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Guidance & Counseling Center - "Working together for student success."

**Attention New and Returning VVC Students**

Since Fall 2014 to present, every new and returning student to VVC must complete the following steps in order to be assigned a priority registration date:

  • Admissions application

  • Assessment (if assessment was taken at another college proof must be submitted to Assessment - Bldg. 55 or Admissions and Records - Bldg. 52)

  • Orientation (online via your WebAdvisor account or in-person)

  • Educational Plan (schedule your appointment to meet with a counselor in Bldg. 55 after you've completed your admissions application, assessment, and orientation)

For more information about the new priority registration policy at California Community Colleges, visit the Step: Forward priority registration website launched by the California Community College's Chancellor's Office.

Have a Counseling Question? Find an answer or send it to us here.


The Counseling faculty are committed to helping you achieve your educational and career goals. Whether you wish to take one course, earn a certificate or an associate degree, or transfer to a four-year college or university, we are available to help you clarify your academic and career goals and discuss personal issues in confidence.


Counseling and Administration (Building 55 - Over the lake)

Office Hours:

Fall/Spring: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Summer: Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed on Fridays)

Counseling Appointments:

After you have completed your admissions application, new student orientation (online via your WebAdvisor account or in-person), and assessment test you will be able to schedule a counseling appointment online (summer appointments are scheduled daily in person in Bldg. 55 on a first-come, first-served walk-in basis; appointments are not scheduled online during the summer). Due to high student enrollment and demand for counseling services, it may take a few attempts before you are able to obtain an appointment. The best days to schedule appointments are on Mondays. If you are having trouble scheduling an appointment, stop by the Counseling and Administration office in Building 55. Appointments with counselors are available from 8:30 a.m to 6:30 p.m. between Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 on Fridays. Each day there are a limited number of counseling appointments offered on a first-come, first served walk-in basis. If you are a continuing student, you are not required to meet with a counselor before signing up for your classes. If you are a new or returning student you are highly encouraged to complete your New Student Orientation (online via your WebAdvisor account) where you will receive important information on the various resources and services that are provided at VVC prior to making a counseling appointment.

If you have a counseling question that does not require an educational plan, please click on the question mark at the top of this page and click on "Ask the Ram."