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International Students

Please click here to get in touch with International Academic Advising

Advising is a process based on a close student-advisor relationship intended to help students achieve their educational, career, and personal goals through the use of the college and community resources.

An Advisor Can Help You:

  • Make a plan to complete degree or certificate requirements
  • Register for classes for next quarter
  • Determine which academic pathway will help you reach your personal goals
  • Navigate your college experience and connect to resources
  • Practice decision-making skills to set yourself up for academic success
  • Learn about transferring to a 4-year college or university

How do I speak with an Advisor?

From admission to graduation, students are encouraged to meet with an advisor every quarter.

Drop-in advising

Drop-in advising is available via phone or in person on a first-come, first-served basis. Advising times average around 10-15 minutes.

Drop-in advising hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-2:30pm. To sign up, please sign in to the Starfish Virtual Kiosk, or call (206) 546-4559.

Extended drop-in hours are available during the first week of the quarter and Continuing Registration week from 9am-4pm PT.

Schedule an appointment

Students who have not yet applied to the College and have not received a ctcLink ID are considered prospective students.

Please call the Advising Office at (206) 546-4559 for general questions and to schedule an appointment.

If you are a new Shoreline student, have received a ctcLink ID, and have not yet registered for the upcoming quarter, please call the Advising Office at (206) 546-4559 to schedule an initial advising appointment.

Currently enrolled students should log into Starfish, our online advising portal, with your Shoreline Network Account username and password and schedule an appointment with your advisor.

Students who have not enrolled in classes in one or more quarters are considered returning students. Please call the Advising Office at (206) 546-4559 to schedule an appointment.


START (Student Advising and Registration Time) is an online tutorial for students that are new to Shoreline. This tutorial is required for recent high school graduates and strongly encouraged for new students.

Sign up for START

Contact Us

Advising Services

FOSS (5000) Building, Room 5229
(206) 546-4559

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