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Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I transfer credits earned at a previous college to Seattle Central?
First submit official transcripts from all previous colleges. Then submit an incoming transcript evaluation request and you will receive an evaluation in the mail in 6-8 weeks.
- Why transfer credits to Seattle Central Community College?
If your are working toward a degree or certificate, the transfer credit would apply to the program. If you plan to attend our campus for more than one quarter, you are allowed to register online.
- What is an "Official Transcript"?
An "official" is one that is:
Mailed by your former college directly to the Admission's office, OR
- Delivered by you, (unopened in an envelope which has been officially sealed by your former school) to the Admissions office at Seattle Central Community College, Room BE1107.
Please Note: It is the student's responsibility to submit an "official" transcript from former colleges and incoming transcript evaluation. We strongly recommend you to also request an "unofficial transcript" from your previously attended schools for your personal records and reference.
- Where can I get an "Incoming transcript evaluation request form?
The Admissions Office (BE1107, (206 587-5450), the Registration and Records Office (BE1104, (206) 587-6918), or go to the "Downloadable Forms" section of this website.
- What kind of Grading System is used at Seattle Central?
Seattle Central Community College uses a numerical grading system. Please refer to the College Catalog for equivalent letter grades.
- How do I Determine My GPA?
- Determine the decimal grade which has been assigned to each class.
- Determine the number of credit hours assigned to each class.
- Multiply the decimal grade you received by the number of credit hours assigned to each course. This gives you your "grade points" (GPTS) for each course.
- Add together the total number of grade points received for the quarter.
- Add the total number of credit hours for all courses for the quarter.
- Divide the total grade points received for the quarter by the total number of credit hours for the quarter. THIS GIVES YOU YOUR QUARTERLY GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA).
- Take the total number of grade points received for ALL quarters and divide by the total number of credit hours received for ALL quarters. THIS GIVES YOU YOUR CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA).
Course Course Title Decimal Grade Credit Hours Grade Point GPA ACC 210 ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS 2.0 X 5.0 = 10.0 ENG 101 COMPOSITION 3.0 X 3.0 = 9.0 SPE 100 BASIC SPEECH 4.0 X 5.0 = 20.0 P/S CR *CR ERN *GPA CR GPTS GPA 0.0 13.0 13.0 39.0 3.00 Qtr. Totals: (39.0 GPTS divided by 13.0 GPA CR = 3.00) P/S CR *CR ERN *GPA CR GPTS GPA 138.0 150.5 426.0 2.83 Cumulative Total: (426.0 GPTS divided by 150.5 GPA CR = 2.83
*NOTE: Always use "*GPA CR" which represents ALL credits earned at SCCC. The "CR ERN" column is the total of all college-level credits earned. Many students have taken preparatory classes under the 100 level which are not considered college-level, but DO count when computing grade point average.
- How is my Registration Appointment Time determined?
Your time is determined by the total number of credits that you have acquired at Seattle Central Community College. Credits transferred in from other institutions are not factored in.
- My Registration Appointment Time is later than it was last quarter. Why is that?
Your time is also determined by the number of students requesting appointments. Odds are that there are more students registering for next quarter as opposed to the current quarter.
- Can I register before my appointment time?
No, unfortunately you must wait until the appropriate time before you can register online or via the Registration Front Counter.
- Can my Registration Appointment be changed to an earlier time?
No, it can not.
- I tried to log in and received the following error message: "(0019) There is flag on your records that blocks registration." What do I do?
Please visit the Registration Front Counter in Room BE1104B or call Registration at 206.587.6918 to find out which department has placed a block on you.
- Do I need a signature to register for a specific class?
Log in to the online Registration (http://www.seattlecentral.edu/sos/) and try registering for the class. If you receive the following error message "(1005) Invalid registration appointment date or time.", you do not need a signature; you simply need to wait for your appointment time.
If you receive the following message "(0021) You have not met the prerequisite for this class.", you will need to obtain a signature from an academic advisor, a counselor or the class instructor. If you receive the following message "(1020) Permission is required to register for this class.", you will need to obtain a signature directly from the class instructor. Some courses will request an entry code, which can be obtained from the class instructor or the department. Please note: Not all classes utilize an entry code to register online.
- When is tuition due?
Tuition and fees are due within seven business days from the date you first registered or by the first day of the quarter, whichever comes first. If you have applied for Financial Aid, the Financial Aid office will place a hold on your classes. In that case, tuition and fees must be paid by the end of the second week of the quarter.
- I'm going to take next quarter off, but I would like to return the quarter after that. What should I do?
Please visit the Registration Front Counter in Room BE1104B or call Registration at 206.587.6918 and let us know of your plans, so we can accommodate you for future quarters.
- What is the Student Progress Policy?
- How does the Student Progress Policy work at Seattle Central Community College?
- Variable Credit Courses
If a class is being offered for a range of credit, for example 1 to 15 credits, web registration will register you for the maximum amount of credits being offered. To change the credit amount click "Change Credits" after registering.
- Enrollment Verification
Students can get enrollment verification in Room BE 1104 for academic, Social Security, insurance, or other purposes. Twelve or more credits per quarter are considered fulltime. In order to be verified as enrolled, tuition and fees must be paid. Students can leave their forms or request a letter at the front counter in registration, which will be available for pickup after 48 hours.
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Phone: 206. 934.6918
Fax: 206. 934.5563