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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.


Summer Session Hours

Counseling Center
Mon - Thu: 8 am - 6 pm
Fri: CLOSED

Cranium Café
Mon - Thu: 8 am - 6 pm
Fri: CLOSED

Cranium Café will be Closed the following days:

  • April 22, 2022
  • April 29, 2022
  • May 6, 2022

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 - 6 pm. in SSC 210. We are Closed Fridays during the Summer Session.

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

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

Cranium Café is closed for the summer and will resume on August 22.

Counselors are available virtually during the fall and spring semesters 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

  • May 25
  • June 1
  • June 8
  • June 15
  • June 22
  • June 29
  • July 6
  • July 13
  • July 20
  • July 27
  • Aug 3
  • May 30
  • June 6
  • June 13
  • June 20
  • June 27
  • July 4
  • July 11
  • July 18
  • July 25
  • Aug 1
  • Aug 8

Request a Program Specific Counseling Appointment