Welcome to the Academic Advising Department!

The Academic Advising Department promotes student success by engaging students in developing education plans in relation to their career and life goals.  We strive to meet the diverse and unique needs of each student by mutual teaching, learning, and relationship building.

Appointments can be scheduled after completing the New Student Process. Check out Advising resources for New Students.

Our department is working remotely due to Covid-19.

This means no services will be offered in person until further notice. 

The Academic Advising Department will be closed on the following days:

  • February 11, 2021 – College Issues Day
  • February 15, 2021 – Professional Development Day
  • March 2, 2021 – Faculty professional Development Day

What does this mean for communication with our department?

As the office will be closed we will not be answering phone calls or tickets so expect delays in our response time. We will return messages related to Academic Advising as soon as we are able.

Resources to review:

  • Degree Audit – Students can review degree audit to assist  in planning out their classes.  Log in, select the correct program of study, then run the audit.  It will track completed coursework towards the program and list course options for remaining sections.
  • Advising Syllabus – A resource created so that students can have support before, during, and after their advising appointments. It highlights things such as student learning goals, quarterly advising cycle, advising checkpoints, appointment checklist and much more.
  • Advising FAQ – The frequently asked questions are common questions (with answers) we receive in advising.

Advisors can help you… 

  • Make a plan to complete degree or certificate requirements (also known as education plan) 
  • Help register for classes  
  • Help you determine which pathway will help your personal, professional and academic goals. 

Need to schedule an Appointment?

Advisors can assist you in understanding course requirements, plan out your path to program/degree completion, successfully transfer to a four-year college or university, and much more. Please note: Our department is working remotely due to Covid-19.

Scheduling Options

Online: Click on your advisor’s name to schedule an appointment through Microsoft Teams.  Please note: Advisors only book out 14 days in advance; keep checking back for availability or submit a ticket with questions.

Ticket: If choosing to submit a ticket be sure to include your program of study or if you are transferring your intended major*, pronouns, preference of phone or video appointment through microsoft teams, and availability for the week. Please note: If you choose a phone appointment you must include a phone number in the ticket as well. Please don’t submit multiple tickets or leave multiple voicemails for the same request in the same week, as it delays our response rate.

If you’re not sure who your advisor is or you can’t meet during their availability, please submit a ticket or call us at 425-564-2212 to set up your appointment. Additionally, please cancel or reschedule your appointment if you are unable to make the time. We encourage students to follow along onscreen during the appointment.

*Program of study means what program, degree, or certificate are students trying to take at BC. Sometimes referred to as “major” when students are transferring to a 4 year institution. 

Same Day Advising

During the first week of the quarter and first week of registration calendar availability changes. Instead of being able to see availability two weeks in advance, the calendar will open up one day at a time. This means that students will be able to schedule appointments the day of on a first come first serve basis. We advise waking up at 8 am to book an appointment with an advisor so you can be seen that day.

Need to ask a quick question?

Quick questions may include topics  such as…

  • Wondering if your classes will count towards your program of study
  •  Interpreting Degree Audit accurately
  • Creating or revising an Education Plan
  • Change of program
  • Who your pathway advisor is
    • Please include program of study or intended major when transferring if this is your question!

If you have quick questions please submit a ticket or call our office at 425-564-2212 and our team will respond within 48 business hours.  Be sure to select “Academic Advising” in the drop down menu.

Ticket Tips: 

  1. Please don’t submit multiple tickets or leave multiple voicemails for the same request in the same week, as it delays our response rate.  We are working diligently to respond as soon as possible (within 48 hours during normal business hours) to your Academic Advising request or question.
  2. Provide as much detail as possible. This cuts down on the response time and allows us to only send one complete response rather than multiple. We want to make sure you get the support you need in a timely manner, but we need your assistance too!

FAQs on Pathways Advising, Winter 2021


Updates by Sloane Hunt