Academic Advising


Academic advising is a critical component to your college experience. Advising is an interactive process between you and your Student Success Navigator/Advisor to ensure student success through proactive support and guidance during your time at LWTech. 

Fall 2020 Registration

Registration for Fall 2020 quarters is open.

Advisors and Student Success Navigators 

LWTech uses the terms Student Success Navigator and Advisor interchangeably. New students see Student Success Navigators/Advisors for help in choosing their first quarter classes. This can be facilitated through drop-in advising or through an appointment

Students are assigned an advisor by their program of study.

Once you have begun your program, see your Faculty advisor for help choosing technical classes for future quarters. Your Faculty advisor is most often an instructor in your program. To find your Faculty Advisor contact information, visit your program of study webpage.

Meeting With an Advisor

In order to meet with an advisor, students must have

  1. Applied for admission
  2. Student ID number
  3. English and Math placement in order to register for classes. Placement options include:
    • Completion of the LWTech Placement Assessment
    • Unofficial or official college transcripts from another institution
    • Unofficial or official high school transcripts from the past two years
    • Unofficial or official test scores such as SAT, ACT, AP scores
    • Placement test scores from another WA community or technical college

Students with prior college credits, AP scores, CLEP, miliary transcripts, etc that they would like to transfer in to LWTech towards their program are encouraged to:

  • Send Official Transcripts at least 3 weeks in advance for evaluation.
  • Unofficial transcripts may be utilized for placement purposes.

Advising Appointments

All NEW students are REQUIRED to meet with an advisor prior to registering for their first quarter. New students are encouraged to schedule an advising appointment to allow for ample time to meet before accessing drop-in advising (15 minutes or less).

Typical appointments are for 30-60 minute sessions.

  • Educational planning
  • Registering for your first quarter of classes
  • Transcript evaluation
  • Competitive admission processes
  • Planning for transfer
  • And more!

Drop-in Academic Advising

Prospective or current students will have the opportunity to speak with an Advisor without an appointment during drop-in hours. Drop-in hours are designed for questions that can be addressed in 15 minutes or less. If the question is complex, an appointment will be scheduled for another day.

You may also make an appointment with an Advisor

Drop-In Hours 

LWTech's Student Success Navigators are available to assist students remotely through Zoom Meeting for with academic advising during the hours listed below. Drop-in advising is best designed for questions that can be addressed in 15 minutes or less. 

If students need more than 15 minutes with an advisor, they should call Academic Advising at (425) 739-8300 or email to schedule an appointment.

Students Pursuing Competitive Admission Healthcare Programs

Students pursuing pre-requisites for Dental Hygiene, Nursing, and Physical Therapist Assistant are encouraged to do their own initial research of these programs by reviewing the robust resources on each of these program's webpages. prior to meeting with an advisor.

Each program webpage contains a PowerPoint information session that should be reviewed. This information session includes many frequently asked questions such as the required pre-requisite courses and application elements and statistics on our admission rates. These program webpages also include supplemental information packets, a link to the application, and frequently asked questions. 

Course Equivalency and Out of State Transcripts

Advisors cannot guarantee that a course from another institution, especially out of state institutions, will count towards the pre-requisites for a competitive admission program. Students must submit an official transcript to the college for evaluation to receive this confirmation.

Students who took courses at WA colleges that have different course names or titles than what is listed as a pre-requisite for one of these competitive programs may email for questions about course equivalency.

Getting Started With Academic Advising

Learn More About Academic Advising