Counseling and Advising Services
Counseling and Advising
Though your college experience will be fun and exciting, it can also be overwhelming at times trying to manage time, money, academics and relationships. Speaking with a counselor can help you navigate through difficult times and help you find resources for your success.
Sometimes life at college brings with it self-doubt, worries, or confusion about values. Talking with a professional counselor may help you identify and clarify issues and in finding the coping resources to successfully confront them. Individual counseling is a partnership endeavor where you and the counselor work together toward your growth, happiness and fulfillment.
Answers to questions such as “What career?”, “What major?”, or “What college?” are the outgrowth of understanding one’s self. They require time and thought to assess your interests and abilities and begin planning for your career. Talking with a professional counselor will allow you to discuss your current situation, your hopes, your fears and your questions.
Professional counselors can help you plan for your program, choose a major or meet the transfer requirement of a four-year institution. Get advising on:
- Test anxiety
- Time management
- Assessing your academic progress
- Graduation requirements
- Course waiver requirements
- Curriculum guidesheets
- Curriculum changes
- Transfer requirements
Counseling services are available to Delta students during regular business hours of the Counseling/Advising and Career Services offices in D102. Stop in for a walk-in appointment or request service by calling 989-686-9330.
Emergency services after hours will be provided through Delta College Public Safety at 989-686-9111.
Counseling services are voluntary and confidential. You and your counselor will sign a consent form at your first appointment that protects your right to confidentiality within the limits allowed by the law. We do not report your attendance or any personal information to any unit in or outside the college without your written permission. To protect student privacy and guard against unauthorized disclosure of information, records will be maintained in a way that limits access to those who are authorized either by professional role, written consent and/or the criteria defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Assessment, Completion and Referral
Given the brief nature of counseling services, the completion of services and/or referral to other services is the plan. Completion of services occurs when you report improved functioning and/or when additional services are needed beyond the scope of Delta’s Counseling Service.