Out of State Students

Students from all states and the District of Columbia (DC) are welcome to apply now. Contact eLearning with questions 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 Designed to Lead to Professional Licensure/Certification

South Seattle College does not offer any programs that are intended to meet the educational requirements for specific professional licensure/certification required for employment in an occupation in Washington or any other state. All of our courses and programs are fully accredited and course credits may transfer to university programs that are designed to meet state professional licensure/certification. Additional information about licensure/certification concerns can be found on the NC-SARA webpage. Please contact eLearning with any questions at DisLrn@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.

Online, Hybrid, and Web-Enhanced Courses During Unexpected Campus Closures

Faculty who have online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses may continue instruction online during campus closures. However, there can be no required deadlines during the closure period. This is to accommodate students who may be without power, etc., during the same event that caused the college closure. For classes that have work due during the closure period, deadlines must be extended to accommodate the closure. This and other campus closure policies can be found on our district's Campus Closure web site.