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Please see below for drop-in advising services offered during Winter Quarter 2023 (December 27th – March 24th):

Virtual Drop-in Advising

  • Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Extended Virtual Hours: Tuesdays from 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Online Drop-ins

During these sessions, we can help:

  • Plan next quarter’s classes
  • Receive Entry/Add codes upon approval
  • Go over Degree Audits
  • Answer other questions (15 minutes or less)

Note: We do not advise the following student populations. Select the links for more information.

In-Person Drop-in Advising

In-Person Drop-In: If you prefer to see an advisor in-person, we are available during the following times:

December 27th- March 24th:

  • Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

You will be placed in a waiting room with other students who may be waiting. Each student has 10-15 minutes with an advisor so please be patient while we work with any students who might be in front of you. The advisor will accept you into the meeting as soon as they are ready.

Please be aware that the advisor may not be able to see you if there are many students at the end of the day.

Advising Appointments

We offer 30-minute advising appointments over the phone, through Zoom, or in-person in the Advising and Career Services Center. We recommend an appointment if you have questions about degree completion, requirements for your major, long-range planning, or need help picking classes. Please note that in-person services are currently available Monday through Thursday.

You can schedule an advising appointment through advising appointment through Starfish, by calling us at 206-934-4068, or by emailing For phone calls and emails, please remember to include your name, ctcLink ID Number (EMPLID), and your advisor's name, if known.

Who can use Starfish?

  • Students who have taken a class in the last 12 academic quarters and know their MySeattleColleges username and password.
  • Students who have applied in the past 3 years and have created their MySeattleColleges password. You need your ctcLink ID number (EMPLID) and ctcLink Password to create your password. If you do not know your ctcLink Password, please contact the Admissions office.

*Please note that if you applied to the college but never enrolled in classes before March 1, 2021, your information is not in our student management system and you must reapply to the college. For further information, please contact

Click Here to learn more information about using Starfish

Schedule Advising Appointment

Watch this video to find out how to schedule an appointment:

Zoom is an application that you can use to video call and share screens with your advisor. You can sign up and download Zoom.

You can find video tutorials for using Zoom here.

If you schedule a Zoom appointment with your advisor, the advisor will send a Zoom meeting invitation to your email. The meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting, as well as a “Meeting ID number.” When your appointment time arrives, just open Zoom and click that link or enter that “Meeting ID number” into Zoom.

When you schedule a phone appointment, please provide us with the phone number you would like us to call you at. When your appointment time arrives, your advisor will call that phone number.

Advisor Central Email Service

You can also reach us via email at

Our advisors actively respond to this inbox, so this is a great way to reach us with quick questions that don’t require a full 30-minute appointment.

We recommend emailing us rather than scheduling an appointment in the following situations:

  • You need an advisor’s signature on a form
  • You need an advisor to confirm that you meet the prerequisites to register for a course
  • You need an entry code to register online
  • You have a quick, general question about the school or degree requirements
  • You need to be academically approved for one of Seattle Central’s Allied Health, Culinary, or Creative Academy programs
  • You are having problems with registering for classes