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This year the CGCO is turning more proactive in its counseling service. What used to be the voluntary First Visit is now changed into the required Intake Interview for Freshmen and Transferees. What’s the difference?

For the First Visit, students were simply introduced to their counselor and oriented to the programs and services that they could avail from their counselor. The aim of the First Visit was for the counselor to build rapport with students, as well as to help students become aware of the resources available to them when they needed help in times of distress. Students could come in groups of three for the First Visit. The First Visit was not a requirement for the student’s clearance at the

The Intake Interview however aims to do more than that. It still aims to help counselors build rapport with students, but since it is an hour-long structured interview, it also seeks to help counselors gain more information about the individual students, so as to help them know which students may need further intervention through counseling or other services of the office. Students who will not undergo the Intake Interview will not be cleared for enrollment until they have the

Ms Estesa Xaris Que-Legaspi, CGCO Director, says “We hope that  students will become more receptive to the individual counseling service after they have experienced the Intake Interview. We know that the adjustment period of freshman students and transferees may be challenging and even difficult. At times, they may not know whom to turn to for concerns. By introducing to them the counseling experience through the Intake Interview, we hope that they will feel that

Que says that the CGCO is also looking into a procedure where students can set appointments online. However, this is still in the development stage. Right now, students have to go to the CGCO to set their appointments. Setting of appointments have been done since early July. Intake Interviews will be open to students throughout the school year.  The CGCO is open from 8:00 AM to 12:00NN and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM from Mondays to Fridays. For concerns or queries, you may call us through 9910871 local 2223 or 2229. You can also get in touch with us through cell phone number 09152258143 or send us a message on facebook through email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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