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Counseling

Campus Closure

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Los Rios Colleges have begun 100% remote operations including moving all classes and student services online until further notice.

Folsom Lake College's Counseling department is meeting students remotely for the remainder of the semester via phone or Zoom. All appointments scheduled via the online scheduling system will be automatically scheduled as a zoom audio/video conferencing meeting. A Zoom account is not required to access a meeting.

  • A Zoom link will be emailed to your Los Rios Gmail immediately after scheduling the appointment.
  • Click on the link at the time of the appointment.
  • Online scheduling works best using Chrome as your browser. (Chrome is not required to access the zoom link).

If you are uncomfortable using Zoom technology, please contact the counseling department at (916) 608-6510 to schedule a phone appointment.

To receive assistance with technology, go to the Online Services page on the FLC website.


Please select from the following what type of student you are:

I'm Seeking A Drop-In Counseling Appointment

Drop in Counseling will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 4:15 pm and starting June 5, Fridays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Students are served on a first-come first-served basis. Be prepared to show a picture ID. May close the drop in list early if demand is too high.

Returning students and new students must submit a Folsom Lake College application 24 hours prior to scheduling the appointment. Drop in appointments are for quick questions that can be answered in a 15 minute meeting.

Examples: 1 semester course selection, Exceed Unit Petition, or Priority .5 registration.

Students who have transcripts from outside of Los Rios, Veterans, and students wanting a Comprehensive Educational Plan should schedule an appointment with a counselor.

Make an online drop in appointment

A First Time College Student

Prior to scheduling an appointment:

  • Apply to Folsom Lake College and receive a Los Rios Student ID number.
  • Complete the Folsom Lake College online Orientation.
  • Call the Counseling Department at (916) 608-6510 to learn how to meet with a Counselor.

A New Student Transferring from another College

Students who have attended another college outside of Los Rios Community College District (American River College, Sacramento City College, Consumnes River College, Folsom Lake College), must do the following prior to scheduling an appointment with a counselor:

  • Apply to Folsom Lake College and receive a Los Rios Student ID number.
  • Submit official college transcripts to Admissions and Records. It can take up to 15 days for an official transcript to be evaluated and have it be available to counselors.
  • If you do not have time to submit official outside transcripts before your appointment, email unofficial transcripts to the counselor with your name and student ID in the subject line prior to the appointment.
  • Select Counseling - Has OUTSIDE Transcripts reason code.
  • Select all other applicable reason codes.

I'm Returning to Los Rios after a Break

Students who have previously attended a Los Rios College, but did not attend the previous semester, must do the following before scheduling an appointment with a counselor:

  • Apply to Folsom Lake College to be re-activated as a student.
  • If you have college transcripts from outside of Los Rios and they are not on file with FLC, email unofficial transcripts to the counselor with your name and student ID in the subject line prior to the appointment.
  • Submit official transcripts to Admissions and Records. It can take up to 15 days for an official transcript to be evaluated and have it be available to counselors.
  • Select Counseling – Has OUTSIDE Transcripts reason code.
  • Select all other applicable reason codes.
  • If you do NOT have college transcripts from outside of Los Rios, select all other applicable reason codes.

A Current FLC Student

Students enrolled the previous semester must do the following before scheduling an appointment with a counselor:

  • Complete supplemental enrollment form online at eServices.
  • If you have college transcripts from outside of Los Rios and they are not on file with FLC, email unofficial transcripts to the counselor with your name and student ID in the subject line prior to the appointment.
  • Submit official transcripts to Admissions and Records. It can take up to 15 days for an official transcript to be evaluated and have it be available to counselors.
  • Select Counseling – Has OUTSIDE TRANSCRIPTS reason code.
  • If you do NOT have college transcripts from outside of Los Rios, select all other applicable reason codes.

A Veteran

If you will be requesting to use and receive GI Bill benefits (not including the Cal Vet Fee Waiver), please call the Counseling Department at (916) 608-6510 for a VA educational plan appointment.

  • If you have college transcripts from outside of Los Rios and they are not on file with FLC, email unofficial transcripts to FLC-transcriptsunofficial@flc.losrios.edu.
  • Submit official transcripts to Admissions and Records. It can take up to 15 business days for an official transcript to be evaluated and have it be available to counselors.

For additional questions regarding your VA benefits, contact the Veteran’s Center at (916) 608-6898 or email FLC-Veterans@flc.losrios.edu.

An Athlete

  • If you plan on playing an FLC Sport or are already part of an athletic team, select Student Athlete only reason code to schedule your appointment with the Athletics Counselor, Amber Longhitano.

In Dismissal Status

  • If you are currently in Dismissal status, please contact Brittney Anderson at (916) 608-6730.

An International Student

  • Students who have an F-1 Student Visa, please select International Student reason code.

The Counseling department provides prospective and current students with comprehensive academic, career, transfer, and personal counseling necessary to successfully reach their educational, career, and personal goals.

Whether you are a first-time student, returning student, or have been attending college for some time, you may encounter periods when your educational performance or personal equilibrium is challenged. You will find a variety of professional counseling services at the Main Folsom campus, El Dorado Center, and Rancho Cordova Center. Day or evening appointments can be made by calling our offices.

Counseling services include:

  • Academic assistance with certificate/degree requirements, transfer requirements, and college selection preparation for an academic major course selection. See Preparing For Your Counseling Appointment.
  • Career assessment of interests, abilities, and labor market information employment trends. We also provide re-entry resources for single parents and displaced homemakers.
  • Crisis intervention, including conflict resolution, stress management, coping skills, and referrals to community resources.
  • Short-term personal counseling assistance with personal, family, or work concerns as they relate to educational goals.
  • Multicultural counseling in the context of cultural origins and values.

Contact

flc-counseling@flc.losrios.edu

To schedule an appointment with a counselor call:

Main Folsom campus
(916) 608-6510

El Dorado Center
(530) 642-5645

Rancho Cordova Center
(916) 361-6321

Remote Service Hours

Monday through Thursday:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday:
8:00 am to 12:00 pm noon

Scheduled Appointments
Monday through Thursday:
Day and Evening appointments
Friday:
Daytime appointments only

Drop-in Appointments
Main Folsom campus
Tuesdays and additional days during peak registration times

Location

Main Folsom campus
Student Services, Aspen Hall/FL1

El Dorado Center
Building B, First Floor

Rancho Cordova Center
Building 1, First Floor

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