Advising Services

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

Advising Services provides assistance for students seeking educational planning. Advisors help students understand degree requirements, registration procedures, transfer information, and college policies. 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? You can ask an advisor or view advisor contact information

Appointments only:

Tuesdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Drop-in visits only:

Mondays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Additional advising information

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

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.