Steps to Enroll

5 Steps to Apply & Enroll

Phone: (206) 934-6684 • New Student Services • Location: RSB

At South Seattle College, our mission is to provide an affordable, quality education that creates a fast track to good paying jobs, the option to transfer to a four-year university or college at a great value, the opportunity to develop basic skills, and the chance to enrich your life, personally and professionally.

To see the many degree, certificate and program options awaiting you at South Seattle College, please visit our programs page. Before beginning the enrollment process, check the academic calendar to find out when the quarter begins and important enrollment deadlines. If you have any questions on understanding your Steps to Enroll, feel free to contact the Information Desk at 206.934.6684.

Individuals with special needs and/or disabilities are encouraged to contact Disability Services for assistance.

Admissions application

Fill out the online admissions application to become a South Seattle College student and receive your official Student Identification Number (SID). It’s fast and free! Some programs have separate enrollment procedures, so make sure to consult the admissions application on your program of interest. Allow 1 to 2 business days for application to process.

Program specific enrollment

Students interested in the following programs should contact the department directly for specialized enrollment steps:

Application questions

Contact the registration office for questions regarding admissions processing: 206.934.6684, Information DeskRSB

Learn about current cost of classes (tuition), fees, and payment deadlines and how to pay for tuition.

Plan ahead

Plan early to ensure timely payment for college costs before classes begin and use the academic calendar to watch for deadlines!We recommend planning at least 3 months ahead if possible. Students are responsible for paying tuition by the payment deadline, along with purchasing books, if funding has not been confirmed by a funding source.

Financial resources

There is a variety of financial resources to help you plan your funding for college:

Tuition office

Paying Tuition & Fees, RSB.

New to college

Placement determines first quarter course eligibility. Preparing for the tests and performing at your best is an important step toward a good start at South. For information about critical test preparation, study guides, practice tests, and testing schedules, visit the link below:

Alternative placement options:

Prior college experience

Placement can be determined by providing transcripts showing a college level English or Math course with a passing grade of 2.0. or greater.

You plan on graduating from South Seattle College (Matriculating)

To apply previous college credits towards a degree or certificate at South Seattle College, visit registration.

You do not intend to receive a certificate or degree from South Seattle College (Non-matriculating)

If you plan to take prerequisites for another school/program, or are taking classes for personal enrichment, and you DO NOT intend to receive a degree/certificate from South you will need to consult an Advisor to gain registration permission. To do this you must:


Contact the Advising Department at 206.934.5387.

If seeking Financial Aid, you may be required to submit official transcripts.

Online students

If you are interested in our eLearning classes are encouraged to utilize our online resources for enrollment.

If you have determined placement at another institution, you can complete online orientation, and email with proof of placement.

Official score reports may be mailed/scanned/faxed from the testing office of the institution to South Seattle College's Student Assessment Services Office where your scores will be recorded for future registration.

206.934.6767 | Assessment Services | RSB 76

Attend orientation

Participation in New Student Orientation is MANDATORY for all new students. Orientation provides you with an overview of programs and services at South, and the opportunity to meet with an advisor and register for classes. Once students complete Orientation they will be able to register for classes.

If all your questions were not answered at an orientation, please feel free to contact our WSECU Advising Center or Registration Office for further assistance.

Students interested in studying nursing must contact their preferred nursing program (Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Nursing Assistant-Certified (NAC)) for additional program specific information sessions.

The following student groups should NOT attend the New Student Orientation because their programs have specialized orientations:

*If you have completed an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree, please contact Advising for assistance with enrollment

206.934.6684 | Information Desk | RSB

Pay tuition

Ensure that your classes and fees are paid for by the Tuition Due Dates. Learn about our numerous Payment Options.

206.934.5388 | Tuition | RSB

Buy your books

You can buy your books from the South Bookstore after determining your class schedule for the upcoming quarter. Check out the website or go to the Bookstore for in-person for assistance.

206.934.5338 | SSC Bookstore | JMB

Student ID card

To receive your Student ID Card, provide official photo identification and pay the $7.50 charge to the Cashier’s Office. Then bring your receipt of payment to the Information Desk to obtain your card. Student Identification Cards are issued to all new students taking 3 or more credits. 

206.934.6684 | RSB Information Desk


Learn about Parking and Transportation options to get you to class!

206.934.5388 | Cashier's Office | RSB

Academic support

Student involvement, and personal support are all available to help you be a SUCCESSFUL South Student! Learn more about our Tutoring Centers, Advising Center and Student Life

206.934.6684 | Information Desk | RSB