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Guidance and Counseling Office


The Guidance and Counseling Office (GCO) is committed to providing innovative programs and services for the development of the emotional, social, and psychological well-being of students. It serves as the students’ partner in achieving success in their career, personal, and social domains. It is a place where any student can go and talk about concerns that affect his/her life as a college student and as an individual. Concerns or issues discussed in individual sessions with any of the counselors are treated with confidentiality and do not appear in the students’ academic records


To deliver preventive, innovative, and comprehensive counseling services and wellness programs that will facilitate students in actualizing their potential to become empowered individuals.

GCO Program and Activities

I. Information and Enrichment Programs

This program provides students with various opportunities for personal exploration, growth, and development that make them better people at home, at school, and in society.

1. College Orientation for New Students
2. Associates Orientation on GCO Programs and Services
3. Recollection Activity for Graduating Students
4. Gender and Development Seminar/Training
5. Focus Group Discussions

II. Mental Health Forums, Seminars, Webinars, and Activities

To reinforce ways in which students can positively cope with day-to-day concerns like pressure, stress, and anxiety. To promote and foster good mental health and well-being among our students and associates.

III. Specialized Group Programs and Activities

It extends necessary support and guidance services designed to address the unique needs and concerns of students who belong to special populations or groups.

C.O.P.E. (Charting Oneself towards Personal Empowerment)
R.I.S.E (Recognizing Individual Self Efficacy)
S.A.S.E. (Support and Assistance for Student Employees)

IV. Psychological Testing Program

This program offers an opportunity for increased awareness and understanding of oneself through the administration and interpretation of standardized psychological tests.

GCO Services

Counseling (Individual/Group):

Counseling allows a student to express various concerns affecting his or her life both within and outside of school. It seeks to establish a supportive connection in which the counselor collaborates with the particular student to facilitate adjustment and progress in many parts of his life.


The counselors assist students, parents, and the faculty in developing solutions to an identified concern by providing adept advice and tapping their strengths, potentials, and available resources that can help improve their situation.

Psychological Testing:

Psychological tests are made available for students to help them become more aware of their strengths and areas for improvement. Students may also gain insights from the test results that can guide their decisions and actions.

Referral and Follow-Up:

Students receive continued assistance in improving their performance in school. This service is also extended to students who have availed themselves of counseling or consultation services to check on their status and progress.

Intake and Exit Interview/Survey

It involves career guidance and the gathering of information that the Guidance Counselor can use in the future.

Routine Interview

It is carried out in the form of "kumustahan" and acts as an early intervention for students who may need help.

Support Services

  1. Collaboration with academic services
  2. Student Readmission Clearance
  3. Student Transfer-out Clearance
  4. Student Recommendations
  5. System Support
  6. Self-help Materials
  7. Conferences

Guidance and Counseling Office

Room 1501


Office Hours: Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. ─ 5:00 p.m.

Trunkline: (02) 8281 8888 Local 122