Winter Quarter 2021 FAQs

The winter quarter schedule is online at MyNorth. Registration opens on Nov 2 for returning students and Nov. 9 for new students.

Winter quarter begins on Monday Jan. 4. Check MyNorth for information about how classes will be offered and contact the instructor with questions. 

Online Classes
​Classes listed in the schedule as online do not have​ live interaction between students and the instructor. Your instructor will provide the course materials though Canvas, our online learning management system. These materials may include readings, video lectures, and activities. Of course, your instructor will be able to answer questions through email and may offer optional live office hours. If you like a lot of independence and a flexible schedule, this is a good option for you.

Virtual Classes
Classes listed as virtual are the most similar to in-person classes because they meet on specific days at specific times to allow for live interaction between students and instructors. You will meet through a platform such as Zoom to listen to lectures, participate in discussions, or complete other activities. All virtual courses will also include an online component. If you prefer live interaction, this is the best option for you.

Hybrid Classes
A hybrid course combines in person, on campus instruction with online instruction. Check the class schedule to see the days and times you'd need to be on campus.

There are a limited number of in-person courses offered. These will be listed with the days and times on the class schedule. Please note that you will need to adhere to health and safety guidelines such as maintaining physical distance and wearing a face covering.

To contact your instructor, go to the MyNorth class schedule and click on your class. Click the instructor's name to find their email and phone number. Email is the best way to contact an instructor.

To contact a department, go to the department's website to find contact information. Email is the best way to contact a department while employees are working remotely.

Click for the 2020-21 Seattle Colleges Academic Calendar.

Jan 15 Last day to add/register. Instructor permission required. Last day to change audit/credit status without instructor permission. Last day to withdraw without a "W" appearing on a transcript.
Jan 23 Last day to withdraw with 50% refund
Feb 11 Faculty Development Day (No classes)
Feb 26 Last day to change audit/credit status. Instructor permission required. Last day to withdraw (no refund). 
Mar 29 Instructor grade submission deadline (no later than 5:00 p.m.)
Mar 30 Grades available online

North Seattle College is closed to the public until further notice. Student Services are still available to answer your questions by phone or email. Please reach out if you have questions or need assistance and check other departments' websites for additional information about online support.

All North Seattle College Bookstore orders must be placed online. The bookstore will accommodate in-store services by appointment only, and appointments can be made by emailing or calling 206-934-4678.

  • Go to the North Seattle College Bookstore website.
  • Hover over “Textbooks” in the upper left corner, and click on “Find Textbooks.”
  • Enter Department and Course Number and Item Number (under Section field) and then click “Find Materials.”
  • Select your preferred format and condition (buy, rent, used, new, digital). Please note – unless stated otherwise – that we fulfill the next available condition if we are unable to fulfill your preferred condition.
  • Select “Add Items to Cart” when you are done.
  • On the top right, when you are ready, select “View Cart”.
  • Click “Checkout” then proceed to Continue as Guest, Create an Account, or Login if you already have one.
  • Once completed, enter your shipping and payment information (you can add more than one payment method – if needed).

If using an approved Voucher, select “Voucher with Student ID” and enter your name and SID number in the appropriate fields.

Please note that if your order total exceeds your voucher or gift card balance and/or if you are renting a title, you will need to enter another form of payment to cover the remaining balance and/or secure your rental.

In order to be successful in taking classes, you will need: 

  • a computer, tablet, or mobile device 
  • speakers and a microphone or a headset 
  • a built-in camera or camera that can be attached  
  • Internet access

For more information please see the Online Classes & Technology Assistance page.

Students can fill out one application to apply for emergency assistance funding from multiple grants, including the Federal CARES Act, United Way Emergency Assistance funds, Student Emergency Assistance Grant, and the Foundation’s COVID Emergency Fund. These emergency funds can be used to support student expenses related to technology needs, childcare, housing, medical expenses, and in some cases tuition & textbooks.

All students including International/F1 Visa holders, DACA, and students without legal status are eligible to apply for funding.  Student eligibility and the other information is located at:

Additional information about emergency resources that may be useful for students is listed here on the Emergency Resources for Students page.

eLearning provides a number of support services, including Canvas and Zoom support. eLearning staff is available by phone, email and Zoom. See the website for more information.

North’s Help Desk is also available for technology support. Please email for assistance.