Porterville College has counselors to help you choose the courses which best suit your individual interests and career goals. Throughout the year, counselors teach courses in college survival, study skills, career development, overcoming math anxiety, and success groups. It is important that you see a counselor at least once per term to evaluate your academic progress. Your counselor will be able to answer any questions you have about course requirements, degree requirements or schedules.
It is strongly encouraged that transfer students meet with a counselor early in their enrollment. Many four-year colleges and universities have varying requirements. A counselor can guide you toward appropriate coursework preparation. To make an advising appointment, the counseling center is open Monday-Thursday 7:30-5:30 (and until 6:30 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays), and on Fridays from 08:00-12:00 p.m. You can either stop by the counseling center in AC-126 or call 791-2329 o make an appointment.
Walk-in advising days and times are available by calling 791-2329. On these days, students can be seen by a counselor, without an appointment, on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you desire an appointment to see a counselor please make an advising appointment by calling 791-2329 or go online at "Advising & Counseling" .