e-Counseling

Welcome to the Oxnard College Counseling Department's e-Counseling page! We strive to serve all students whether they are local or distance learners. If coming to OC in person is not a possibility for you please feel free to communicate with your Counselor virtually.

You may contact a counselor to work virtually with them in one of the following ways:

  1. Email:
    • Clear a Prerequisite: click here to learn about clearing a prerequisite
       
    • General Counseling Questions: occounseling@vcccd.edu
      • Sending a thorough email with your question will help us best serve you. Always be sure to include your full name and student ID/900#
      • All emails will be responded to within 2-5 business days
         
    • Apply for Graduation: Ready to apply for Graduation? Meet in-person with your counselor or click here to start the process on-line. If you do not receive an acknowledgement email prior to the designated deadline, it is your responsibility to confirm your application was received. You may follow-up with the counseling office at occounseling@vcccd.edu or (805)678-5816, press #4.
       
  2. Online Live Chat:
    • Our online live chat service is currently under construction

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WITH e-COUNSELING

Services Virtual Advising counselors can provide:

  • review and update education plans
  • give academic calendar information including campus deadlines
  • provide guidance on selecting a major
  • provide information about registration and scheduling
  • interpret placement test results for course selection
  • determine course prerequisites and co-requisites
  • provide pre-admission guidance on competitive admission programs including Dental Hygiene
  • refer students to campus resources
  • inform students on college policies and procedures
  • assist students in preparing for graduation
  • trouble shoot registration errors

Services Virtual Advising counselors may not be able to provide:

  • SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) appeals; you can obtain the form from the Welcome Center but it should be completed in person with a counselor
  • authorize course substitutions
  • enroll probation/dismissal students in classes; you must complete an Academic Success Workshop and complete petition for Continued Enrollment for students on Probation or Dismissal in person
  • interpret course equivalencies from other schools
  • provide detailed information about which courses will transfer to four-year institutions
  • provide extensive semester-by-semester planning or counseling
  • verify receipt of transcripts or forms by campus offices
  • process or verify receipt of Financial Aid documents, contact Financial Aid at (805)678-5828