Academic Advising 


Academic Advising

Academic Advisors help you develop the skills you need to make sound academic decisions. Through advising, you make connections between your academic interests, your long-term goals, and career opportunities. Advisors help you with educational planning, university transfer options, college application processes, and graduation requirements. Advisors offer support while encouraging you to take responsibility for your success.

Fall Quarter: September 28th - December 16th

  • 65% in-person classes for Fall Quarter 
  • Face coverings are highly encouraged and no longer required with the following exceptions.
    • Unvaccinated individuals must wear masks at all times per state law
    • Some spaces have signage requiring masks per the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • You can review the Face Covering Policy for more information.
  • All students who are registered for in-person or remote learning are required by Cascadia policy to be either fully vaccinated or have an exemption. Click here for more Vaccination Information.

Student Services Virtual Assistance available.

Please see below for information on how to connect with an advisor.



Introducing Navigate

Navigate is a tool designed to connect students to services on campus. Use your desktop to log into Navigate at this link, and enter your Cascadia Network Account information.

Navigate will help you:

  • Schedule appointments with advisors
  • Find campus resources
  • Stay on top of important dates and deadlines 


Connect with an Advisor


Three Ways to Connect with an Academic Advisor


1. By Appointment for the following types of academic advising

  • COLL 101 STAQ assignment
  • Education Plans or checking progress toward degree completion
  • Financial Aid Time Limit Appeal
  • Career Advising
  • Academic Probation
  • Transfer Student Advising (from another college/university to Cascadia)
  • Transfer Exploration (from Cascadia to another college/university)
  • Petition for Readmission after dismissal
  • Veteran Orientation 
  • Adult High School Completion 
  • For all other reasons, see drop-in academic advising below.


Schedule an Advising Appointment

Fall 2022: September 25th - December 16th

In-person and Virtual Appointments:

  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

CONTINUING Cascadia Student

  1. Login to using your Cascadia Network Account email
    • Your Cascadia Network Account email is your user name (typically in the format of firstnamemiddleinitiallastname with an added and password.
  2. To schedule an appointment click the purple Appointment icon on the left navigation menu, click Schedule an Appointment and answer questions about your preferred service, date, time, and location.
  3. A confirmation email will be sent to your Please check your junk mail if you do not see it in your inbox.
  4. For virtual appointments, Zoom links will be sent to your email.
  5. If you cannot determine your user name or password, please contact the Information Services Help Desk to get assistance by chat or via phone at 425.352.8228 during open business hours.
  6. If you are unable to login to Navigate to schedule your appointment, you can call 425.352.8860 during Kodiak Corner Office Hours or complete the online Appointment Request Form.

NEW Cascadia Student

If you are a new student with no prior college experience, you must attend a CORE (Cascadia Orientation and Registration Experience) session before the beginning of the quarter. Visit the CORE webpage to sign up for a CORE session.

NEW TRANSFER Cascadia Student

If you are new to Cascadia with prior college experience, schedule your advising appointment by calling 425.352.8860 during Kodiak Corner Office Hours or complete the online Appointment Request Form

RETURNING Cascadia Student  (after being away more than one year )

If you've been away from Cascadia for more than one year, schedule your advising appointment by calling 425.352.8860 during Kodiak Corner Office Hours or complete the online Appointment Request Form


2. Drop-in Advising

In-person Drop-in Advising
Available at the Kodiak Corner
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Zoom Drop-in Advising
Click on a day & time to enter Virtual Zoom Drop-in Advising
Sessions are live and occur only during day and time noted
Virtual Assistance Academic Advising


Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Monday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM




3. Email Advising

You can also ask advising related questions by emailing Please include your name, student ID number in your email. Emails are answered within two business days.


 For more closures including holidays, please visit the Kodiak Corner.

Advising Syllabus

Academic Advising Student and Advisors Rights and Responsibilities


Ways to Check Your Academic Progress


Advisement Report 

View your progress towards a degree completion and graduation. 

  • ctcLink (desktop version) > Student Homepage > Academic Progress Tile
  • ctcLink (mobile version) > Academics > Degree Progress
  • If you do not have a degree listed, please submit a Program Update Form and create a What-If Scenario using the instructions below.

To create a What-If Scenario for a different degree, follow these steps:

  • ctcLink (desktop version) > Student Homepage > Academic Progress Tile > View What-If Report

To discuss your Achievement Report, or What-If Report with an Academic Advisor, please schedule an appointment


Education Plan

A plan for future coursework created during an appointment with an Academic Advisor. To create a new plan, schedule an advising appointment. To view a plan saved in ctcLink, follow these steps.

Education Plans created prior to July 2022 can be found in your ctcLink account.

  • ctcLink (desktop version) > Student Homepage > Academic Progress tile > View my Advising Notes > select the Note you are looking for.

Education Plans created after to July 2022 can be found in your Report Summary in Navigate.


Advising Notes in ctcLink and Appointment Summary in Navigate

Advisors may summarize what was discussed and recommendations made during your meetings so that you can view these notes at a later time. 

Advising Notes in ctcLink created prior to July 2022 can be found in ctcLink. Please follow these steps:

  • ctcLink (desktop version) > Student Homepage > Academic Progress tile > View my Advising Notes > Select the Note you are looking for.

Appointment Summary in Navigate created after July 2022 can be found in the Report Summary in Navigate.



Career Exploration and Transfer Planning Events and Resources

Resources to help you narrow down a career area, select a major, and select possible transfer schools.

Events to help you learn more about possible majors and careers, the transfer process to local universities, how to write a personal statement/admissions essay, and more.

Learn more at this link.