Fall Quarter 2020 Starts Sept. 29!

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Hello current and future South Seattle College Otters! This page is all about getting you ready for Fall Quarter 2020 at South, where we will start on schedule starting Sept. 29 and hold most classes through remote/online learning with exceptions for limited programs (more details on that below). 

For information about Winter and Spring 2021 Quarters, please visit our Academic Year 2020-21 Information page

Registration for Fall is open for current and future students!

New students should fill out an Admissions Application (applying is always free), and visit our Steps to Enroll to get started. You can also explore our Areas of Study to see the wide range of programs we offer. We are here to support you every step of the way.

How will classes be offered this Fall?

Visit our class schedule to explore and find your upcoming classes, which will be offered in one of the following course delivery modes:

Online: Classes are taught online via Canvas or another online learning management system (LMS).  There are no required meeting times, and classes are available for engagement at any time via the LMS used. Students have the most flexibility but must meet due dates as outlined by the instructor, and you will be engaging with the content for a number of hours each week. There is an expectation that you log in to the LMS on the date that the class starts (similar to showing up to class).

Virtual: Classes are taught online via Canvas or another online learning management system (LMS) with regularly scheduled virtual meeting times using a web conferencing tool such as Zoom. Students are expected to meet virtually online as well as engage with other online content weekly. There is an expectation that you log in to the LMS on the date that the class starts (similar to showing up to class). 

Hybrid: A combination of online/virtual classes and face-to-face classes. These courses are taught in a classroom or lab on campus with regularly scheduled meeting times as well as online via Canvas or another online learning management system (LMS). The online portion of the class may or may not include virtual meeting times using a web conferencing system. Any scheduled meeting times should be published in the online schedule. Your instructor will provide additional details. There is an expectation that you log in to the LMS on the date that the class starts (similar to showing up to class).

Face-to-Face / In-Person:  Following State of Washington public health best practices, students and faculty will meet in person in a classroom or lab on campus with regularly scheduled meeting times. Safety protocols are in place for these programs. 

Here is an overview of how classes will be offered in our different academic divisions:

Program Type Course Delivery Mode
Academic/College Transfer Online and/or Virtual
Career Training (Professional & Technical) Mix of Online, Hybrid and Face-to-Face
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Mix of Online, Hybrid and Virtual
Continuing Education Online
English Language Learning Online
Intensive English Program Virtual
High School Completion Programs Online (except Career Link, which is Hybrid)
Apprenticeships Hybrid
Justice Involved Solutions (JIS) Hybrid

Our instructors are dedicated to providing a quality learning experience through classes taught remotely.  For example, you can still get credit for taking science lab courses online. While the labs may look different than when we are in-person, you will still be learning the scientific method, observation, instrumentation theory, lab safety, data recording, appropriate lab reporting, and results interpretations/analysis. You might even engage in fun at-home kitchen experiments! We are putting together lab kits for students for some of our biology and chemistry classes for at-home student use as well. 

Taking an online class this quarter?  Check out Student Services' Online Learning Student Checklist for important reminders and resources. 

To learn more about how labs will operate during Fall Quarter 2020, view the following videos by Terri Hettinger, South Chemistry Instructor (CHEM 110), and Jessica Pikul, South Chemistry Instructor (CHEM 121)

Important Dates for Fall

September 29 Fall quarter begins
October 5 Last day to add/register for classes
December 17 Fall quarter ends

View the complete academic calendar.

Need Support? We Got You Covered!

Our Student Services teams are available through several remote options to help you get ready for Fall. Interested in LiveChat or a Zoom conversation? Visit our Virtual Assistance page. You can also connect with our services through phone and email: Current Students or New & Prospective Students.

Paying for College

Financial Aid and Emergency Funds (including CARES Act funds) are available to help eligible students cover the costs of your education. It is worth your time to find out what aid you qualify for!

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