Counseling’s primary goal is to provide academic support services necessary for students to succeed at the College of Alameda. Counselors are an integral part of the education process, recognizing the needs of each student with whom they come into contact. Counselors provide current and valid information, using many resources, so that students are prepared to investigate alternatives, establish priorities, and develop an Educational Plan.


Request an in-person, telephone, or live video counseling appointment

Support Guides

Get support guides and tutorials

Prerequisite Clearance

To request a prerequisite clearance from the Counseling Department

Counseling hours

Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED


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The General Counseling department has transitioned from Zoom to the ConexED platform for all counseling services.

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  • Developing a Student Education Plan
  • Degree Petitions
  • Financial Aid Appeals
  • Major Exploration
  • Probation/Dismissal Hold
  • Transcript Evaluation
  • Degree/Transfer Requirements
  • Progress check
  • Academic Advice
  • Excess Units
  • General Questions (i.e. program/transfer information)
  • Prerequisite Clearance
  • English, ESOL, math placement
  • New student process
  • College policy and procedures

In-Person Services

In addition to telephone and online appointments, the Counseling Department also offers in-person counseling appointments. All students are required to be masked at all times on campus. Please check the Safe Peralta Website ( for additional details and information.

To schedule a counseling appointment by phone, please call our CoA Counseling Department (510) 748-5207.

For same day appointment availability and scheduling a counseling appointment by phone, please call our CoA Counseling Department (510) 748-5207.

How to Schedule Your Counseling Appointment (PDF)

Note: Please make sure to check your Peralta Email for appointment confirmation and details.

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ConexED Student Resources

Enroll yourself into the FREE ConexED Student Resources Canvas page by clicking on the link above to view additional handouts and video tutorials

ConexED Faculty/Staff Resources

Our Contacts

MD Montague
SEA Coordinator

Alisi Ika
Welcome Center/General Counseling
Sr. Clerical Assistant

General Counseling Department

P: (510) 748-5207