International Academic Advising

International Academic Advisors are faculty advisors who help students make important decisions about their academic and future career plans. By working with an advisor, students are able to make the connection between their academic interests, degree requirements, and career opportunities.

Our advisors can:

Connect with an advisor

During Drop-in Advising, students can drop or change classes, submit paperwork, submit requests (vacation quarter, reduced course load), and are able to ask urgent questions that cannot wait for an appointment.

You can join the queue for Drop-in Advising up to 15 minutes before the beginning of each session by asking the Front Desk in International Education (PUB 9302) or joining the Zoom link below.


Drop-in Advising Hours, July 15-19, 2024 (In Person and Zoom)

Monday, July 15: 2:00-4:00pm

Tuesday, July 16: 10:00am-noon

Wednesday, July 17: 2:00-4:00pm

Thursday, July 18: 10:00am-noon

Friday, July 19: No Advising; Campus Closed


Enter the Zoom waiting room for online Advising

Check in at PUB 9302 International Education front desk for in-person Advising.

Appointments are posted each Wednesday by 6:00 PM for the following week. If you do not see any appointments available for your advisor, it means that their appointments are full or that they are out of the office. You can check other advisors’ appointments by clicking on the International Education tile in Starfish.

Topics such as academic planning, transfer planning, personal issues, academic status, and more can be discussed during a scheduled appointment with an advisor. Follow the instructions below to schedule an appointment:

Current or returning students

Students who have attended Shoreline should log into Starfish, our online advising portal, with your Shoreline Network Account username and password and schedule an appointment with your advisor. 

If students need help, they may contact the IE Front desk to schedule an appointment.  The Front Desk can be reached by voice call at (206) 546-4697, by email at, by visiting PUB 9302 during business hours, or can be reached by Zoom during academic advising drop-in hours.

New students

If you are a new Shoreline student for the upcoming quarter, you will register for classes during Orientation. You will receive information about Orientation and advising prior to Orientation.

Prospective students

If you are interested in attending Shoreline, please email, contact us on WhatsApp at 1 (206) 209-8146, or call the International Education Department at (206) 546-4697.

Prospective Students

If you are interested in attending Shoreline, please email and a member of our team will respond within the next business day.

Current Students

All current international students are welcome to email A member of our advising team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Documents and Forms for High School Completion

Options for Completing High School at Shoreline
Credential Evaluation Companies
HSC Course Options
BYU Course Options
High School & Beyond Plan Instructions
High School Completion Graduation Application Form
Upload Your High School Completion Documents Form

Meet our advisors

Our advisors have all lived or traveled overseas, and know what it feels like to experience a new language and culture. We are excited to work with you and help you grow at Shoreline!

Jessica Galan

Jessica Galan

Cynthia Okawara

Cynthia Okawara


Kanchana Kularatne

John Tankersley

John Tankersley

Ginger Villanueva

Ginger Villanueva


Learn more about our advisors

Contact Us

International Academic Advising

PUB (9000) Building, 9302
(206) 546-4697