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Step 1 - Register for an e-Learning class

If you have never taken an e-Learning class before, you might want to start by checking out Is e-Learning for You? This will help you understand what e-Learning is, and if it is a good choice for you.

To register for an e-Learning class:

  • You need to determine a class that fits into your educational plan.
  • It is helpful for new students to meet with an academic advisor to map out a plan and select courses that will fulfill requirements.
  • Once a class has been selected go to the North Seattle web site Schedule page.  You will be able to see what classes are offered and what the enrollment status of the course is.
  • After you have decided on a class here are several links that may be of assistance.

1. Before registering:

 Check the technical requirements of the class and make sure you will be able to meet them. They could include computer needs, class visits required, or need for a media player.  North Seattle has two computer labs available for registered students who have created a NetID.  If your course has sound files and you use the computers on campus you will need to supply your own headphones to allow you to listen to these files.  

It is also important if you are new to e-Learning that you familiarize yourself with the technical aspects of on line learning - this includes information about courseware as well as computer tips and information about campus computers.

2. Financial Aid

If you require financial aid you need to contact the campus Financial Aid at or online at

3. Enrolling in a class

  • If you are a new student you need to complete the Steps to Admission before you can register for the class.
  • If you are a current returning student, you can sign up for an e-Learning class using the online registration or in-person registration like you would for an on campus class.
  • If you were a former student at North Seattle and have not taken a class recently you may need to contact Registration to have them update your eligibility and reactivate your account. They can be reached at 206 934-3663. Then you can sign up for a e-Learning class using the online registration or in-person registration like any other class.

4. After you register for your class it is important to check for the Tuition Payment Deadline.

If you miss this deadline you will lose your space in the class and may be unable to re-enroll.
If you are a non resident distance learner and a US citizen you pay a special DL tuition. In order for this to take place you will need to contact North Seattle registration by email or by phone 206 934-3664 before you pay for the class to tell them you are a non resident distance learner. They will need to manually change your status so that you will pay the correct tuition.

5. Late Registration:

After the 4th day of the quarter and in the case of overloads, instructor permission is required to add for all classes. It is assumed that DL students will not be registering in person and will need to get the instructor's signature in an email.  Students need to email the instructor to request permission to enroll in the course. Make sure that your request includes your full name, SID, course and item number so that registration has the information needed to enroll you.
If the instructor gives permission to enroll a copy of the email confirmation by the instructor can be emailed to NSCC Registration or brought into registration.  Once the confirmation is received by registration the student will be enrolled in the course. 
Students can check their schedule online by going to the or contact NSC Registration at 206 934-3663 for more information and to confirm their place in the course. 

After you have completed this first step, go to STEP 2: Prepare for Class

During the last week of the quarter, you will be asked to fill out the e-Learning Evaluation form. This form will help e-Learning better serve your needs in the future. Enjoy your class!

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