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New to College: Getting Started

If you don't have any college credits, meet our general admission requirements and are ready to enroll at Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC), this is where you begin. Take a look at this information and then we’ll get you started on our free application process.

Not a New Student?

Have you attended SFCC before? Visit our returning students section for more information.
Do you have college credit that needs to be transferred to SFCC? Visit our transfer admissions page.

How to Become a New Student

It generally takes three weeks from the time you submit your application to registering for classes. Pay attention to the important dates where we list all our deadlines to make sure you have enough time to enroll.

Below is helpful information about admissions and registration, and steps to follow to apply.
When you're ready, complete the online application.

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Admissions Requirements - Am I Qualified?

SFCC has an “open door” admissions policy, meaning we accept any high school graduate or individual at least 18 years of age who has a certificate of educational competence, like a high school diploma or GED .

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Degrees Explained - What Kind of Degree Should I Get?

There are many directions you can take. Explore the degrees, transfer agreements and credential options offered.

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Research - What Should I Study?

The best way to figure out what you want to study is to explore our areas of study, degree types, Pathways, transfer options and more. Research is important because some areas of study have need-to-know details like specific starting dates and length of the program, which helps with financial aid and other issues you may need to consider.