Library at ELAC Campus

Live Chat with a Counselor

Connect with a counselor through "Live Chat" or Express Counseling for brief discussions. Counselors may review topics with you for up to 15-20 minutes. Other reasons may require an appointment.

Schedule: Live Chat is typically available during the following times:

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Reasons: General Questions

  • Steps for new students
  • Course Recommendations for 1 semester, Abbreviated SEPs
  • Update Home College, Major or Ed Goal
  • Campus Forms such as: Prerequisite clearance review, Academic Renewal, Removal of substandard grade, Additional Units Overload, Honors Applications
  • Grad Petitions (all courses taken within LACCD)
  • UC/CSU GE certification review (LACCD)


  1. Click the “Live Chat Counseling” button below.
  2. Read the consent statement and choose “Agree.”
  3. Log in using your LACCD Student Portal credentials. If you are a prospective student, create a guest account.
  4. Select an appropriate reason code. Not all reason codes can be accommodated in a “Live Chat” session.

Tech Requirements:

Use Chrome or Firefox. Be prepared to offer a phone number if there are issues with the audio, visual, or chat functions.

Live Chat Counseling


Counseling appointments can be scheduled online starting Fridays @ 7:30am for the following week. Click the “Counseling Appointments” tab for more information.

Contact Information

Office Hours and Location

Monterey Park Campus:
Express Counseling Services
​Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Fridays: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed

1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Building E1-127 (Campus Map)


Phone: (323) 265-8751

South Gate Educational Center:
Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Fridays: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed

2340 Firestone Blvd. South Gate, CA 90280