New Student Registration & Orientation

Getting the most out of your college experience begins with getting the right classes and then understanding the in's an out's how college works. START sessions are an opportunity to speak with advisors while you are registering for classes. Then, New Student Orientation is where you can learn all about life at Shoreline Community College and how to make it work for you. We strongly recommend incoming students attend both START and New Student Orientation.


1. START (Student Advising and Registration Time)


START is great way to make sure that the classes you sign up are the classes you want and need. At START, you will speak with an advisor at the same time you are registering for classes.


Getting ready to START

  • Complete the application to the college
  • Know your student identification number
  • Review areas of study offered at Shoreline
  • Bring Compass placement test results and/or unofficial transcripts from previous college(s) 

What to expect at your START session

  • Meet advisors and other new students
  • Review degree options at Shoreline
  • Create a class schedule and register for courses
  • Learn about payment options and Financial Aid
  • Hear about academic and personal resources


2. NSO (New Student Orientation) 


The Student Leadership Center and Advising Center partner to offer New Student Orientation (NSO) before each quarter begins.


NSO opportunities

  • Meet faculty, staff, current and new students
  • Learn about the services and resources available to enhance your personal and academic success
  • Become familiar with the college through a campus tour.