Continuing Student Advising
Continuing Student Advising
Continuing student advising in the Student Welcome Center is for students currently assigned to the Welcome Center for advising. If you are assigned to a faculty advisor, please see the Faculty & Staff directory for your advisor’s contact information.
Not sure who your advisor is? Go to When Can I Register? to find out who you are currently assigned to.
If you are assigned to the Welcome Center, there are two ways to meet with Educational Planners for advising assistance.
Walk In Advising
Walk in advising is for answers to quick questions, to get a copy of a degree planner or for a quick tutorial in how to use the online degree planning and registration tools. During registration periods you can also use walk in advising to meet with an Education Planner to get your registration PIN which will allow you to register for classes.
Registration PINs are generally available to students three weeks prior to registration beginning. Come in early to get your PIN and get assistance in making sure the classes you are choosing will fit in your degree plan.
You can view our current walk in calendar to see upcoming walk in days and times.
Appointments are designed to be dedicated one-on-one time with an Educational Planner for things that take more time and preparation than what we can offer through walk in advising. You should make an appointment with an Educational Planner to:
- Compare different degrees in detail
- Create a timeline of how many quarters it will take you to finish your degree
- Receive assistance with transfer planning
- Become self advised
- Receive an unofficial review of transcripts from other colleges
What Should I Bring With Me To An Appointment?
This is your education and you should be invested in it! Our job is to give you resources and guide you through the process- the actual work is on your part to make your education what you want it to be. Please be prepared for your appointment by bringing the following:
- Specific degrees or career areas you want to look at. If you do not know what you want to we cannot point you in the right direction. We would recommend before meeting with an Educational Planner that you meet with the Career Center in Building 25 or call (360) 596-5567 if you need career planning guidance.
- Printed information about your transfer institution or transfer degree (for transfer planning appointments.) There are thousands of colleges and universities out there and even more degrees! We cannot be experts on all colleges and all degrees. Our expectation is that you will bring in information on your transfer school or program including information on prerequisite or required classes and admissions information. From the information you bring us we can then apply our knowledge of the transfer process and course equivalency to help you navigate becoming a transfer student.
- Unofficial copies of your transcripts (for transcript review appointments). We do not always have access to the official transcripts you may have turned in for your transfer of credit review. If you have not turned in official transcripts for transfer of credit we strongly encourage you to bring your officials with you so that we can review them with you and then make sure you have the paperwork to get the transfer process started. An official review can take six to eight weeks to complete- you do not want to delay that process!
If you feel you need an appointment with an Educational Planner you can book it online. Please give us as much information as possible for your reasons for coming in to see us so that we can prep for your appointment to make the most of it for you.
Sign up with the Online Appointment Scheduler
Degree Audit is an online degree planning tool for students. In Degree Audit you can view how your credit is applied to any of our degrees at SPSCC. You can also view your test scores, any educational plans that have been created for you and notes from your advisor. Degree Audit will show you how classes are applied to the degree areas as soon as you register for them. We recommend that students check their degree audit report each quarter after registering for classes.