Your Guides to Student Success

Everyone Gets One

Upon enrollment, students are automatically assigned an advisor. If you don't know who your advisor is, just log in to  To schedule an appointment with an advisor, please call the Advising Front Desk at 206-546-4559.

Types of Advisors

Shoreline offers two types of advisiors that you can take advantage of one by one or all at once.

  • General Advisors
    These people have general, foundational knowledge about how to complete a degree or certificate and prepare for university transfer. Some of these advisors have specialized knowledge of of programs that provide unique services, for example veterans, online, or international students. 
  • Department Advisors
    These are instructional faculty who have specialized knowledge about a specific area of study or subject, like biology or CNC machining. You can find the advisor for your program on the degree planning guide.

Changing Your Advisor

A good reason to change is when you switch to a new area of study. You are not automatically assigned a new advisor when you change your area of study. Just fill out a request to change advisor form.

Success Coaches

In addition to advisors, who help students determine what to study, Shoreline offers success coaches who help students learn how to study. These staff help students to connect with campus and community resources and explore strategies to improve skills and performance in:

  • Discovering motivation and focus
  • Time management and organization
  • Goal planning and taking action
  • Independent problem solving
  • Self-advocacy and initiative
  • School / life balance