Category: Services for Students

February 13th, 2018 by

Applications for graduation for winter quarter are due on Fri., Feb. 16. If you have questions about the process, advisors will be out and about to provide guidance. They’ll also be available to answer any questions you have about the College, transferring, or degree planning.

Stop by their table in the Library on Wed., Feb. 14 from 10am-1pm.

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January 18th, 2018 by

Here are the events happening around campus for the week of Jan. 22.

Mon., Jan. 22

Winter International Transfer Fair: PUB Main Dining Room
Mon., Jan. 22: 10am-12pm
More than 100 universities from Washington State and around the country will be on campus to answer transfer questions during the Winter International Transfer Fair. Although the university representatives often work mostly with international students, all students are encouraged to attend. A full list of participating universities is available in the International Education Office on the third floor PUB, 9302.

Employer of the Day: Scribe America: PUB Lobby Info Desk
Mon., Jan. 22: 11am-1pm
Are you studying medicine and eager to work alongside experienced physicians? ScribeAmerica’s highly rewarding scribe program puts smart, tech-savvy candidates in fast-paced clinical settings. Our rigorous program trains individuals to thoroughly and accurately document patient encounters. You’ll be surrounded by mentors and receive ongoing education through the ScribeAmerica academic textbook, training videos and much more.

Employer visits are posted as a public service for informational purposes only. This does not indicate any specific endorsement or relationship with Shoreline Community College.

FAFSA Workshop: Workforce Ed Computer Lab (FOSS Bldg – Room 5101)
Mon., Jan. 22: 2:30-4pm
Need Help completing your Financial Aid application? Come to a FAFSA Workshop.  A Financial Aid advisor will be available to help you.

Tues., Jan. 23 – No events

Wed., Jan. 24

Orca LIFT and Orca-to-go sign up: PUB Lobby Info Desk
Wed., Jan. 24: 10am-1pm
Save money on your bus fare with Orca LIFT. Pay half-price every time you ride, if you are low income. Come to the PUB to sign up at the Welcome Desk January 17 and 24 only. Bring your photo ID and evidence of your income, like an EBT (food) card, Provider One card, DSHS award letter, unemployment award letter, or two recent pay stubs. If you already have an Orca card, get the value loaded onto a LIFT card and start saving!

Winter Back to School Club Kick-Off: PUB Main Dining Room
Wed., Jan. 24: 11:30am-2pm
Join us for the Winter Quarter Back to School Club Kick-Off! Dozens of Shoreline Community College clubs and support programs will host tables with information about what they do and how students can get involved. Feel free to drop-in at any point between 11:30am-2pm and visit whichever tables you’re interested in!

Workforce Education Funding Session: Workforce Ed (FOSS Bldg., Room 5101)
Wed., Jan. 24: 2-3pm
Want help paying for school? Are you in a professional technical program? Come to the Funding Information session and see if you qualify for Workforce Funding.

To qualify you must be one of the following:
– Low-Income (i.e. $2000 or less a month)
– Unemployed
– Displaced Homemaker (significant other was main income and now is not)
– Lost a small business

See if you are eligible at or call our office at (206) 546-5882.

What Makes a Great College Application Essay?: Room 1104
Wed., Jan. 24: 3:15-4:45pm

Attend this workshop to understand the role of the college essay, process of writing, and discuss samples. Includes Dos & Don’ts and follow up resources. You will also do some writing. Prerequisite: enrollment or completion of English 101. Note: for help with your draft essay, go to The Writing and Learning Studio.

Pack the Stands Night! Men’s Basketball vs. Bellevue College: Gym (3000 Bldg)
Wed., Jan. 24: 7:30-9:30pm
Pack the stands! Come cheer our Phins on as they take on rival Bellevue College at home. #GoPhins!

Thurs., Jan. 25

“Sayonara” Garage Sale Annual Event: PUB 9202
Thurs., Jan. 25: 8:30am-1pm
The Japanese students of the TJHC program are heading home and lightening their loads. Come take a look at all the cool things they are selling and strike a deal. Be sure to come early to get the best selection. 

GAC presents a talk on Immigration Reform/DACA: PUB 9208
Thurs., Jan. 25: 12:30-1:20pm
Speaker: Christopher Strawn, Director, Immigration Law Clinic, University of Washington; and, Staff Attorney, Northwest Immigration Rights Project

There are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants currently residing in the United States. Allowing these immigrants to regularize their status, some argue, is good for the U.S. economy, strengthens national security, and enhances America’s culture. Others oppose amnesty arguing that it only rewards those who have broken our immigration laws. They want immigration reform that focuses on enforcement and upholding the rule of law. This presentation is a collaboration between Global Affairs Center (GAC) and the Office of Students, Equity, & Success

Social Justice Collective Open House: PUB 9208
Thurs., Jan. 25: 2-4:30pm
The Social Justice Collective is committed to creating a campus climate that values equity and social justice at its core. Through collaborative action, the SJC engages and builds awareness of social justice programming and critical pedagogies.

We are a new group that will be recruiting members from all over campus. Come to this meet and greet! Come for pizza! Learn more about social justice and how to participate in social justice action on campus. ALL are welcome.

If you can’t make it sign up for future notifications.

Combined Club Show Artist Reception: Admin Bldg (1000) Art Gallery
Thurs., Jan. 25: 4-6pm
Come enjoy light refreshments and celebrate this student exhibition with the artists!

Four Shoreline Community College visual arts clubs come together in this exhibition to display artwork created by students involved in club activities throughout the year. F-Stop, Art Club, VCT Club, and Clay Club members present their best work in design, ceramics, printmaking, photography, painting, drawing, and sculpture. These clubs are open to new members from the entire campus community.

Fri., Jan. 26 – no events

Sat., Jan. 27

Men’s Basketball vs. Olympic College at home: Gym (3000 Bldg)
Sat., Jan. 27: 4-6pm
Come cheer on our Phins as they take on Olympic College at home. #GoPhins!

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January 18th, 2018 by

From the Shoreline Community College Counseling Center.

With the recent death of Washington State University athlete Tyler Hilinski, our hearts and thoughts are with Tyler’s family and the WSU community. The Counseling Center staff want to remind students and employees You Matter!

Suicide is preventable. Feelings of hopelessness, isolation, loneliness, anger, and believing there are no other options are all things that can improve with help and support. There are ways to cope that are not as permanent as suicide.

There are campus and community resources available for people who may be experiencing thoughts of suicide:

Shoreline Community College Counseling Center
For consultation about students of concern and for help connecting students to counseling and other resources. Call: 206-546-4594 Visit: FOSS (5000 Bldg.) 5245

After-Hours Assistance | Mental Health Services
For 24/7 emergency counseling, referral, assistance, and resources:

  • King County: Crisis Clinic (24-Hour Crisis Line) | 866-427-4747
  • Snohomish County: Volunteers of America 24-Hour Crisis Line | 800-584-3578
  • Live Chat: Go to
  • Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 800-273-8255
  • 911 (for immediate health-related emergency)

Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) helps Shoreline employees and their adult family members resolve personal or work-related problems.
Call: 877-313-4455 Visit: Human Resources or Counseling Center for brochure

Additional Information
Research, advocacy, training, resources, and support.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Helpguide.orgtrusted guide to mental health
JED Foundationcollege mental health
Mental Health First Aid – 8-hour training offered at Shoreline Community College (Counseling Center)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
SAMHSASubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Trevor Project – Serving LGBTQ Youth
Veterans Crisis Line

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January 3rd, 2018 by

To enhance our services to afternoon and evening students the college has extended its hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until 6pm for the following services:

Counseling Center
Enrollment Services
Financial Aid
Services for Students with Disabilities
Veterans Programs
Workforce Funding

Per usual, the following are regularly open after 5pm, Monday-Thursday, during the academic quarter:


If you have questions feel free to contact 
Pollie A. McCloskey,, or Julie Bathke,

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December 20th, 2017 by

New to Shoreline winter quarter? Join us for New Student Orientation (NSO) and gain the tools you need to succeed at Shoreline. Students, staff, and faculty are here to help YOU get ready for winter quarter!

Choose from one of two sessions: 
Wed., Jan. 3: 9am-2pm
Thurs., Jan. 4: 5-8:30pm

During NSO you will learn how to navigate the college and campus community. Orientation will include academic workshops, information on campus resources, and engagement opportunities. Enjoy free food, fun, and swag!

Find more information and please RSVP at

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December 13th, 2017 by

The Library will be open the following hours over the break:

December 16 – 23

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fridays 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

December 24 – January 1


January 2 -7

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fridays 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

January 8
Return to regular hours

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December 4th, 2017 by

The Student Learning Experience Coordinating Committee (SLECC) continues its efforts towards streamlining and improving the student experience. One SLECC work group focuses on providing better options for student placement, and over the past year has increased communication about multiple methods available for placement, including high school transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, Smarter Balanced, AP, IB and GED scores (see for more information).

Two NEW options will available on a limited basis starting December 4th.

ALEKS for math
ALEKS is a computer-based assessment tool that also provides students an opportunity to practice and brush up on key competencies that will be used for placement into math classes. One practice test and up to four proctored placement tests are provided. ALEKS will use the results of students’ test attempts to identify topics and create an individualized learning module to help them review. The cost for ALEKS is $20 (payable on the ALEKS web site via credit/debit card or at the cashier).

Directed Self-placement for English
Directed Self-Placement (or DSP) is not a test, but a series of questions and tasks in which students reflect on their own skills and confidence related to reading and writing. Based on their responses, a recommendation is provided about the English course that would be best for them. Research has demonstrated that outcomes for students taking part in DSP are as good as or better than traditional testing methods. DSP is offered free of charge.

Timeline and plan
These tools have been piloted in several areas and starting December 4th will be used more broadly for students who need placement in either English or Math.

Starting in March of 2018, these two tools will replace Accuplacer as the primary assessment methods for English and math, to be used only if alternate methods of placement such as high school transcripts, GED scores, AP/IB scores, or SAT/ACT scores are not available.

If you have questions about changes in placement, please contact Bayta Maring (, Derek Levy (, or Ali Zweifach (

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December 1st, 2017 by

Need help completing your Financial Aid Application? Come to a FAFSA Workshop. A Financial Aid advisor will be available to help you.

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November 7th, 2017 by

How to find your Major info session: PUB 9202
Wed., Nov. 8: 3-4pm
Still undecided? This session is open to all and will explore ways to “Find” your major!

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November 6th, 2017 by

Registration for winter quarter classes for current students begins the week of November 13-17. Advisors will be “out and about” in the Library from 10am-1pm on Tues., Nov. 7 to talk with students about finding their specific registration date, majors, degree plans, degree audits, and course selection.

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