Academic Counseling

Academic Advising and Planning

Streamline Your Educational Goals

Whether you are planning to earn an Associate Degree for Transfer to a four-year college or university or are completing a certificate, Sierra’s academic counselors can help. We offer online counseling, support programs and personal development courses to meet your academic goals. You should meet with a counselor every semester to ensure you are on track.

All counseling services are confidential except as mandated by law.

Current Student?

Schedule an online appointment with an academic counselor at our Rocklin Campus or Nevada County Campus.

New Student 

Welcome to your first year at Sierra College! We know that transitioning to college can be challenging. That’s why we require every new student to attend a New Student Group Counseling session to help set you up for success.

During New Student Group Counseling you will:

Before You Register for New Student Group Counseling

Prior to New Student Group Counseling, you will need to accept the college terms and conditions in mySierra, complete the placement process (if applicable) and submit your transcripts. These steps are required to attend.

Make an Appointment

Rocklin Campus
(916) 660-7400

Nevada CountyCampus
(530) 274-5303

Tahoe/Truckee Campus
(530) 550-2225


Current Student

Consider meeting with an Academic Counselor to make sure you’re on the right track to meet your academic goals. Our counselors are available to meet in person or online through video chat.

During your counseling session you can:

Make an Appointment

Rocklin Campus
(916) 660-7400
Schedule an appointment online

Nevada CountyCampus
(530) 274-5303
Schedule an appointment online

Tahoe/Truckee Campus
(530) 550-2225

 

Academic Counseling Resources and Tools

DegreeWorks - Degree audit program and academic advising tool
Support Programs - Individualized support for a variety of needs
Personal Development courses - Provide a broad foundation in academic, career and personal success strategies
Career Connections – Receive help choosing a career or seeking job opportunities
Academic Renewals - Qualify to remove classes with poor grades (D, F, NC) from your transcripts
Starfish (Early Alert) - Provides a way to refer students for academic assistance
Advanced Placement Examination (AP) - AP credit applicability for Sierra, CSU and UC
International Baccalaureate (IB) – Credit applicability for Sierra, CSU and UC
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) - CLEP credit applicability for Sierra, CSU and UC

Contact Academic and Personal Counseling

Online Academic Counseling Options

Online Video Counseling

Take advantage of our online counseling sessions to video chat one-on-one with an academic counselor at our Rocklin Campus or Nevada County CampusPlease note: this service is not for new students. Find out more and schedule your appointment.

Ask a Counselor Chat

Ask general counseling-related questions by using our instant message chat button located in the lower right corner of the academic counseling page. All potential and current students are welcome to use this feature.

Email Counseling

Email counseling is available to all Sierra College students. If your question is complex or if you want to process a dismissal petition, you may be asked to schedule an in-person counseling appointment. Find out more about email counseling.

Rocklin Campus L 150

  • Phone: (916) 660-7400
  • Fax: (916) 630-4510
  • Fall and Spring Hours
    M-Th: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    F: 8:00am - 5:00pm

    Title IX: Sexual and Domestic Violence Support Number 916-660-8400. Hours M-F: 8am to 5pm. Calls will be returned within one business day.

Nevada County Campus N1 216

  • Phone: (530) 274-5303
  • Fax: (530) 274-5336
  • Fall and Spring Hours
    M-Th: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    F: 8:30am - 12:00pm

    Title IX: Sexual and Domestic Violence Support Number 916-660-8400. Hours M - F 8 to 5 Calls will be returned within one business day.

Tahoe/Truckee Campus 105

  • Phone: (530) 550-2225
  • Fax: (530) 550-2229
  • Fall and Spring Hours
    M-Th: 9:00am - 6:30pm
    F: 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Online scheduling not available for this campus; In-person visits by appointment only.