Campus Resources

Campus Resources

New Student

Welcome to South Puget Sound Community College! Before registering for classes you must complete the following steps. Failure to complete these steps will limit you from being able to successfully register for classes:

1. Apply to South Puget Sound Community College
In order to access services as a student at SPSCC you must have a student ID number. Your student ID number is assigned after you have applied for admission to SPSCC. Want to meet with someone to talk about how to get started at SPSCC? Schedule a New student pre-registration appointment. We will walk you through the process from applying to registering for your first quarter!

2. Activate your Office 365 account
This will create a email address for you and is the official communication pathway to students from the college. You will receive an email with set up instructions once your admissions application has been processed to the email address you listed on your admissions application. Please monitor your junk mail or spam mail folder as many times this email will end up there.

3. Apply for Financial Aid
If you plan on accessing federal financial aid you will need to complete the financial aid process. Since it takes time to receive your award letter we suggest you apply early. You do not have to pay for classes at the time of registration unless it is past tuition due date. You may not know your financial aid award amount before registering for classes. Need help filling out your FAFSA? Attend a FAFSA workshop.

4. Submit Official Transcripts
You are required to submit official transcripts from any college or university if you plan to bring in the credit toward your degree at SPSCC. If you want to meet with someone prior to registration for an unofficial review, please make a Transfer in Student appointment.

5. Take the College Placement Test (CPTS)
You will need to take the CPTS if you do not have transcripts from another college showing math and English course completion. If you took your placement test at another Washington Community College within the past year you can submit your placement results for Placement Reciprocity.

6. Go to PRO (Pre-Registration Orientation)
This module based orientation will give you the information you need to know as a new student on our campus.  After the orientation you will take a short quiz for comprehension and submit any documentation you need us to have to assist you in registration for your classes.  You will be emailed your registration information to your email account.


Advising Center
Building 22 Room 210
(360) 596-5241

Advising Session Calendar

Advising Calendar (pdf)

New Student Pre-Advising

Appointments can be made if you need pre-registration help figuring out which degree you want to pursue or the steps to applying to the college. Appointments are NOT to register for quarterly classes. To register for classes you must attend one of our New Student Advising & Registration sessions. See Step 5 for more information.