Spring quarter 2020 and remote operations - Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay at home order, Seattle Central College is teaching in remote or alternative formats though all of spring quarter, with the exception of a few programs with external accreditation requirements for in-person instruction.

After May 4, these programs will resume some form of in-person instruction, with precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus:   

  • Apparel Design and Development
  • Basic and Transitional Studies (level 1 and 2 only)
  • Culinary- 5th quarter only
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Marine Tech
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Assisting Apprenticeship
  • Nursing
  • Respiratory Care
  • Science Labs (mostly online, some hybrid)
  • Surgical Technology

 These programs are pausing enrollment in spring quarter:

  • Culinary (other than teaching out last quarter)
  • Pre Apprenticeship Construction Training

Shifting to related instruction only online:

  • Wood Technology

Here is the adjusted academic calendar for spring quarter 2020:


  • April 17 – Last day to withdraw with 100% refund (less processing fee). Last day to add/register (South)
  • April 24 – Last day to add/register—instructor permission required. Last day to change audit/credit status without instructor permission.
  • April 29 – Last day to withdraw without a "W" appearing on transcript.
  • May 2 – Last day to withdraw with 50% refund
  • May 13 – Development Day
  • May 29 – Last day to change/audit credit status—instructor permission required. Last day to withdraw (no refund)

You will likely use a simulation, or work with a lab kit at home to do your coursework. Some labs may require on-site instruction, using safety precautions and social distancing. Check with your instructor for details about your course.

Seattle Central College is closed to the public through May 4. Starting on May 5, we will provide limited, on-site services to students. Some will require an appointment. We plan to institute strict social distancing practices and the cleaning and disinfection of equipment to keep our staff and students safe.

To see which services are available and which will require appointments, please contact the different services listed in this page.

You can register or enroll online.

Current students can register through https://mycentral.seattlecolleges.edu/

The Registration Office is responding to emails and voice mails Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; please contact us at Registration.Central@seattlecolleges.edu or 206.934.6918 if you have questions about how to get enrolled, the status of your official evaluation, information about how to apply to graduate, payment deadlines or general information about spring quarter.

For more contact information, visit https://seattlecentral.edu/current-students/resources-and-contacts-students-during-remote-operations

You can buy your books on-line from Barnes and Noble via their website.

If you don’t have an address for delivery, the bookstore can ship your order to the Broadway Edison building. The books may be picked up at Receiving Entry for the college on Harvard Avenue (1704 Harvard Ave.), on April 9, 10, 13 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your college ID or photo ID to ensure that we are delivering books to the right person.

The library is closed through May 4. After that date, we will offer limited access to students to ensure they and our staff are safe. For more information, read this FAQ

You can pay online using https://mycentral.seattlecolleges.edu/.

Click here for a step-by-step guide.

We are stretching the spring quarter deadline for payment or for a payment plan until the end of day on Friday, April 10.

If you normally pay by cash, we will not have cashiers available in the Broadway/Edison building to take your payment. But if you have a checking account with a domestic bank, credit union or savings bank, you can pay in full through links at  https://seattlecentral.edu/enrollment-and-funding/enrollment-and-admissions/tuition-and-payment/payment-plan

The MAC is currently closed for all day-to-day operations due to COVID-19 safety concerns. The reopening date is not set, but we are operating under the assumption it will be closed through the spring quarter until given word it is safe to open large fitness facilities again.

Yes, but we have moved to remote instruction until further notice. If you have questions on how your class will work online, you can email your instructors and you can also log in to Canvas and the course information should be there. To set up online and phone advising sessions, please call 206.934.4064 or 206.934.3820 for an appointment. Please continue to visit our website for Running Start student support services updates. 

Uncertainty around the current pandemic has led us to cancel the June 25 in-person commencement ceremony. However, we are working with student leaders to evaluate options and alternatives to show love, appreciation, and admiration to graduates.  
Make no mistake, we are determined to celebrate the Class of 2020 in a manner fitting of our students’ hard work and perseverance. Graduates should apply for graduation in the normal manner