For information, please call the Admissions Office at (509) 533-3500.


  • 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.


  • SFCC operates multiple programs at multiple locations. Admission is granted on a "first-come, first-served" basis for as many students as the various locations and 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. SFCC delivers courses through a variety of delivery modes. The modes include traditional face-to-face; interactive television, which is a course that uses video conferencing tools to distribute the course materials in real time; online, where the course uses web-based tools and where 100% of the instruction is done online; hybrid, which displaces some but not all of the face-to-face class time with web-based tools; and web enhanced, a face to face course where the use of the Internet is required. Not all course delivery modes are available for all courses or at all location. Some locations may only have online options available.
  • 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.