e-Counseling services are for students who want to clear a prerequisite without having to see a counselor in person. To clear a prerequisite, you will need to provide all the following information for a counselor (no exceptions):
*Peralta Student ID or Social Security Number
*Unofficial or official transcripts from accredited institutions outside the Peralta District
*Course descriptions may be required for courses taken outside the Peralta District
e-Counseling services are also available for distance education and online students who live too far from campus to conveniently access counseling services and for students who have a disability or who have other compelling reasons for not being able to see a counselor in person.
e-Counseling services only offer basic educational counseling and advising. We do not provide evaluation of transcripts, development of Student Educational Plans (SEPs), or in- depth counseling and advising through e-Counseling. For those and other counseling/advising issues, please contact the Counseling Department at 510-436-2475, or come into the Counseling Center in the Student Center, R Building, Room R-109 to schedule an appointment.
The Counseling Center is open Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to Noon (Spring and Fall semesters only; hours may vary in the summer).
Because of the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Merritt College e-Counseling will only provide general information. And because of the high volume of e-Counseling requests, students should be prepared to wait up to three working days for a response.
To participate in the e-Counseling process, you must complete the following 3 steps:
- Read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
- Certify that you have read our Confidentiality Agreement.
- Complete our Intake Form.
To start, click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)