As a new student, you are required to attend our in-person orientation before your classes begin. Remember to reserve your spot in advance by completing our Intent to Enroll Form.
Dates and schedules for upcoming orientations are below:
- Fall 2023: September 18 - September 22, 2023
- Winter 2024: December 27 - December 29, 2023
- Spring 2024: March 25 - March 29, 2024
- Summer 2024: June 17 - June 21, 2024
- Fall 2024: September 16 - September 20, 2024
In addition to attending orientation, new students must complete other tasks to prepare for their first quarter. See our pre-arrival checklist for further details.
New International Student Facebook Group
In addition to attending orientation, you are encouraged to connect with us via Facebook. Approximately 1-2 months before the start of your first quarter, you will receive an email inviting you to join a private Facebook group for new international students at Seattle Colleges. The purpose of the group is to allow you to connect with fellow schoolmates, ask questions, and get answers as you prepare to enroll. We will send the invitation to the email address listed on your admission application -- so keep an eye out! To join our private group, follow the instructions included in the email message.