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, and career development. 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 to 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-served basis.