Shoreline Community College campus




Get Oriented

Advising Center

Phone 206-546-4559

For hours of operation, please visit the Advising Services page.

Orientation will save you time and trouble by helping you start off on the right foot.  Even if you've already selected one of Shoreline's Programs of Study, ALL students who have never been enrolled at Shoreline are encouraged to attend New Student Orientation.


During orientation you will:

  • navigate the registration process
  • learn about campus resources that will help you succeed
  • identify your goals and how to achieve them

Please complete placement testing prior to attending an orientation session and bring your results with you.


If you have attended college previously, please bring your transcripts with you to orientation. This will enable you to register for many key classes.


Benefits of Orientation

  1. Familiarizes you to time schedule, cataloge, campus services, policies and procedures
  2. Identifies planning sheets corresponding with academic, educational and/or career goals
  3. Connects you to faculty for assistance in selecting appropriate coursework for plan of study
  4. Assists you in finding a healthy balance between academic and personal demands
  5. Establishes a permanent academic advisor for you
  6. Provides (as needed) an evaluation of previous college transcripts and an assessment of both Mathematics and English course placement/requirements
  7. Assists new students in getting registered for classes