High School Students

Class of 2021 High School Seniors

If you completed your Seattle Promise and Seattle College application by the February 1, 2021 deadline and you completed your FAFSA or WASFA financial aid application by April 15: Congratulations! You are on your way to your first day of college. Now it's time to choose an area of study, confirm the college you plan to attend, and get ready to register for classes. 

Note: if you missed the Seattle Promise deadline, you can still attend Seattle Colleges. Submit a college application and your FAFSA or WASFA to explore you other funding options.

Register for Readiness Academy

Free Summer Pre-College Classes
This year, in partnership with the City of Seattle, members of the high school graduating Class of 2021 are eligible to take their developmental/pre-college coursework tuition and fee free this summer. This means we will pay the tuition and fees for any developmental classes you’re required to take. Learn more.

Questions? Contact your high school Seattle Promise outreach specialist for assistance. 

Next Steps 

There are a few items to complete before high school graduation and over the summer. Submit these items by the dates below to remain eligible for your Seattle Promise scholarship. If you need assistance or have questions, contact your high school Seattle Promise outreach specialist.

  • Seattle Promise Application - due February 1, 2021
  • Seattle College Application - due February 1, 2021
  • Complete FAFSA or WASFA - due April 15, 2021
  • Learn more about Readiness Academy here. 
  • Readiness Academy dates are posted here.
  • This is a mandatory Seattle Promise requirement.
  • We're offering more than 10 options so everyone can find something that fits in their schedule.
  • You must attend one Readiness Academy event to stay eligible for Seattle Promise.
  • Students must sign up for events in advance. Each event has limited capacity, make sure to save your seat early.
  • You may receive an invitation to complete the ALEKS math placement test. This is not an "entrance exam" and your score will not impact your Seattle Promise eligibility. This test helps us recommend the best math class for your skills.
  • You should take the ALEKS placement test before your Readiness Academy Session.
  • Register for ALEKS here:
    • Seattle Promise students going to North or Central Seattle College can use this code to waive the test fee: RCFC9-LHQJG
    • Seattle Promise students going to South Seattle College can use this code to waive the test fee: CMFRV-HHAXM
  • We are offering Placement Test Workshops.
    • Sign up here and join a workshop via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/4259992863 

      • Tuesday, June, 8 from 4 - 5 p.m.
      • Wednesday, June 9, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
      • Wednesday, June 9, from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
      • Friday, June 11, from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
      • Saturday, June 12, from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  1. We will email you your ctcLink ID.
  2. Next: activate your ctcLink ID.

Other things to do before you register for classes at Readiness Academy:

  • If you earned credit in Running Start, you need to meet with your Running Start Manager to build an Ed Plan before you come to Readiness Academy.
  • If you earned college credit from an AP or IB exam, bring a screenshot of your test scores with you to your event.

Did you miss a Seattle Promise deadline?

Seattle Promise is just one of the funding options available at Seattle Colleges. Apply for scholarships and financial aid at the Seattle College of your choice - North, Central or South.

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