New Student Advising

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New Student Advising (NSA) is how you'll create and register for your first-quarter class schedule.  It's designed for all new SPU students, both first-year and transfer.

New Student Advising can be completed in one of two ways: Direct Registration or Individual Advising appointment.  Once you've chosen your preferred New Student Advising format, sign up using the corresponding link found below.  Completing New Student Advising earlier in the summer increases your chance of receiving your first choice for classes.

Questions are always welcome!  Contact us: nsa@spu.edu or 206-281-2575

Two ways to register for fall classes

1. DIRECT REGISTRATION

This is the quickest and most efficient way to register for your first-quarter class schedule - no advising appointment required!  Instead, expert advisors choose a first-quarter class schedule for you based on your intended area of study and information you will provide in the Direct Registration Survey.

Who is this best for?  Students wanting to receive their schedule as quickly and efficiently as possible.  This is a good option if your summer schedule will be very busy with work, travel, or other plans.  This option is encouraged for all student athletes.  While possible, this option is not recommended for transfer students or students with substantial transfer coursework.

What are next steps?  Sign up using the Direct Registration link immediately below this section.  You’ll then receive a confirmation email with reminders and further instructions on submitting your $200 enrollment deposit, filling out the Direct Registration Survey, completing the Academic Tutorial in Canvas (including any required placement tests), and providing transcripts for any college-level work.

The Direct Registration Survey will be available beginning April 1.  Beginning May 24, students who have completed the above steps will receive their class schedule within three weeks!

2. INDIVIDUAL ADVISING SESSION

These hour-long appointments are available by Zoom or Phone.  You'll speak with an expert advisor about your interests and together select courses for your first-quarter class schedule.

Who is this best for?  Any student who'd prefer to have a conversation with an advisor.  We particularly recommend this format for transfer students or students with substantial transfer coursework, those deciding between majors, and students with lots of questions.

What are next steps?  Sign up using the Individual Advising Session link immediately below this section.  You’ll then receive a confirmation email with reminders and further instructions on submitting your $200 enrollment deposit, completing the Academic Tutorial in Canvas (including any required placement tests), providing transcripts for any college-level work, and scheduling your specific appointment day and time.

Individual Advising Sessions are available beginning June 15.  We will be in contact to schedule your appointment, beginning May 3, for students who have completed the above steps.


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Admitted for Winter or Spring Quarter? Admitted for Summer?

If you are an incoming student who’s not beginning in the autumn, check out the information about NSA for Non-Autumn Admits.