ALL CLEAR: Nearby police activity has concluded. Campus has reopened.

Access to Student Records

Without written permission of the student, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) forbids discussion of student progress with anyone other than the student and/or high school counselor. For more information see our district Student Rights and Educational Records page. 

Parent Responsibilities

Parents/Guardians must sign their student’s Enrollment Verification every quarter before they can register. Students must schedule an appointment with a Running Start advisor to register. Parents are strongly advised to also attend this appointment. Students will not pay tuition but there may be other fees associated with the classes they choose. Students are expected to pay these fees at the cashier's office once they have registered. Registration is not complete until these fees are paid. Students will be dropped from classes for failure to pay fees.

Campus Closures

In the event of inclement weather, power outages, natural disasters and other unexpected circumstances, South Seattle College may close or have delayed starts. To find out if South is closed and your classes/activities have been cancelled, please follow the steps on the Campus Closures page.

Planning for the Future offers information about programs of study and BA's offered at community colleges. It is also a great tool to discover what you are interested in studying!

Resources for Running Start students and their parents

  • Starting fall of 2011, the Washington State Legislature will limit the combined high school and college credits the State will fund for each student. Students who choose to enroll above the 1.2 FTE will pay per-credit college tuition for every credit in excess of the combined limit. Visit the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges for more information.
  • Strengths & Limitations of Participating in Running Start (PDF). This document encourages students and their parents to carefully consider all their options. Running Start is a fantastic opportunity, but college academics are much different than high school and it is important that the student be academically, emotionally, and socially prepared for college.


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