How to See an Advisor

Service Update: Effective Tuesday, Jan. 18 – 28, in person and other student-facing services will be suspended. 

During this time, services will be available exclusively through our virtual/remote services. Reminder: Jan. 17 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There will be no virtual services available that day. 

We are available to connect with you virtually through email, Zoom, and phone. 
Check out How to See an Advisor and get connected today. 

Advisors are conveniently available to see you in-person or virtually, for scheduled appointments or quick drop-ins, and even live events! Get to know all the ways to see an advisor and choose the best option based on your needs.

Schedule a 30-minute appointment with your assigned advisor either the same day or in advance, depending on availability. Scheduled appointments are ideal for current students.

A Scheduled Appointment can help you:

  • Review program requirement
  • Select appropriate courses
  • Create or update a customized education plan
  • Discuss your academic progress standing (alert/probation/suspension)
  • Learn about other student support services

Log in to Starfish clicking the button below. If you are having trouble finding an appointment that works for your schedule, email your advisor directly to identify a time.


Get to know Starfish and all of its handy features! Check out our how-to guides, videos, and frequently asked questions to learn how to fully use this student tech tool.

Winter 2022 Hours

9:00-10:00 a.m.
12:00-1:00 p.m.
3:00-4:00 p.m.

Advisors are typically available on Tuesdays, starting at 10:00 a.m. due to weekly staff meetings.

Join Zoom Drop-In Advising from your phone, laptop, or other device for video (optional) and audio access to an advisor. First-come, first-served. No RSVP necessary, just join when you can!

Seattle Promise and Running Start students: Expand the section below to view drop-in availability.


To join by phone:
Dial by your location
+1 206 337 9723 US (Seattle)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 957 3272 3586
Passcode: 172047836

New Virtual Drop-Ins will not be accepted 10 minutes before the end time.

Running Start students

Please see the Running Start website for current advising availability.

Seattle Promise students

Seattle Promise Zoom Drop-In Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
1 – 3 pm

Join Zoom Drop-In

To request an appointment, please email a Retention Specialist with the North Seattle College Support Team.

All students and visitors need to follow Current Campus Entry Procedures and Health & Safety Guidelines. Be sure to review both before visiting campus.

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