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. 

Winter 2021 Registration

Winter quarter starts on January 4, 2021 and ends on March 17, 2021. Registration for Winter quarter will open for:

  • Current students: November 3, 2020
  • New Students: November 5, 2021

New students, please carefully review this webpage for steps to take to prepare for registration.

Frequently asked about information:

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 only.

All NEW students are REQUIRED to meet with an advisor prior to registering for their first quarter. 

Students pursuing Nursing pre-requisites whose majors are Nursing, Health Sciences AAS-T with the intent to apply for nursing, or Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP are required to review the Nursing Advising Page for advising options and are ineligible for individual appointments.

Advising Appointments

Typical appointments are for 30-60 minute sessions.  Advisors can meet with you to discuss:

  • Math and English placement 
  • Unofficial transcript review 
  • Educational planninng
  • Registering for your first quarter of classes
  • Planning for transfer
  • And more!

To make an appointment, please email advising@lwtech.edu from your student email address. Include your name, program of study, placement information, and availability.

Drop-in Advising

Current students and prospective students (who have applied for admission) 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. Drop-in advising is the fastest way to connect to an advisor for any urgent questions or concerns. Drop-in advising is offered through Zoom while LWTech is in remote operations due to COVID-19.

Drop-In Hours 

Students Pursuing Nursing Pre-Requisites

Students pursuing pre-requisites for Nursing are required to review the Nursing Advising webpage. This includes students who have declared the following majors: Nursing, Health Sciences AAS-T, and Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP.

Starting September 1, 2020, the Advising Office will no longer offer individual appointments to students enrolled in the Pre-Nursing DTA, Health Sciences AAS-T, or who are pursuing pre-requisites for the Nursing. Instead, students enrolled in these programs must review the Nursing Advising webpage, which provides advising options, including Virtual Group Advising and Information Sessions. 


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