Please contact the Guardian Scholars Office with any questions


Phone: 714-432-6835



The intent is to help students explore their options and make informed decisions that will improve the quality of their lives. Our professionally trained staff are available to assist you with the following:

  • Educational Planning
  • Career Exploration
  • Personal Counseling
  • Counseling Classes
  • Support Groups
  • Referral Services
  • Transfer Services

Academic Counseling vs. Specialist Appointments

If you need to cancel an appointment, please contact our office immediately. You may cancel via phone (714) 432-5078, through your text message reminder, or in person. Please DO NOT cancel an appointment via e-mail.

Drop-In Counseling is limited to ten minutes and is appropriate for general questions only. Drop-In Counseling is generally available on Monday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please call the Counseling Center.  All students are served on  a first-come, first-served basis.

Drop-In Counseling is not appropriate for transcript evaluation, Student Education Plans or personal counseling, as drop-in Counselors do not have access to your transcript or other student records.

To request to take more units, please complete an Overload Petition today!

Scheduling An Appointment 

Until further notice, virtual appointments may be scheduled online, or by telephone. All scheduled appointments are thirty minutes long (unless otherwise noted), and are based on availability.  Students are limited to one appointment per week, on any platform (Phone, Zoom, or Cranium Cafe).


If the online scheduling system says appointments are full, please call the Guardian Scholars Office to check availability. ​

Specialist Appointments

What to expect from a Specialist Appointment

Important Information:

After booking, students MUST check their OCC Student Email for appointment information. Failure to check your email may result in you missing your appointment.


Academic Counseling Appointments

What to expect from an Academic Counseling Appointment


Make an Appointment

Important Information:

Students may select either a phone or video appointment when scheduling. If meeting via video, please use either Google Chrome or Firefox browsers and log in from a computer (not a smart phone) with a microphone and web camera. 
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