Steps to Enroll: Check List of Instructions
The Steps to Enroll is intended to help New Students begin classes at South. Before you begin, check the Academic Calendar at to find out when the quarter begins and important enrollment deadlines. Please carefully read and follow each step below.
Individuals with special needs and/or disabilities are encouraged to contact Educational Support Services for assistance.
If you have any questions on understanding your Steps to Enroll, feel free to contact the Student Outreach, Admissions, and Recruitment Department.
Fill out a simple online Admissions Application to become a South Student and receive your official Student Identification Number (SID). Some programs have separate enrollment procedures, so make sure to consult the Admissions website to find out your next steps.
Contact the Student Outreach, Admissions, and Recruitment Department for any questions or accommodations.
2. PLAN YOUR FUNDING
Learn about current Cost of Classes (Tuition), Fees, and Payment Deadlines and how to Pay for Tuition.
There is a variety of Financial Resources to help you plan your funding for college. Plan early to ensure timely payment for college costs before classes begin and watch for deadlines! We recommend planning at least 3 months ahead if possible. Students are responsible for paying tuition by the Payment Deadline along with purchasing books if funding has not been confirmed by funding source.
Financial Resources include: Financial Aid, Workforce Education (BFET, Worker Retraining, TANF), HB 1079 for Undocumented Students, Opportunity Grant, Worksource, Scholarships, Veterans Services. Also, did you know that South has a Payment Plan to split up your college costs? Learn more about the Payment Plan.
South is dedicated to making sure our students are taking the appropriate classes to reach their goals. Placement Tests and Transcripts are used to evaluate placement into classes. Read the following to determine your next steps.
southseattle.edu/student-assessment-services RSB 76
COMPASS, ESL COMPASS, or college-level ACT
All new students at South must take either the Standard COMPASS or the ESL/COMPASS test for initial placement into college coursework and programs. Learn more about How to Take the COMPASS.
We strongly encourage students to prepare for the test through South’s Classes or through the FREE Workshop and Website Resources.
South also accepts college-level English and Math ACT scores. Learn more about ACT Placement Scores.
You will consult with an Advisor during Start Orientation (See Step 4) on your scores to determine placement into classes.
Previous College Credit-Transcripts
If you have passed (with at least a 2.0) a college level English (English composition) and a college level Math (college algebra) course, you will NOT need to take a Placement Test for that section(s). Learn more on Who Must Take a Placement Test.
If you have college credits you plan to use in completing your degree or certificate at South, print and complete the Incoming Academic Transcript Evaluation form. Mail the Incoming Academic Transcript Evaluation and have an Official Transcript in an official sealed envelope from your previous institution(s) sent to the following address:
South Seattle Community College
Attn: Credential Evaluator RSB 055
6000 16th Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98106-1499
If you DO NOT intend to graduate from South and have a single class in mind, you will need to consult with an Advisor to gain permission to register for the class. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your Student Identification Number (SID), Item Number of the class you would like to take, Unofficial Transcript and/or Placement Test Scores, and a short description of your educational goal. For questions on this, contact the Advising Department at (206) 934-5387.
E-learning students (Online Students) should email email@example.com directly to determine your next steps.
For quick questions, you may e-mail an advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. START: NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
southseattle.edu/enrolling/start.aspx RSB Information Desk
New student orientation provides an overview of programs and services, and the opportunity to meet with an advisor and register for courses online.
Participation in the orientation is Mandatory for all new students entering a degree, certificate, or college transfer program. The following student groups are not required to attend the orientation because their programs already have specialized orientations: Running Start, 13th Year Scholars, International Students, Career Link, Non-credit ABE, ESL, and GED.
You can attend one of the sessions by signing up at the Advising/Info desk in-person or, at (206) 934-5387, or by registering online at: www.southseattle.edu/start. Make sure to bring your COMPASS Scores and/or Transcripts to the Orientation for review.
(206) 934-5387 southseattle.edu/advising RSB Information Desk
Advisors help guide you in choosing your classes based on your academic goals. Make sure to bring your COMPASS scores and/or a copy of any previous college transcripts to the orientation session.
(206) 934-7938 southseattle.edu/registration RSB Registration
By registering, you sign-up to take a specific class. We guide you through this process during orientation.
Look at the Registration website for important Dates and Deadlines to Register. After your first quarter, you can register independently on the web as long as you fulfill required prerequisites for the classes.
5. PAY AND PREPARE FOR CLASSES
Pay for Classes
(206) 934-5388 http://www.southseattle.edu/financial/payment.aspx RSB Cashiers
Learn about Important Tuition Due Dates and Payment Options.
Get your Books
SSCC Bookstore (206) 934-5338
(206) 934-5338 SSCC Bookstore Website JMB Brockey Center
Once you get your schedule after Registration, you will be able to figure out what books you will need for classes. Check out the website or go to the Bookstore in-person to get your books for class.
Learn about the many support resources available to help you be a SUCCESSFUL South Student!
If you have any questions understanding your Steps to Enroll, feel free to contact the Student Outreach, Admissions, and Recruitment Department.