Registration & Orientation

For New Students

Getting the most out of your college experience begins with getting the right classes and then understanding the ins and outs of 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.

START - Student Advising and Registration Time

What to expect

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

How to prepare

  • 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)

    START Sessions for fall quarter registration are full.

    You can call our office to make an appointment with an advisor to register. Please call our office at 206-546-4559.

New Student Orientation

What to expect

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

How to prepare


NSO Sessions for fall quarter have ended.

Check back in mid-November for the dates/times of the winter NSO.