Students Welcome


Students Welcome


Students Welcome

Drop-In Students

Are you interested in taking academic or professional/technical courses but not currently seeking an SVC degree or certificate? You may be a non-degree seeking student or “Drop-In” student!

You are a Drop-In student if:

  • You want to take a few courses to transfer to another college or university and are not seeking a degree or certificate from Skagit Valley College
  • You want to take courses of interest for personal enrichment

Spring 2020 Applicants

We are currently updating our enrollment process for Drop In students! You may get started with the admission steps listed below, however you will not receive your application supplement until February 24th.

Admission and Registration

In order to successfully support you through the enrollment process, we ask that Drop-In students complete the following steps:

  • Apply for Admission: Submit a WA State Application for Admission at This application is how we create your account, and generate an SVC Student Identification Number.
      • During this application, when asked for your “intended major” please indicate Drop In Student.
      • Please note it can take 48-72 business hours for your application to process.
  • Complete the Application Supplement Questionnaire: Shortly after your WA State Application is processed, you will receive an email to this questionnaire. Your responses to these questions will help us better support you while at SVC.
  • Set up your MySVC Email and complete Pre-Flight Orientation: After your Application Supplement has been submitted an SVC email account will be created for you and you will receive instructions on how to set up your password. Then you can complete the Pre-Flight Online Orientation through Canvas.
  • Establish Placement: There are multiple ways to determine your placement including submitted unofficial transcripts. To review all of your options visit:
  • Attend a Cardinal Take-Off Group Advising Session: Once you have completed your course placement you will be invited to a Cardinal Take-Off session. These sessions are required for all new students and advisor will assist you with registering for your first quarter of classes at Skagit Valley College.


There is limited funding available for Drop-In students – due to this, many pay out of pocket for their classes. Drop-In students are not eligible to receive federal financial aid as non-degree seeking students. Any credits earned as a non-degree seeking student may be applied toward a degree at a later date, but will not be retroactively eligible for financial aid.


You can reach out to the Enrollment Services team if you have any questions about this process. Please call 360.416.7700 or email [email protected].  

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