Online Counseling

Welcome to Ventura College’s Online Counseling service! We are still in the process of developing our service. At this time, our Online Counselor will be able to answer your general/topical questions regarding your educational and academic goals (see list below). Student-specific questions (e.g., transcript evaluations, graduation checks, etc.), which require personal authentication, accessing your individual student records and other student-specific information requires an in-person counseling appointment. Please call 289-6448 to schedule a counseling appointment.

Online Counseling services do not include Psychological Services or in-crisis emergency counseling services. If you are experiencing a psychological crisis, please call 911 immediately. If you are in need of non-crisis psychological services, please contact Ventura College’s Health Services at (805) 289-6346 during regular business hours.


  • Student must have college 900 student identification number.
  • Information transmitted through our Online Counseling services and email correspondence is not encrypted for security.
  • Technological failures may occur, which may affect transmission of Online Counseling services and email correspondence.
  • Response time is usually within 72 hours, but could be up to a week during peak times. Weekends, Ventura College recognized holidays, and non-session days/periods are exempt.
  • Student questions and/or emails may be referred to the appropriate Ventura department or staff.
  • The Online Counselor may refer students to drop-in or in-person counseling appointments if deemed necessary.
  • By submitting a question or email correspondence to the Online Counselor, the student is acknowledging the disclaimers listed.

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Topics Appropriate for Online Inquires:

  • Understanding college procedures and academic policies
  • Process for requesting unit increase (for students not on Dismissal / Probation)
  • Understanding prerequisites and co-requisites unblocking
  • General transfer requirements information
  • General Education (GE) patterns and understanding process on how to submit a request for official external transcript evaluation

Topics That Require You Meet with a Counselor:

  • Personal counseling
  • Academic plans
  • Career counseling
  • Dismissal and Probationary Issues
  • Petitions to Graduate
  • Review outcome of Official External Transcript Evaluation
  • Specific transfer information
  • And other topics as deemed by Online Counselor