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Spring Quarter 2023

Help Sessions

We are here to help you get ready for classes!

Attend a support session or admissions lab to help you enroll, register for classes, activate your ctcLink account, and more!

New Student Support

Bilingual Admissions Labs

This is an open lab during which we can help students with the state application. We will be in Lewis Hall room 125 (L125)

Este es un laboratorio abierto durante el cual podemos ayudar a los estudiantes con la solicitud estatal, así como también con soporte técnico para los nuevos estudiantes de ELA que necesitan ayuda para acceder a sus clases.Estaremos en el Edificio Lewis, Salon 125 (L125).

Mondays*, 3:30-5 p.m. | Mount Vernon Campus, Lewis Hall, L-125
Thursdays, 3/23 and 4/6, 3:30 – 5 p.m. | Whidbey Island Campus, Oak Hall, Room 227

*Admissions labs that fall on a holiday Monday are scheduled for the following Tuesday.

New Student Support: Remote or Phone Appointments

If you need help with the application process, activating your ctcLink account, logging into your email, or general questions, email [email protected] to make an appointment.

Cardinal Takeoff Sessions

After establishing math and English placement, attending a Cardinal Take Off is your next step to becoming a Cardinal!

After you establish math and English placement, you will meet with an Advisor and register for classes. For your convenience we offer many options for new student Advising. Please select the one that works best for you.

For more information, visit the Cardinal Takeoff page.

Mount Vernon Campus (In-Person)

Located in the Cardinal Center

Whidbey Island Campus (In-Person)

Located in Oak Hall

Virtual Sessions (via Zoom)

For late applicants only! This session is the day before the quarter starts. In order to be prepared for classes, you should sign up for the earliest time you are available.

Virtual (via Zoom) | April 3 | 1 – 4 p.m.

First Week of Quarter Help Sessions

Student Support Sessions

In person and virtually via Zoom
9 a.m.-7 p.m | April 4-7 | Lewis Hall, Room L-125
Zoom Link | https://skagitvalleycollege.zoom.us/j/83950197660

Drop in and get help with understanding your class scheduling, changing your classes if necessary as well as all technology needs including logging into Canvas, student email, ctcLink, basic computer navigation, Google, and, basic Microsoft. These drop-in sessions provide support for technology, registration, and enrollment—a one-stop shop for all the help you need!

Questions? Email [email protected]


Spring classes will be in-person, hybrid, and online

As we continue to improve and enhance our services, there are multiple options for instruction and student support: in-person, hybrid, and online. With all three options, we remain focused on meeting you where you are right now. Search the spring class schedule.

ctcLink – Your new self-service portal and mobile app

If you haven’t activated your ctcLink account yet, you’ll need to do so before registering for spring classes. ctcLink provides students with a centralized system to update/view personal information, manage class registration and financial aid, view academic records, and much more.

Attend Cardinal Kick-Off

The Student Life Office and others have planned a number of events that will help welcome students and staff to campus this quarter. You are all invited to participate in any and all – connecting with each other, connecting with students, and building community.

For more information: [email protected]

Mount Vernon Campus Cardinal Kick-Off 
April 3, 1-2:30 p.m. | Cardinal Center Cafeteria (Club information, resource fair and more!)

Whidbey Island Campus Cardinal Kick-Off
April 3, 1-2:30 p.m. | Oak Hall, Room 223 (Club information, resource fair and more!)

Get Help with ctcLink Activation or How to Register

ctcLink help videos available in English and Spanish:

Other resources:


We’re here to help you get started!

We are here for you and ready to help you get started! Find resouces and information to help you apply, placement options, and enrolling in classes.

How do I get started and/or register for classes?

Get Help with Enrolling, Registration, and/or ctcLink Activation

  • Attend a Bilingual Admissions Lab
    Drop in to Lewis Hall, Room L-125 on Mondays from 3:30-5 p.m:
    • Get help completing your online admissions application
    • Scheduling your appointment to take your placement test (ACCUPLACER)
    • Guidance with course placement (bring transcripts if applicable)
    • Schedule your orientation appointment with your Advisor/ Navigator (Cardinal Take Off)
    • ctcLink account activation (Get your new student ID)
    • Guidance with filling out your student vaccination exemption/verification
  • Meet with an advisor! We are offering Drop-In Advising Support Sessions:
  • If this does not work with your schedule, please call 360.416.7654 or email [email protected] to make an appointment.
  • Sign up for Cardinal Takeoff: sign up here
    • Get help registering for classes. Attend Cardinal Takeoff if you have applied and created your ctcLink account and are a new student.
Learn How to Enroll Videos

Step-by-Step Instructions – Admissions and Enrollment Steps Videos

Admissions and State Application – How to complete your Online Admissions Application in ctcLink

¿Necesita ayuda en Español?
Puede hablar con nuestro personal en Español llamando al 360.416.7740 o enviando un correo electrónico [email protected] con sus preguntas. Nuestro personal bilingüe están aqui para ayudarlo con su educación 
Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office is ready to provide you with financial assistance so you have the opportunity to achieve your educational goals. Financial aid applications are online. Learn how to apply for Financial Aid here.  Need help completing your FAFSA or WASFA application? Drop by in-person to Lewis Hall, room 205 on the Mount Vernon campus during one of our upcoming applications sessions:

  • 9:30-11 a.m. | Wednesdays, March 8 and 29 | Financial Aid Workshop – Morning Session
  • 4:30-6 p.m. | Wednesday, March 15 | Financial Aid Workshop – Evening Session
  • 3-4:30 p.m. | Wednesday, March 22 | Financial Aid Workshop – Spanish/English Session

Learn more and RSVP to attend an application session here. We also offer application help on the Whidbey Island campus by appointment. Please contact our Whidbey Island office at 360.679.5320. We know funding your education can be overwhelming and we are here to help. Review our frequently asked questions for detailed information on the financial aid process at Skagit Valley College. Want to talk with someone? We offer a variety of in-person, phone, and live chat hours to answer your questions. Visit our website to view our service hours.

Paying for College

Important deadlines
March 21: Spring Quarter tuition payment due.

Pay your tuition in ctcLink Questions about paying tuition? We can help with payments, payment plans, and questions you may have. Contact us: Mount Vernon cashier: 360.416.7805 Whidbey Island cashier: 360.679.5353 

Need help funding your education? We’re here for you!
Don’t let the challenge of paying for classes prevent you from realizing your educational goals. Additional funding is available, and it is not too late to apply! Complete your financial aid application as soon as possible. Learn More. We also have financial aid, grants, and emergency loans. Our goal is to provide you with many options to finance your education. Learn about more options on how to pay for college.

Start planning early! SVC’s scholarship application for the 2023-2024 school year will be available spring quarter 2023. SVC Foundation awards almost $1 million annually in scholarships to SVC students. All students qualify and are encouraged to apply! Visit https://skagitfoundation.org/scholarships/.

Emergency Funds
We understand challenges can arise during your educational journey and we are here to support you. SVC offers several emergency funding resources. Learn more.

Course Placement
Course placement is critical in determining your place in class, and is one of the first steps to enrollment. In order to determine your best starting point, your reading and mathematics skills will be assessed. This will tell us the level of coursework for which you are prepared, as well as your readiness for entry into specific programs. Learn more at skagit.edu/course-placement.
Make an appointment with an advisor! Call 360.416.7654, email [email protected], or chat live via Zoom (Mon.-Thurs, 9 a.m.- 4p.m.) here. Learn more at skagit.edu/counseling-career-center. 
What technology resources are available?
If you need access to technology to support your studies, visit our Library support webpage for details about available resources and how you can get personalized tech support, including laptops, hotspots, and webcams available for checkout.
What if I'm new to online learning?

The vast majority of college students are new to online education, and it’s easier than you might think. Our team is ready to help you every step of the way! We invite you to contact us by phone, 360.416.7654, email [email protected], or Learn More. You can also schedule a Zoom appointment.


Cardinal Bookstore Textbook Buy Back | March 15-16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Mount Vernon Campus Bookstore Only!

  • Photo ID Required to Sell Back Books
  • Bookstore will only be purchasing select textbooks adopted for Spring Quarter 2023

The Mount Vernon Campus Cardinal Bookstore hours for Spring Quarter are:

  • April 2 – 14: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. 5 – p.m.
  • Regular Hours:
    • Mon. – Thurs., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Fri.: Closed

How can students order textbooks?

Orders for Spring Quarter course materials can be placed by either:

  • Coming in to the store at the Mount Vernon campus,
  • Or calling Janet Salas, Assistant Manager at 360.416.7866.

Can orders be shipped via UPS at the customer’s request?

  • Orders for course materials will be shipped via UPS.  UPS shipping rates are:
  • $15.00 per order – Regular UPS Ground Service
  • $30.00 – 2nd Day UPS Service.

Does the bookstore provide Curbside Pickup Service?

Yes, Curbside Pickup Service available at the Mount Vernon Campus store only.

  • Customers can pick up prepaid orders using curbside pickup at no additional charge.
  • Once the customer’s order is processed, the bookstore will contact the customer and let them know the order is ready to be picked up.  The bookstore staff member will then provide the telephone number to call once the customer comes to the curbside pickup designated parking area in front of the Cardinal Center on the Mount Vernon Campus. The curbside pickup area will also be readily marked and signed with instructions.
  • Customers will be required to show identification when picking up prepaid orders.
  • Hours for curbside pickup are Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 3 – 14, and Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. the remainder of the quarter.

How can students make a purchase with an agency funded account such as Opportunity Grant, Basic Food Employment and Training, Workfirst, Labor & Industries, Veteran’s Administration, etc.?

Students with an agency funded account may make purchases by coming into the bookstore, or they will need to call the bookstore to place an order.

  • Students will need to have their registration available when they call the bookstore so they can confirm the courses they are registered in.
  • Students will also need to know the textbooks and materials that have been approved to purchase.

Note:  If Workforce Grant Office students require assistance with setting up an account or obtaining an increase in funds for textbooks, they will need to contact the Workforce Grants Office.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If agency funded students do not have enough funds in their account to cover their purchase and they choose to pay the balance out of pocket, the balance can be paid by cash or check. Bank cards will not be accepted.

How can students return textbooks and course materials?

  • Returns and exchanges can be processed in store at the Mount Vernon Campus bookstore. The final day for Spring Quarter textbook returns is April 10, 2023.


SVC proudly offers classes taught by trained, experienced instructors. Explore academic transfer degrees, basic education for adults, workforce education, and more!
Bachelor Programs

Program briefings for Spring Quarter 2023 enrollment are being offered in SVC’s bachelor programs:

  • Applied Bachelor in Applied Management (BASAM) program. The program offers two tracks, General Management and Health Care Management. BASAM is a two-year, 90-credit workplace-oriented program designed for students who have completed an associate degree in any field, including those that do not typically transfer to four-year universities. The learning environment replicates the on-the-job learning environment with upper-level courses that model a management view perspective. As part of our commitment to equity in accessibility, textbook costs in this program are capped at $50 per upper-level course.
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Conservation (BASEC) program. As SVC’s first applied bachelor degree and now in its seventh year, BASEC is a two-year program. Our 90-credit program is designed for those who hold an associate degree in fields such as Environmental Conservation and Biology, or who have completed the equivalent college-level credits. The program offers an exceptional learning experience made possible due to Skagit Valley’s unique ecology of temperate forests, shorelines, and mixed-use wilderness areas and a fully accredited lab.
Academic Transfer
Start your college transfer degree and join our SVC community! Save money on tuition compared to a four-year college or university. Whether you’re looking to pursue your passion in areas such as Visual Arts, Music, Business, Math, or Science, our Areas of Study provide a clear roadmap to your success. All SVC Academic faculty have advanced degrees in their field of expertise, in addition to significant teaching experience and a deep commitment to student success. Along the way, we’ll provide services and support to ensure you’re taking the right courses – in the right sequence – to meet your goals.
Drop-in Students
If you’ve been attending a four-year university, but are taking a break for a quarter, semester, or a year, we encourage you to take a few classes for transfer at Skagit and enjoy our highly trained faculty and small class sizes.
Adult Learners
Are you interested in High School Completion or Certificate or Degree Completion? Whether you are just getting started on your educational goals or coming back to college to finish the degree or certificate you started, our team will help you every step of the way. Email [email protected] or call 360.416.7700. Learn More
Workforce Job Training

What’s next in your life? If it’s a new career, our job training programs are designed to keep your degree on track and prepare you for employment. The following programs are being offered fully online:

  • Applied Management
  • Business Management
  • Multimedia and Interactive Technology

In addition to online instruction, the following programs will include hands-on labs and learning experiences:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Composites Technology
  • Craft Brewing
  • Culinary Arts
  • Diesel Power Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Fire Science
  • Human Services
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Marine Maintenance Technology
  • Medical Assistant
  • Nursing – Pre-Nursing Lab; Clinicals
  • Park Ranger Law Enforcement Academy
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Welding Technology
Running Start
We are accepting new Running Start students for Spring Quarter! Running Start is a dual credit program that allows eligible juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses though Skagit Valley College, TUITION-FREE. Students enroll in SVC courses that may count towards a college degree and meet high school graduation requirements. SVC clubs, services, and activities are open to Running Start students! Students should work closely with high school counselors and college advisors to select courses best suited to meet their goals. SVC offers courses in person through our campuses, centers, and online. Students can take academic transfer courses or professional technical courses. Running Start Information Sessions are available through SVC, sign up here. Need help or have a question? Contact [email protected] or 360.416.7617 or visit www.skagit.edu/runningstart. 
Basic Education for Adults

The Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) program offers classes for High School Completion, GED Prep, and English Language Acquisition. Classes and services are available via remote delivery, as well as some in-person support offered by SVC BEdA faculty. Learn More.

Options for appointments are being offered in-person, by phone, or online via Zoom. To schedule an appointment to get registered, email [email protected] or call 360.416.7640. 

BEdA Support Sessions Drop in a for a support session for Basic Education for Adult programs. No registration required. Support sessions are held regularly on Mondays at the Mount Vernon campus from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Lewis Hall, room 125. BEdA support sessions are offered in English and Spanish.

The Basic Education for Adults office is committed to your success as we continue to adjust our programs and instruction to help you meet your educational goals. There are a variety of resources available to you, such as laptop loans, funding, and advising support to help you navigate these challenging times. If you need access to a laptop or hotspot to support your studies, the SVC Libraries at the Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses are loaning technology to help you succeed! Learn More.

Open Doors is seeking enrollment for new students! Open Doors is a competency-based high school completion program for eligible individuals who are 16-20 years of age who need additional high school credits. High school competency requirements may be met through high school and college coursework and/or prior learning gained from work and life experience. Unmet requirements may be achieved through additional coursework at SVC. If you would like to enroll and/or would like more information, please contact Rose Hill, Open Doors Navigator, [email protected] or 360.416.7795.

Continuing and Community Education
If you are looking for online short-term, non-credit programs, professional development opportunities, computer courses, or personal enrichment classes, our Continuing and Community Education program offers something for everyone! Learn More.
International Programs
For students around the world who would like an American college experience that includes online classes and some face-to-face opportunities, Skagit Valley College continues its long-standing commitment to global education. SVC International Programs focuses on an appreciation of cultural differences and a desire to enrich the education we provide, with a global perspective. SVC is a leader among community colleges and is proud to offer excellent online options and some scheduled face-to-face instruction and/or support. These classes allow our International students to remain in compliance with federal regulations. Learn More.

Support Services and Resources

Explore the many support services and resources to help you meet your goals.
Help with Canvas through eLearning
For help with Canvas through eLearning, visit https://www.skagit.edu/academics/e-learning/.
For assistance with technology

You can find information about the Information Technology student support by visiting  https://www.skagit.edu/student-resources/technology-support/.

Tutoring Services

Need help with your classes? SVC offers in-person and online tutoring for both Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses. In addition, all students can access online tutoring through the Western eTutoring Consortium at any time of the year and the Online Writing Center. Learn more at www.skagit.edu/tutoring.

TRIO Student Support Services
TRIO Student Support Services is a federal grant program that welcomes you into a caring community and provides a sense of place at SVC. Our services support you in reaching your academic goals. We provide personal advising, free one-on-one tutoring, transfer assistance and planning, and much more. Learn more about our program and apply to participate at https://www.skagit.edu/trio-support-services/.
SVC Libraries

The SVC Libraries at Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island are ready to help you be successful!

Not sure how we can best help you? Email [email protected] and a librarian will be happy to help you!

Diversity Center

The Diversity Center is located in Cardinal Center C-177 on the Mount Vernon Campus and is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Diversity Center offers a safe and affirming space for people from historically marginalized communities and offers resources such as: diverse library, fridge, microwave, study tables, desktops, and lounging space complete with couches and a TV. There will occasionally be programs hosted in this space as well. For questions about the space or for booking for student group meetings and events, please contact Rick Flores, Director of Student Equity and Inclusion, at [email protected].

Office for Equity and Inclusion
The Office for Equity and Inclusion is pleased to partner with our community organizations to offer opportunities to our community to attend Skagit Valley College. SVC is pleased to offer a parent leadership training, Escuela para Padres in Spanish, to support parents with navigating and learning about the United States school system and how to support their children while they are remote learning during the pandemic. If you wish to enroll, please email Yadira Rosales for more information, [email protected].
Office of Student Equity and Inclusion

The Office of Student Equity and Inclusion Services assists traditionally underrepresented students achieve academic success through counseling and programming activities. Our programs facilitate student success by fostering and sustaining an inclusive campus community. Our goal is to develop programs and resources that promote multicultural and social justice awareness, education, and appreciation for diversity. We support a welcoming, safe, and constructive environment for all students. Our office is located in the Cardinal Center C-190 suite with Student Life. For information about the Office of Student Equity and Inclusion, please contact Rick Flores, Director of Student Equity and Inclusion, at [email protected].

Emergency Funds
We understand challenges can arise during your educational journey and we are here to support you. SVC offers several emergency funding resources. These funds can help pay for technology, tuition, food, housing, healthcare, childcare, and other basic needs. SVC students in need of financial support should visit the Emergency Assistance page for a comprehensive list of available resources. Learn more.
Campus Food Pantry

We currently offer food pantry services on Thursdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sign-ups will be available through a Canvas announcement on Tuesdays. Students sign up ahead of time for pick-up which will take place in the Cardinal Center, room C-190 at the Mount Vernon campus or in Old Main, room B-116 at the Whidbey Island campus. We do our best to partner with local food distribution organizations such as Skagit Gleaners and Helping Hands as well. Please direct questions to Brian Murphy, Director of Student Life.

Additional community resources:

  • Helping Hands Food Bank: 360.856.2211 9386 Fruitdale Road, Sedro-Woolley Mon. and Wed. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Thurs. 12-5 p.m., and Fri. 5-7 p.m. No ID is required, and you can go once each week.
  • Tri-Parish Food Bank: 360.757.0128 935 Peterson Road, Burlington September thru May: Saturdays 1-3 p.m. June thru September: Wednesdays 2-6 p.m.
  • Neighbors in Need: 360.420.0558 1615 South 2nd Street, Mount Vernon Tuesdays 1-6 p.m.
  • Help House: 360.675.0681 1091 SE Hathaway St, Oak Harbor Mon., Wed., Thurs., and Fri. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Tues. 8 a.m.-12 pm.. and 1-5 p.m.
We are excited to have our SVC student-athletes return to NWAC competition, following College and NWAC health and safety guidelines. Stay connected and updated with the Cardinals, Learn More.
Expanded Access to Wi-Fi / Low-Cost Technology Resources
SVC offers expanded access to Wi-Fi at several SVC parking lots:

  • Mount Vernon Campus: Laura Angst Hall (Lot L1) and Joe Reeves Hall (Lot L2).
  • Whidbey Island Campus: Wi-Fi from SVC and the Sno-Isle Library cover the parking lots.

Visit the Library website for information on free/low-cost internet and other low-cost technology services.

Math Support
Taking Math online can be challenging. SVC is offering in-person support for all students registered for an SVC Math course. All in-person Math support will be offered by SVC Math faculty and will be available on both the Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses. This service is offered free of charge to all registered students.
College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP)

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at Skagit Valley College assists first generation college students who identify as migrant and whose families are seasonal farmworkers. The program provides academic and financial support services to eligible students in order to complete their first academic year of college and continue in postsecondary education for a second year. The program is federally funded and students must be US citizens or permanent residents. Learn more

Experiencing Unemployment?
SVC’s Worker Retraining program can provide scholarships if you wish to gain skills in a high wage, high demand field. Our program assists students who receive unemployment benefits, as well as displaced homemakers, those discharged from military service, those who were self-employed and now unemployed, and those who have applied for Trade Act benefits regardless of your application status. Washington’s Employment Security Department offers the Training Benefits program, which offers additional weeks of unemployment benefits so eligible claimants can train for careers in high demand fields.

  • The number of weeks you can receive Training Benefits varies according to your claim, but it is usually 26. These are in addition to the weeks you are eligible for, when not in training!
  • If approved for training benefits, you do not have to look for work as long as you are enrolled and making satisfactory progress in your training program.
  • The Employment Security Department does not pay for books, tuition, or school-related fees, but SVC’s Worker Retraining program does!

For more information about Worker Retraining, email Lisa Barnett, [email protected].

Cardinal Career Scholars
Are you between the ages of 16 and 24?  Would you like to earn a certificate in one of the following high-demand fields?

  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Dental Foundations
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Auto Parts and Service Specialist
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine Technology
  • Multimedia and Interactive Technology
  • Technical Design
  • Welding

If so, apply to Cardinal Career Scholars today! For more information, we invite you to visit https://www.skagit.edu/cardinal-career-scholars/ or call 360.899.0560.