Fall Quarter 2021 FAQs

North Seattle College will offer in-person and online classes this fall. Check the Fall Quarter schedule to see if a course is online, and contact the instructor or your academic advisor with questions.

Fall Quarter begins on Monday, Sept. 27, and registration for classes is open now.

Check the class schedule online to see if a course is in-person, online, hybrid, or "optional F2F or online", and check the "notes" section of the course listing online to learn more information and expectations for the course.

In-person Classes
If you prefer to take classes on campus, search for in-person courses. The classes will list the course days and times on the class schedule. 

Online Classes
For online classes, your instructor will provide the course materials though Canvas, our online learning management system. These materials may include readings, video lectures, and activities. 

Though you can work independently much of the time, online classes do have due dates for assignments, activities and discussions. There may also interaction between you and other students in discussions, team projects and other activities depending on the course and instructor. These are done on your own time but they will have due dates. 

Of course, your instructor will be able to answer questions through email and may offer virtual office hours. If you like a lot of independence and a flexible schedule, this is a good option for you.

Hybrid Classes
A hybrid course combines in person, on campus instruction with online instruction. Be sure to check the Canvas course the first day of the quarter. You might not meet in person until Wednesday for example, but you may have work to do online before the first campus meeting. Check the class schedule to see the days and times you'd need to be on campus.

Optional F2F or Online
Some courses are listed as Optional F2F or Online. That means the course meets via teleconference, and there are no on-campus meeting times. You will see the teleconference meeting times and days listed in the class schedule. The room number will show as "virtual." 

Fall Quarter starts Monday, Sept. 27, and ends on Thurs. Dec. 16. See the 2020-21 Seattle Colleges Academic Calendar for details.

To help you prepare for Fall Quarter, North Seattle College continues to offer Student Services by email, Zoom, and phone. Contact information is here, and a Campus Directory is available online. Please reach out, we’re here to help!

If you’re not able to connect virtually, check out our in-person services this summer.  Starting June 29, in-person services are available on Tuesdays from 10 am to 2 pm.

North Seattle College Bookstore will remain closed to the public until further notice. Textbook rental returns are available by mail, and textbooks can be ordered online. Learn more. Please email SM234@bncollege.com or call 206-934-4678 if you have questions.

Instructions for online textbook orders:

  • 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 online.

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 ITHelp@seattlecolleges.edu for assistance.