New Student Advising & Registration

Steps to Enroll » Step 5: Get Registered

New Student Advising & Registration

Before you can register for classes, you are required to complete the New Student Advising & Registration (NSAR) session.

In your NSAR, you’ll learn about campus resources, your Support Network, and how to get registered for classes. You’ll also take a 6-question career assessment, which will help you select your degree or certificate and pick a Pathway (area of study).

Things You Should Know

The NSAR are for students who are new to SPSCC or returning after more than two quarters away.

Before completing these steps, make sure you have applied to SPSCC and completed steps 1, 2, 3, and 4 in the Steps to Enroll.

After you submit the NSAR, please allow 3-5 business days for us to clear you to register for the next quarter.

New student registration for Winter 2023 begins November 7, 2022. Winter classes begin January 9, 2023.

Ready to Begin?

The NSAR for Winter 2023 will be available starting October 25, 2022Completing this requirement before registration opens will ensure that you will be able to add classes as soon as you can (starting on November 7).

In Person or Online - You Decide!

Ready to go on your own? Complete the NSAR online!

Want some support? Join us for a in-person NSAR session with members of the advising team on the Olympia campus. A maximum of 10 students are allowed per session. Register for the in-person NSAR.

If you are a student in English as a Second Language, High School+, or GED® Prep, please contact an advisor in Transition Studies before completing the NSAR. Call 360-596-5317 or email

If you applied for a future quarter (Spring 2023 or later): you'll be sent more information before the NSAR open for that quarter. If you’d like to begin this quarter instead, please contact Enrollment Services via the One Stop or to update your start quarter!

Advising Appointments

If you have questions about which classes to take after completing this step, please schedule an appointment with your Educational & Career Planner through Compass, or visit during walk-in hours: Tuesday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Wednesday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. You can also email

We encourage all students to check out The Self Advising Videos and our Frequently Asked Questions Section for quick resources and support regarding registration.

For general questions about the Steps to Enroll, contact the Outreach Team at or 360-596-5440.