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Counseling Department


The Counseling Department serves a diverse student population with academic, career, transfer, and personal counseling needs. The counseling faculty and staff are committed to empower and educate students on how to achieve their academic goals by developing a comprehensive student education plan and referrals to campus and community resources.


Assist students in achieving their educational and vocational goals and empowering them to make informed choices and decisions.



Monday             8-6 p.m.
Tuesday            8-6 p.m.
Wednesday      8-4:30 p.m.
Thursday           8-4:30 p.m.
Friday                8-4 p.m.



Santa Maria Campus
Bldg A, 1st Floor Student Services
805-922-6966 ext. 3293

Lompoc Valley Center 
Building 1 
805-735-3366 ext. 5200


Counseling Team

Counseling Team


Frequently Asked Questions

Before you schedule an appointment, complete the following: 

  • Appointments are only open to Hancock students.  An online admission application must be on file.  If you have been absent for two consecutive primary semesters (fall and spring), you are required to update your application. 
  • If you are an incoming student transferring from another college and need your transcript(s) evaluated, please take the following steps prior to scheduling your appointment.
    1. Order all official transcripts to be directly sent to our Admissions and Records Office
    2. Wait for an email confirmation that your transcript(s) were received and evaluated. 
    3. Once confirmed, schedule your counseling appointment.

Reasons to schedule a counseling appointment:

  • Develop a Comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP)- New or Update
  • Explore majors
  • External Transcript Evaluation
  • Transfer Planning
  • Career Planning
  • Apply for a degree and/or certificate using external transcripts 
  • Apply for a CSU and/or IGETC general education certification using external transcripts 
  • Apply for an Academic Renewal using external transcripts 
  • Review University Application
  • Review Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) Application
  • Appeal an Excessive Course Attempt (4th attempt)

If you are part of a support program, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with your program counselor.

EOPS Programs
College Achievement Now | CAN
Learning Assistance Program | LAP

You have two ways to schedule a general counseling appointment.

  1. Call the Counseling Department at 805-922-6966 ext.3293, or
  2. Use the Successnet link below to schedule an appointment.

Meet with a counselor in a specialized area:

Undecided on your career path?  Schedule a counseling appointment with a career counselor.

Meet with a career counselor

Affiliated with the military? Schedule a counseling appointment with a veteran counselor.

Meet with a Veteran Counselor

Interested in community education classes? Schedule a counseling appointment with a non-credit counselor.

Meet with a Non-Credit Counselor

Interested in transferring to a university?  Schedule a counseling appointment with a transfer counselor.

Meet with a transfer counselor

Are you a student-athlete?  Schedule a counseling appointment with an athletics counselor.

Meet with an Athletics Counselor


Frequently Asked Questions

Drop-In Questions:

  • Adding/Dropping classes
  • Apply for a degree and/or certificate with no external transcripts
  • Apply for a CSU and/or IGETC general education certification with no external transcripts
  • Academic Standing/Probation Questions
  • CCPG Appeal
  • Apply for an Academic Renewal with no external transcripts
  • Apply for a Prerequisite Appeal
  • Apply for Reinstatement (Dismissed Students)
  • Requesting Excess Units
  • Pass/No Pass Questions
  • Student Services and Community Referrals

Counseling Drop-In Hours:

Monday             8-6 p.m.
Tuesday            8-6 p.m.
Wednesday      8-4:30 p.m.
Thursday           8-4:30 p.m.
Friday                8-4 p.m.

Please arrive/call the Counseling Department to check-in.  Wait times may vary.  A counselor will call you on a first-come, first-served bases. 

Email your quick question to counseling. We encourage you to use your Hancock email account.  The email must include your Student ID number, better known as your H#.  The response time will depend on the volume of emails.  Most questions will be responded to within three business days.  Please email your questions to





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If you applied for a degree within the 2022-2023 academic year, you are invited to participate in our 2023 Commencement Ceremony which will take place Friday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m.  Use the link below to reserve your spot at graduation and learn more about ordering a cap and gown.

AHC Commencement ceremony






All students enrolled at Hancock are required to meet the minimum academic and progress standards to be in good standing.  Good standing is achieved when a student:

  • meets or exceeds a 2.0 cumulative GPA, and
  • completes at least 50% of their attempted units with a letter grade (A, B, C, D, or F) or P (pass).

Failing to meet the above standards may result in:

We encourage you to meet with a counselor to get back on track.