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 sessions, which are held on campus. (For those who are unable to travel to SPU's campus, we offer individual appointments over the phone. We also travel to cities outside Washington for Off-Campus NSA Appointments.) After signing up for an NSA session 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 complete a New Student Advising experience, whether via a session or appointment on-campus, or via a conversation over the phone.

Those who come to campus are able to complete tasks ahead of time that will take some pressure off during New Student Orientation. But those who are not able to travel to campus for NSA will be able to complete those tasks closer to the start of autumn quarter.

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 sessions 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
  • Thursday, September 8, 2016
  • Friday, September 9, 2016

Individual appointments will be offered on a limited basis, and for those unable to travel to campus for NSA sessions, we are able to offer appointments over the phone. More details will be included in the NSA sign-up process in Banner.