Spring Quarter 2021 FAQs

Check the spring quarter schedule for more information. Registration is open for returning students and new students.

Spring quarter begins on Monday, April 5. Seattle Colleges will continue to operate remotely for Spring Quarter 2021 with some limited in-person instruction following established health and safety protocols. Information about specific classes is on the class schedule. Please 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.

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 SM234@bncollege.com 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 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.