Counseling & Career Advisement

Giving You The Tools You Need to Succeed

Thinking about where you want to go with your degree — literally and figuratively — can be a lot of work. But it’s crucial to your future. That’s why we are here: to help ensure your degree is a tool that gives you the knowledge you need.

Seeking career advice? Planning to transfer? Need some help getting your education plan on track? Let us know. We're here to help you along your journey.

Find a counselor, a learning community, or a Personal Development course that helps you get where you want to go.

Counseling Resources

Our team of qualified counselors is ready to assist you with a number of scenarios you may be facing, including:

• Developing a comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP)
• Career exploration and planning
• Transfer planning
• Graduation requirements
• Course selection
• OnTrack services for students on probation or dismissal

Other Counseling Resources

Honors Program

 Increase scholarship and learning opportunities, put it on your transcript, and join a select group.

Learning Communities

 Join a group of students taking the same classes as you working toward the same goals. Everyone wins.

Personal Development Courses

Designed to help you succeed in college, in work, and beyond, these courses are great tools for achievers.

Probation, Dismissal & Readmission

Our counselors are prepared to help all students succeed at Southwestern College.

Student Education Plan

Align your academic and career goals with your course load with a formal plan to stay on track and succeed. 

Student Success & Support

Get connected on campus, discover which skills you specialize in, and make a plan for putting it all to use! 

Have Questions? Ask a Counselor

Counseling Support

Our staff is ready to assist you in a number of ways. Whether you need a quick question answered, or want a more in-depth conversation, we can flex to your needs. Read on for more information.

Drop-In Counseling

Looking for some quick answers? No problem.

To ask our counselors a question without needing a counseling appointment, please visit our Ask a Counselor page. Drop-in counseling is limited to 5-10 minutes and is available to answer general questions not needing access to your records. Our counselors in the Ask a Counselor Lobby are ready to assist you. All students are served on a first-come, first-served basis.

Enter Ask a Counselor Lobby

Appointment-Only Counseling

For more in-depth conversations, we’ll need to make sure we’re prepared and ask that you book an appointment. You can book an appointment through our Front Desk lobby below.

Enter Counseling Front Desk Lobby

Having technical issues? Please visit our Virtual Welcome Center webpage.

In addition to our Counseling Lobby, you can email us at or leave a voicemail at (619) 421-6700 ext. 5240.