Seattle College District operates on an open door admission policy. Consistent with available space and resources, each campus admits those persons who:

  • are competent to profit from the curriculum offerings of the District; and
  • would not, by their presence or conduct, create a disruptive atmosphere within the College District inconsistent with its purposes; and
  • are eighteen years of age or older; or
  • are high school graduates; or
  • have applied for admission under the provisions and qualifications of student enrollment options programs such as Running Start or a successor program; or through other local student enrollment option programs. However, an applicant transferring from another institution of higher education who meets the above criteria, but who is not in good standing at the time of his or her transfer, may be conditionally admitted on a probationary status as determined by the chief administrative officer or his or her designee; or
  • are students age 16 and over who meet the provisions of "A Title III - Adult Education Program" may then enroll in certain adult basic education classes. Individuals admitted into such classes will be allowed to continue as long as they are able to demonstrate, through measurable academic progress, an ability to benefit from the curriculum offerings.
  • If not qualified under subsections (1) through (6) of these sections, has filed an appropriate written release from the public, private or home school he or she is attending or last attended and has attained at least high school junior standing. The District may require copies of any annually administered standardized achievement tests and annual assessment of the student's academic progress to determine whether the student has the level of maturity and skill to profit from participating in an adult learning environment.
  • Admissions Exception:
    The College does not desire to replace or duplicate the functions of the local public schools; however, persons may request special admission on a course-by-course basis, provided they have attained least high school junior standing. Criteria for granting admission are: competency at an appropriate academic, artistic, and/or technical talent level and the maturity to participate in an adult learning environment.

Specific admissions procedures are available in the registrar's office at each campus.