Counseling

Counseling Department is here to help students identify and clarify personal, career, and educational goals. We offer services such as Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, and many other services that lead to student success. 

Students must be either fully vaccinated or be approved for an exemption to attend any in-person class or received any in-person student services on campus. Please see Return to Campus regarding Vaccine Mandate.

*** WINTER and SPRING REGISTRATION is taking place now. 
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First Time College Student

(You’ve never attended community college or a university.)

Welcome to LBCC! 

By completing all application steps as a first time college student, you will be admitted to the First Year Experience (FYE) Program and receive free tuition through the Long Beach College Promise or Viking Advantage Program.

Visit Get Started to find enrollment steps and how-to guides.

Continuing Student

We have counselors who are assigned to special/categorial programs. Find your program counselor from the list of All LBCC Counselors by Program and schedule an appointment for comprehensive services.

For quick questions, please meet with Drop-in Counselor (First come, First served)

Meet with a Drop-in Counselor

*Note: Remote and In-person drop-in counseling is available at both campuses.

(In-person drop in counseling hours are subject to counselor availability and offered on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact the counseling office at LAC or PCC for the day’s schedule if you are interested in having an in-person drop-in.) 

  • Monday – Thursday: 8AM – 7PM
  • Friday: 8AM – 12PM
For comprehensive educational planning and other inquiries, please meet with a counselor.
Make an Appointment with a General Counselor
(Appointments are booked 7 days in advance. If you do not see any available appointments, please check back the next day.)

Helpful Steps After Counseling: Find resources that will help you to navigate after the counseling session.

Undecided Students 

If you are undecided about your major and/or career, please complete My Majors Assessment and schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor.

Make an Appointment with a Career Counselor

Visit LBCC Career Center.

Returning Student

You’ve attended LBCC, but have missed 2 or more semesters in a row. In order to receive service and register for courses, you must Re-apply to LBCC in order to register for classes and to schedule a counseling appointment. 

Visit the Steps to Success for Returning Students.

Incoming Transfer Student 

College-level coursework completed at another regionally-accredited college or university may be applied to LBCC certificate, degree, or general education certification requirements. 

Official transcripts received by LBCC Admissions and Records from other institutions (e.g. other community colleges or universities) will be automatically evaluated if:

  1. the student has met with an LBCC counselor to create a Student Educational Plan and
  2. the student is enrolled in at least one course at LBCC. 
  3. NOTE: US Veterans and LBCC Student Athletes will automatically have outside transcripts routed for evaluation. 
  4. Students may schedule a counseling appointment to create an educational plan.

Visit the Steps to Success for Students with Transcripts from other colleges. 

Dual Enrollment Student 

Welcome Dual Enrollment Students! 

LBCC’s Early College Initiative (ECI) offers four early college programs that allow middle and/or high school students to enroll in and receive credit for college courses. These programs include:

  1. Individual Dual Enrollment 
  2. Early College Pathway Partnership (ECPP) 
  3. High School Articulation Agreement and Credit by Exam
  4. Early College @ Browning High School

Visit the Steps to Success for Dual Enrollment Students.

Undocumented Student 

DREAM Services is dedicated to serving undocumented students through advocacy, guidance, and support. We can assist with your academic counseling, textbooks, legal consultations, and more. Our mission is to support the advancement of undocumented students within higher education and promote pathways for engaged scholarship. 

Visit the Steps to Success for Undocumented Student.

International Student

The International Student Counselor is available to meet with current F1/M1 student visa students attending LBCC to discuss your academic, career and personal goals. 

Any specific questions regarding your I-20, employment or other specialized immigration questions, please contact the International Student Office

Visit the Steps to Success for International (F-1/M-1 Visa) Students

Noncredit Student 

If you are interested in taking noncredit classes, including ESL, Adult Education and more, please visit the Adult Education Office for application assistance, orientations, and other onboarding services. 

Visit the Steps to Success for Noncredit Students.

 

HOW TO GUIDES

HOW TO: View your Registration Appointment
HOW TO: Register for Classes at LBCC

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First-Year Experience

First-Year Experience

The three FYE programs offer at LBCC: Viking Advantage, Long Beach College Promise, and Promise 2.0.

  Viking Advantage LB College Promise
1st Year Free × ×
2nd Year Free   ×
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Graduation caps.

Educational Plan (Degree Planner)

Educational Plan (Degree Planner) is an online tool allowing students to map their entire academic path with a pre-populated roadmap. Each degree path contains a sequence of courses that can be adjusted by the student or counselor.