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Dedicated Academic Counseling Services for Specialty Programs

Serving Students Across Campus

Stay on Track to Reach Your Goals

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  • Students in the Peer Community Programs listed here benefit from dedicated, specialized academic counseling support

  • To connect with an Academic Counselor serving your program visit your program representative

The Accessibility Support Center (ASC) provides services, accommodations, and academic support for students with disabilities and learning differences at Cabrillo College. ASC assists the college to meet the requirements ensuring that all programs, services, and activities are accessible to and usable by students with disabilities as required by federal law including equal access to educational content and facilities.

The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program is dedicated to providing services to low income parents, currently receiving cash aid, seeking to become self-sufficient through education. This program offers personalized counseling, financial assistance and support.

Dual Enrollment enables high school students (9th-12th grade) or adult students in a GED/Adult School program to take college courses for free. It's a great way for high school students to be prepared to navigate college, reduce the cost of college & time to graduation, explore careers, and expand on their high schools CTE pathway!

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) collaborate to provide financial and academic support to full-time Cabrillo students identified as educationally and economically disadvantaged.

Start strong. Learn how to navigate and become and expert student with FYE from the beginning of your college journey. This is a 2- semester program that starts before the fall semester with an Orientation Week. Complete degree requirements, like English and math in an supportive learning environment with like-minded students. Fun events and tours to universities. Book grants for eligible students. Join Cabrillo's First Year Experience for an easy transition into college.

Have you attended college in the past? Do you want to resume your college studies? Ganas is the program for you! Ganas provides free covid emergency cash grants, academic counseling, financial aid assistance, gift card for books, technology loans, group workshops on how to navigate college, and a personal mentor to help you in your first semester back.

The Cabrillo College Guardian Scholars Program is for students who are currently or have been in foster care at any point in their life. We are here to empower motivated students who want to earn a degree, certificate, and/or prepare to transfer.

International Student Services processes applications and provides visa and immigration advising to F-1 international students at Cabrillo College. ISS also provides workshops, cultural events/activities, information, and referrals to international students regarding cultural, personal, and other concerns.

The Puente Project at Cabrillo College helps prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, earn their degrees and return to the community as leaders and mentors to future generations.

Empowering justice-impacted scholars to excel in academia and beyond, with unwavering support and guidance on their educational journey.

The STEM and MESA programs collaborate to provide personalized academic counseling and support for students interested in math, science or engineering with the goal of transferring to a four-year institution. Ask a STEM|MESA Counselor to see if you are eligible for additional benefits provided to student members of our Cabrillo MESA Program.

Cabrillo's Umoja Learning Community is a program designed to assist African American and other historically underrepresented students. We specifically aim to increase the retention, success, graduation, and transfer rates of African ancestry students.

The Veterans Information Center (VIC) at Cabrillo is operated by veterans for veterans. We strive to assist, support, and guide student veterans to their academic success. Our focus is to provide resources and information for those who have served in the armed forces as well as their dependents.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is a federally funded program designed to help job seekers succeed in the labor market by providing access to employment, education, training, and support services.

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Tips on preparing to meet with an Academic Counselor
  1. Have your student ID# ready for check-in

  2. Make a list of questions you want to ask an academic counselor

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

  4. Submit documents to Admissions & Records