ideal but not required).

  2. At the time of your appointment, go to the link that was provided in the Appointment Confirmation (please check your email).

  3. Click on Canvas logo on the left. (Shown Below)Cranium Canvas Log-in.jpg

  4. Use your MyCoast Username and password to log in.

  5. If the counselor is in session with another student, you will be required to wait in the LOBBY.  Once the counselor is ready for your appointment, you will be added to the next session.

  6. To end the session, click on Exit Meeting to take the survey and log out