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New Student Advising (NSA)

COVID-19 Update:

Out of an abundance of caution,  NSA is virtual. All new degree and certificate seeking students must attend NSA.  Prior to your scheduled NSA session, the advisor will send you an email with your personalized schedule and ctcLink enrollment instructions on the day you've selected. You may go ahead and begin registration using these materials on your own. If you require assistance from an advisor after receiving these materials, please come to an advising drop-in hour at your convenience.


Prior to your NSA session you must have:

1) Applied to the college

2) Received Math and English placement

3) Complete the Online Orientation

4) Sign up for an NSA date below

Visiting students seeking summer credits to transfer to a four year institution or those seeking credits to enhance job skills do not need to sign up for an NSA. For other exempt programs please see below*.

In order to sign up for NSA, students must:

NSA can cover:

  • Choosing a program
  • Class Registration (during open enrollment)
  • Getting started in your CTC portal
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Funding Sources
  • Support Programs

Schedule (subject to change)

You can also call the Advising Resource Center at 425.640.1458 to sign up for a New Student Advising session.

*Students working with any of the below programs do not need to participate in NSA. Please reach out to your program directly for next steps. 

Running Start, WATR Center, Corrections, Con’t Ed, ABE/ESL/Int’l HS, HS 21+/HS Compl/GED/EDCAP/IBEST, OIP, CIHS/ WBW, FLED, Early Achievers Grant, BAS in Child, Youth, and Family Studies, Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) and WorkFirst.

**Students on a non-immigrant visa (F-1) who have applied through Office of International Programs will participate in a separate orientation and advising schedule. Please visit for more information or contact