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Degrees and Certificate Options

Visit our Educational Options page for more information on degrees, programs, and certificates.

Running Start

To attend Skagit Valley College as a Running Start student, the student must have not earned their high school diploma, be enrolled in a public school district, classified as a high school junior or senior and have a high school GPA of 2.25 or higher. If the student is home schooled, the student must enroll in a public school district and meet with the district's designee to fill out the Running Start Enrollment Request Form.

Under Age 18 Admissions Policy

Skagit Valley College follows the policy set by it's Board of Trustees regarding enrollment of Students who are 17 or under, and who have not yet graduated from high school and who are not enrolled in any programs. See section 5100 below for high school student enrollment procedures.

5100  Admission Requirements Procedure | Under Age 18 Admissions Policy
Students who are in high school and who are juniors or older may be admitted to Skagit Valley College if they meet the following conditions:

  1. Show written documentation of permission from the principal or counselor of the school they are currently attending or the school district in which they reside.
  2. Submit a junior high or high school transcript or home school equivalent.
  3. Demonstrate placement scores that place the student into or above all of the following:
    • Reading Level III
    • English 101
    • Math 97 or 100

Students who are in high school and who are sophomores or younger may be admitted to Skagit Valley College if they meet the following conditions:

  1. Show written documentation of permission from the principal or counselor of the school they are currently attending or the school district in which they reside.
  2. Letter from a school official or other non-related adult addressing the issues of motivation, academic ability and social maturity.
  3. Submit a junior high or high school transcript or home school equivalent.
  4. Demonstrate placement scores that place the student into or above all of the following:
    • Reading Level III
    • English 101
    • Math 97 or 100

Parent or guardian may be required to register with their students who are high school sophomores or younger. This policy does not apply to Running Start, High School Completion, GED students or Community Serve courses.

How can I help my student choose the right class?

Choosing the right class is very important for new student's success their first quarter. It is highly recommended that all new students attend an advising orientation through the Counseling and Career Center before registering for classes.

How can I register my student for classes?

Choosing the right class is very important for the new student's success their first quarter. It is highly recommended all new students attend an advising orientation through the Counseling and Career Center before registering for classes.

Is there any honor society for students who maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher?

Yes. The Phi Theta Kappa is the honor society.

What is Tech Prep?

Tech Prep credit is college credit that is earned at the students high school. Tech Prep college credit can be applied two different ways.

  1. Credit can be applied towards the Professional/Technical degree in the specific area in which the credit was granted.
  2. Credit applied as "restricted electives" towards an Associate of Arts University College Transfer degree earned at a Washington State Community College.

How can students purchase their books before the quarter begins?

Students may buy books at the Cardinal Bookstore on campus or online at www.cardinalbookstore.com. To determine which textbooks to purchase students can obtain their class schedule online, print it, and take it to the bookstore.