New Student Advising (NSA)


If all sessions are full below, please attend one of the advising drop-in advising sessions. Drop-in is now either in-person or virtual, which is indicated on each session, please read the drop-in schedule carefully.  With Fall registration, expect longer than usual delays to meet with an advisor. Capacity is based on demand for the specific session.  Students signed up for the 9/9 session should see their email for instructions. 


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) Attend a Drop-in session

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 answer:

  • 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