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Personal Counseling Appointment

Make an appointment to meet with a personal counselor at College of DuPage. Counseling is available to admitted College of DuPage students at no additional cost.

During Business Hours

Call Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services at (630) 942-2259 or stop by Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200.

State that you are interested in receiving personal counseling and you will be scheduled for an initial screening to determine if the center is the best place to meet your needs.

When Campus is Closed

If you believe you can wait until the center opens again, you may leave a message at (630) 942-2259 with your contact information and our staff will return your call and assist you with scheduling.

Crisis Assistance

If you are in a crisis, please contact the following resources: 

On Campus: Contact COD Police

If you are on campus and experiencing an emergency, call (630) 942-2000.

Off Campus/Community Crisis Resources

If you are off campus and experiencing a life-threatening emergency:

  • Dial 911 or go to nearest emergency room.
  • DuPage County Crisis Services
    If you are experiencing a crisis and need to speak to a mental health professional, call (630) 627-1700 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Rape Crisis Hotline
    Provides survivors of sexual violence and their significant others immediate support, crisis intervention and referrals for the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs. The volunteers and staff at the hotline have received extensive training in sexual assault crisis intervention. Call (630) 971-3927 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

National Crisis Resources (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

  • Crisis Text Line
    Text from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis, including Corona Virus anxiety/concerns. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds from a secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
    • Text “HOME” to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (call or chat)
    Free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
    • (800) 273-TALK (8255) 
    • (888) 628-9454 (for Spanish speakers)
    • (800) 799-4889 (for deaf and hard of hearing)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline
    Call to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.
    • (800) 656-HOPE (4673)
  • Veterans Crisis (Call, Text, or Chat)
    Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.
  • The Trevor Project (Call, Text, or Chat)
    Leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, & questioning youth
    • (866) 488-7386
    • Text “START” to 678-678

Contact Information

Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services

Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200, (630) 942-2259
Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services

New to College of DuPage?

Contact Campus Central at campuscentral@cod.edu, or call Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services at (630) 942-2259.

Continuing or Past COD Students
For appointments at COD's main campus, call (630) 942-2259, or one of the COD Centers.

Ask a counselor a question.