Getting Started

The Steps to Enrolling were developed to ensure your academic success as you progress through your program of study at Seattle Colleges. If this is your first time in college and you plan to earn a degree or certificate at one of our colleges, you must complete these steps before you can register for classes. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Step 1: Apply

Get started with the enrollment process.


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Step 2: Plan Funding

Identify ways to pay for your education.


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Step 3: Placement

Learn placement test requirements.


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Step 4: Register

Register for New Student Orientation.


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Step 5: Pay and Prepare

Discover the tuition payment process.