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Counseling Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

All counseling services are offered remotely via email, live chat and video appointments.

For inquiries troubleshooting online services, and questions on campus resources, please visit the Welcome Center. For all counseling-related needs/questions, please refer to the services below.

 

Need Counseling Services?

SERVICE PROCESS
General Questions Email us at wlac-cnseldsk@laccd.edu or live chat with Counseling Front Desk staff.
Petition for Excess Units Fill out a Petition for Excess Units form and email it to wlac-cnseldsk@laccd.edu.
New Student Orientation

Log into your student portal and go to your TO DO CHECKLIST to complete orientation.

Welcome Center staff are available to assist you if you need help.

Assessment/Placement Test

New WLAC students now qualify for placement into university-transfer level math and English courses without Assessment testing.

If your student portal does not show a college-level placement for English or math, complete the following steps: 

  • Login to your Student Portal (mycollege.laccd.edu)
  • Under your To-Do Checklist, click on "More to-do list details)
  • Click "English & Math Placement" and complete the five-question Web Form. Your new placement will appear within 1 business day.

Visit the Catalog to find out which courses to choose for your major.

Welcome Center staff are available to assist if you need help.

Prerequisite Clearance

If a student believes a course taken at another college or university meets the prerequisite for a West Los Angeles College course in which he / she wishes to enroll, the student may submit a Prerequisite Clearance Request.  To submit a Pre-requisite Clearance Request, please complete the linked form below and email with all documentation to appeals@wlac.edu

Prerequisite clearance forms MUST BE SUBMITTED 10 DAYS PRIOR TO A CLASS START DATE.  After the semester start date, prerequisite clearance forms will be processed when a student has an instructor's permission to add a class.  For online classes permission can be documented by attaching an email from the instructor. Pre-requisite & Assessment Completion Form

Pre-requisite Challenge If a student has not met a prerequisite requirement, a Pre-requisite Challenge Petition, should be submitted to the Department Chairperson. Once completed, the Department Chairperson will forward the Challenge with all documentation to appeals@wlac.edu
Prerequisite Clearance Using Test Scores

The student has demonstrated college readiness on Early Assessment Placement (EAP) or Advanced Placement Exams (AP) with scores of 3, 4, or 5 or IB or CLEP (score of 50).

Complete the Pre-requisite & Assessment Completion Form and email it to appeals@wlac.edu

Course Recency Petition / 4th Attempt Fill out the Third Course Repeat/Recency form (please see the form for instructions or contact Admissions and Records)
Financial Aid SEP / Appeal

Book an appointment with a counselor. If no counseling appointments are available, you may fill out a request for an extension for Financial Aid Appeals.

If you have taken non-LACCD coursework, make sure to submit transcripts to Admissions and Records and verify that it has your transcript(s) have been received before making the appointment.

Change Home School / Major / Educational Goal Complete the Home Change form and live chat with a counselor
Graduation Petitions Book an appointment with a counselor. If you have taken non-LACCD coursework, make sure to submit transcripts to Admissions and Records and verify that it has your transcript(s) have been received before making the appointment.
Student Educational Plan (SEP) Book an appointment with a counselor. If you have taken non-LACCD coursework, make sure to submit transcripts to Admissions and Records and verify that it has your transcript(s) have been received before making the appointment.

 


Notice

Due to current response to COVID-19, West Los Angeles College Counseling Department will only be offering online video appointments and live chat starting March 30, 2020, until further notice. WLAC is physically closed to student and public access. All counseling faculty and staff are here to support you during these times.


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About the Counseling Department

The Counseling Department at West Los Angeles College assists students in making decisions regarding educational, career, and personal concerns. Counseling is available for educational, transfer and career exploration. These services are provided for professional counselors through individual counseling, workshops and referrals to resources on and off campus.
 
The primary goal of the Counseling Center is to provide opportunities for students to clarify their values and goals, to make decisions, to develop self-confidence, self-direction and self-esteem.
 
An academic counseling session begins with educational goal-setting, exploring education options and opportunities, evaluating the student’s educational background, and providing the student with clear, concise, up-to-date educational information. Counselors can assist individuals to assess their interests, strengths, abilities, and values; to set goals; to make plans to accomplish those goals; and to address personal problems or barriers that impede plans to fulfilling those educational goals.
 
A counseling session will also assist individuals in selecting of appropriate programs of study relative to their chosen objectives. Individual student/counselor conferences are available by appointment. Counseling is available on a walk-in basis during registration only.
 
Entering (first year) students are encouraged to enroll in Personal Development courses (PD 4, 5, 8, 17, 20 or 40).
 
These courses are designed to help students become better acquainted with the educational opportunities at West Los Angeles College, and will assist students in developing programs of study that will help them attain their educational goals.

Counseling Front Desk

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Video chat with Welcome Center on Cranium Cafe