The Advising Department provides assistance for students seeking academic planning services. Advisors help students understand degree requirements, how to register for classes, registration procedures, provide transfer information, and understand college policies and procedures. For more detailed information about what advising entails, please visit the Advising Syllabus.
If you are a new, transfer, or returning student, please see our New Student Checklist to find out what you need to get started or return to Clark.
Hours and Location
Office:Advising Department, Gaiser Hall 108 Clark College 1933 Fort Vancouver Way Vancouver, WA 98663
Tuesday and Wednesday 07:30 a.m.. to 06:00 p.m.
Drop-in visits only: Monday and Thursday 07:30 a.m to 06:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 04:30 p.m.
Check in times for students will end prior to the Advising Department closing time - this varies according to how many students are in line to see an advisor.
Information about appointments
Advisors are available by appointment every Tuesday and Wednesday each week. Advisors are available on a drop-in basis every Monday, Thursday, and Friday. To schedule an appointment, students can call the Advising Department up to two weeks in advance at 360-992-2345. Appointments will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be advised that if you are not able to attend your scheduled appointment, you must call the Advising Department in advance to cancel or reschedule; students who do not contact the advising department in advance to cancel a scheduled appointment will be prohibited from scheduling future appointments and will be required to meet with advisors on a drop-in basis.
Who is my advisor?
The Advising Department at Clark College has three divisions:
College Preparation and Transfer
Advisors work with students enrolled in pre-college-level courses and/or intending to transfer to a four-year university
Advisors work with students enrolled in industrial or vocational degrees and certificates such as Business,
Medical Office, Paralegal, Automotive, Welding, Diesel, Computer Technology, Data Networking, Power Utilities,
Mechatronics, and Culinary Arts
Health Occupations and Education
Advisors work with students enrolled in Health Occupations (Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Medical Radiography,
Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, Emergency Medical Technician), Elementary or Secondary Education,
or pre-professional health programs (pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy)
Each division is staffed by advisors trained in their program areas. When you visit the Advising Department you may request to meet with a specialist advisor in your area. Specialist advisors can:
answer more detailed questions on degree completion, preliminary requirements,
application processes for transfer programs (if applicable) or competitive entry programs (if applicable)
help you complete your education plan
provide unofficial transcript evaluations
calculate points for competitive entry programs
complete advisor portions of Financial Aid paperwork - Degree Audits for appeals, Second Year Loan forms
You may contact advisors through Online Advising. Please allow 2-3 business days for a response
Students in certain programs receive advising from faculty advisors or other Clark College employees. Please contact a faculty advisor if you are seeking a degree or certificate from the following:
Early Childhood Education
Running Start students: Please contact the Running Start office at (360) 992-2366 for assistance.
If you need faculty advisor contact information please contact the Advising Department at (360) 992-2345 so that we may assist you.