New Student Advising

New Student Advising

New Student Advising (NSA) is designed to help you get a head start on a successful academic experience at SPU. Your first step is to sign up for one of the NSA events, which are held on campus. (For those who are unable to travel to SPU's campus, we offer individual appointments, which can be held remotely.) After signing up for an NSA event or appointment, you'll receive a confirmation email that confirms your signup and outlines the items you need to complete prior to your NSA experience.

What Is New Student Advising?

New Student Advising is the mandatory program by which new students are advised and registered for their first quarter’s classes at SPU.

Who Should Attend New Student Advising?

All new freshmen and transfer students are required to attend New Student Advising.

When and Where Is New Student Advising?

Are you admitted to Seattle Pacific for Winter, Spring or Summer Quarter? Be sure to click on the "NSA for Non-Autumn Admits" link on the left sidebar.

Dates for On-Campus New Student Advising events for students admitted for Autumn 2016 have been determined. They are:

  • Saturday, May 21, 2016
  • Friday, June 24, 2016
  • Friday, July 8, 2016
  • Friday, August 12, 2016

Additionally, we will host New Student Advising appointments on-campus on Thursday and Friday, September 8 and 9, 2016.

Off-campus New Student Advising appointments will be scheduled in cities sending a large number of new students to SPU. (Example: in 2015, New Student Advising appointments were held in San Jose and Pasadena.) These cities and dates will be determined in the coming months. Check back for more information!