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Irvine Valley College Counseling Center How to Apply for an Associate Degree or Certificate

The IVC Counseling Center provides counseling services to help students with a variety of academic, career, and personal concerns. The counseling faculty assists students in clarifying their needs, making decisions, setting goals and dealing effectively with personal obstacles. The relationship between the student and counselor is confidential.

Student Athletes — Please visit the Athletic Counseling website.


Spring Semester Hours

Counseling Center
Mon - Thu: 8 am - 7 pm
Fri: 8 am - 5 pm

Cranium Café
Mon - Fri: 10 am - 2 pm.

The IVC Counseling Center is closed on weekends and campus holidays.



Counseling services are offered in the following ways:

In Person

Counseling Services appointments and drop ins (limited to 10-15 minutes) are available Monday - Thursday 8 am - 7 pm. and Friday 8 am - 5 pm. in SSC 210.

Please call 949-451-5319, email ivccounseling@ivc.edu or use the self-scheduling link

Call Back by Phone

Students can call 949-451-5319 to request a same day call back. Counselors can assist with a few brief questions, generally about 5-10 minutes.

Virtual Chat Drop-In

Counselors are available virtually Monday - Friday from 10 am - 2 pm through Cranium Café. *You do not need to be a student to use this system.

Drop-in sessions are limited to a maximum of 10 minutes. Academic plans cannot be approved during this time and will require a separate appointment.

Contact a Counselor by Email

Counselors are available to answer questions by email at ivccounseling@ivc.edu.

Emails will be returned within 1-2 business days.

Request a General Counseling Appointment

Visit this webpage to request a counseling appointment. Both in-person and virtual appointments are available on the following Wednesdays during the semester: 

Scheduling Date

For the Week of

  • Jan 19
  • Feb 2
  • Feb 16
  • Mar 2
  • Mar 16
  • Mar 30
  • Apr 13
  • Apr 27
  • May 11
  • Jan 24 and Jan 31
  • Feb 7 and Feb 14
  • Feb 22 and Feb 28
  • Mar 7 and Mar 14
  • Mar 21 and Mar 28
  • Apr 4 and Apr 11
  • Apr 18 and Apr 25
  • May 2 and May 9
  • May 16 and May 23

Request a Program Specific Counseling Appointment

Visit the following webpages to request a counseling appointment: