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Welcome to Counseling Services!

Student Development Specialists (Counselors) are available on all Union County College campuses.

Normal Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:30-7:30PM
Friday 8:30-4:30PM

Summer Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 - 7:30PM
Closed Fridays
Office hours are subject to change due to holidays and school year.

To contact Counseling Services please call:
Cranford: 908-709-7525 Nomahegan Building, N2-6
Elizabeth: 908-965-6065 Lessner Building, first floor
Plainfield: 908-412-3588 Building 1, Room 107

Student Development Specialists (Counselors) are available to assist students with planning their next academic semester. Please click here for important dates for the Summer Session 2 and Fall terms.

Visit our Degrees, Certificates and Classes site and become familiar with your major and course requirements.

Getting Started at Union County College:

  • Apply for Admissions and Financial Aid, select a major.
  • Take the computerized placement test if required (Exemptions SAT scores of at least 540 verbal and/or 530 math)
  • Seek advising from the Counseling Center or a Faculty Member and select courses
  • Assistance with understanding course requirements, prerequisites, and sequences is available
  • Register for classes

Counseling Services Provides Students with:

  • Academic Advising
  • Career Counseling
  • Transfer Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Counseling for Student Athletes
  • Customized counseling for students with disabilities
Thinking about Transferring?
Prior to meeting with the transfer counselor review the transfer institutions course requirements and application deadline dates.
Need more help with finding out what might transfer?
Please visit www.njtransfer.org
Visit counseling on any campus and speak with a Transfer counselor to work on your plan for graduation and moving from Union to a Bachelor’s degree granting institution.

Need Career Counseling?
Before you see the career counselor think about what courses you took in high school or at Union that you enjoyed. Those courses might be a good match to your interests and skills.
See the career counselor to:

  • gain insight
  • make reliable career decisions
  • learn more about opportunities and occupations that fit your individual interests

Parental Roles in College:
Parents are accustomed to playing an active role in their student’s education. In a college setting the roles change tremendously because the student has entered a post secondary education. A college student is considered an adult in the eyes of the law. Parents are welcome to accompany the student when meeting with the Counselor if they are invited by the student. Please note, by law (FERPA- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) we need the approval from the student to release any information to the parents.

Contact us at our new E-mail! counselingsrv@ucc.edu

Visit the Parents website.

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