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Drop-In | No Appointment Needed

First come, First served

Visit us on ZOOM

ProTip: Log on EARLY! The Waiting Room will CLOSE at the posted end time or earlier if the Waiting Room is full. Wait time can be anywhere from 10-45 minutes.

  • Be prepared to share your screen or be logged into MyCabrillo

  • Audio is critical - we need to be able to hear each other - please test your microphone and speakers in Zoom to make sure everything is working

  • No camera? No problem! Video is not needed

What to Expect when you log onto Virtual Drop-In:

  1. Launch Zoom from the link posted on the Virtual Drop-In Schedule

  2. First, you will see a message on the screen that you are in the Waiting Room and the Host will let you in shortly

    1. The wait time in the Waiting Room is typically 5 minutes but during peak times it can be as long as 45 minutes depending on how many students are ahead of you.

    2. We will message the Waiting Room with updates

    3. While waiting, keep an eye on your device and be ready to "connect to your audio" when prompted on the screen.

  3. Next, you will be invited into the Main Reception Room and be greeted by your Host

    1. To preserve privacy, students are invited into the Main Reception Room one at a time

    2. Your Host will ask you some questions to make sure you are in the right place

    3. please rename yourself in Zoom with your preferred name and 7-digit Cabrillo Student ID#

  4. Then, you will be invited to Join a Breakout Room, where you will wait for an Academic Counselor to join you

    1. Your wait time in the Breakout Room will vary depending on how many students are ahead of you

    2. While waiting, log into student planning, have your student ID# handy, and your questions ready

Pro Tip: All of this happens from the Zoom interface on your screen - no emails or passwords

Building 100 is open with Staff ready to assist you: Monday - Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm

Academic Counselors are available in person Monday -Thursday: 10am-12pm

Masks and social distancing required

Check in at the Student Resource Center, Room A120

Masks and social distancing required

  • Course selection for the upcoming term

  • Prerequisite clearance

  • Overload petitions

  • Academic renewal

  • Finding a late start class

  • Connecting with support resources (Student health services, tutoring, food and housing)

  • Graduation Petitions (deadline for fall is October 28, 2022)

  1. Make a list of your questions

  2. Be ready to share documents including transcripts from other colleges or universities, AP score reports, IB transcripts, etc

  3. Submit documents to Admissions & Records

October 28, 2022 is the DEADLINE to petition to graduate for fall graduation
Celebrating Graduates!

Do I need an Appointment?

These topics require an appointment; they take more time to discuss, research, review and complete:

  • Registration holds

  • Education and career plans

  • Graduation petitions

  • Transcript evaluation

  • Transfer support

Making an Appointment:

  1. Use the online system to make your own phone or zoom appointment

  2. To request an in-person appointment:

Prepare For Your Appointment: New Students

  1. Submit a Cabrillo College application.

  2. Complete the placement process.

  3. Ensure that necessary documents have been received by Admissions and Records; including transcripts from other colleges or universities, AP score reports, IB transcripts, etc.

Prepare For Your Appointment: Current Students

  1. Make a list of questions you want to ask your academic counselor.

  2. Ensure that necessary documents have been received by Admissions and Records; including transcripts from other colleges or universities, AP score reports, IB transcripts, etc.

  3. If interested in transfer, make a list of potential universities and major programs.

ProTip: request your preference while making an appointment - we offer specialized academic counseling for: Athletics, Allied Health, Career, Honors Transfer and more!

Drop-In Advising

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Online and On Campus | First come, First served

Ideal topics for Drop-In:

  • Course selection for the upcoming term

  • Prerequisite clearance

  • Overload petitions

  • Academic renewal

  • Finding a late start class

  • Connecting with support resources (Student health services, tutoring, food and housing)

  • Graduation Petitions (deadline for fall is October 28, 2022)