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 arrange a meeting with an advisor, you can schedule a Zoom or phone appointment, schedule an in-person appointment, or call the Advising Front Desk at (206) 546-4559.

Types of Advisors

Shoreline offers two types of advisors 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.