Register for Classes
Refer to the academic calendar for upcoming registration periods for current, returning and new students. If you plan to be dually enrolled at our North Seattle or Seattle Central campuses, confirm college registration periods on the academic calendar as some dates and permission requirements differ.
You may register for classes on a space available basis if you have met course prerequisites or have instructor permission to join the class. Classes may be added through the first 10 days of the quarter (fall, winter and spring quarters) and the first four days of summer quarter. ***Instructor permission is required after the fifth day of the quarter (fall, winter and spring quarters) and the fourth day of summer quarter. If the class is full prior to the first day of the quarter, you will be added to a class waitlist. Once the quarter begins, the waitlists are closed and there is no more waitlist activity.
Returning students receive a registration date and time to register for the next quarter. You may register on or after this date and time. Registration appointments* are available for viewing the 6th week of the current quarter.
Returning North Seattle College and Seattle Central College students may register on the South Seattle campus the second day of returning student registration. Contact the Registration Office for an appointment date and time.
Returning North Seattle and Seattle Central College students should first meet with their home campus advisor prior to registering at South Seattle College to ensure you have met course prerequisites for class(es) as established by South Seattle College. Complete both sides of the enrollment form and be sure it includes your signature and your advisor’s signature. Submit the enrollment form to the South Seattle College Registration Office in person or by email.
New students may register beginning the first day of new student registration and this date can be found on the academic calendar.
New and returning eligible veteran students, under Washington State House Bill 1109 2013-14, may register for classes on the Friday before returning student registration begins. New students must complete all of the Steps to Enroll in order to participate in this early registration period. Eligible veterans or National Guard members are defined in RCW 28B.15.621. Returning students will receive a registration appointment date and time for the early registration period. New students should visit the South Seattle College Registration Office after Steps to Enroll have been completed.
Managing Your Schedule (Adding and Dropping Classes)
Students can register for classes in several ways:
- Generally, adding/dropping courses can be processed through ctcLink, the system for student data, registration, and self-service.
- Submit a completed Enrollment Form available in the South Seattle College Registration Office or online, If your class requires instructor permission, be sure the instructor has signed your form or has provided emailed authorization for you to join the class. Submit your completed form to the Registration Office in person or by email. Be sure the instructor provides permission by either signing the enrollment form or emailing Registration directly.
- If you have met course prerequisites at another institution of higher learning, email email@example.com for a Permission Number to facilitate online registration. Include the following:
- First and last name
- ctcLink ID (student identification number)
- Quarter you wish to attend
- Any unofficial transcripts from another college that demonstrate you have met course prerequisites
- Course and section information (course #, section and class ID)
- If you have been assessed for math and/or English placement by our Student Assessment Services and have met course requisites through this process, you may register online using ctcLink. You will log in with ctcLink ID (EMPLID) and password. If you have not activated your ctcLink ID (EMPLID) or need assistance recovering it, please click here for support. For step-by-step instructions on how to register/enroll in a class, visit the ctcLink Resources page.
Classes may be dropped in several ways:
- Students can drop classes online or in person and instructor permission is not required. Refer to the academic calendar for important information regarding refunds and drop dates.
- If you are receiving financial aid, be sure contact the Financial Aid Department should you have questions regarding financial aid policies.
- Instructors may drop students for nonattendance, but it is your responsibility as a student to ensure your class schedule is accurate. Classes must be dropped online, in person, or by email. Students cannot officially drop a class by notifying their instructor or by ceasing to attend class. Beginning the 3rd day of the quarter, instructors may drop you if you have never attended a face to face class, or engaged with content or assignments for an online class. Please communicate with your instructor(s) early if you seek an exception to this practice.
- Classes may be dropped for nonpayment of tuition. You must pay your tuition in full or enroll in our deferred payment plan by the tuition deadline to ensure your classes are not dropped for nonpayment. Refer to our tuition due dates and payment options for more information. If you will be funded by another funding source such as Financial Aid or WorkForce Retraining, be sure your file is complete.