I signed and returned my letter of intent to participate on a CCS athletic team. Does that mean the school knows I'm coming?
Athletics knows you're coming, but you still need to complete a college application
to the campus you'll be attending, either Spokane Falls Community College (www.spokanefalls.edu) or Spokane Community College (www.scc.spokane.edu.) Follow the regular admission and registration steps explained in the
FAQs, which include applying, filing for financial aid, taking the ASSET placement test and registering for class.
What if I want to attend both Spokane Falls Community College and Spokane Community College?
You may attend both schools as long as you have a separate application submitted to each campus. However,
students find it more convenient to attend one campus and work with the same staff and faculty while they
work on their degree.
My athletic scholarship doesn't cover the cost of my education. How can I pay for school?
When you apply to school, you should also complete a FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) online
at www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you're looking for a loan,
work-study or grant funding, this is how your eligibility for aid will be determined. It takes about 4 to 6 weeks
to process, so do this right away. Our federal code is 003793.
How do I balance my athletic and academic commitments?
Research shows that students who participate in activities like sports actually manage their time better than
students who just attend classes. If you need help with time management, see a counselor, take a time management
or study skills class, or ask for help from the Liberal Arts Tutoring Center.
How do I deal with class absences due to my sports schedule?
The key is to communicate with your teachers ahead of time and share your travel schedule with them. Most
instructors support the fact that you're representing the school in a positive way. Remember though, with
visibility comes higher expectations, so go to class every time you are not on the road. Ask a classmate to
share their notes for the times you are competing and make appointments with the instructor during their office
hours if you have any questions or concerns.
Will I graduate on time with an AA transfer degree if I take the minimum number of credits to be eligible?
Although the NCAA requires that you enroll in only 12 credits each quarter to compete, you should take at least
15 credits each quarter if you want to finish your 90-credit AA transfer degree in six quarters. It's competitive
to get into the four-years as a transfer student, so aim for at least a 2.8 GPA to be admitted after your AA
What happens if I get picked up to play somewhere else after one season-can I take my credits with me?
If you transfer to another school without completing your AA transfer degree, each class will be evaluated
individually and you may lose some credits in the process, especially if you taken a lot of PE/health credits.
Any transferable class above 100 level approved by the ICRC will count toward some part of the general education
requirements at a college or university in the state, but they may not count in the same category as our school.
It's best to avoid most CIS, AOS, MMGT, GBUS or classes from a professional-technical program.
How do I make sure I'm taking the right classes?
Transfer specialists are here to work with you to make sure your education plan is on track. We are happy to
help you plan your future.