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 08:00 am to 06:00 pm || Wednesday 08:00 am to 05:00 pm

Drop-in visits only:
Monday 08:00 am to 06:00 pm || Thursday 08:00 am to 05:00 pm || Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

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

Important information about appointments

Appointments are scheduled up to two weeks in advance and are only available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. To schedule an appointment, please call Advising at 360-992-2345.

Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.  If you check-in late, you should not expect to be seen, and you will need to reschedule.  

If you need to cancel your appointment, please call Advising Services to avoid being recorded as a “no show” appointment.  Students with two or more “no show” appointments within the past year will be restricted to walk-in advising services only.

Advisors are available on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  Check-in ends 45 minutes prior to closing unless the volume of students dictates an earlier time.