New Student Advising

Whether you are brand new to college or took college classes before, Advisors are ready to work with you to make sure you have a strong start at North.

Expand the list below based on the student type that best describes you.

Not sure where you fit? Send us an email and we will help guide you toward the right option.

If you have never attended college or earned college credits before, follow the steps below: 

  1. Register for a New Student Advising group session held on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. 
  2. Group sessions will be virtual over Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to you before the session. 
  3. How to prepare*: 
    1. Activate your ctcLink account 
    2. Complete English or math placement (if needed) 
    3. Submit COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
      *Not completing these steps will prevent you from registering for classes. 
  4. Complete Online Orientation 

If you have previous credits from a college, university, military, or Running Start, follow the steps below.

Just looking to take one class but need a permission number to register?  It may not be necessary to meet with an advisor.  Submit your request by filling out this form.

  1. Schedule an advising appointment with the Area of Study Advisor for your program
  2. How to Prepare for Your Appointment*:
    1. Activate your ctcLink account
    2. Email copies of your unofficial transcripts to your advisor before your appointment or bring them to your appointment
    3. Complete English or math placement (if needed)
    4. Report COVID-19 Vaccination Status

*Not completing these steps will prevent you from registering for classes

  1. Begin the official Credit Transfer Process
  2. Complete Online Orientation

There are multiple options available to help determine your placement into English, math, or classes that have English or math prerequisites.

See all the ways to place into English on the English Eligibility Form.

See all the ways to place into math on the Math Eligibility Form. Did you graduate high school from Seattle Public Schools and want to use your transcript for math placement? See the Seattle Public Schools Alternative Math Placement chart

If you are not able to place into English and/or math classes using one of these options, you will need to complete placement through the Testing Center.

Some programs offer specialized advising support and current or prospective students should connect directly with the department for assistance: