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SCC Counseling Services

  • SCC Counseling Faculty work with you to offer support and direction with your educational, personal, and professional goals. Counselors also may provide short-term mental health counseling for a variety of challenges. However, if the problem is of an intense psychological nature, the counselor will refer you to an appropriate agency outside of Spokane Community College or to a masters-level mental health interns at SCC for therapy.
  • Please check the walk-in times for the specific counselor you would like to meet. To make an appointment, call:
    Building 15, Main Counseling Office: (509) 533-7026
    Building 1, University Transfer Center: (509) 533-8215
  • OUT OF AREA and WORKING STUDENTS are highly encouraged to schedule an appointment.
Early Alert

  • Building 1, Room 1220J
  • Building 9, Room 134A
  • Building 7, Room 122
  • Building 15, Room 120

SCC Campus Map

SCC Campus Map

Building Legend

  • 1 Main
  • 5 Walter S. Johnson Sports Center
  • 6 Lair-Student Center
  • 7 Jenkins Wellness Center
  • 8 Environmental Sciences
  • 9 Health Science
  • 10 Greenhouses
  • 15 Student Services
  • 16 Learning Resources Center
  • 18 Automotive
  • 19 Heavy Equipment
  • 20 Bigfoot Child Care Center
  • 23 Fire Science
  • 24 Fire Tower
  • 27 Livingston Science and Mathematics
  • 28 Stannard Technical Education
  • 50 Max M. Snyder
  • 111 Environmental Sciences Annex

Off-campus

  • Apprenticeship & Journeyman Training Center
        2110 N. Fancher Way
  • Central Recieving
        3939 N. Freya St.
  • Hangar, Felts Field
        5317 E. Rutter Ave.

Campus Parking

  • Student - available in most lots
  • Visitor - paid meter or permit
  • F Faculty
  • M Motorcycle
  • D Disability
  • PM Parking Meter
  • PK Parking Kiosk (cash day permit)
  • Emergency Phone
  • Crisis Response Box
  • Smoking Area

Campus Safety: (509) 533-3333


Student Success Workshops

  • Calendar of Offerings
  • Math Anxiety
  • Understanding the Transfer Degree
  • Schedule Planning and Registration
  • Test Taking
  • Stress Management – Not Actually offered
  • Career Planning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Time Management
  • Procrastination
  • Nutritional Brain Power
  • Math Study Skills
  • Test Anxiety

Career Counseling


Getting Started

  • How do I start school?
    Complete the Application for Admission. You may
    • Submit it online
    • Mail it to:
      SCC Admissions,
      1810 North Greene St., MS 2151
      Spokane, WA 99217
    • Drop it off on campus at the Admissions Office in Building 15.(If you don't know where this is, find it on the Campus Map)
    • Running Start students should consult with their high school counselor prior to applying for admission and the Running Start Program
  • Is there a fee to apply?

    If you have never applied or attended credit classes at SCC or SFCC, there is a nonrefundable application fee. If you have previously applied and paid the fee or attended classes at either SCC or SFCC and completed one quarter, there is no fee. It is important that you apply at the college you wish to attend. (If you have attended SFCC, although there is no fee, you still need to apply at SCC.)

  • Is there an application deadline?
    Apply early. Information about admission application deadlines is available at our website. Running Start applications for the following quarters are processed during the indicated periods:
    • Fall Quarter: December 1st through May 15th
    • Winter Quarter: October 15th through November 22nd
    • Spring Quarter: October 15th through February 14th
  • What if I attended SCC in the past and want to return?

    You need to submit a new application including any changes to your personal information. There is no fee since you are a returning student.

  • When and how do I get my Student Identification Number?

    When you apply for admissions, you will be given a nine digit Student ID number. It is not your Social Security Number, although you must submit that number on your application.

    If you attended SCC or SFCC in the past, you already have a Student ID number. It is important to indicate if you have previously attended on the application, so your information can be cross-referenced.

  • How do I get my Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to access my information and/or register online?

    Your PIN is assigned automatically upon application for admission and you are notified by mail. If you need to obtain this information, you may do so with any student services staff. You will be asked to verify you identity by showing a picture ID.

    Spokane Community College's policy and procedure regarding students obtaining their Student Identification (SID) number or Personal Identification Number (PIN) has changed. Effective April 4, 2005, SIDs and PINs are no longer obtainable on the Web. You may view the updated Web site reflecting the changes on our website.

Placement Assessments

  • Do I need to take an assessment test?

    YES, if:

    • You have never attended college
    • You have not taken the ASSET or COMPASS test within the last three years

    There is a fee to take the assessment test.

    NO, if:

    • You have already completed English 101 and Math 99 or their equivalents with a 2.0 or higher within the last three years
    • You have taken the ASSET or COMPASS test in the last 3 years at SCC or another college
    • You have completed an academic degree
  • How do I sign up for the assessment test?

    If you have submitted your Application for Admission and been assigned a Student ID number, please go to the SCC Testing homepage for information on scheduling your test and a study guide to help you prepare.

  • How do I prepare for the assessment test?

    You may access a COMPASS study guide at www.act.org/compass/sample. The study guide shows sample questions and answers for each of the Reading, English, and Math sections. The SCC mathematics department recommends that transfer and Running Start students take ALEKS for mathematics placement. You can access study materials for ALEKS at http://www.aleks.com/.

  • How do I know which section of math to take on the COMPASS or ALEKS test?

    Since there are four Math tests to choose from (Pre-Algebra, Algebra, College Algebra, Trigonometry) on the COMPASS, take the Math that most appropriately reflects your skill level.

    The SCC mathematics department recommends that transfer and Running Start students take ALEKS for mathematics placement which has four similar mathematics levels.

    On the day you test, you will let the testing proctor know which Math test you would like to take.

Transferring To SCC

  • What if I have attended another college?

    If you have attended a college other than SCC, including SFCC, you will need to request official transcripts to be sent to SCC. (There is no fee to request transcripts between SCC and SFCC.) If you do not plan to use the credits from your former college, you are not required to request the transcripts. An SCC transcript evaluator will do a transcript evaluation and then a counselor can assist you with understanding how the evaluation will apply to your goals at SCC.

  • How will I know if SCC has received my transcripts?

    Contact the Transcript Department by phone at (509) 533-7004.

  • Will a counselor evaluate my transcripts?

    Yes, upon your request, your counselor will evaluate your transcripts. If you are pursuing an Associate of Arts (AA) degree, an AA Degree Worksheet is available online. The transcript department will also evaluate your transcripts for prerequisite purposes. At the time of this evaluation you will be notified by mail that the transcript office has received and evaluated your official transcript. For a complete educational plan, see your counselor.

  • How are classes from other colleges and universities applied to my AA degree at SCC?

    Your classes will be evaluated by your counselor and a substitution form will be completed by you and the counselor and sent to the appropriate Dean for approval. It will then be sent to the transcript department and a copy will be placed in your file

Registering

  • Do I have to meet with a counselor prior to registering?

    It is recommended that you meet with your counselor prior to registering to insure you understand your placement test scores, any prerequisites, or how your prior credits transfer into your degree

  • How do I register for classes?

    After you have applied, and tested or had your transcripts evaluated (if appropriate) you will receive a registration access time (RAT). This will allow you to register online, through Schedule Planner, for your classes. It is advised to meet with your counselor prior to your registration access time to insure you understand your COMPASS or ALEKS test scores, any prerequisites, or how your prior credits transfer into your degree.

  • What is Schedule Planner?

    The Schedule Planner is the online quarterly schedule of classes offered at SCC. Only classes that are currently available appear on schedule planner. (Those classes that are not offered or are currently filled will not appear.)

  • How do I add my name to a waitlisted class?

    Some of the classes at SCC are in high demand. For this reason, students can put their names on a waitlist for seats that become available during the registration process.

    Go to Waiting List Information to find answers about waitlisted classes.

  • May I register online for classes prior to getting a Registration Access Time (RAT)?

    Online registration requires that you have a RAT in order to register online.

  • May I add or drop a class online?

    You may change your schedule through Schedule Planner or Online Registration up through the first day of each quarter. After the first day of each quarter, a Registration Transaction Form is required in order to change your schedule. This form is processed at the Registration window in Building 15.

  • May I withdraw from all of my classes (total withdrawal) online?

    You may withdraw from all of your classes using Online Registration through the first day of each quarter. After the first day of each quarter, an Official Withdrawal Form must be filled out in order to drop all of your classes. This is processed at the Registration window in Building 15.

  • When would I use a late registration form?

    Each quarter, there is a specific date that designates the last day to add or drop a class without the dean's signature. After this date, complete the late registration section of a Registration Transaction Form. Those dates are posted in Counseling and Admission/Registration offices.

  • Is it ever too late to drop a class or totally withdraw?

    Each quarter, a specific date designates the last day to drop or completely withdraw from classes. After that date, you may not drop or withdraw without special permission from the Dean or Vice President of Student and Instructional Services.

  • When I finish all of my required classes, will I automatically receive my degree?

    In order to receive your degree, you must fill out a Petition to Graduate Form. This form signals the transcript department to evaluate your classes toward your degree. There is no fee for the request. You are encouraged to meet with your counselor prior to petitioning for graduation.

Athletics


Academic Standards

This section is solely for Academic Holds, it has NO connection with Financial Aid.
  • Academic Standards and Reinstatement
  • Community Colleges of Spokane's Academic Standards Policy is intended to support a successful learning experience for all students.
  • Academic Standards requires students to maintain a quarter grade point average of 2.0 or greater.

  • Satisfactory Progress
    Students enrolled in degree or certificate programs are expected to demonstrate satisfactory academic progress as defined by the following three general policy requirements:
  • Minimum Grade Point Average: A degree-seeking student or student enrolled in a certificate program must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better in all coursework. Students are encouraged to consult with instructors, counselors or faculty advisors, and student services staff for assistance in achieving their academic goals and objectives. A student whose GPA falls below 2.0 is notified of progressive action - to include warning, probation, and suspension.
  • Credits Earned/Credits Attempted: A student in a degree or certificate program must successfully complete at least 75% of attempted credits. Repeated courses and courses in which the student receives a Special Withdrawal (Z), a Withdrawal (W) or an Incomplete (I) are included in the total of attempted credits. A student receiving these alternative grades may not meet credit completion requirements. A student who fails to complete 75% of attempted coursework is notified of progressive action - to include warning, probation, and suspension.
  • Degree/Certificate Completion: A student who is enrolled in a degree or certificate program must complete the program in at least 125% of the program's credit requirements. A student in a degree or certificate program may not take college-level courses in excess of 150% of the credits needed to complete the degree or certificate. For the purposes of this policy, 90 credits will be assumed to be the program length unless otherwise indicated. To assist the student in meeting this standard, the college will monitor local college-level credits leading to degree/certificate completion. A student who does not meet this standard will be subject to corrective actions.
  • Special Circumstances
    Community Colleges of Spokane recognize the unique and diverse backgrounds and needs of students, and while all students are held to the same level of academic excellence, students with special circumstances may petition for special consideration. Students enrolled in special programs are also required to follow the requirements specified by their funding agency. In addition, students receiving federal and/or state financial aid must follow the Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policies (as revised 11-16-04).

This information is subject to change without notice and is drawn from the CCS Board of Trustees Policy Manual, Policy 4.40.02 as of 12/22/2004.


Director's Welcome

Thanks for taking charge of your transfer planning! As the Transfer Center director, it's my job to make sure our transfer degrees are accepted at four-year universities across the state. I stay in constant contact with the universities by serving on important committees that keep SCC on the forefront of educational planning. In addition, I work hard to make sure we deliver excellent service, making your transition to the next place a smooth one.
Becki Meehan
Lara Ramsay
WSU Spokane: Becki Meehan
rebecca.meehan@wsu.edu
(509) 358-7630
WSU Pullman:
Lara Ramsay

l.ramsay@wsu.edu
(509) 981-3235
Visit www.info.wsu.edu to join our mailing list.

School FA Code: 003800
(photo)
Stan Pichinevskiy
Admissions Advisor
304 Sutton Hall
Cheney, WA 99004-2455
Phone: (509) 359-4651 - Fax: (509) 359-6692
spichinevskiy@ewu.edu

School FA Code: 003775
Joan Sarles
Joan Sarles
Sarles@gonzaga.edu
(509) 313-6571

School FA Code: 003778
(photo)
CJ Perry
Whitworth University Transfer Counselor
cperry@whitworth.edu
(509) 777-4768
 
(photo)
Richard Miller
Academic Advisor
richardmiller@whitworth.edu
(509) 777-3222
 
School FA Code: 003804
Carlos Williams
Assistant Director - Transfer Review & Outreach
Office of Admissions, Box 355852
1410 NE Campus Parkway
Univ. of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-5852
Phone: (206) 221-5416 - Fax: (206) 685-3655
admit.washington.edu

School FA Code: 003798
Bruce Simpson
Bruce Simpson
SimpsonB@cwu.edu
(509) 963-2462

School FA Code: 003771
Meagan Daniels
Meagan Daniels
Coordinator,
Community College Relations
danielsm@evergreen.edu
(360) 867-6495

School FA Code: 008155
WWU
Contact information coming soon...

School FA Code: 003802
LC-CDA Campus:
Rebekah Pichotta
,
(208) 292-2685
rdpichotta@lcsc.edu
LCSC
Lewiston Campus:
Soo Lee Bruce-Smith

(208) 792-2378, (800) 993-5272 (ext. 2378)
SLBruce@lcsc.edu

School FA Code: 001621
Cassie Thiessen (thiessen@uidaho.edu)
Univ. of Idaho, New Student Svcs.
P.O. Box 444253 Moscow, ID 83844-4253
Phone: (208) 885-6163; Toll-free: 1-88-88-UIDAHO


Melissa Garrett (melissae@uidaho.edu)
Univ. of Idaho, Coeur d'Alene
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d' Alene, ID 83814-2277
Phone: (208) 292-2524


School FA Code: 001626
BSU Admissions Services
A-209 ASB
Provo, UT 84602
801.422.2507
admissions@byu.edu

School FA Code: 003670
(photo)
Terri Morford
(801) 924-4656
Terry.Morford@wgu.edu

School FA Code: 003670
Testimonials

"The Transfer Advising Center at Spokane Community College should be the model for all transfer advising done at community and technical colleges in Washington State. It's a one-stop location for SCC students to get the guidance they need to pursue their degree and career goals."

– Joan Sarles, Gonzaga University


Find out which four-year college advisors are visiting SCC and when!

To schedule an appointment with a four-year advisor, please call (509) 533-8215 or toll-free (800) 248-5644, ext. 8215 or stop by the Transfer Center in Building 1, Room 1220J.       » View the schedule

» Book your advising appointment online!

Becki Meehan
Lara Ramsay
WSU Spokane: Becki Meehan
rebecca.meehan@wsu.edu
(509) 358-7630
WSU Pullman:
Lara Ramsay

l.ramsay@wsu.edu
(509) 981-3235
Visit www.info.wsu.edu to join our mailing list.

School FA Code: 003800
(photo)
Stan Pichinevskiy
Admissions Advisor
304 Sutton Hall
Cheney, WA 99004-2455
Phone: (509) 359-4651 - Fax: (509) 359-6692
spichinevskiy@ewu.edu

School FA Code: 003775
Joan Sarles
Joan Sarles
Sarles@gonzaga.edu
(509) 313-6571

School FA Code: 003778
(photo)
CJ Perry
Whitworth University Transfer Counselor
cperry@whitworth.edu
(509) 777-4768
 
(photo)
Richard Miller
Academic Advisor
richardmiller@whitworth.edu
(509) 777-3222
 
School FA Code: 003804
Carlos Williams
Assistant Director - Transfer Review & Outreach
Office of Admissions, Box 355852
1410 NE Campus Parkway
Univ. of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-5852
Phone: (206) 221-5416 - Fax: (206) 685-3655
admit.washington.edu

School FA Code: 003798
Bruce Simpson
Bruce Simpson
SimpsonB@cwu.edu
(509) 963-2462

School FA Code: 003771
Meagan Daniels
Meagan Daniels
Coordinator,
Community College Relations
danielsm@evergreen.edu
(360) 867-6495

School FA Code: 008155
WWU
Contact information coming soon...

School FA Code: 003802
LC-CDA Campus:
Rebekah Pichotta
,
(208) 292-2685
rdpichotta@lcsc.edu
LCSC
Lewiston Campus:
Soo Lee Bruce-Smith

(208) 792-2378, (800) 993-5272 (ext. 2378)
SLBruce@lcsc.edu

School FA Code: 001621
Cassie Thiessen (thiessen@uidaho.edu)
Univ. of Idaho, New Student Svcs.
P.O. Box 444253 Moscow, ID 83844-4253
Phone: (208) 885-6163; Toll-free: 1-88-88-UIDAHO


Melissa Garrett (melissae@uidaho.edu)
Univ. of Idaho, Coeur d'Alene
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d' Alene, ID 83814-2277
Phone: (208) 292-2524


School FA Code: 001626
BSU Admissions Services
A-209 ASB
Provo, UT 84602
801.422.2507
admissions@byu.edu

School FA Code: 003670
(photo)
Terri Morford
(801) 924-4656
Terry.Morford@wgu.edu

School FA Code: 003670
Transfer Research
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Transfer Success...

Community and technical colleges play a critical role in Washington State's baccalaureate production...

The Role of Transfer in the Attainment of Bachelor's Degrees...

Research of the role Community and Technical Colleges played in the education of WA baccalaureate graduates in 2006.

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Thanks for taking charge of your transfer planning!

As the Transfer Center director, it's my job to make sure our transfer degrees are accepted at four-year universities across the state. I stay in constant contact with the universities by serving on important committees that keep SCC on the forefront of educational planning.

In addition, I work hard to make sure we deliver excellent service, making your transition to the next place a smooth one.

Personal Philosophy

I believe in the personal and professional opportunities education offers, and I care about the students with whom I work. I also believe that each individual deserves to be treated with respect and dignity.

"The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with the simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong." ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

Educational Philosophy

I believe there are different levels of educational needs. Since all students do not learn in the same manner or have the same aptitudes or goals, it is vital to provide a nurturing, stimulating environment that allows each individual the opportunity to achieve his/her potential. I also believe that by working together in this manner (within a nurturing and stimulating environment) we can provide positive educational experiences for the diverse population of students which we serve.

Education/Professional Experience

  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Gonzaga University (1988)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Whitworth College (1986)
  • Associate of Arts, Spokane Community College (1981)
  • Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Counselor at Spokane Community College 1988-present.Director/Transfer Center and Liaison Counselor for Arts and Sciences Division
  • Academic/vocational program advising, career counseling, personal problem solving, and crisis intervention

Counseling Style

If you choose to see me, you'll find that I have a student-centered, supportive, problem solving approach.

I believe it is important for me:

  • to provide service within an atmosphere of respect and compassion
  • to provide accurate information and resources
  • to encourage and facilitate personal and professional growth
  • to refer you to an outside agency when appropriate

I believe it is important for you:

  • to take responsibility for your choices, actions and goals
  • to follow through with assignments
  • to take advantage of the opportunities and resources available
  • to take your education seriously

Appointments

Please call (509) 533-7026 to schedule an appointment with me or one of my colleagues.

Newport

How does Running Start work?

Students can take Running Start classes beginning their junior year in high school if they achieve college-ready scores on the college placement test. Students can stay in high school and take college classes part time or go to college full time. Classes are limited to "college-level courses" — that is, classes numbered 100 and higher.

Credits earned at SCC centers are transferable to all Washington state public colleges and universities. Private and out-of-state schools also may accept Running Start transfer credits. Each receiving institution has its own requirements so it's important to understand the specific transfer policies of the school(s) you are interested in attending.

What are the benefits of Running Start?

While in Running Start, students and their families can save thousands in tuition dollars and reach educational goals sooner. Students can take challenging classes not offered at their high schools to advance their education. Students who choose their classes wisely earn credits that transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

What are the challenges of Running Start?

College classes are more demanding and require more study time than high school classes. Students must still fulfill all high school graduation requirements. Students must pay for books and transportation.

Will my credits transfer to my future university?

The four-year college or university ultimately decides which classes it accepts. However, we’ve helped thousands of students transfer over the years, and we’re pretty good at it. Take the right classes and transfer to a Washington university and most students will be in good shape. Planning on transferring to a private university? Contact them before registering for classes!

How are my credits calculated for high school graduation?

Completed college classes can earn both high school and college credit. One five-credit class at the college equals one high school credit. Graduation requirements are established by each high school. Students must consult with their high school counselors each quarter to determine course equivalency for graduation requirements.

Republic, Ione, Colville, Inchelium (R.I.C.I.)

How does Running Start work?

Students can take Running Start classes beginning their junior year in high school if they achieve college-ready scores on the college placement test. Students can stay in high school and take college classes part time or go to college full time. Classes are limited to "college-level courses" — that is, classes numbered 100 and higher.

Credits earned at SCC centers are transferable to all Washington state public colleges and universities. Private and out-of-state schools also may accept Running Start transfer credits. Each receiving institution has its own requirements so it's important to understand the specific transfer policies of the school(s) you are interested in attending.

What are the benefits of Running Start?

While in Running Start, students and their families can save thousands in tuition dollars and reach educational goals sooner. Students can take challenging classes not offered at their high schools to advance their education. Students who choose their classes wisely earn credits that transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

What are the challenges of Running Start?

College classes are more demanding and require more study time than high school classes. Students must still fulfill all high school graduation requirements. Students must pay for books and transportation.

Will my credits transfer to my future university?

The four-year college or university ultimately decides which classes it accepts. However, we’ve helped thousands of students transfer over the years, and we’re pretty good at it. Take the right classes and transfer to a Washington university and most students will be in good shape. Planning on transferring to a private university? Contact them before registering for classes!

How are my credits calculated for high school graduation?

Completed college classes can earn both high school and college credit. One five-credit class at the college equals one high school credit. Graduation requirements are established by each high school. Students must consult with their high school counselors each quarter to determine course equivalency for graduation requirements.

Becki Meehan
Lara Ramsay
WSU Spokane: Becki Meehan
rebecca.meehan@wsu.edu
(509) 358-7630
WSU Pullman:
Lara Ramsay

l.ramsay@wsu.edu
(509) 981-3235
Visit www.info.wsu.edu to join our mailing list.

School FA Code: 003800
(photo)
Stan Pichinevskiy
Admissions Advisor
304 Sutton Hall
Cheney, WA 99004-2455
Phone: (509) 359-4651 - Fax: (509) 359-6692
spichinevskiy@ewu.edu

School FA Code: 003775
Joan Sarles
Joan Sarles
Sarles@gonzaga.edu
(509) 313-6571

School FA Code: 003778
(photo)
CJ Perry
Whitworth University Transfer Counselor
cperry@whitworth.edu
(509) 777-4768
 
(photo)
Richard Miller
Academic Advisor
richardmiller@whitworth.edu
(509) 777-3222
 
School FA Code: 003804
Carlos Williams
Assistant Director - Transfer Review & Outreach
Office of Admissions, Box 355852
1410 NE Campus Parkway
Univ. of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-5852
Phone: (206) 221-5416 - Fax: (206) 685-3655
admit.washington.edu

School FA Code: 003798
Bruce Simpson
Bruce Simpson
SimpsonB@cwu.edu
(509) 963-2462

School FA Code: 003771
Meagan Daniels
Meagan Daniels
Coordinator,
Community College Relations
danielsm@evergreen.edu
(360) 867-6495

School FA Code: 008155
WWU
Contact information coming soon...

School FA Code: 003802
LC-CDA Campus:
Rebekah Pichotta
,
(208) 292-2685
rdpichotta@lcsc.edu
LCSC
Lewiston Campus:
Soo Lee Bruce-Smith

(208) 792-2378, (800) 993-5272 (ext. 2378)
SLBruce@lcsc.edu

School FA Code: 001621
Cassie Thiessen (thiessen@uidaho.edu)
Univ. of Idaho, New Student Svcs.
P.O. Box 444253 Moscow, ID 83844-4253
Phone: (208) 885-6163; Toll-free: 1-88-88-UIDAHO


Melissa Garrett (melissae@uidaho.edu)
Univ. of Idaho, Coeur d'Alene
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d' Alene, ID 83814-2277
Phone: (208) 292-2524


School FA Code: 001626
BSU Admissions Services
A-209 ASB
Provo, UT 84602
801.422.2507
admissions@byu.edu

School FA Code: 003670
(photo)
Terri Morford
(801) 924-4656
Terry.Morford@wgu.edu

School FA Code: 003670

SCC

CCS

The CCS District Office maintains a comprehensive list of resources for Running Start students including:

  • Contacts
  • Enrollment Statistics for Running Start
  • Equivalency Guides
  • Forms
    • Enrollment Verification Form
    • Low Income Waiver
    • Petition for High School Diploma
  • Procedures
    • Running Start Guide (includes CCS academic calendar with drop/withdrawal dates)
    • Running Start Student Application Procedures (includes application due dates)
  • Running Start links for regional colleges, state resources and WACs (Washington Administrative Code)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Getting Started!
  • Is there a fee to apply?

    If you have never applied or attended credit classes at SCC or SFCC, there is a nonrefundable application fee. If you have previously applied and paid the fee or attended classes at either SCC or SFCC and completed one quarter, there is no fee. It is important that you apply at the college you wish to attend. If you have attended SFCC, although there is no fee, you still need to apply at SCC.

  • Is there an application deadline?
    Apply early. Information about admission application deadlines is available at our website. Running Start applications for the following quarters are processed during the indicated periods:
    • Fall Quarter: December 1st through May 15th
    • Winter Quarter: October 15th through November 22nd
    • Spring Quarter: October 15th through February 14th
  • What if I attended SCC in the past and want to return?

    You need to submit a new application including any changes to your personal information. There is no fee since you are a returning student.

  • When and how do I get my Student Identification Number?

    When you apply for admissions, you will be given a nine digit Student ID number, now called an EMPLID. It is not your Social Security Number, although you must submit that number on your application.

    If you attended SCC or SFCC in the past, you already have a Student ID number. It is important to indicate if you have previously attended on the application, so your information can be cross-referenced.

  • How do I get my Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to access my information and/or register online?

    Your PIN is assigned automatically upon application for admission and you are notified by mail. If you need to obtain this information, you may do so with any student services staff. You will be asked to verify you identity by showing a picture ID.

    Spokane Community College's policy and procedure regarding students obtaining their Student Identification (SID) number or Personal Identification Number (PIN) has changed. Effective April 4, 2005, SIDs and PINs are no longer obtainable on the Web. You may view the updated Web site reflecting the changes on our website.

    What about Running Start?
    Running Start students follow the same processes for admission as all college students, with a few exceptions. Please refer to the appropriate procedures for getting started with your enrollment. The following questions refer to those procedures that are specific to Running Start students.

  • How do I know if I have met the eligibility requirements?

    All students who apply for the Running Start program must be tested for eligibility by taking the placement test. Testing fees will be paid by the student. Admission is based on the student meeting the college-level cut-off scores. You are eligible for college-level classes if you score an 81 on the Reading section and a 73 on the Writing section of the COMPASS test. Your mathematics test will determine your eligibility for college-level mathematics classes. After completing the placement test, you will be contacted in writing to inform you of your acceptance into the Running Start program.

  • How many classes may I take?

    Running Start students are limited to enrolling in 18 credits per quarter. Academic classes are typically five credits each.

  • How do the classes meet my high school graduation requirements?

    Your high school counselor will assist you in determining how the classes meet your high school graduation requirements. Ask for a course equivalency guide the next time you speak with your counselor.

  • How do I get the correct forms?
  • When may I register for classes?
    You may register for classes online or in person with a counselor (Building 15) after you have:
    • Submitted an Application for Admission by the appropriate deadline
    • Taken your placement test and qualified for college-level classes
    • Provided SCC with a copy of your High School Course Recommendation Form
    • a Registration Access Time (you will receive this information in the mail or you can access it online here https://secure.scc.spokane.edu/wts/info/waci004.html)
  • What fees are Running Start students required to pay?
  • What are the regulations governing confidentiality of student records and what rights do parents have to those records?

    Running Start students have the same rights and responsibilities as other college students. Student information is confidential and may be released to a parent if a student gives permission by completing a release form. There is one exception to parental access without student consent and that involves the cases in which a parent claims the student as a dependent for income tax purposes. The parent must supply the college with proof that the student is listed as a dependent on the parent's federal income tax return.

All About Testing

  • Do I need to take an assessment test?
    YES, if:
    • You have never attended college
    • You have not taken the ASSET or COMPASS test within the last three years
    There is a fee to take the assessment test. No, if:
    • You have already completed English 101 and Math 99 or their equivalents with a 2.0 or higher within the last three years
    • You have taken the ASSET or COMPASS test in the last 3 years at SCC or another college
    • You have completed an academic degree
  • How do I sign up for the assessment test?

    If you have submitted your Application for Admission and been assigned an EMPLID, please go to the SCC Testing homepage at SCC Testing homepage for information on scheduling your test and a study guide to help you prepare.

  • How do I prepare for the assessment test?

    You may access a COMPASS study guide at www.act.org/compass/sample. The study guide shows sample questions and answers for each of the Reading, English, and Math sections. The SCC mathematics department recommends that transfer and Running Start students take ALEKS for mathematics placement. You can access study materials for ALEKS at http://www.aleks.com/.

  • How do I know which section of math to take on the COMPASS or ALEKS test?

    Since there are four Math tests to choose from (Pre-Algebra, Algebra, College Algebra, Trigonometry) on the COMPASS, take the Math that most appropriately reflects your skill level.

    The SCC mathematics department recommends that transfer and Running Start students take ALEKS for mathematics placement which has four similar mathematics levels.

    On the day you test, you will let the testing proctor know which Math test you would like to take.

Transferring To SCC

  • What if I have attended another college?

    If you have attended a college other than SCC, including SFCC, you will need to complete a Transcript Request form. Most colleges require a fee to send transcripts. (There is no fee to request transcripts between SCC and SFCC.) If you do not plan to use the credits from your former college, you are not required to request the transcripts. Upon request, a counselor will evaluate your credits toward your degree. Please make sure your transcripts are on file with SCC, and then make an appointment with your counselor. (If you have an unofficial copy, a preliminary evaluation can be done.)

  • How will I know if SCC has received my transcripts?

    Contact the Transcript Department by phone at 509.533.7004.

  • Will a counselor evaluate my transcripts?

    Yes, upon your request, your counselor will evaluate your transcripts. If you are pursuing an Associate of Arts (AA) degree, an AA Degree Worksheet is available online. The transcript department will also evaluate your transcripts for prerequisite purposes. At the time of this evaluation you will be notified by mail that the transcript office has received and evaluated your official transcript. For a complete educational plan, see your counselor.

  • How are classes from other colleges and universities applied to my AA degree at SCC?

    Your classes will be evaluated by your counselor and a substitution form will be completed by you and the counselor and sent to the appropriate Dean for approval. It will then be sent to the transcript department and a copy will be placed in your file

Financial Assistance

  • What do I need to know about financial aid?

    The Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions Web site answers all your questions including "How, When, and How often, do I apply, what is an “Attendance Declaration" form, and much more.

  • Can Running Start students get financial aid?

    Running Start students do not qualify for federal and state aid. Their tuition is being paid by the state of Washington. However, if a Running Start student has qualified for free and reduced lunch in the last five years through their high school district, they may have the mandatory fees that are not covered under the Running Start program waived. The student is required to provide the college with official documentation to obtain this waiver.

Getting Signed Up for Classes

  • Do I have to meet with a counselor prior to registering?

    It is recommended that you meet with your counselor prior to registering to insure you understand your placement test scores, any prerequisites, or how your prior credits transfer into your degree.

  • How do I register for classes?

    After you have applied, and tested or had your transcripts evaluated (if appropriate) you will receive a registration access time (RAT). This will allow you to register online, through Schedule Planner, for your classes. It is advised to meet with your counselor prior to your registration access time to insure you understand your COMPASS or ALEKS test scores, any prerequisites, or how your prior credits transfer into your degree

  • What is Schedule Planner?

    The Schedule Planner is the online quarterly schedule of classes offered at SCC. Only classes that are currently available appear on schedule planner. (Those classes that are not offered or are currently filled will not appear.)

  • How do I add my name to a waitlisted class?

    Some of the classes at SCC are in high demand. For this reason, students can put their names on a waitlist for seats that become available during the registration process.

    Go to https://secure.scc.spokane.edu/wts/reg/waitlistinfo.htm to find answers about waitlisted classes.

  • May I register online for classes prior to getting a Registration Access Time (RAT)?

    Online registration requires that you have a RAT in order to register online.

  • May I add or drop a class online?

    You may change your schedule through Schedule Planner or Online Registration up through the first day of each quarter. After the first day of each quarter, a Registration Transaction Form is required in order to change your schedule. This form is processed at the Registration window in Building 15.

  • May I withdraw from all of my classes (total withdrawal) online?

    You may withdraw from all of your classes using Online Registration through the first day of each quarter. After the first day of each quarter, an Official Withdrawal Form must be filled out in order to drop all of your classes. This is processed at the Registration window in Building 15.

  • When would I use a late registration form?

    Each quarter, there is a specific date that designates the last day to add or drop a class without the dean's signature. After this date, complete the late registration section of a Registration Transaction Form. Those dates are posted in Counseling and Admission/Registration offices.

  • Is it ever too late to drop a class or totally withdraw?

    Each quarter, a specific date designates the last day to drop or completely withdraw from classes. After that date, you may not drop or withdraw without special permission from the Dean or Vice President of Student and Instructional Services.

  • When I finish all of my required classes, will I automatically receive my degree?

    In order to receive your degree, you must fill out a Petition to Graduate Form. This form signals the transcript department to evaluate your classes toward your degree. There is no fee for the request. You are encouraged to meet with your counselor prior to petitioning for graduation.


About Mental Health Services

  • Hours:
  • Monday - Friday: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Various therapeutic approaches can be used for mental health therapy. The course of treatment includes: individual, group, marriage, couple and family counseling. The goals are outlined and followed to facilitate a positive outcome within ten sessions. Goal progress is reviewed and updated as needed, to successfully accomplish positive change. If clients feel they need additional sessions, appropriate referrals will be made to clinicians in the community.

Our supervised interns offer free therapy to CCS students for ongoing mental health issues, including:

  • Substance abuse concerns
  • Feelings of Depression
  • Couples therapy
  • Military and combat related stress
  • Family therapy
  • Social and relationship concerns
  • Problematic eating patterns
  • Anger management
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender concerns
  • Stress management
  • Sexual assault/rape
  • Anxiety, grief, and loss

Please note: Interns DO NOT work with anything directly related to academic programs. They handle topics as outlined on the Reasons to Seek Help tab.

  • To report a potential crime Crime Check: (509) 456-2233 You will need: Names, phone numbers, addresses, the date the threat was made
  • CPS Reporting 866-ENDHARM (866-363-4276) or Spokane DSHS: 1-800-557-9671 / (509) 363-3550 You will need: Names, ages, phone numbers, addresses, description of the situation
  • Suicide Prevention
    • First Call for Help: (509) 838-4428 or 1-877-678-4428 24 hour crisis line Emergency services are available to all individuals
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Drug and Alcohol Assessment:
    • Adept Assessment and Treatment: (509) 327-3120 Costs $50 and takes 1.5 - 2 hours for assessment
    • Daybreak: (509) 927-1991 Costs $170 and takes 2 hours for assessment
      This program is only for minors 18 years old and younger
    • DSHS: 1-877-501-2233 Funding through ADATSA, can pay if you are homeless, jobless, and have used in last 90 days. Submit an application at www.washingtonconnection.org
  • Drug and Alcohol Support
    • Community Detox Service of Spokane (509) 838-2771 Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for both adults and adolescents. Provides sobering, detoxification and referral to treatment for persons suffering from alcoholism and other forms of chemical dependency.
    • Washington Recovery Helpline (866) 789-1511 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Inland Empire Meth Alliance (208) 659-2839 Focuses on the education and support for family and friends of meth addicts.
    • Spokane Addiction Recovery Center (509) 624-3251 Provides Inpatient, outpatient, there is a service charge, fees vary.
    • List of Spokane AA groups www.aaspokane.org
    • Gateway Counseling (509) 532-8855 There is a service charge, they do accept insurance, but not state insurance.
    • Drug Abuse Hotline 1-800-943-0566 Drug Abuse Hotline 1-800-943-0566.
    • Online support for meth and marijuana addiction and recovery www.dailystrength.org
  • DV and Anger Management Treatment
    • STOP: (509) 326-5172 Anger management assessments for $95, takes 2-3 hours, DV treatment services
    • St Joseph Family Center: (509) 483-6495 Provides free anger management resolution classes
  • Community Counseling Services:
    • Spokane Mental Health-Frontier Behavioral Health: (509) 838-4651 Accepts Crisis walk-ins at 107 S Division, no insurance or payment required. Only accepts Medicaid for non-crisis standard therapy services.
    • Lutheran Community Services: (509) 747-8224 Free counseling for victims of DV or sexual abuse
    • St. Joseph's: (509) 483-6495 Has a sliding fee scale ($15 - $85) for short-term counseling
    • Catholic Charities Counseling: (509) 242-2308 Sliding Fee Scale ($5-$125) also accepts Medicaid
    • Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: (509) 434-7288 Provides outpatient, psychiatric and counseling services to veterans.
  • Homeless Assistance
    • Catholic Charities: (509) 358-4250 Provides hot meals, year-round sleeping program, clothing room, laundry facilities, mail delivery, and showers.
  • Emergency Childcare
    • Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery: (509) 535-3155 24 hour nursery, free for up to 72 hours. Best to call at 7:00 AM for intake. Allows sick children but not extremely high temperatures or extreme medical conditions.
  • Sexual Assault and Family Trauma
    • Crime Victims Hotline (866) 751-7119 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Support Groups (509) 343-5093
    • Sexual Assault Crisis Line (509) 624-7273 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Ligeia Laclair Victim Advocate (509) 747-8224 Will be on SCC campus on Tuesdays.

º For more information, visit the College Prep website