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Counseling

The mission of our Solano Community College Counseling Office is to provide services, programs and opportunities that promote student learning, development, purpose, persistence and success for a changing and diverse community. You will find that the counseling and support staff are here to help you every step of the way toward reaching your educational goals.

Ways to Talk with a Counselor

Please note services may vary depending on the time of year, such as  First-Time College Student Education Planning Workshops in late Spring/Summer. Please see the Services section for specific services available.

Call us! Fairfield: (707) 864-7101; Vacaville:(707) 863-7836;(707) 642-8188; Travis AFB (707) 863-7878

Appointments - These are 30 or 60 minutes private individual meetings with counselors. 

30 min appointments are for:

  • one semester education plans with less than 20 units and no transcripts from other schools
  • general transfer questions, major/career discussions

60 min appointments are for:

  • degree/transcript review for graduation or transferring; transfer application assistance
  • multiple semester course plans (comprehensive education plans)
  • review of more than 20 units on transcripts from other schools
  • financial aid application forms which require comprehensive education plan

Please make sure to ask for appropriate appointment length when calling.  Click here to learn how to sign up.  Appointment are usually NOT available the same day, they are scheduled for the future and can fill 1-2 weeks in advance, especially in summer or around registration times, so please plan ahead. 

Express Counseling - Quick questions answered by a Counselor at our Fairfield counseling front desk.  Pre-requisite clearances, questions on course substitutions, petition signatures, or other short questions are appropriate for Express.  Full semester education plans or transcript reviews are not able to be done through the Express time.  To find out hours and learn about online Express counseling, click here.

 

Summer Services (May 28 - August 2)

Counseling Office Hours:  Mon.-Thurs. 8:30am-5:00 pm; Fri. 8:30 - 3pm; Closed: July 4

Please note we do NOT have walk-in individual appointments, please call or go online to schedule appointments in advance.

 First-Time College Students - Sign up for Education Planning Small Group Workshop: New students to college should sign up for a small-group education planning workshop. If you have units from other colleges that you would like applied to your degree/certificate for Solano, please schedule an individual appointment.  These small group workshops will provide an overview of the requirements needed to complete a certificate or associate’s degree at Solano Community College. Students will leave the workshop with a one-two semester education plan and a date/time for a 60 minute follow up appointment later in the semester to complete a comprehensive (all semesters) education plan.  Assistance will be provided for registering for the current semester and clearing any course pre-requisites.

To schedule a workshop please review the dates below and call the Counseling front desk, 707-864-7101.
You MUST have applied to Solano Community College and have a student ID# (usually starts with "10...") to reserve a spot in a workshop.

Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm (unless otherwise noted)
Location:  Solano Fairfield Campus, Bld. 400, room 402 (Transfer Center), unless otherwise noted
Dates:
May:  1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 28, 29, 30
June: 5, 6, 12, 13 19, 20
July: 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31
August: 1, 5, 6, 7

BRING TO WORKSHOP:  Your student ID #, MySolano username, HS transcripts (unofficial are ok)

Registration Aid Lab
Counselors will be available in the Transfer Center, Rm. 402 to assist with one semester education plans, course changes of existing plans and strategies if courses are full or you are waitlisted.  Transcript evaluations will not be available, please make an appointment for this service.

Thursday, August 1 – Friday, August 9: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (3:00 pm Fridays)
Monday, August 12 – Wednesday, August 14: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Appointments: 30 min. - 60 min. one-on-one appointments with a counselors to discuss educational goals, create education plans, determine majors, and set plans for transferring to a 4-year school to obtain a Bachelor's degree. Due to limited staffing in summer, individual appointments may book out weeks in advance, therefore please plan ahead. Priority may be given to continuing students.

Express Counseling: Quick questions answered at the Fairfield front desk by a Counselor. Education plans are not done in Express counseling, but questions regarding requirements, forms needing a counselor signature or other major or transfer questions can be answered.  Express Counseling is expanded during summer to 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon. Thurs. and 8:30 - 3:00 pm Fri.

 Academic Year Services (Fall and Spring Semester)

Counseling Office Hours:  Mon.-Thurs. 8:30am-6:00 pm; Fri. 8:30 - 3pm 
**Please Note: Monday, Apr. 15 - Thursday Apr. 18 faculty are not on campus. Counseling Services will have limited Counseling services/hours on those days. Counseling will be closed Friday, April 19. Thursday, May 23, Counseling will close at 5pm for Commencement.**

Appointments: 30 min. - 60 min. one-on-one appointments with a counselors to discuss educational goals, create education plans, determine majors, and set plans for transferring to a 4-year school to obtain a Bachelor's degree.

There are 3 options for how to schedule an appointment.

  1. In Person (Fairfield Main Campus, Vallejo Center or Vacaville Center)
  2. Online Appointment Booking System
    These are 30 minute appointments and are best for:
    • Continuing students who have 0-14 units from another college.
    • One semester Education Plan for continuing who have only attended Solano Community College.
    • If you have transcripts from other schools with over 20 units, have over 45 units completed at Solano and would like your degree reviewed, need assistance with financial aid paperwork, and/or need a full (Comprehensive) Education Plan, please call the front desk at the location of your choice to schedule a 60 min. appointment.  
  3. Call the campus of your choice.

Express Counseling: M-F 10:30 am - 1:00 pm; M-Th 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Quick questions answered at the Fairfield front desk by a Counselor. Education plans are not done in Express counseling, but questions regarding requirements, forms needing a counselor signature or other major or  transfer questions can be answered.  Quick questions can also be answered through our Online Express Counseling!

Counseling Services
Counseling Staff
Off-Campus Centers


Counseling Hours & Office Information

Main Campus

Building 400, Room 404
4000 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield CA, 94534
(707) 864-7101

Office hours - Academic Year (please call to confirm)

Express Counseling (Quick Questions Drop-ins): M-F 10:30 am - 1:00 pm; M-Th 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (5pm during modified hours, see below)

Modified Office Hours: Summer and days during academic year when classes are not in session but office is open (such as Winter Break, Spring Break, etc.) M-Th: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, F 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Vallejo Center

545 Columbus Parkway
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 642-8188

Appointments and limited walk-ins

Monday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm; walk-ins 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; walk-ins 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm; walk-ins 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm; walk-ins 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday No Counselor Available

Vacaville Center

2001 North Village Parkway
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 863-7836

Appointments and limited walk-ins

Monday No Counselor Available
Tuesday 11:30 am - 6:00 pm; walk-ins 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm; walk-in 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm; walk-ins 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm; walk-ins 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Travis Air Force Base

Travis Air Force Base Center
530 Hickam Ave, Bldg. 249, C-BAY
Travis Air Force Base, CA 94535
(707) 863-7878

Monday No Counselor Available
Tuesday No Counselor Available
Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday No Counselor Available
Friday No Counselor Available