New Student Advising and Registration

What is New Student Advising and Registration?

New Student Advising and Registration, or NSAR, is a mandatory step in the new student process. NSAR covers important information that all new students should know about Green River including:

  • The resources available at Green River to support your educational goals
  • Your placement and eligibility for first quarter classes
  • Information about your program of study
  • How to register for classes (including receiving your PIN number)
  • What to expect for enrolling in future quarters
  • Assignment to advisor

Who Does and Does Not Complete NSAR?

The following students DO NOT register and complete a NSAR. See details below:

  • Running Start (RS) students DO NOT attend NSAR. Instead, RS students complete a separate, mandatory orientation, called a RAP Session, provided by the Running Start office. Contact Running Start for more information on this process.
  • Transfer-in Students who have completed credit at another college should connect with an advisor in the Career & Advising Center to determine next steps. Please call 253-833-9111 ext. 2641 or email or visit our the CAC virtual lobby for more information.
  • Students attending Green River only for 1-2 quarters and not planning to complete a degree or certificate should connect with an advisor in the Career & Advising Center to determine next steps. Please call 253-833-9111 ext. 2641 or email for more information.
  • Students who placed in Transitional Studies (TS) courses must complete the CASAS assessment prior to registering for classes. Upon completing CASAS you will meet with a Master Achiever Center (MAC) advisor for course registration.

*ALL other students (who do not place into any of the above student types) are required to complete NSAR in order to receive their PIN and register for classes. 

When is NSAR Available?

NSAR is available on the first day of new student registration for each quarter. Registration for NSAR sessions begins the first day of the previous quarter.

QuarterNSAR Sign-Up AvailableNSAR Sessions BeginQuarter Starts
Summer 2021 Closed Closed June 28, 2021
Fall 2021 Available Now May 24, 2021 Sept. 20, 2021 

How do I sign up for NSAR?

New students can sign up for NSAR after completing all of the following: an application for admission, finishing online orientation, and determining placement.

NSAR Sign-Up

If you are unable to attend the NSAR, please send a request to with your first and last name, student ID number, and the reason you are unable to attend for an alternative option.

Advising Tools

Advising Centers

Advising resources for students are available through the following departments:


Drop-ins are welcome on these days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

Thursday, June 24th
Monday, June 28th
Tuesday, June 29th
Wednesday, June 30th (Limited advising appts. will also be available)

Upcoming Events

There are currently no events for this period.