Special High School Admission Program
Applicants between 16 and 18 years old may be admitted to a college if they are
deemed able to benefit from the curricular offerings of the college. Enrollment
is limited to college level courses numbered 100 or above. In order to determine
a student's readiness for college level courses, the student will be required to
take the ASSET college placement test, which is administered at SFCC. Generally
the student must place at the college-level in both reading and writing in order
to be eligible for courses other than mathematics. To take mathematics courses,
the student must place at the college level in mathematics. Admission may be to
individual courses or to a program as determined by admissions officials.
This policy is intended to expand opportunities for younger, qualified students
who may not be enrolled in Running Start or other local student enrollment option
programs. For currently enrolled high school applicants, a release form for attendance
at SFCC identifying approved credit classes and signed by your high school principal
must be submitted quarterly. The intent of this policy is not to replace or duplicate
the functions of local public schools.
Students should not view this program as an alternative to attending high school.
All students are strongly encouraged to attend and meet the graduation requirements
of their local high school.
To apply, the following must be on file in the
SFCC Admissions Office:
- State of Washington Community College Application for Admission Form (obtained
from a high school counselor)
- High School Student Recommendation Form identifying approved credit classes and
signed by your high school counselor.