Counseling Department

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The counseling staff and faculty at Moreno Valley College is here to help you reach your goals. Welcome!

Please notice we've moved to a new location, contact us for more information.


Steps to Getting Started

The Matriculation process will help you attain your educational goals. You will gain information about programs and re-sources available at Moreno Valley College.

  1. Apply online at Apply Online to submit an application

  2. Assessment Center testing for more information contact (951) 571-6492

  3. Orientation/Counselingupdated
    Complete the online Orientation/Counseling session by going to WebAdvisor. Click on the "Students-Click Here" link and then click on Take Your Online Orientation link. The orientation is designed to introduce you to college life, how to read the schedule of classes, how to enroll in classes, how to enroll in classes and inform you of the programs and services available. At the end of the Orientation you will be prompted to create your One Semester Educational Plan. This will serve as a suggested list of classes to enroll in your first semester, NOT your official class schedule.


Counseling Appointments

Available to continuing students, returning students, and new college students that have completed the Matriculation process. Appointments are scheduled one week in advance in person, by telephone, or online (eSARS). Questions/concerns that can be addressed during an appointment include developing or updating a Student Educational Plan and academic follow ups.


Counseling Services for Veteran Students

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Walk-In Counseling

Sessions are five minute sessions and require no appointment. Schedule is based on counselor availability. Questions/concerns that can be addressed during a Walk-In session include:

A. Matriculation requirements (Assessment, Orientation, and Counseling)
B. Course Selection Transfer issues
C. Graduations requirements
D. Dates and deadlines
E. Add/Drop classes and consequences
F. Credit/No credit grading



We now have Online Scheduling available for academic counseling appointments at Moreno Valley College. Please arrive early for your appointment. If you arrive late your appointment will be cancelled. Follow the link to access eSars.

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Office Hours* & Location:


Student Services, room 301

Phone Number:

(951) 571-6104

Counseling Hours:

Counselors Available for Appointments
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Last appointment is at 4:30pm and student will have ten minutes to check in.

NOTE: If your appointment is with Mr. Townsell or Ms. Thurston you will check in and meet with the counselor in HUM 113.

* NOTE: Information is for reference and is subject to change without notice