Prior College Experience
Planned Admissions Application Outages (posted 10/20/21):
Hello future South Seattle College students!
The statewide CTCLink admissions application system you will use to apply to South Seattle College will not be available during the following dates and times due to planned outages:
- Thursday, Oct. 21, 9 p.m. until Friday, Oct. 22, 4 a.m.
- Friday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. to Monday, Oct. 25 at 8 a.m.
- Thursday, Nov. 4, 9 p.m. until Friday, Nov. 5, 4 a.m.
- Friday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. to Monday, Nov. 8 at 8 a.m.
For students transferring credits from another academic institution, including veterans with military transcripts. Always check program pages for specific enrollment steps.
Special Enrollment Steps
If you identify as one of the student types below, click through to follow the necessary enrollment steps.
Complete our free online admissions application. Once your application has been processed, you will receive your ctcLink ID (EMPLID) via email with the steps required to activate your account.
2. Plan Your Funding
Use Federal School Code for South Seattle College: 009706
Watch the video below to learn more about how to apply for financial aid:
Visit our Financial Resources page to learn about program specific funding resources, as well as the cost of tuition and important deadlines.
3. Submit Your Transcripts
Submit transcripts from ALL previously attended institutions to our Credential Evaluation Office, along with an Incoming Transcript Evaluation Request form.
Transcripts must show a passing grade of 2.0 or greater in a college level English or Math course for placement into college level classes. If not, students may need to take a placement test.
Go to the orientation page and watch our online New Student Orientation. You will need to do this before meeting with an advisor.
GET FAMILIAR WITH YOUR CTCLINK ACCOUNT
Your ctcLink account stores information about your student accounts, financial balances, class registration, enrollment, and transcripts. Watch this short video to learn more.
Visit our student ctcLink Resource Page to learn more.
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.