Counseling Services

The mission of the Counseling Department at Santa Rosa Junior College is to provide counseling, instruction, and services that assist individuals in attaining their educational, career training, and personal/life goals. The Counseling Department promotes and supports diversity of culture and learning, and, as an integral part of the educational community, seeks to enhance the lives of those who participate through its programs and enroll in our courses.

Counselors are available on a drop-in and appointment (when available) basis. We will develop long-term academic plans, determine progress toward or eligibility for transfer and/or graduation, deal with probation or dismissal issues, or assist in completing a financial aid or other petitions, etc. 

Drop-in is first come, first served with the counselor available at that time. Students can request specific counselors.

Due to the large number of students, there are certain times of the academic year when counseling is impacted usually in January, April, May, August and December. Waiting time may be one to two hours.

To avoid the lengthy wait and rushed atmosphere, students should plan ahead and earn Early Bird Priority 1A registration. To plan for the fall semester, see a counselor during spring before the end of April. To plan for the spring semester, see a counselor before the end of October.

Academic Counseling

Counselors help students clarify their goals and provide accurate and timely information about Career Technical Education programs and transfer and degree requirements. New students are strongly encouraged to meet with a counselor to create a MAP, My Academic Plan. Continuing students should continue to meet with a counselor at regular intervals to evaluate and adjust their MAP. While creating a MAP, students and counselors will consider educational options together, review requirements, and select appropriate courses and/or options.

Career Counseling

Counselors assist students in the career planning process. This may include exploring interests, values, and goals; researching and reviewing career options; planning appropriate courses to achieve goals; and referring to services, resources, and career development courses.

Personal Counseling

Counselors assist students in exploring personal concerns and life circumstances that may be affecting academic performance. Counselors will refer students to Student Psychological Services in Student Health Services for ongoing personal counseling or to intervene in crisis situations.
Santa Rosa Campus: Bertolini Student Center, (707) 527-4451. Petaluma Campus: Kathleen Doyle Hall, Room PC 216, (707) 778-3914. For further information, visit: