Academic Advising for Student Success
At Edmonds College, Academic Advising is all about helping you navigate your college experience. From the time you're admitted to Edmonds to the time you graduate, we are here to help you plan for and achieve your educational and career goals.
Connecting with Advising
Students that meet regularly with an academic advisor are more likely to stay on track toward their academic goals at Edmonds. Beyond just choosing the right courses, there are so many things we can help you with, including:
- New Student Advising and Orientation
- Discussing your career and educational pathway
- Choosing a degree or certificate program
- Course planning for the upcoming quarter
- Registration assistance
- Academic plans for future quarters
- Navigating academic challenges
- Credit checks (seeing how close you are to finishing a program)
- Transfer Fairs/Sessions and transfer questions
- Understanding forms and college policies
- Making enrollment changes/decisions
- General questions
If you have any questions beyond our office's scope, we will help refer you to another department or resource.
Advising Hours of Operation
Regular Winter Quarter Hours (January 8-March 23)
*Closed for holiday observance: Jan. 15, Feb. 19
Advising Resource Center Hours:
Booking/checking in for advising, computer assistance, general questions, referrals, resource navigation
Mon-Thurs.: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Drop-in Advising Hours:
Meet with an advisor! Book a same-day time slot at our front desk.
Mon.-Thurs.: 10:30 am - 3:00 p.m. (last slot 2:20 p.m.)
Fri.: 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. (last slot 11:20 a.m.)
Zoom Advising Hours:
General questions or meet with an advisor - Join Advising Zoom Session
Mon.: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tues.: 3:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.
Fri.: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
In-person and remote appointments available to book in advance.
Advising Service Requests (No Meeting Required)!
We understand that taking the time to meet with an advisor can be difficult while balancing several priorities. Wondering how many courses you need to graduate? Trying to figure out your first classes? Thinking of changing your program, but don't know how many classes that would take? Check out our forms page to see if your advising needs are something we can take care of behind the scenes and send your way.
Important Reminders for Students
ctcLink ID: Please be sure to include your ctcLink ID number in all communications. We require this for identification; it will allow us to assist you much more quickly when it is included in your first message.
Email: The email listed in your ctcLink account is what we use for communicating with you and where we will send important information. Please make sure your preferred email is up-to-date in ctcLink.
International, ELA, and Pre-college Advising
There are some programs at Edmonds College that provide their own advising services. While we are happy to assist with general questions, please refer to the information below to learn more about advising for your program.
Office of International Programs (OIP)
Students on a non-immigrant visa (F-1) who have applied through Office of International Programs will participate in separate advising and orientation. Please visit edmonds.edu/international for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
English Language Aquisition (ELA)
Students interested in improving English skills with ELA classes should work directly with the ELA program to get started. An ELA advisor will assist you with signing up for your classes.
Pre-College / High School Completion
Our pre-college programs, including HS+, GED, Adult High School, EdCAP, i-Best, and International High School programs provide their own advising services. Please contact the pre-college office or a specific advisor for more information on how to register for one of these programs.