Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make an appointment with an adviser?
By phone at 425.640.1458 or in person at the Information Desk located on the first floor of Lynnwood Hall. In order to meet with the most appropriate advisor, you will need to know what you are studying at Edmonds CC, if you are planning to transfer, and your future course of study. For more information see our Advising Appointments page.
When should I see an advisor?
All new students may meet with an advisor to select classes for their first quarter.
This can be done in an appointment or during Post-Test Advising. You may continue
to meet with an advisor before you register for each quarter— just be sure to make
an appointment well in advance. If you return to Edmonds CC after some time away,
an advisor can help you figure out how to finish your degree.
Each advisor also holds drop-in advising hours each week. During this time you can stop-in to ask quick questions. Times are posted on the white board in Enrollment Services. Sign up at the Information Desk counter 30 minutes in advance. You will need to meet with an advisor who specializes in your program of study. In addition, general questions can also be answered in our drop-in sessions in Rainier Place on Mondays from 6-7 p.m. and in the Triton Student Center lobby in Brier Hall on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m..
What do I need to bring with me to an advising appointment?
Every time you meet with an advisor you should bring your program planning sheet, a copy of your unofficial transcript from Edmonds CC and any other colleges attended, a list of tentative courses you plan to take next quarter, and additional information or questions you believe are relevant.
Where do I get a copy of the planning sheet for my degree or certificate?
Download them online or pick up a hard copy in the racks located in Enrollment Services on the first floor of Lynnwood Hall.
How do I transfer my credits from my former college/university?
Obtain official copies of your transcripts from all previous colleges and submit them to Enrollment Services. You will also need to complete a 'Request for Evaluation of Transfer Credits' form. Get the form from Enrollment Services. Evaluations will not be processed until you begin your first quarter at Edmonds. You will receive a copy of your evaluation in the mail or via email. Transcript Evaluation
When and how do I apply for graduation?
You must submit your application only in the quarter in which you are graduating (completing your degree or certificate). If you are completing your degree or certificate summer quarter, you can apply for graduation during spring quarter if you wish to participate in the commencement ceremony held in June. More information about this process can be found here: Graduation/Credentials Process
How long will it take to complete my Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree?
Typically, you can complete your AA degree in six quarters if you attend Edmonds Community College as a full-time student and take 15 credits per quarter that apply to the degree. The AS degree may take longer due to the required science and math course sequences. Ultimately, the total time to complete a degree will depend on a number of factors, which may include the need to take pre-college level math and English courses. See a transfer advisor for more information.
What is the common course numbering system?
Commonly shared courses among Washington community and technical colleges now have the same course number and title. This changed many course numbers and titles and mostly impacts students returning to Edmonds CC after some time away. The change did not affect course transferability or courses already on your transcript. If you took classes at Edmonds CC before summer 2009, you will want to know the new course numbers to make sure you take the correct classes. An advisor can also help you with this. Please make an advising appointment. We've also provided a course change list so you can look up any classes that may have changed. You can tell which classes have new common course numbers because they use the ampersand "&" symbol.
Where can I find more information about transferring to a four-year university?
Check out Edmonds' College Transfer Resources Web site. Here, you can link to Washington universities, find out when university representatives will be on campus and discover when transfer workshops will be offered at Edmonds. You can also make an appointment with an advisor to discover more about prerequisites for your intended major, the transfer Associates degrees and the application process for universities in Washington State. Make sure that you meet with an advisor so that your class schedules for current and upcoming quarters meet admission requirements for universities and your intended major. College Transfer Resources