Counseling and Transfer Services

ARC Counseling provides students with personal and academic counseling to help students achieve their academic and career goals. Counselors are available to help make sure students start off on the right track by developing an education plan of the courses needed to achieve their goal of an Associate's degree, transfer to a four-year institution, or completion of a certificate; even if you’re unsure of your educational goal. Our counseling team is here to help you succeed! If you are new to ARC or currently attending, we encourage you to see a counselor at least once a semester but you are welcome to see one as often as you like. Counselors can assist with the following needs:

  • Help determining your academic, career or personal goals
  • Educational planning
  • Evaluation of courses taken at another college
  • Overcoming barriers in achieving your goals
  • Petitioning for graduation
  • When having difficulty in your courses or if you have been placed on academic probation/dismissal

How to Schedule a Counseling Appointment

Schedule Online

You can now schedule an in-person appointment online one week from the current day.
Appointments are located in the Counseling Center on campus at American River College. Simply Book Online below to schedule your in-person counseling appointment. Students must have completed an ARC Application 24 hours before attemting to schedule an appointment online. New appointments are added early everyday.

Note: All full-time counselors attend staff meetings every Tuesday during fall and spring terms from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Update: We are experiencing very high demand for online scheduling. Appointments fill very quickly each day, we advise students to check the system early each day for new appointments one week from the current day. 

Continue To Appointment Options

Schedule via phone

Pre-Scheduled Appointments
You can also call or visit us in-person daily to schedule an appointment one week from the current day.  Call or arrive early, Counseling appointments are scheduled starting at 7:30 a.m. daily, and continue to be scheduled until full.

ARC Counseling Office Hours and More Information