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Ready to apply? Use the orange button below to start the free Washington state community college application.

What Do I Need?

When filling out your application, you will need a valid email address, know your residency status and have an idea of what area of study you are interested in. For detailed information on how to get started, visit the Become a Student pages on the SCC or SFCC website.


When Do I Apply?

You can complete the online application anytime, but you need to submit your application before the application deadline every quarter so you can make it through all the remaining steps before your first day of class.

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Before You Apply

Become a Student

While the admission process for most areas of study begins with our online application, there are specific details for returning students, students seeking basic education, high schools students and international students. Further information can be found under the Become a Student section of the SCC and SFCC websites.

Figure Out Your Interests

Exploring the different topics you can study is an important part of your college experience. Work with academic counselors and build an academic plan. Start exploring our 120+ Programs to find your interests.

What's Next?

Completing your online application is the first step. Next, you need to explore how you pay for college, get scheduled for testing, and learn about new student orientation, counseling, and the registration process. Follow the 6 steps below and let them walk you through the registration process.