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Advising at Highline College is a teaching and learning process in which students, through a relationship with an advisor, are empowered to identify their life goals, understand the college, its curriculum, degree options, and resources and services, and use that knowledge to develop and refine short and long-term course-taking plans to reach their goals.

Professional advisors in the Advising Center and High School Programs Office are available to assist new students with their transition to college. Students who have selected a professional/technical certificate or degree program, or area of interest for university transfer are highly encouraged to meet with an advisor in their pathway or program of choice.

Meeting with an Advisor

Advisors in the Advising Center and High School Programs Office are available for same day and future appointments. Drop-ins are welcome on a space-available basis and limited to 30 minute sessions (20 minutes during peak advising and registration.) In order to best assist you, we ask that prospective students go through the enrollment process of admissions, MyHC account activation, and assessment  prior to your advising session. If you are transferring in credits from another college, please bring unofficial transcripts with you. Check our hours of operation.

Who is my advisor?

To connect with a Pathway/Program advisor in your area of interest, please complete the online request form, and we will assign you to a specialist. Or email us if you need your advisor’s name and contact information.

 Future Students

Are you interested in becoming a student at Highline, but not sure how to get started? Do you have questions regarding topics such as:

The types of programs we offer?

Funding Sources?

How to apply?

Let us help you FIND YOUR WAY at Highline!

Attend a WayFinders Workshop for Prospective Students. A professional Academic Advisor and experienced College Success Navigator will share infomation about Highline College and answer your questions. This optional workshop is a great way to prepare prior to your New Student Orientation.

Please email Sarah Trimm or Sabrina Strong-Nasabal to RSVP to one of our current sessions.

Wednesday November 16, 2016

2:30-3:30 pm

Bldg 30-Rm311

See you there!

New Student Orientation is a required step for students who are attending college for the first time. Attendance is highly recommended to students who are transferring in from other colleges. Orientation is key to successfully connecting with other students, advisors, faculty and resources. Sign-up for orientation opens on a quarterly basis. Special programs such as ESL (English as a Second Language) International Student Programs and Paralegal studies offer specialized orientations.  Check here for more information and to sign-up. 

Advising Block to Registration?

To ensure students are connected with an advisor, students on academic probation may be blocked from registration activity. To have the block lifted, students can meet with a generalist advisor in the Advising Center. (International Students should connect with ISP, and Running Start students should connect with High School Programs.) In preparation for your meeting with an advisor in the Advising Center or High School Programs Office, students may be asked to complete an Academic Self-Assessment as a guide for the advising session.  

If you have already met with your pathway/program advisor this quarter, and need your registration block lifted, ask your advisor to email us stating you have met your advising requirement.

Advising Question?

Feel free to email us with your advising questions.  

Advising for Special Programs

The Advising Center offers generalist advising. Specialized advising is offered by our campus partners in the following programs:

Running Start and High School Completion 

International Student Programs

Workforce Education Services

Applied Bachelor’s Degree Programs 

English as a Second Language


While Academic Advising is provided by the Advising Department on a drop-in basis to assist new
students with planning their first quarter, please refer to our website for more information, including
our Hours of Operation.

Professional advisors in special programs such as ISP and WES provide specialized advising.

Advising Tool

This tool gives you access to lots of information about your advisees and students. It also lets you to share notes with other advisors in the campus community: Advising Tool.