Advising for Returning Students

Welcome back to SPSCC. Advising for returning students is for students who have not attended SPSCC for two or more consecutive quarters.

Steps for Returning Students

  1. 1 Reapply to SPSCC.
    Apply online or in person at the One Stop desk in Building 22, Olympia Campus or in Building 1, Lacey Campus:
    Apply for Admission
  2. 2 Attend NSAR.
    The New Student Advising & Registration (NSAR) session is your first advising appointment, where you can ask questions about registering for classes. You are required to attend an NSAR session after you receive your Student ID number in a confirmation email from Enrollment Services:
    Sign up for NSAR

Advising appointments

If you have questions after you apply to the college and before you complete NSAR, you may log into your Compass account to message or make an appointment with an Education or Financial advisor.

Activate email

Make sure your SPSCC email is activated. This will allow you to login to mySPSCC, Degree Audit, Canvas, and Compass. The Advising Center will respond to email inquiries from valid SPSCC email accounts.

Review the Steps to Enroll to make sure you have completed all the requirements before you start school.

Need help?

Questions about applying for admission or general enrollment information: Contact Outreach,, 360-596-5440.