Westchester Community College Department of Counseling and Student Development
The Counseling and Student Development Department is an umbrella under which services are available aiding in the success of students. Personal, career and educational goals are identified and discussed through one-on-one advisement. Counselors are available days or evenings, on campus and at extension sites, to develop educational plans, select and schedule courses, assist in assessing abilities and interests, assist with personal concerns, career planning and job placement help with any special needs and to help with available financial programs.
The Department of Counseling and Student Development provides:
Counselors are available to guide you in planning successful long -term programs of study
Accent on Success (AOS) Program
For academically at-risk/restricted students whose cumulative GPA is less than 2.0, mandated counseling is required prior to any academic registration.
Several counselors are available to help you with personal problems. They are skilled listeners and can help you to clarify issues enabling you to resolve problems. Short-term on-campus counseling is available. In addition, excellent off-campus referrals on a sliding fee scale for ongoing treatment is accessible.
Developmental Students: For students who are taking non-credit classes in Math, English, and/or Reading, mandated counseling is required prior to any academic registration.
Students with documented disabilities
Counseling and support services are available for students with learning and/or emotional, visual, hearing or other health related issues.
Career and Transfer Counseling
Counselors are available to help you with career and college decisions. Transfer Services include one on one college counseling, college searches, scholarship availability, etc. Career Services includes, one on one career counseling, on-campus recruitment, interviewing skill building, resume writing, etc.
Chi Alpha Epsilon – National Honor Society
Students who hold a 3.0 cumulative GPA for 2 consecutive full-time semesters or 3 consecutive part-time semesters who began their studies taking one or more non-credit (remedial) courses are encouraged to join this prestigious National Honor Society.
- Membership letters are sent annually in October to those students who are eligible for induction into Chi Alpha Epsilon.
Educational Opportunity Program
EOP assists academic and economically disadvantaged students needing two or more remedial classes.
TRIO/Student Support Services
TRIO assists students needing one or more remedial courses who are low income, first generation college students or disabled.
The team is available for emergencies and/or urgent personal or emotional problems.