The counselors at Glen Oaks are State of Michigan Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) or Limited Licensed Psychologists (LLP) qualified to assist students. Unless otherwise indicated, all services are provided at no charge. The Glen Oaks Counseling Center is dedicated to helping students succeed.
Your Glen Oaks Counselor can help you:
- complete the admission process
- orient to the college and to the campus
- select your courses and plan an academic program
- identify interests and skills to assist in selecting a college major and a career choice
- acquire information regarding learning styles, study skills, and time management
- adjust your schedule and keep you alert to program requirements and changes
- prepare for graduation and/or transfer to another college
- deal with personal and interpersonal concerns (relationships, family, substance abuse) in a private and confidential setting
- locate and refer to community human services agencies for further professional assistance
The Counseling Center Staff:
Cheryl Hayden, L.P.C.
International Student Coordinator
Student Government Advisor
Lyle Raven, L.L.P.
Disability Support Services Coordinator
Substance Abuse Counselor
The Counseling Center Hours:
Counselors are available by appointment, Monday - Friday. During registration periods counselors are available on a walk-in basis only.
The Counseling Center is open:
Monday, Thursday & Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Educational Counseling Services:
Students entering Glen Oaks with the intent to transfer must consult with a Glen Oaks counselor in planning their educational program. Through academic advising, students receive assistance with class selection, transfer information, graduation requirements, and career information. This process enables students to make better decisions to meet individual goals.
New students are required to either take the Accuplacer assessment or provide documentation of having achieved the minimum required score on the ACT or the SAT1 assessment. Assessment results will be interpreted by counselors and used to help in selecting courses.
Academic Advising is available for all Glen Oaks students as they plan for the future and work to transition into employment or to a 4-year school. Advisors can provide guidance in areas such as:
● Academic Planning
● Campus Resource Referral
● Course Selection
● Major and Degree Requirements
● Major Exploration
● Goal Setting
Personal Counseling Services:
Personal counseling is provided on a very limited basis and is treated as a confidential issue. Glen Oaks counselors are professionally trained and licensed, and are skilled in working with students to resolve issues or concerns and to refer to outside agencies.
Career Counseling Services:
The goal of career counseling is to help students choose an initial career or help make a career change. Our Career Counselor provides individual counseling is available to enable students to take control of their lives, to give them support in transition, and to explore their own needs and goals in a search for greater fulfillment.
In addition, assistance with resume writing and interviewing techniques are also available. Glen Oaks counselors will help students free of charge.
During registration periods, faculty advisors may also be available to help students clarify educational goals and to identify which courses are needed to meet their goals or certificate/degree requirements. Advisors are available on a walk-in basis; no appointment is necessary.
Career Counseling is open to all current and former GOCC students. Career counselors can provide the following services:
● Career Assessment
● Career Planning
● Job Search Techniques
● Interviewing Techniques
● Major and Career Exploration
● Resume Writing
ACCUPLACER at Glen Oaks - many links at bottom of page.
Job and Career Information
Michigan College Mall: http://www.macrao.org
Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor's Degree can check out a variety of Four Year Colleges HERE
Substance Abuse Booklet