New Students Standard Admissions Process
The following is an overview for what new students need to do to enroll at Seattle Central Community College:
Step 1 Apply for Admission and Get Your SID
Step 2 Apply for Financial Aid (if needed)
Step 3 Take COMPASS Test; Or Submit Official College Transcripts
Step 4 Complete the START New Student Orientation; And Get Your PIN
Step 5 Visit Academic or Workforce Advising (strongly recommended)
Step 6 Register for Classes
Step 7 Pay Tuition and Fees
Step 8 Buy Books; And Get Photo I.D. Card
Step 1: Apply for Admission and Get Your SIDApply for Admission: Room BE1104-B1 Phone (206) 934-5450 Fax: (206) 934-6321
Get Your SID: Room BE1104 Phone (206) 934-6918
There are three ways to apply for Admission:
- In Person: You can apply in person at the Admission office, room BE1104-B1.
- Online: You can apply for Admissions online via Web Admissions.
- By Mail: You can download and turn in an Admissions Application form to room BE1104-B1 OR; Mail it to: Seattle Central Community College Admissions, 1701 Broadway, Room BE1104B1 Seattle, WA 98122.
Every student needs a Student Identification Number (SID). If you do not receive your SID contact the Admissions office (room BE1104-B1) and present a picture ID to obtain your SID. You can also fill out a request form and turn it in. You can receive your SID in person (get SID right away) or by email (get SID in one to two business days; be sure to give a valid email address).
Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid (if needed)Room BE1104-C Phone (206) 934-3844
If you need to apply for Financial Aid, apply early. We offer a five step financial aid process to help you apply for all available federal, state, and institutional financial assistance. Before applying for aid please review the Financial Aid Application Guide.
Step 3: Take COMPASS Test; Or Submit Official TranscriptsTesting Office: Room BE1106 Phone (206) 934-6344
Transcripts: Room BE1104 Phone(206) 934-6918
New students are required to demonstrate their English and / or math proficiency level by taking the COMPASS placement test. To prepare, attend a free preparation workshop to refresh your skills or practice online. Go to www.beforeyoutest.org to find the most current workshop calendar.If you have already completed college level work you may instead submit official college transcripts. If you would like to use previous college credits as prerequisites toward future coursework, please submit an Incoming Transcript Evaluation Request form to the Admissions office. You can pick up the form in the Enrollment Services lobby (BE1104) or print it out on the web. Mail sealed (unopened) official college transcript(s) to: Seattle Central Community College Office of Admissions, 1701 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122.
Step 4: Complete the START New Student Orientation; Get Your PINRoom BE1104 Phone (206) 934-5450
In order to register for classes or to see an advisor new students must complete the START New Student Orientation either in person or online:
- In Person: Sign up for the in person START New Student Orientation through Admissions (room BE1104) where you will also meet student leaders and advisors. After you complete your orientation your PIN will be activated so you can register for classes.
- Online: Take the START New Student Orientation online. After you complete the orientation you must enter your SID. It can take up to 2 business days for a PIN to be activated after online orientation is completed. Once you have your PIN you can register for classes.
Step 5: Visit Academic or Workforce Advising (strongly recommended)Academic Advising: Room BE1102-D Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone (206) 934-4068
Workforce Advising: Room BE1102-C7 Email email@example.com
Phone (206) 934-4188
Make an appointment with an Academic or Workforce Advisor during non-registration periods (weeks 3 through 7 of each academic quarter) for help choosing a program of study and classes. Note: Professional / technical programs may need to see the Workforce Advisor. College transfer students must see an Academic Advisor before or at 45 credits.
Still undecided? Get additional career resources.
Step 6: Register for ClassesRoom BE1104-D Phone (206) 934-6918 (206) 934-3807 (Voice/TTY)
There are two ways to register for classes:
- Online: You can register for classes using the web via Student Online Services. Click on "Register Online."
- In Person: Visit the Registration office (room BE1104) on campus.
Check out our class schedule online.
Note: Waitlisted students must attend first day of class to obtain instructor permission to enroll. Please bring an Add / Drop form with you. The forms are located in the lobby area of Enrollment Services (room BE1104) and Advising (room BE1102)
Step 7: Pay Tuition and FeesRoom BE1104-A Phone (206) 934-4108
Tuition is due within seven business days from the date you first register for classes or by the first day of class, whichever comes first. For early fall registration, Tuition and Fees are due by September 7, 2012.
We offer multiple options to pay for Tuition and Fees.
Applied for Financial Aid? Check your reward status with the Financial Aid office (room BE1104) or call: (206) 934-3844. You may also visit the Student Portal for Financial Aid.
Step 8: Buy Books and Purchase Photo I.D. CardBookstore: Located on Broadway across the street from the main campus
Phone (206) 934-4148
Photo I.D. Card: Room BE1104 Phone (206) 934-6918
In order to buy books you must know your class item number and class section number. Take your class schedule with you to purchase your books at the campus Bookstore or visit the campus Bookstore online in preparation for the first day of classes. Our bookstore features new and used books, e-books, rentals, and supplies.
Photo identification (I.D.) cards are required for all students. We suggest that you obtain your I.D. card in the second or third week of the quarter (after you register and pay for your classes; if you are enrolled in a payment plan, your first payment must be received by the school before you can get an I.D. card ). To get an I.D. card you must show a valid state or government issued identification (such as a driver's license or passport). Go to the Cashier's window (room BE1104-A) and pay a one-time charge of $5. Then go to the I.D. center (room BE1104-C) to obtain your card. Note: Your I.D. card does not expire; there will be a $5.00 replacement fee for lost and damaged cards.