Academic Counseling

Academic Advising and Planning

Advising and Planning to Streamline your Educational Goals

Whether you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university or are completing a certificate, Sierra's counselors can help. Counseling also has online counselingsupport programs and personal development courses to help you meet your academic goals. You should meet with a counselor every semester.

All counseling services are confidential except as mandated by law.

Current Student?

Schedule Appointment

For NCC: Schedule Appointment

New Student Group Counseling Workshop

New Student? Then New Student Group Counseling is for You

When you accept the College Terms and Conditions (if applicable) you will be able to schedule a New Student Group Counseling appointment.

During New Student Group Counseling you will:

  • Determine classes for your first semester (First Semester Education Plan)
  • Learn about General Education Requirements
  • Learn how to transition to Community College

Make an Appointment

Rocklin Campus
(916) 660-7400

Nevada CountyCampus
(530) 274-5303

Tahoe/Truckee Campus
(530) 550-2225

Counseling Helps You Meet Your Educational Goals

First Semester Attend New Student Group Counseling to complete First Semester Education Plan
Second Semester Make a counseling appointment to complete My Academic Plan (MAP)
Remaining Semesters Make a counseling appointment
Complete Educational Goal You did it!

Academic Counseling Services

Academic Planning

First Semester Education Plan (SEP)
Your first semester academic plan
My Academic Plan (MAP)
Your complete academic plan created during your second semester
Degree audit program and academic advising tool
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

Academic Advising

New Student Group Counseling
Learn how to navigate post-secondary education and selecting classes for your first semester
Major and Goal Identification
Figure out your major and goal for college
General Education (GE) Advising
Determine courses that will complete your GE requirements
Degree/Certificate Advising
Plan the courses you need to complete your degree/certificate
Transfer and Career Advising
Helping you prepare for transfer to your planned four-year college or career

Other Academic Services

Support Programs
Individualized support for a variety of needs
Personal Development Courses
Provides a broad foundation in academic, career and personal success strategies
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
Financial Literacy Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rocklin Campus, C 7
Scholarship Workshops
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rocklin Campus, V 308
Scholarship Workshops
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rocklin Campus, V 308
Spring instruction begins
Add/ Drop/ Refund Deadline
President's Weekend holiday

Contact Counseling

Online Counseling Options

Online Counseling

Take advantage of our online counseling sessions. Please note: this service is not for new students. Find out more and make your appointment.

Ask a Counselor Chat

Ask general counseling-related questions by using our chat button located in the lower right corner of this 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 & Domestic Violence Support Number Hours M - F 8 to 5 Calls will be returned within one business day.

Nevada County Campus N1 216

  • Phone: (530) 274-5303
  • Fax: (530) 274-5307
  • Fall and Spring Hours
    M-Th: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    F: 8:30am - 12:00pm

    Title IX: Sexual & Domestic Violence Support Number 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

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