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Counseling Department at MSJC

Counseling at MSJC is about more than helping you map out your course schedules to stay on track for graduation.

You can receive academiccareertransferpersonal and crisis counseling at our office. Our counselor appointments are available over the phonevirtual, on-campus and quick questions can be asked in the virtual lobby.

Schedule an appointment*

If you have a phone appointment: You will receive a call from the counselor.   Make sure you have your MSJC ID# and are able to write down notes as the counselor assist you with your questions.

If you have a virtual appointment: You will use the link provided in an email or log into Cranium platform (  Make sure your mic and camera are enabled to allow a counselor to provide you with the most support.

students on campus

If you have a on-campus appointment:  Make sure you arrive 10 minutes early to your appointment, with identification.  The counselor location will be included in your confirmation email.  

If no appointment is available: Quick questions can be answered without the need to schedule an appointment, please use our Virtual Lobby.

Enter the Counseling Virtual Lobby

Please note: The chat feature is compatible with Chrome and Firefox browsers only.

New students that have NEVER attended a college are required to participate in a New Student Counseling Session to develop their educational plan.  Counseling Appointments are currently scheduled up to two weeks in advance; however, students can schedule an appointment online.  We encourage students to meet with a counselor once a semester. 

If you’re on academic probation or facing dismissal, please make a one-hour appointment with a counselor to discuss your options for continuing your education at MSJC.

the MSJC Counseling Department can't wait to see students again

Additional counseling services:

 Click here for Personal Counseling 

Counseling services hours:

Counseling Department hours: 
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  

Phone: 951-465-7927 

During the summer semester (June & July) we are closed on Friday. Counseling appointments can be scheduled up to two weeks in advance.

Please visit us at our student support hub.

This information is subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact the Counseling Department.


Administrative Contact

Citlali Gonzales
Associate Dean of Counseling

Mary Lou Dillard
Director of Counseling

Cynthia Prentice
Administrative Associate III

Carla Jackson
Administrative Associate II

Dena Lewis
Administrative Associate II

Janet Evans
Administrative Associate II

Rosa Jimenez
Administrative Associate II

Please visit us at our Student Support Hub.