First Time In College
As South Seattle College is operating remotely due to COVID-19. Please use the New Student Guide to complete your enrollment steps until we resume regular services. For any questions, please contact New Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For students with no prior college experience seeking a certificate, career training or transfer degree. You are considered a first-time college student if you are a current high school senior, have a GED or haven't attended college since graduating from high school.
Always check program pages for specific enrollment steps.
Related Student Types
If you have any interest or association to the following Student Types, visit that specific page for your unique enrollment steps.
Complete our free online admissions application.
2. Plan Your Funding
Use Federal School Code for South Seattle College: 009706
Additionally, if you are pursuing Professional & Technical Career Training apply for Workforce Education funding. Visit our Financial Resources page to learn about program specific funding resources, as well as the cost of tuition and important deadlines.
Visit the Student Assessment Services homepage to determine which placement documents to provide for English and Math placement.
Placement options include:
Go to the START: New Student Orientation homepage to sign-up for an in-person orientation session.
You will meet with advisors and register for classes at your orientation session. Be sure to bring all applicable placement documents in order to register for classes.
SET UP STUDENT EMAIL ACCOUNT
Go to tools.seattlecolleges.edu and select “Get My Credentials” to activate your Seattle Colleges email address. You will be provided with your email and login credentials. After this, you will set your password by selecting “Set/Reset Password.”
ACTIVATE YOUR STARFISH ACCOUNT
Starfish is your online portal to schedule appointments with your Success Network, as well as give you access to other important online resources. To activate your account, go to the Starfish login page and enter your email login credentials.
BUY YOUR BOOKS
You can buy your books from the South Seattle College Bookstore after determining your class schedule for the upcoming quarter.
STUDENT ID CARD
Student ID cards can be purchased at the Cashier’s Office, located in Student Services lobby (RSB). Student ID’s are $7.50 each. After payment, bring your receipt to the Information Desk to obtain your card. Student Identification Cards are issued to all new students taking 3 or more credits.