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Prep for Success

Starting a new quarter? Here is what you need to begin your classes right!

For Everyone

On-campus Courses

  • Buy your books!
  • Organization tools/school supplies
    • Day planner/phone for keeping track of deadlines, assignment due dates, and tests
      • A free student planner/handbook is available from Student Life, located:
        Mount Vernon: Knutzen Cardinal Center C-50, 360.416.7611
        Whidbey Island: Old Main Building Room 2, 360.679.5311
    • Binder/folder for handouts
    • Paper/pens or laptop for taking notes
    • Backpack/bag to keep everything in!
  • Know where you are going!
  • Parking pass/bus pass
    • Parking pass: You must have a parking pass if you plan to park on campus. They are free! To get one, go to the Safety and Security office located in Roberts Hall T-35, 360.416.7777. Visit for more information.
    • Bus pass: You can purchase a SKAT bus pass for $15 each quarter. Go to the cashier's window located in the Admissions and Registration office with a current student ID to pay for and receive a bus pass.

Online Courses