Welcome>>1: Getting Started>>2: Registration

Now that you have learned about how to get started at NSC, this segment will discuss the registration process. You will learn about the types of classes offered at North, how to plan your class schedule and register, and various online services available. By the time we’re finished, you’ll be totally ready to schedule your first class. So let’s get going.

Class Formats


There are three class formats at NSC— on-campus, online, or hybrid. 

The majority of on-campus classes are scheduled in the morning or afternoon. There are also many evening classes that usually meet daily or twice a week. A limited number of classes run on Saturdays.

This convenient option means you can take courses from the comfort of your own home or anywhere you have Internet access! These fully online classes do not require campus visits although some may require exams taken on campus or proctored elsewhere with pre-approval. A few primarily online classes do have a few required campus meetings (usually three or four per quarter).

Hybrid Classes
Hybrid courses combine online instruction and interaction with reduced face-to-face campus class time. Most hybrid classes meet once or twice a week for a total of three hours of face-to-face time, with the remaining class activity such as discussion and content delivery taking place online at the times when the student can log in.

Is eLearning Right for You?

e-Learning courses require access to a computer and Internet connection. Students without a home computer can use one in the labs on campus.

Online courses are rigorous and require you to be disciplined and self-motivated. Most e-Learning courses have more readings and assignments than on-campus classes to ensure that your course time is equivalent to an on-campus class.

If you would like to find out more, visit NSC’s e-Learning site.

Academic Calendar
The Academic Calendar provides important dates and deadlines, such as the first day of the quarter, last day to receive a refund, and the last day to withdraw. These dates also appear in the online class schedule.

Online Services/ MyNorth
Quickly and easily take care of your college business through MyNorth. You can look up your schedule or unofficial transcripts; register, add or drop classes, update your home address, e-mail or phone number; change your PIN; pay your tuition; confirm your registration start time; check your waitlist status; and more.

How to Register
Although you can register in person at the Registration Office, most students register online for their classes. You will need to be aware of how to add and drop classes, how to add yourself to or remove yourself from a wait list, and how to use entry codes when needed.  You should meet with an academic advisor to plan your schedule and to ensure you get the classes you need to complete your program.

Steps to Register for Classes on MyNorth

  1. Go to NSC homepage—
  2. Click on “View Classes” under the “Your Future Starts Here” section (part-way down page)
  3. Click on “Login” on top right of page
  4. Click on “Student Sign In” and sign in using your…
    1. SID (9-digit number you received after you applied)
    2. PIN (6-digit birthday MMDDYY unless you change it)
  5. Make sure you have the correct quarter selected on the top left of the page
  6. Search for classes by…
    1. Scrolling down the list of subjects
    2. Typing in a subject name
    3. Using the filters on the left of the page
  7. Once you find a class you are interested in, click the green circle with the white arrow on the right side of the class
  8. Register for the class by clicking on “Register Class Now”
    1. Read notice and tuition deadline and click “I agree to these terms”
    2. If you need an entry code to register for the class a notice will pop-up and you enter the code in the box and then click “Register”
    3. Make your choice about paying tuition (usually students click “Pay Later”)
    4. Click “OK”
  9. If you aren’t ready to register yet, click on “Add MyFavorites”
  10. If the class is full, but you are still interested in taking it, click on “Add MyWaitlist”
  11. After registering for classes, click on “MyClasses” on the top of the page to verify…
    1. You got into the class (My Registered Classes)
    2. You added the class to your favorites (My Favorite Classes)
    3. You got on the waitlist (My Waitlisted Classes)
      1. Be sure to check the waitlist regularly to see if you have moved up
      2. If you get into the class, be sure to pay your tuition by the deadline and show up to the first day of class or you could get dropped
  12. If you want to drop a class…
    1. Go to “My Registered Classes”
    2. Check the box on the left side of the class
    3. Click “Drop Registered Class”
    4. Click “OK”

Note:  Typically, the first time you log into MyNorth each quarter you will be asked to verify your contact info and complete a demographic questionnaire.

Adding Classes
You may register on a space-available basis at MyNorth or submit an Add/Drop form to the Registration Front Counter Services to register or change your schedule.

  • Through the second day of the quarter: Classes may be added through MyNorth or in person WITHOUT an instructor's signature and on a space-available basis.
  • Third through the tenth day of the quarter: Classes may be added only with an instructor's signature or with an e-mail from an instructor.
  • After the tenth day of the quarter (the eighth day in summer quarter): Students may no longer add classes.

Dropping Classes
You can drop a class through MyNorth or in person through the tenth instructional day of the quarter (eighth day for summer) without a record of the dropped class appearing on your academic transcript.

Withdrawing from Classes
You may withdraw from classes using MyNorth or in person. A grade of "W" will be recorded on your academic transcript for withdrawals made after the tenth instructional day of the quarter (the eighth day for summer). A "W" grade will remain permanently on your transcript.

After the eighth week of the quarter (the sixth week of summer quarter), you may not withdraw from classes. If you have missed the deadline, please talk with your instructor about other available grade options. 

Wait Lists
The wait list feature offers you a fair and consistent method of being enrolled into a full class if openings occur. If a class is full and you choose to be put on the wait list, you will be automatically enrolled in the class if a space becomes available. You will receive an e-mail alert every time your wait list status changes.

If you have a “hold” on your college record that prevents you from being added to a particular class from the wait list, you will also be notified of the hold as soon as you are added to the wait list. You should take steps as early as possible to clear the hold. Once you have arrived at position one (1) on the wait list, you will have two business days to clear the hold or you will be dropped from the wait list. Please contact the telephone number provided by the e-mail alert to clear the hold.

You will also be notified by e-mail alert that you have been registered for the class. However, it is ultimately the student's responsibility to check waitlist status daily through MyNorth. You will have 24 hours to pay for outstanding tuition and fees. If you decide you no longer want to be on the wait list for a class, you must remove yourself from the list in MyNorth.

If you have not been registered via the wait list process by the first day of classes, go to the class on the first day.  If you have not been enrolled by this date, you may request an instructor's signature for permission to register in person.

Important Note: Students on a wait list who do not show up to class during the first sessions of the class may lose their wait list place to another student who wishes to be enrolled.

Entry Codes
Entry codes are five-digit numbers issued to students for classes that have unmet prerequisites, prerequisites met at another college or that require permission by an instructor.  Once an entry code has been used, the computer will not accept the same code again. Entry codes are available through Advising or from the academic division.

Pay Tuition
Tuition is due within 7 business days after you register or prior to the first day of the quarter, whichever comes first. There are 3 ways to pay your tuition:

  • Through the deferred payment plan, which allows you to pay your tuition in multiple installments
  • Through MyNorth
  • In person at the Cashier’s Office

MySeattleColleges Account
A MySeattleColleges account is available to all currently enrolled NSC students. You must have a  MySeattleColleges in order to access most computers on campus.  MySeattleColleges accounts also provide access to many other services. New students can create a MySeattleColleges account after they have enrolled.

I hope you now feel comfortable with registering for your first quarter of classes. Remember to pay your tuition on time!

Related Info
Academic Calendar
Deferred Payment Plan
MySeattleColleges Account