General Information

4 Steps to Advising

The following four steps should be completed before a student meets with an advisor.

  • Apply for admission or call (206)546-4621.
  • It is important that you take the placement test (COMPASS).
  • If you have attended other schools, make sure that your official transcripts are sent to the Admissions Office.
  • Schedule and attend an orientation and registration appointment session. Call (206) 546-4559 or go to .

At the New Student Orientation, you will receive information about procedures and policies.


Meet with a faculty advisor from your area of interest to:

  • Discuss your plans.
  • Review your course placement recommendations (from COMPASS or ASSET test).
  • Select and schedule courses for the first quarter.
  • Identify your permanent advisor.
  • Register and pay tuition and fees.

Advising for Continuing Students

Once you are enrolled, you will be expected to meet with your assigned advisor each quarter to discuss your progress and to plan your schedule of classes for the next quarter.


Advising for Returning Students

If you are returning to college after a six months or more, you are considered a returning student. Contact your assigned advisor as soon as possible.  Bring an unofficial copy of your transcripts to the appointment as well as your most recent ASSET or COMPASS test results.


Advising Appointments

You will need to contact your assigned advisor either by telephone, email to set up an advising appointment   Plan to meet with your advisor as soon as the next quarter's class schedule booklets are available in print or online.