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Counseling and Advising

It is common for international students studying in the United States to have various academic and personal challenges.  We can assist you in finding the help you are looking for at the Global Education Office

In addition, there are services available around campus through our Advising Centers at
SCC and SFCC, including academic workshops and private counseling.

These support services are provided whenever needed, from initial orientation to graduation.  A close partnership with the advising staff will help you succeed at CCS.

Academic Advising


Proper academic planning will help you earn your degree faster.

International students at Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College will meet frequently with academic advisors to discuss their career objectives and academic goals. SCC or SFCC academic advisors are faculty professionals holding master's degrees in counseling/guidance.

International students who will be entering the regular academic program at SCC or SFCC are first introduced to the academic advising staff during New Student Orientation.

Students will also meet with advisors periodically through the term to plan course schedules for future terms.

Personal Counseling
Counselors are available for a wide range of support and assistance - both academic and personal. Counselors can assist in many ways:

  • Helping students to identify their academic and career goals - and choosing the right program to meet those goals
  • Adjusting to life in Spokane can be difficult. Counselors can help with cultural adjustment, homestay difficulties, stress management, test anxiety, relationship difficulties, chemical abuse problems, and more.
  • Major life transitions such as divorce, marriage, death, or grief counseling
  • Academic problems such as time management, goal setting, and decision making

Upcoming events

There are numerous events at both SFCC and SCC that will help you succeed at CCS. 

Fall 2013
Academic Success Workshops at SCC