Basic & Transitional Studies
Our ESL, College Prep, GED Prep and high School 21+ programs are currently full for fall quarter. Admission for winter quarter begins November 2nd and ends December 7th. The first day of winter quarter is January 5th, 2022.
College Prep, GED Prep, and High School 21+ classes will be fully online for winter quarter. ESL classes will have online and hybrid (2 days on campus, 2 days online) options available, as well as morning and evening class offerings. All classes cost $25 per quarter.
South Seattle College is a fully vaccinated campus, per Governor Inslee's higher education proclamation. The proclamation requires all students (including online only), staff, and faculty to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with some exemptions.
All students will be required to report their vaccination to the college. Students will not be allowed to register for Winter Quarter 2022 classes until they report their status or file an exemption.
If you have questions, please call 206-934-5363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our current office hours are Tuesday-Thursday from 10am- 2pm.
Basic & Transitional Studies helps students learn English, earn their high school credential, enter employment, and begin college-level studies.
The Basic & Transitional Studies program serves immigrants, US residents, and refugees only. Individuals who are in this country with Student (F-1, M-1), B (visitor), or J (nanny or au pair) visas are not eligible for Basic & Transitional Studies.
Please Note: International students (F, M visas) should contact the International Programs Office at 206.934.5360 or email IntlFutureStudent@seattlecolleges.edu for additional information. Visitors (B, J visas) should contact Continuing Education (OLY 130) at 206.934.5539 for English classes.
Our programs include:
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered to adults at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Classes are offered both day and evening on our main campus, at the New Holly Learning Center, and on our Georgetown campus.
Adults who lack a high school diploma now have a new way to get a second chance. It's called High School 21+, and it allows students to earn high school credit by completing coursework in our Basic and Transitional Studies division.
GED® classes are for adults, age 16 and older, who want to improve their skills and prepare for the GED® tests.
College Prep courses teach foundational skills in reading, writing, math and technology— so adults can move more quickly through pre-college English and math and begin college level coursework.
I-BEST/Career Training programs designed to accelerate students toward in-demand jobs at living wages, even for students who have not yet finished the traditional ESL, GED®, or other pathways to college.
The Pivot Point program at South assists students as they build a foundation in English, math, and computer skills for approved entry into Professional Technical training, as well as other college programs.