Orientation

Students who are admitted to Seattle Central College will receive detailed information on orientation in their acceptance packets. However, the following provides some general guidelines.

SCIE Orientation

SCIE orientation is for those who have not provided proof of English proficiency OR have not provided proof of English proficiency high enough to take the College English Placement Exam*.

SCIE orientation and registration lasts for three days. Students are required to report on the first day of orientation and attend all listed dates. Please note that, in Winter quarter, SCIE classes begin a week later than college classes.

Please find below the dates for SCIE orientation for the upcoming year:

Fall 2015: September 21, 22, and 24, 2015

Winter 2016: January 4, 5, and 7, 2016
Spring 2016: March 28, 29, and 31, 2016
Summer 2016: June 20, 21, and 23, 2016
Fall 2016: September 19, 20, and 22, 2016

Students must sign-up to attend orientation using the instructions included in their acceptance materials.

College / College Bridge Orientation

College / College Bridge Orientation is for those who qualify for direct placement* in college classes, or who qualify to take the college English placement test.

College / College Bridge Orientation is a one-day orientation. Students are required to report on orientation day.

Please find below the dates for College / College Bridge orientation for the upcoming year:

Fall 2015: 3 separate orientations are scheduled - September 10, 15, and 17, 2015. Students must attend one of these dates, and sign-up for the specific date they plan to attend in advance, using the instructions included in their acceptance materials.

Winter 2016: December 28, 2015
Spring 2016: March 24, 2016
Summer 2016: June 16, 2016
Fall 2016: 3 separate orientations are scheduled - September 8, 13, and 15, 2016. Students must attend one of these dates.

Space at each orientation is limited. Students must sign-up to attend orientation in advance, using the instructions included in their acceptance materials.

Parent Orientation

Seattle Central offers a parent orientation to parents accompanying their children to the United States. More information can be found in the For Parents section of our website.

Housing Orientation

In order to help residents feel comfortable in their new environment, a mandatory orientation will be held for all new residents shortly after moving in. This orientation is aimed at acclimating students to their new environment, developing a sense of community, reviewing building rules, and learning important safety information. New Resident Orientation will also cover important topics such as laundry, cooking, and tips for living with roommates. This fun event is also a great opportunity to meet other residents and to get to know the staff of Community Assistants!

Detailed information about the New Resident Orientation will be provided to residents in their Housing Acceptance Packet.