Out of State Students

Students from all states and the District of Columbia are welcome to apply now. Contact eLearning with question at john.bowers@seattlecolleges.edu.

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South Seattle College operates in Washington under the terms and provisions of SARA, the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  SARA is an agreement among member states that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. SARA’s intent is to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state.

Student Location

The state in which our students are located impacts SARA notification and reporting requirements. Out of state students must confirm their state location when they register each quarter. 

Location or Address Change

It is the student’s responsibility to notify South Seattle College of any change of location and/or address. Visit our Update Personal Information page for instructions. 

Programs Leading to Professional Licensure

South Seattle College offers some programs that may lead to professional licensure in the State of Washington only. Our online courses and programs do not lead to professional licensure outside of Washington or teacher certification for public schools. All of our courses and programs are fully accredited and course credits may transfer to university programs that may lead to state professional licensure. Additional information about licensure concerns can be found on the NC-SARA webpage. Please contact eLearning with any questions at john.bowers@seattlecolleges.edu

Student Complaints 

As part of the process of gaining approval to serve out-of-state students, state and federal guidelines require us to provide information about resolving complaints about our instruction or student services.

College Tuition Refund Policy

Students who have paid tuition and withdraw from class(es) may have a refund owing based on the college's Refund Policy.