Advising


Important Dates and Deadlines

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
phone and email imagePhone:(360) 992-2345    FAX: (360) 992-2985

Online Advising: https://www.clark.edu/online_advising/

Running Start:(360) 992-2366 [Home Page]

Appointments only: Summer Hours
Tuesday and Wednesday 08:00 a.m.. to 06:00 p.m.

Drop-in visits only: Summer Hours
Monday and Thursday 08:00 a.m to 06:00 p.m.
Friday 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 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: 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:

You may contact advisors through Online Advising. Please allow 2-3 business days for a response

Faculty advisors

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:

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.


Additional Advising Information