Advising Services

Important Dates and Deadlines                            Faculty/Staff Advising Handbook (requires log in)

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
Phone: (360) 992-2345    FAX: (360) 992-2985

Have a quick question? Ask an Advisor here! 

Appointments only:
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.

Find out more about your advisor and about program divisions within Advising Services.

Note: Students who are pursuing Engineering and Computer Science can contact those advisors directly through their website at

If you are a Running Start start student, call (360) 992-2366 to get more information about Running Start.

Additional Advising Information

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.