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HS: 053-341
COC: 004-117
Counseling Department Staff
Vanessa Vonrhein - Counseling Secretary
Ina Trapani
A – Castillo
Kristin Wilkins
Casto-Gonzalez, D.
Mayra Perez
Gonzalez, E -- Lei (&EL)
Voula Devoe
Lem – Ortiz
Shari Smith
Os – San
Kim Goller
San -- Z

Welcome to Canyon Counseling
Are you planning on going to COC for the fall? Then of course you know that you will need to take TWO placement tests before you go, right? Yes, one is math and one in English. For more information go to:

This is a reminder that the First-Year Promise application period closes at 11:59pm on May 11. First Year Promise gives students an opportunity to attend College of the Canyons FREE for your first year. First Year Promise pays enrollment and student fees. 
There is space available for the program. Below are the steps to follow to be eligible for the program. Do not forget the deadline to complete ALL steps is by May 11, 2018 by 11:59 pm:

  • Submit a fall application, complete orientation, assessment and advisement.  
           (Please note appointments are not needed for assessment, but online registration is required
           for an advisement workshop.  Workshops are filling quickly – students should check availability
          at both campuses.)
  • Complete the FASFA or Dream Act.
  • Submit First-Year Promise online application found at
Recommendation Letters
You must ask 2 weeks prior to due date.
If you are asking a counselor for a letter you may ask your alpha counselor ONLY.
Senior class rank closes on February 28th of every school year.  College of the Canyons courses taken during the winter session will be included in 1st semester. You must have a 4.0 or above total cumulative GPA by the end of 1st semester in order to graduate in white.