Student Services

The Office of Student Services cultivates a student-centred, holistic and inclusive environment that fosters personal growth and a sense of community in support of Athena University’s mission. We provide comprehensive curricular and co-curricular opportunities in a collaborative manner which promotes diversity, social justice, global citizenship and the overall development of students.

International Student Services (ISS)

The Office of Student Services at Athena University provides a variety of services and advising for our international students. Some of the services include the following:

  • Arrival orientation
  • Academic workshops, tutoring programs and English language support
  • Student visa application
  • Immigration advising
  • Cultural adjustment assistance
  • Healthcare including medical coverage and insurance
  • Activities and workshops to get to know your fellow international students
  • Internships and job search assistance
  • Support after graduation

Founded in 1869, the City of Seattle is located in the state of Washington, 113 miles from the US-Canadian border. Seattle is a commercial, cultural and advanced technology hub of the US Pacific Northwest and a major port city for trans-Pacific and European travel and trade. Surrounded by mountains and water, the greater Seattle area features picture-perfect views and abundant recreational opportunities year-round.

With an estimated 652,405 residents as of 2013, Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington and the Northwest region of North America and the fastest-growing major city in the United States.

Seattle is frequently ranked among top U.S. cities as judged by education levels, the number and quality of arts organizations, communications connectivity, international diversity and culture of innovation.

The Seattle metropolitan area (MSA) accounts for 1.93 million jobs and has an estimated gross metropolitan product of $218.77 billion. There are top 10 public companies headquartered in Seattle or Washington state including Costco Wholesale Corp., Microsoft Corp., Inc., Starbucks Corp., Nordstrom Inc., Paccar Inc., Weyerhaeuser Co., Expeditors Int’l of WA., Alaska Air Group Inc. and Expedia Inc.

Some facts of the City of Seattle

  • Population: over 650,000 – The largest city in the state of Washington.
  • More than 34% of its population holds a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Ranked 1st – Smartest city in North America Seattle (Fast Company, November 14, 2013)
  • Ranked 2nd – Best City For today’s college graduates (CNBC, April,2014)
  • Seattle is home to Mariners baseball (MLB), Seahawks football (NFL), Seattle Storm women’s basketball (WNBA Champions in 2010 & 2004) and Seattle Sounders FC (MLS, 2016 U.S. Open Cup Champions).


At Athena University, we care about students’ academic success and personal development. University life can be quite different from what many students had initially imagined. As such Athena University offers the following services for students who are in need of assistance:

Degree Planning

Not sure what you are taking in the following semesters? Our academic advisors are here to help you choose the right courses and plan your degree as well as familiarize you with our various university policies and procedures.

Choosing a Major

If you are still deciding your major or are in the process of changing your major you can always schedule a meeting with one of our academic advisors

Graduation Preparation

Graduating? Post-graduation planning? Our academic advisors are here to assist you with all of the graduation preparations and to make sure you have met the requirements needed. For recent graduates, we also offer assistance with your job search and career allocation, for more details please contact our Career Services Department and book an appointment today.

Academic Difficulty

Running into difficulties? If you are having difficulty with your courses at Athena, you need to make an appointment with an academic advisor as soon as possible. Our academic advisors will help those that are having academic difficulties to get back into good academic standing. For appointments, please contact an academic advisor.

Back on Track

Athena’s Back on Track Program offers students who are in academic difficulty or on academic probation the opportunity to assess their academic choices, resolve their challenges and develop strategies for future academic and personal success. Please contact one of our academic advisors.