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Helping Students Succeed!

SVC Academic Advising is a part of Counseling and Career Services. We are dedicated to promoting student success by helping students achieve their full academic potential. Academic advisors assist students with accurate information of college policies, course and program requirements, and identify and connect students with college services such as; counseling, tutoring, and other support services.

Our counselors provide an environment of encouragement and support that promotes a positive, rewarding experience at SVC. Counselors also assist students with career planning, and special populations counseling.

Advising Tools and Resources

New and returning students are encouraged to use the Online Student Toolbox to access registration functions, personal academic information, and other advising tools. Links to the Toolbox and other advising resources can be access by using the links on the left.


New students should contact the Admissions Office upon completion of the placement test for a New Student Group Advising appointment.  New students will be directed to attend a 2-hour Group Advising session. Our advisor(s) will assist you in reviewing placement test scores, program planning and the registration process.  Returning or current students should meet with your advisor on a regular basis for assistance in course selection and program planning.  Please note that your registration appointment date is NOT your advisor appointment. It is for registration only. You must make a separate appointment to meet with your advisor.

Appointments can be made by visiting or calling the desired campus listed below:
Mount Vernon Campus—
Admission Office: 360.416-7697

Counseling and Career Services: 360.416.7654, press 0

Whidbey Island Campus—
Student Services: 360.679.5319

Unable to attend a New Student Group Advising session?
Take the online option

Evening Counselor Availability

After five p.m. appointment is available upon request on Thursdays at  the Mount Vernon Counseling and Career Services office.   Please call 360-416-7654 to make an appointment.