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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions - HSI - STEM

What’s the difference between an HSI-STEM Counselor vs. a Mission College Counselor?

The HSI-STEM Counselors specialize in serving Mission College students interested in pursuing academic and career goals related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. However, the HSI-STEM Counselors still serve the general student population at Mission College. HSI-STEM Counselors serve students individually on a walk-in and appointment basis.

In addition, HSI-STEM Counselors facilitate various workshops that are available for Mission College students to attend throughout the semester. The topics of these workshops vary from STEM major exploration to the development of goals and various other academic and professional skills. Be sure to check out our Event Calendar and/or download GradGuru to be updated on our workshops!

What's the Difference Between Walk-In and Appointments when Seeing a Counselor?

From the Counseling Office

  • Course selection
  • Review assessment results
  • Transfer advising
  • Student Petition Forms
  • Request to enroll in more than 18.0 units
  • Crisis intervention
  • Probation advising
  • SSSP services waivers
  • Transcript evaluation requests
  • Graduation advising
  • Guidance on clearing prerequisites
  • Abbreviated Educational Plan (AEP)
  • Schedule an appointment online
  • Develop an Educational Plan
  • Abbreviated Educational Plan (AEP)
  • Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP)
  • Review of transcripts from other schools
  • Assistance with applications for graduation
  • Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAGs)
  • Major and career exploration
  • Probation and dismissal counseling
  • Financial aid appeals
  • Personal counseling