Transitions Center


Apply now

Fall Quarter begins September 26.

New students: Please fill out the BTS Application for ESL, GED, or High School+ classes.
ESL orientations are full for the Fall Quarter. Please apply for the Winter Quarter if you are interested in taking ESL classes.

BTS Application

If you are returning after taking a break, please contact us to get registered.

Do you have questions?

  • Get help in person on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 9 a.m - 3:30 p.m. in Room 3122 on Central’s main campus. Campus Entry Procedures.
  • Call or email us at 206.934.4180 or
  • Join us through Zoom – see hours below.

Zoom Drop-In Hours for general questions about ESL, ABE, GED, and HS+ classes


  • 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Connect here (ZOOM)

The Transitions Center is a place where students in Basic & Transitional Studies (BTS) can get help with the steps of moving from ESL, ABE, GED, and HS+ courses into Certificate and Degree Programs.

Find current drop-in hours and appointment schedule, as well as other resources in the Transitions Center Canvas Shell.

Get help with the following

  • Applying for Financial Aid or other funding for college.
  • Learning about different programs and options at Seattle Central or other schools.
  • Advising for students in Basic & Transitional Studies (BTS). Schedule an Advising Appointment to create an Education Plan from your current level in BTS to the start of your college program.
  • Learn about and enroll in an I-BEST job training program.
  • Get help with any other questions or steps of continuing your education beyond Basic Studies.

Explore the Pathway Maps to learn more!