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Veterans Resource Center

VRC Counseling

Meet Richard

Welcome to counseling services at Foothill College's VRC. We pride ourselves on providing high-touch academic, transfer, disability, personal and career counseling for military-affiliated students. I look forward to meeting with you soon.


Richard Saroyan, Counselor for Veterans Services


Schedule an Appointment

  • Utilize Calendly to schedule an appointment.
  • You can also call 650-949-7912 for assistance.


Learn More about Counseling at the VRC

Academic Counseling

  • Develop a VA approved Student Educational Plan (SEP) for certificate, degree and/or transfer
  • Explore VA approved majors, educational choices and set academic goals
  • Discuss and navigate the trancript evaluation process for courses taken at other colleges/universities
  • Address academic challenges and barriers

Transfer Counseling

  • Learn about various 4-year universities and colleges
  • Find the right college/university "fit"
  • Determine specific requirements for various universities and academic programs
  • Receive assistance on applications and admission essays

Disability Counseling

  • Understand how your disability or disabilities affect you
  • Discuss and determine classroom and/or testing accommodations 
  • Collaborate with DRC staff to provide resources and support to ensure academic success

Career Counseling

  • Better understand yourself by learning more about your values, interests, personality preferences and strengths
  • Explore career options and paths
  • Create strong resumes and cover letters
  • Learn how to effectively network 
  • Prepare for various types of interviews 

Personal Counseling

  • Receive support in a safe, judgment-free space
  • Address personal issues affecting college success
  • Get referrals to on-campus and community resources as needed

Foothill College Calendar

Stay on top of upcoming events including academic schedule releases, registration dates, and other important deadlines:


Contact Richard


Phone: 650.949.7232


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We're Here to Help!

Visit our Homepage for In-Person and Virtual Office Hours


Building 5400, Room 5403



Ms. Julie Brown
Veterans Resource Specialist & School Certifying Official

Veterans Resource Center



Schedule an Appointment


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Richard Saroyan
Counselor, Veterans Services

Veterans Resource Center



Schedule an Appointment



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GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government