The counseling staff and faculty at Moreno Valley College (MVC) are here to help you reach your academic goals. Our dedicated team of academic counselors offer a range of college and career planning services through your school's engagement centers.
How can I get help?
Your school's engagement center is your success team! MVC's schools have staff that specialize in helping you plan out classes and reach your academic and career goals. All counseling is offered through your engagement center by appointment or limited drop-in hours.
Why see a counselor?
Seeing a counselor helps you graduate on time and complete your goals. Counselors can help you find out about:
- What can I do with a major in...?
- Career counseling
- Creating or updating a Comprehensive Educational Plan
- Graduation and transfer requirements
- Associate degree and certificate requirements
- Review of current course work in relation to your program of study
How to Get Counseling
Appointment Expectations and Policies
If you have scheduled an appointment, check in by logging onto your Zoom meeting a few minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
Late arrival, no show and cancellation policy
Late/No show/Cancellation policy: Students who do not show or are 10 minutes late will be marked as "NO SHOW" on their appointment record. After three missed appointments (NO SHOWS) you will be required to meet with the Vice President, Student Services before being able to schedule an appointment.
If you are unable to keep an appointment, it is your responsibility to cancel the appointment and give us 1 hour advance notice by texting, emailing or leaving a voicemail.
Connect with a counselor
Counselors help you stay on track. Students may make an appointment or get drop-in assistance online or in-person. Drop-in assistance offers students the chance to receive quick answers for general college, career and program of study questions. You may meet with other members of your school's success team instead of a counselor when using Engagement Center Live. Sessions are typically 15 minutes long. Need to have a longer conversation? Make an appointment.
Drop-in Help Includes
- Academic/career counseling and course selection
- Dates and deadlines
- Add/Drop classes and consequences
- Opting into credit and no-credit grading
- Matriculation appeal and prerequisite validation
- Develop/update student educational plans
- Assess transfer, certificate, associate, and graduation requirements
- Complete readmit contracts
Online: Hop on Zoom to get quick assistance, no matter where you are. Engagement Center Live hours vary by school. Discover your school and when you can get online assistance.
In-Person: Drop-in hours are available Monday - Thusday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Counseling Services office. No appointment is required. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Have your green or blue CLEARED4 pass available.
Make an appointment
Make an in-person appointment or online appointment with your Engagement Center Counselor via phone or online. You must have a student ID number issued by the Riverside Community College District and Moreno Valley College must be your home college. In-person appointments will require a blue or green pass through Cleared4.
Make an appointment by:
Text: (951) 888-1414
Leave a Voicemail: (951) 571-6104
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 5 pm
Friday: 8 am - 2 pm
You may call to make appointments during office hours. Office hours do not reflect counseling or engagement center service times.
Appointment and Drop-In Hours:
Counseling drop-in and appointment hours vary by school and engagement center. Evening counseling is by appointment only.