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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.

Winter Services (December 16 - January 11)

Counseling Office Hours:  Dec. 16 – Dec. 20: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 am-5:00 pm; Fri. 8:30 am– 3:00 pm; Mon. Dec. 23: 8:30 - 4:00pm; Closed: December 24 – January 2; January 3 – January 10: Mon. -Thurs. 8:30 am-6:00 pm; Fri. 8:30 – 3:00 pm; January 11: 10am – 1:00 pm

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

New 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.

Location:  Solano Fairfield Campus, Bld. 400, room 402 (Transfer Center), unless otherwise noted
Dates/Times:

  • December 3 – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • December 4 – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • December 10 – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • December 11 – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • December 12 – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • December 16 – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • December 17 – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

Registration Aid Lab

Counselor 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.

Fri. January 3 – Friday, January 10: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm (3:00 pm Fridays)

Saturday, January 11 – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Monday, January 13 – Friday, January 17: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (3:00 pm Fridays)

Ways to Talk with a Counselor

In-Person/Phone Appointments - These are 30 or 60 minutes private individual meetings with counselors. Individual appointments may book out weeks in advance. please plan ahead. 

  • If you are on Probation II or Academic Dismissal, you will see a TAP (Targeted Academic Persistence) Counselor, please call 707 864-7000 ext. 4752 or go to Bld. 400, rm. 429 (main campus)

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

Video (Zoom) Appointments - If you are unable to physically come to campus for an appointment, video appointments are available with our Counselors in Fairfield. 

  • These one hour appointments can cover any information covered in a face-to-face appointment. 
  • Students must have access to a reliable mobile device or computer (if wanting to view or share transcripts or other documents) with webcam and audio capability. 
  • To schedule, please call the Counseling front desk in Fairfield, 707-864-7101 and request a "video appointment" or "zoom appointment".  Further instructions will then be emailed after the appointment is scheduled.

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, please schedule an appointment.
Express Counseling hours are: M-F 10:30 am - 1:00 pm; M-Th 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Online Express Counseling - Quick questions answered by a Counselor over chat.
Chat times are: M-F 10:30 am - 1:00 pm; M-Th 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

How to Schedule an Appointment

  • Call us! Fairfield: (707) 864-7101; Vacaville:(707) 863-7836;(707) 642-8188; Travis AFB (707) 863-7878
  • Stop by in Person (Fairfield Main Campus, Vallejo Center or Vacaville Center)
  • Online Appointment Booking System - 30 minute in-person appointments only
  • Please make sure to ask for appropriate appointment length when calling. 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. If you are 10 minutes late (or 20 min. for a 60 min appointment) your appointment may be given away to another student and you will need to reschedule.

 

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Counseling Hours & Office Information

Main Campus

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

Counseling Services Front Desk Hours - Academic Year (Fall and Spring Semesters)

**Please Note: Oct. 8, Nov. 27, Dec. 16 -23, Feb. 13, Mar. 10,  and Apr. 6-10 faculty are not on campus. Counseling services will have limited services/hours on those days.**

Express Counseling/Online Express Counseling (Quick Question Drop-ins): M-F 10:30 am - 1:00 pm; M-Th 4:00 pm - 6:00 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 - 5:00 pm; walk-ins 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm; walk-ins 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm; walk-ins 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Thursday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm; walk-ins 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday No Counselor Available

Vacaville Center

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

Appointments and limited walk-ins

Monday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm; walk-ins 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 6:00 pm; walk-ins 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 6:00 pm; walk-ins 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday Varies, please call to confirm

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