How to Sign Up for NSA

You’re required to sign up for New Student Advising so we can prepare your records and materials for advising and registration. Choose:

  • Direct registration
  • On-campus NSA
  • Phone NSA

Direct Registration

For Direct Registration, the date of your sign-up and completion of the supplemental survey will affect the timeline for receiving your schedule.

Sign up...

  • by May 1 to receive schedule by June 1
  • by June 1 to receive schedule by July 1
  • by July 1 to receive schedule by Aug. 1
  • by Aug. 1 to receive schedule by Sept. 1
  • by Sept. 1 to receive schedule by Sept. 15

On-Campus Academic Advising

On-campus NSA sessions close once we reach capacity, so sign up as soon as possible. You can change your sign-up as long as space is available.

Sign up for a Friday session...

  • by June 1 to attend session on June 23 (group advising)
  • by June 23 to attend session on July 7
  • by June 30 to attend session on July 14
  • by July 7 to attend session on July 21
  • by July 28 to attend session on Aug. 11
  • by Aug. 11 to attend session on Aug. 25

Phone appointments

Phone appointments are scheduled on an as-available basis upon completion of all tutorial assignments. The NSA office will contact you to schedule appointments. Priority is given to students living four or more hours away from campus.


Steps to Sign Up

  1. Log into Banner, go to the Student Menu > New Student Menu > New Student Advising Sign Up.

  2. If you haven’t already, submit $200 advance payment to the Admissions Office.

    This establishes your student account. Funds are applied to your first quarter’s tuition.

    How to do it: Log into Banner, go to the Student Menu > New Student Menu > Advance Tuition Payment.

  3. Submit updated official transcripts for ALL institutions/testing programs from which you’ve received college credit. Have all materials sent to SPU Undergraduate Admissions, 3307 Third Ave. W., Suite 115, Seattle, WA 98119.

  4. Complete the required tutorial assignments and placement tests.

    Familiarize yourself with SPU’s degree requirements and student account processes before you arrive. The tutorial also contains placement tests required for class registration.

    How to do it: Log into Canvas and follow tutorial instructions. As a newly admitted student, you’ve been enrolled in the “Earning Your Undergraduate Degree” course in Canvas. Access that course for instructions.

    Note: If you’re interested in a major that requires

    • CHM 1211: General Chemistry I
    • MAT 1234: Calculus I, or
    • MUS 1104: Music Theory, then --

    You’ll need to complete placement tests for these courses before advising and registration for the first quarter can happen.

    Also note: If you will not fulfill the Foreign Language Competency requirement before enrolling at SPU, and have previously completed foreign language study in an area you wish to continue at SPU, then you must complete placement tests for these courses before NSA. Advising and registration for the first quarter depends on your completion of these placement tests.

SPU students on campus

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.

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