Getting Started

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We are offering many quick access services and we encourage most Twin Cities students to start with these services: Let’s Talk, Learn to Live, SCS Groups and Workshops, Academic Coaching and Workshops, [email protected].  Please note these resources are not for crisis support or urgent needs.

If you are interested in starting individual counseling services at SCS please complete our intake forms. Please note we are currently experiencing an unusually high demand for first appointments (what we call “brief consultations”) which is resulting in extended wait times. At this time, students can anticipate, on average, around a 3 to 4 week wait for brief consultations. Intake forms are only accessible Monday-Friday from 7am-5pm. To be eligible for services, a student must be currently-enrolled and degree-seeking on the UMN-Twin Cities Campus.

During your brief consultation, a counselor will meet with you over Zoom to help identify which SCS services, other on-campus services, or off-campus services might be right for you. You can discuss your preferences for in-person, virtual, or hybrid services at that time.

Students who need private space to meet with their counselor can find spaces on campus by using the Study Space Finder. We also have limited private spaces within the counseling center that students may be able to use, and can work with you regarding reserving these spaces for an appointment with SCS.

If you are interested in seeking care in your local community, The Care program can assist you with finding resources in the community. 

If you need immediate support, please access our Crisis Resources.

Want to know more about what to expect regarding virtual and in person services? 

Learn more here