Basic & Transitional Studies
Registration for our Fall quarter ESL, College Prep, GED Prep, and High School 21+ programs begins July 25th and closes September 2nd. Students can register online or in-person starting July 25th. Fall quarter classes will begin September 27th and end December 14th.
Fall Quarter ESL Class Schedule: ESL Classes have morning and evening class options.
- Morning ESL classes are Monday- Thursday 9am-12pm (noon). Most morning classes are hybrid (2 days in the classroom and two days on the computer).
- Evening ESL classes are Monday-Thursday 6pm-9pm. Most evening classes are fully online (not in- person), and some are hybrid (2 days in the classroom and two days on the computer).
All College Prep, GED Prep, and High School 21+ classes will be online only for the fall quarter and beyond. Classes are live during the day and are recorded so you can review class lessons at a time that works best for your schedule.
South Seattle College is a fully vaccinated campus. All students (including online only), staff, and faculty are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with some exemptions. All students will be required to report their vaccination to the college.
If you have questions, please call 206-934-5363 or email email@example.com.
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.