How to Register

Returning Students: All currently enrolled students are assigned a Registration Appointment Time, which is when they can start registering for the next quarter. Students can view the class schedule and register for classes through ctcLink. Learn more about ctcLink and Student Online Services.


New Students: Before you can register (enroll in classes), you need to complete the Admissions Process.

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Veterans: Current and new students, who are Veterans or National Guard members, may be eligible to register early. Visit the Veterans' Affairs Office to learn more about registration and veterans benefits.

Quarterly registration dates for returning and new students are set each year in the academic calendar, and students are assigned registration appointment times by the sixth week of the preceding quarter. Students can register on or after their registration appointment time, and have the option to register online or in–person.

Inter–district Registration

The three campuses have agreed that inter–district registration will be allowed on the second day of returning student registration.

Returning Seattle Central students registering at North Seattle College or South Seattle College must first apply to that college through web admissions. Contact the appropriate college after completing the application process to request your application be downloaded and profile enabled. Verify with the campus how to proceed with online registration. Advisors at Seattle Central may assist with prerequisite questions.

North Seattle 
General: 206.934.3663 
Schedule and registration portal found in the North Seattle Class Schedule.

South Seattle 
General: 206.934.7938 
Schedule and registration portal found in the South Seattle Class Schedule.


Students can view the Class Schedule and register for classes, during the registration period, through the Class Schedule. Students may also login to the registration tool, available between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week, during web registration dates.

In order to register online, you must have a valid ctcLink ID number (EMPLID) and ctcLink Password.


Register in–person in the Enrollment Services area, room BE1104 during regular business hours.

Educational Planner

Our real–time Educational Planner helps students plan classes for an upcoming quarter. Use it to find out the number of seats available, the meeting days and time, the class location, and the instructor's name. The Schedule Planner allows students to designate times during the week when they do not want to schedule classes.

The Schedule Planner can also check your college records to make sure class prerequisites are met. Use the Schedule Planner to generate several different schedule variations to see which one best suits your needs.

Note: Prerequisites will be checked prior to registration. Some classes may require permission of the instructor. Please contact the Division Office for further instructions.