STEPS TO ENROLLMENT


Step 1: Apply

Apply online via the Web Admissions Center. It's simple, fast and free!

Be sure to include an email address to receive your acceptance message and student ID number.

Note: Out-of-state students should read the state compliance policy before applying.

You may also call Admissions, Registrations, Records and Credentials at 206-934-3663 or ARRC@seattlecolleges.edu


Step 2: Plan Your Funding

Tuition rates by type of student:

Resident Students

1-10 credits

$102.75

11-18 credits

$50.90

19-25 credits (academic)

$92.17

19 and above credits (vocational)

$13.83


Non-Resident & International Students

1-10 credits

$279.26

11-18 credits

$58.08

19-25 credits (academic)

$268.68

19 and above credits (vocational)

$40.30


E-Learning, Non-Resident Students
Must be a US citizen or permanent resident

1-10 credits

$115.98

11-18 credits

$51.60

19-25 credits (academic)

$92.17


High School Completion Students
Must be age 19 or older

1-10 credits

$20.55

11-18 credits (per credit surcharge)

$10.18

19-25 credits (per credit surcharge)

$13.83


High School Completion Students
Must be age 18 or younger

1-10 credits

$102.75

11-18 credits (per credit surcharge)

$50.90

19-25 credits (per credit surcharge)

$92.17


High School Completion Students, Non-Resident

1-10 credits

$102.75

11-18 credits (per credit surcharge)

$50.90

19-25 credits (per credit surcharge)

$92.17

Note:Students 18 years old and younger who have not graduated from high school must pay the standard tuition fees for their courses unless they enroll in Running Start. Non-residents will be charged the resident tuition fee. Resident students age 19 or older are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.


Veterans, (restrictions apply), Campus Veterans Officer must confirm eligibility for Veterans Waiver

1-10 credits

$51.38

11-18 credits

$25.45

19-25 credits (academic)

$46.09

19 and above credits (vocational)

$6.69


Need help with funding?

Visit or call the Financial Aid Office at (206) 934-3688. Applying early for financial aid increases your chances of receiving an award. The financial aid deadline for fall applies for the whole year, so meet the priority deadline even if you don't plan to enroll until winter or spring.

If your employer or another agency will be paying your tuition, contact the Financial Aid Office before registering at

To determine your eligibility for worker retraining support as a displaced worker, contact Workforce Education at (206) 934-3787.

If you do not have enough money to pay your tuition all at once, you may enroll in an online deferred payment plan provided by a partnership between North and nelnet Business Solutions.


Step 3: Placement For Classes

New Students:
New students have several options to demonstrate their English and/or math proficiency level.
1. Take the COMPASS placement test. For review materials, go to beforeyoutest.org or our study guide page.
2. Use qualifying ACT or SAT scores for placement.
3. Seattle Public Schools students: use your high school transcript for placement into intermediate algebra or college level math. A COMPASS placement test is still required for English.
4. Use qualifying placement tests from other colleges.
5. Use qualifying college-level Math or English classes.
To use one of these options, you may e-mail, fax or bring your unofficial transcripts or placement test scores to Advising or to a START New Student Orientation and receive entry codes for registration.

View printable flyer of other college placement options.


Returning Students:

Returning students may need to retake the COMPASS test if their most recent math class is older than two years or previous COMPASS math scores are older than one year. COMPASS English test scores are valid for two years. Qualifying college-level English composition courses do not time out.


Step 4: Register https://mynorth.seattlecolleges.edu/

- Meet with an advisor at in-person orientation or after online orientation

- Register for classes at in-person orientation, online, or in person


Step 5: Pay & Prepare

- Pay tuition online or at cashier's office

- Purchase books and supplies

- Get student photo ID card


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