​​​​​​​​​The primary goal of Counseling is to provide opportunities for students to clarify and achieve their academic and personal goals.  Students are required to meet with counselors on a regular basis to monitor academic progress and update their Educational Plan (Ed Plan).  Our counselors are committed to your academic success and deliver a range of counseling services.



  • Assist students with exploration of educational options

  • Assist students with establishing academic goals

  • Assist students with selecting a major or field of study

  • Assist students with course selection and registration

  • Assist students with developing a Educational Plan (Ed Plan)

  • Addresses academic and progress probation

  • Advice students regarding graduation and certificate requirements

  • Provide referrals to other support services on campus

  • Convey current information on institutional and transfer requirements

Career Counseling

Counselors are available to assist students explore their life goals and identify their career options. This assistance may include helping students evaluate their aptitudes and interests through the use of tests and interviews. Counselors work in conjunction with the resources found in the EVC Career Center. The Center houses the latest information on career trends, career oriented magazines, books and brochures, videos, a computerized career selection system (EUREKA) and access to the World Wide Web for college and career searches.

Personal​ Counseling

Counselors are available to support students who need assistance in dealing with problems/ issues, which may be affecting their academic performance. Counselors work with students to alleviate their relationship, health or emotional concerns. All matters discussed are held in strict confidence by the counselor. When appropriate, students may be referred to other professional services on campus or in the community.

Walk-In Counseling

All Walk-in appointments are first come, first serve. Depending on the number of students that are waiting, sign-ups to see a Counselor may be cut off prior to the posted closing hours. Walk-in counseling appointments are for quick questions.

If you have transcripts from other colleges, you should bring those transcripts to your appointments.

Services available during walk-ins:

  • Prerequisite Verification (Overrides)

  • Class Schedule

  • General Information

If you need additional help that goes beyond the scope of a walk-in appointment, you should make an appointment for Academic, Career or Personal Counseling. 

Online Student Success Workshops

Dear EVC Student or Prospective Student please utilize this series of interactive on-demand workshops, action plans and valuable resources focused on helping you achieve your academic, personal and career goals. The goal is to support your career exploration and development as well as your academic success. ​

To start click here:



Dean Alexandra Duran

Alexandra Duran
Dean, Student Success


Contact Info:

 Location: SC-250
Phone: (408) 270-6475


Counseling Hours:

Spring Hours:

Mon & Thu: 8am-5pm

Tue & Wed: 8am-7pm

Friday: 8am-1pm

Friday February 13 & Monday February 16 the Counseling Department will be closed.

Regular Walk-In Mon: 8am-1pm
Thu: 1pm-5pm​

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