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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 drop-in basis while others require a scheduled appointment. We also offer e-counseling for specific situations. For more information, you can call (510) 436-2475 or email

General counseling appointment

Veterans counseling appointment


Among the services we provide are:

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