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Start Strong with Running Start @ SFCC

Welcome to SFCC! We are thrilled to have you and your family join our vibrant community. This page is your essential resource for completing the necessary steps before you can register. A crucial piece of advice: don't delay! Completing your requirements early ensures you can register for your preferred classes when new student registration begins. Whether you're a new student eager to begin this exciting chapter or a parent ready to support your teen, we've got you covered with all the essential information and guidance you need. Let's embark on this exciting adventure together!

Steps to Registration

Before you can register for your first quarter, there are a few important steps you need to complete as a new Running Start student. Make sure to get these done ASAP so you’ll be all set to dive into your classes!

Pre-Quarter Essentials

Make a smooth transition and complete all these tasks before the first day of the quarter. Check out these four steps to kickstart your community college journey:

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Pay Your Student Fees

Don't forget to handle your student fees! Fees are not covered by Running Start, so make sure to pay them to the Cashier's Office(Building 17) or through the ctcLink Student Self-Service Portal. Be sure to pay by the Tuition Payment Deadline or within 48 hours of registering if it's after the deadline.

Activate Your Bigfoot Email

Your college email is your key to campus life, granting you access to campus Wi-Fi, library equipment, and online services. Ensure it's set up before your first day of class to maximize your resources. Also, don't forget that it includes the desktop version of Office 365; you can download it when the quarter starts.

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Get Your Student ID

Your student ID card is essential! It’s not just for campus access—it’s also your bus pass for Spokane Transit. It also gets you cool discounts! Head to the Print Shop in the lower level of the SFCC Library(Building 2) to get yours. Phone: 509-533-3744

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Buy Your Parking Permit

If you’re driving to campus, you’ll need a virtual parking permit starting on the first day of classes. You can purchase a permit by the quarter or for the entire academic year. You'll need your Bigfoot email to create your parking account. Click for Parking Info.

Parents and Student Privacy

Parents of Running Start students should know their teen is treated as a regular college students under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This federal law protects student privacy by giving students control over their academic records, regardless of age. College staff cannot discuss or release information such as grades or class schedules without a completed FERPA waiver form from the student. Follow this link to the FERPA Release form.

Frequently Asked Questions