We offer counseling to assist students to resolve issues that cause emotional distress and interfere with personal goals and academic attainment. Confidential counseling is provided to help students bring about positive changes in their lives. Group counseling is provided to afford the opportunity to work together in learning to deal more effectively with personal concerns.
Counseling Services provides academic advising to all students whose major is undeclared. Counselor's sign course sections, course withdrawal, and change of major for all students who are undeclared. Any student who needs help with academic advising is encouraged to seek assistance from the Counselors.
Counseling sees the need to continue working with students who need academic guidance to help them succeed in school. Activities are arranged with students who are academically deficient.
Counseling Services maintains a College Resource Center with information in career guidance, career assessments and inventories, college handbooks and catalogues, and materials that will help students help with academic skills and information.
The ID-180 College Success Seminar is a two credit hour course that is required of all entering students and must be taken during the first thirty (30) hours of course work. This course is designed to help students get the most out of their academic experience by offering ongoing orientation to University life, academic self-help skills and career planning.
Special Services and Workshops
Counseling Services organizes projects with the colleges on counseling practicum, peer counseling and special projects. Research work and projects are conducted each year to help determine services and additional needs of college students.
- Pre-Semester Advisement
- Prevention Programs Series
- Student Campus Surveys
- High School Outreach and Education
- Peer Counseling
- Crisis Prevention
- and others
The University of Guam, Student Counseling Services is a recognized international and national testing center by the Educational Testing Services, Applied Measurements Professional Inc., Leadership in Measurement Management and Publishing and Technology, and The Chauncey International, for the Western Pacific. Student Counseling Services provides testing for college admissions and graduate studies, national testing for certification and licensing, and a designated distant education testing of colleges and universities. In addition, Student Counseling Services provides Career Assessments, interest inventory, and individual assessments for college success. These tests help students improve their academic performance, select a major and career, enter professional programs, or obtain professional certification or licensure.
To support the Enrollment Management and Student Service's mission through reruitment, retention, advisement, and counseling of students.
We seek to assist students with a wide range of personal concerns and problems. The goal of counseling is to help the students develop the personal awareness and skills necessary to overcome problems, to grow and develop a way that will allow them to take advantage of their educational opportunities at the University of Guam. Professional services are offered to help students with personal difficulties or learning problems that interfere with their ability to gain maximum benefit from educational experience.