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Students With No Previous College

  1. Obtain an application for admission in one of the following ways:
  2. Complete the application and submit it in one of the following ways. You must pay your tuition by the due date.
    • If you apply online, submit the online application as instructed. In one or two business days you will receive notification by email of the Student Identification Number (SID) assigned to you. Be sure to make a note of your assigned Student ID number (SID).
    • Mail the $25 admissions fee to the address below. Please include your SID on the check. Admission fees are nonrefundable.
    • Mail paper-based applications, together with the $25 fee, to:
      Spokane Falls Community College
      Admissions Office MS 3011
      3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive
      Spokane, WA 99224-5288
  3. You will receive an admission letter from the Admissions/Registration Office. Be sure to follow instructions given in the letter about placement testing, academic counseling, and New Student Orientation/registration appointments. A $30 testing fee must be paid at the Cashier’s in Building 17 prior to completing placement testing.

Students Who Have Previously Attended SFCC

Former SFCC students must reactivate their admission to register for classes. No application fee is required. Follow these steps to reactivate your admission:

  1. Obtain a reactivation form in one of the following ways:
  2. Complete the form and mail or deliver in person to:
    Spokane Falls Community College
    Admissions Office MS 3011
    3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive
    Spokane, WA 99224-5288
  3. Refer to the instructions to transfer credits to SFCC. If you have not attended SFCC within the past two years, please resubmit all transcripts from other colleges you may want considered. All records other than your SFCC information are purged after a two year absence from the college. Transcripts are required for academic consulting, prerequisite checking, and for credits used toward graduation. Transcripts must be received no later than two weeks before your registration date in order to be evaluated.
  4. You will receive a letter from the Admission Office regarding admission status. Be sure to follow instructions given in the letter about placement testing, academic guidance and your registration appointment.

Students Who Have Attended College Previously, But Are New to SFCC

  1. Obtain an application for admission in one of the following ways:
  2. Complete the application and submit it in one of the following ways. You must pay your tuition by the due date.
    • If you apply online, submit the online application as instructed. In one or two business days you will receive notification by email of the Student Identification Number (SID) assigned to you. Be sure to make a note of your assigned Student ID number (SID).
    • Mail the $25 admissions fee to the address below. Please include your SID on the check. Admission fees are nonrefundable.
    • Mail paper-based applications, together with the $25 fee, to:
      Spokane Falls Community College
      Admissions Office MS 3011
      3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive
      Spokane, WA 99224-5288
  3. Refer to the instructions to transfer credits to SFCC. Request that transcripts from other colleges are sent to the above address. Transcripts are required for academic consulting, prerequisite checking and for credits used toward graduation. Transcripts must be received no later than two weeks before your registration date in order to be evaluated.
  4. You will receive a letter from the Admissions Office regarding your admission status, which will include instructions about placement testing, academic counseling, and your registration appointment.
  5. Follow the instructions for placement testing, academic consulting and registration appointment. If placement testing is required, there is a $30 fee which must be paid at the Cashier's Office before the test is taken.
  6. You will receive instructions on how sign up for New Student Orientation and how to register for classes.

International Students

Visit the web site designed just for you, or download an International Student Application now!

Apply Online Now!

Before you apply please read the following conditions:

Application Fee

If you have never attended SFCC or SCC for credit classes, send the $25.00 admissions application fee after you receive the confirmation email with your student identification number.

Do not send the $25.00 application fee if you are a returning student who has taken credit classes at Spokane Falls Community College or Spokane Community College, or if you have paid the fee at either college previously. If you aren't sure, please call (509) 533-3500.

Questions? Call the Admissions Office at (509) 533-3500

  1. Please check conditions (right) before applying for admission.
  2. Apply online at the Washington Community and Technical Colleges Web Admissions Center. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the application form. In one or two business days you will receive notification by email of the Student Identification Number (SID) assigned to you. Be sure to make a note of your SID!
  3. Mail the $25.00 admissions application fee, including your name and your Student Identification Number, to:
    Admissions MS 3011
    Spokane Falls Community College
    3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive
    Spokane, WA 99224
  4. You will be notified by email of the next step.

International Students

Visit our International Students web site, designed just for you, or download an International Student Application now!

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Introduction to Transfer Credits

Any student who has completed coursework at another school is considered a transfer student. Spokane Falls Community College welcomes transfer students from two and four-year institutions of higher education.

SFCC conducts two different types of transfer credit evaluations; you may need one or both. Prerequisite Evaluations are provided for all official transcripts from regionally accredited institutions of higher education. Full Evaluations are for enrolled students planning to earn a degree and must be requested by the student.

Your evaluation is specific to your program of study.

Prerequisite Evaluation

Many courses at SFCC have prerequisite requirements that block your ability to register until the prerequisite has been satisfied. If you have taken the prerequisite course at another regionally accredited institution, official transcripts must be sent to SFCC for evaluation. In some cases assessment testing may not be required if you have prior college-level math and/or English. Transcripts provided to SFCC become a part of your permanent record and cannot be returned or removed.

Students enrolled in professional/technical programs should contact the program faculty academic consultant before requesting an evaluation. Program faculty academic consultant will most often decide the equivalency of professional/technical courses.

Unofficial transcripts, grade reports and online printouts will not be accepted. Your transfer transcripts should be sent from the transfer institution in a sealed envelope and sent directly to SFCC Admissions Office so that they are received 2 – 3 weeks prior to your registration.

Full Evaluation

If you intend to earn a degree at SFCC, you may want to request a full evaluation of your transfer credits. A transfer credit evaluation is intended to assist you and your faculty academic consultant in choosing appropriate courses to complete your degree.

A transfer credit evaluation is not an official degree evaluation. To receive an official degree evaluation, you must submit a graduation/degree application. You are required to file a degree application when half of the credits required for your degree have been completed.

Students enrolled in professional/technical programs should contact the program faculty academic consultant before requesting a full evaluation. Program faculty academic consultant will most often decide the equivalency of professional/technical courses.

Full evaluations will be processed only for students who are currently enrolled and have completed the first two weeks of the quarter. Allow 4 – 6 weeks for full evaluation results.

Extenuating Circumstances (Mathematics)

Under extenuating circumstances, transcripts can be unofficially evaluated for purposes of math placement. You will need a course description (from your previous college website) of the math course you took. You will also need an unofficial copy of your transcript.

Complete the Extenuating Circumstances transcript evaluation form.

Transfer Credit

Generally awarded for work completed at an institution of higher education recognized by a regional accrediting association.

Official Transcript

A legal document which contains the signature of the certifying official (registrar), institutional seal, and date of use. Must be delivered in its original sealed envelope to:

SFCC Admissions Office
MS 3011
3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr.
Spokane, WA 99224-5288

Prerequisite

A required or necessary course, which must be taken prior to taking higher or similar courses.

Transfering Credits to SFCC

What is an official transcript?

An official transcript is a legal document which contains the signature of the certifying official (registrar), institutional seal, and date of use. It must be delivered to the SFCC Admissions Office in its original sealed envelope.

Does SFCC require official transcripts from other colleges I have attended?

Students must provide official transcripts if:

  • The student intends to earn a degree at SFCC
  • The student plans to enroll in a course that has a prerequisite requirement

If you are still unsure whether to have transcripts sent, contact the Admissions Office at (509) 533-3305.

When should I have an official copy of my transfer transcript sent to SFCC?

To ensure a smooth registration process an official transcript should arrive at SFCC at least two weeks prior to your registration appointment. Hand delivered transcripts must be in an envelope sealed by the transfer institution.

Once my transfer transcript is on file at SFCC what happens?

What happens to your transcript depends on where you are in the process. If you have not enrolled in courses, your transcript will be evaluated for prerequisites (Biology, Math, English and Psychology) and placed in a holding file. After the second week of the quarter, if you have registered in classes, the credit value of the accepted coursework will be entered into our system. If you are a current or returning student, your transcript will be evaluated for prerequisites and the credit value of the accepted course work will be entered into our system within two weeks of receiving the transcript.

Please note: your official transcript becomes part of your permanent record at SFCC and will not be returned to you.

Who decides what coursework will be accepted by SFCC?

A credential evaluator will use a variety of criteria to determine course transferability. College accreditation, course content, grade and credit value will all be evaluated when determining whether to accept a course. If more information is needed to make a determination, a course syllabus will be requested. It is the student’s responsibility to provide a copy of that syllabus.

Should I request a full transcript evaluation?

You must be currently enrolled and planning to earn a degree at SFCC to request a Transfer Credit Evaluation.

A full evaluation will assist you and an advisor in choosing the appropriate courses to complete a degree at SFCC. It is important to remember that a transfer credit evaluation is not an official degree evaluation. To receive an official degree evaluation, you must submit a graduation/degree application.

Students enrolled in professional/technical programs should contact their program advisor before requesting a full transcript evaluation. Why? The program advisor will most often decide the equivalency of professional/technical courses. They may make some course substitutions.

Please allow 4 – 6 weeks for a response.

What if my transfer courses are semester credits?

Semester credit will be converted to quarter credit, e.g. 2 semester credits = 3 quarter credits, 3 semester credits = 4.5 quarter credits.

For information, please call the Admissions Office at (509) 533-3305

Requirements

  • Spokane Falls Community College has an "open door" admission policy admitting any graduate of a high school or any individual who is at least 18 years of age and holds a certificate of educational competence (i.e. GED, or General Educational Development)
  • Applications will be accepted:
    • Beginning October 15 for Winter and Spring quarters
    • Beginning December 1 for Summer and Fall quarters of the following school year
  • Before you can register for classes, the following must be on file in the Admissions Office:
  • It is important to begin the application process well in advance of the quarter for which admission is desired in order to allow time for processing the application.

Policies

  • Admission is granted on a "first-come, first-served" basis for as many students as the various programs can accommodate. Some programs may require satisfactory completion of certain prerequisites prior to admission or have special selection procedures, so admission to the college does not guarantee acceptance in every program.
  • You may enter college at the beginning of any quarter; however, you should be aware that some programs of study may be started only certain quarters.
  • International Students may wish to visit the web site designed just for them!
  • High School students and parents may wish to visit our Running Start site for complete information, including online forms and handbooks.

Criteria for Resident Status

To be classified as a resident for tuition and fee purposes, a student must either:
  • Be financially independent and have established a bona fide domicile in the state of Washington for other than primarily educational purposes for one year immediately prior to the first day of the academic quarter.
  • Be financially dependent and have one or both parents domiciled in the state of Washington for a period of one year immediately prior to the first day of the academic quarter.

All other students are classified as nonresidents and are required to pay the nonresident tuition and fees.

Are you a Washington resident who has been out of Washington State for educational purposes only? You may qualify for a Change of Residency Status.

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