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The following steps are required for students seeking a degree or certificate from Skagit Valley College. Students who want to take courses and are not seeking a degree or certificate should review our Drop-In Student page for more information about how to register for class.
For assistance with any of these steps, please visit one of our campuses or centers.
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Skagit Valley College offers 2-year degrees and certificates in 25 fields of study to help you get started on your career. Or if you’re looking to save money while pursuing your Bachelor’s, SVC offers 2-year degrees that will transfer to most Washington state 4-year colleges and universities.
Interested in one of these programs? Click below for specialized application information:
New Degree and Certificate Seeking Students:
Submit an Admission Application online at the Washington State Community & Technical College Web Admissions Center (Be sure to select Skagit Valley College after creating an account). Please note that applications will take up to 10 business days to process.
Not Seeking a degree?
If you only want to take a class or two, review our Drop-In Student page for more information about how to register for class!
It is important for us to help students understand college costs and how to pay for them. Please review our financial aid website thoroughly for information and funding opportunties.
Once your FAFSA/WASFA has been submitted, you will need to complete additional paperwork with the SVC Financial Aid office. Requests for additional information will be sent to both the mailing address you provided and your MySVC email account.
You can also view the status of your financial aid file, including requests for documentation required to complete your file, by logging in through the Financial Aid Portal.
Once you have applied to Skagit Valley College and you receive notification that your application has been received, you will receive an email to the email account you put on your application inviting you to sign into the SVC application portal to complete your SVC Application Supplement. This questionnaire will help us learn more about your goals.
Once you complete the application supplement, you will be able to log back into the SVC Application Portal to view your completed steps and see what the next step is in your enrollment process.
After you complete the application supplement, an SVC email account will be created for you. Please note that it can take up to 3 hours from the time you submit your application supplement for your SVC account to process, so if you cannot set up your account right away please try again a few hours later. You will not have an SVC account created until you complete the application supplement (above).
You will receive an email with your Student ID number (SID) and your PIN number to set up your account.
All new students will be required to complete the Cardinal Pre-Flight Online Orientation. Once your MySVC account is set up, you will have access to this self-paced orientation to programs, resources, opportunities and next steps at SVC. Please note that it can take up to 3 hours from the time you set up your SVC account until you have access to Cardinal Pre-flight Online Orientation, so if you cannot access it right away please try again a few hours later.
The Cardinal Pre-Flight Online Orientation is hosted on the SVC Canvas site. It will take approximately 1-2 hours to complete and can be accessed from any computer, tablet or phone with internet access.
Use your username and password to your MySVC account. If you are accessing the online orientation from your phone, you may consider downloading the Canvas app.
Need assistance with this step or access to a computer? Visit one of our campuses or centers!
In order to determine the best classes for you, your writing, reading, and mathematics skills will be assessed. There may be more than one way you can be placed into courses; review your options below.
Once you have determined your course placement, new students register for a Cardinal Take-Off New Student Group Advising session. Here you will learn more about Skagit Valley College and register for your classes within the session.
Once you have completed the steps above, you will be sent an email invitation to access the SVC Take-Off session options. It is important to complete the earlier steps, as you will not be able to be advised if you haven't completed the online orientation and established placement.
Please note that your registration appointment is NOT your advising appointment. You must attend SVC Take-Off Group Advising before you may register for classes.
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Attend Cardinal Kick-Off and learn about the many resources and services available to assist you in your educational journey. Sessions include: student success, e-learning orientation, student clubs, campus activities, and more. Meet other SVC students, instructors, and staff while getting acquainted with the campus before your first day!
Print your schedule the day before the quarter starts so you know where to find your classes. If you have an online course, you'll find it in Canvas, where the SVC Cardinal Pre-Flight Online Orientation is. Welcome to SVC!