All Counseling services have temporarily moved online

The counseling department is available for drop-in sessions via telephone calls Monday-Friday. Students should call the counseling department at 510-436-2475 to be placed on the drop-in list and a counselor will call the student back the same day.

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Merritt College counselors provide academic, career, and personal counseling services to help students identify educational, career, and personal goals. Counselors help students develop their students’ educational plans to achieve their goals. Students are encouraged to meet with counselors early in the educational process to plan their program of study. Some counseling services are available on a Remote drop-in basis while others require a scheduled appointment. We also offer e-counseling for specific situations. If you are having trouble scheduling an appointment, please contact the counseling department at 510-436-2475 for assistance or email

General counseling appointment


Among the services we provide are:

  • General information
  • Initial enrollment assistance
  • Prerequisite checking and clearance
  • Clearing probation holds
  • Petitions for matriculation exemptions