Getting Started

Returning Students

Getting Started

Returning Students

Getting Started

Returning Students

Returning SVC Students

Follow these steps if you have previously enrolled at Skagit Valley College.

Continuing Students

Prior College Credit or Returning After Time Away


Away for less than 2 years

If you have attended Skagit Valley College within the past two years, you do not need to complete another Admission Application. Instead, you can view your enrollment appointment date in your ctcLink student account.

If you need assistance selecting and registering for courses, please email [email protected] to schedule an advising appointment. You may also call 360.416.7654 for the Mount Vernon Campus or 360.679.5319 at the Whidbey Island Campus to set up an advising appointment.

Please note, you will not be required to follow the steps below if your account is reactivated. However, we highly recommend you meeting with an advisor to select your classes and update your Education Plan!

Guide to Activating your student ctcLink account.

Email Counseling and Advising to schedule an advising appointment.


Away for more than 2 years

In order to update our contact information and ensure you move successfully through the enrollment process, we ask that you resubmit your Admission Application and continue with the following steps. Please note applications will take up to 10 business days to process.

Application Portal & Supplement

Once your application to Skagit Valley College has been processed, 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.

If you cannot find your email, please check your junk/spam inbox. The Application Supplement email will be sent to the personal email listed on your application. The subject of the email is "Skagit Valley College-Application Received and Next Step!".


Course Placement

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.

Advising & Registration

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.

Create Your MySVC Account

After you complete the application supplement, an SVC email account will be created for you. Please note that it can take up to 1 hour 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

Instructions for creating your MySVC Account


Online Orientation—Cardinal Pre-Flight

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 1 hour 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.

Office Hours

Mount Vernon Campus Mon – Thu: 8am – 5:30pm Fri: 8am – Noon 360.416.7700 Whidbey Island Campus Mon – Wed: 8am – 5pm Thur: 8am – 6:30pm Fri: 8am – Noon 360.679.5319 South Whidbey Center Mon and Wed: 2:30pm – 5:45pm Tuey: 11:30am – 6:30pm Thu: 11:30am – 5:45pm Fri: Closed 360.341.2324 San Juan Center Mon – Thu: 8:30am – 5pm Fri: Closed 360.378.3220

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