In light of the executive order to contain the novel coronavirus, Outreach and Retention specialists are available to support remotely. Program dates and deadlines are proceeding as posted.

Important Resources

You will need the following information during your first quarter at college. Make sure to check out all of these resources before September 28. Click on the accordion box for the college you will attend.

Equity Scholarship Form

ORCA Request Form

College Success Skills

These tips are collected from your Seattle Promise Retention Team and other Seattle Promise students.

  1. Make sure you log in to Canvas on the first day of classes. Set your alarm and don’t forget!
  2. Schedule a meeting with your Retention Specialist in October or November so you can register for your winter classes early. This way you get the best schedule and the right classes.
  3. Find your colleges’ tutoring page and register for a tutoring appointment around the 4th week of the quarter. You might not need it now, but you’ll be happy you did this in 1 month.
  4. If you had an IEP or 504 plan in high school, make sure you have an intake appointment with Disability Services at your college so you can get the accommodations you deserve to be successful in college.

Informational Pages

Download these four important informational pages (PDF Files). The same information is provided immediately below this section in text format.

Flyer - Important Accounts

Set Up Important Accounts

Flyer - Starfish

What Is Starfish?

Flyer - Disability Resources

Disability Resources

Flyer - How your scholarship works

How Your Scholarship Works

Student Technology and Tools

Set up the following accounts before Summer Bridge in September if you haven’t done so already. Visit Student Technology Tools for all links Login

Set up your student email account and check it on a regular basis. This is the primary way we communicate with you.

  • Your college issued email account will not only keep you up-to-date on important information, it is also the login for many college applications you will access on a daily basis including computer labs, Wifi access, Microsoft Office 365 applications, making advising appointments through Starfish and more.
  • Set up your account or update your password on the MySeattleColleges Login page.
  • Note: You’ll need: your SID# (9-digit college student identification number) as well as your PIN (6-digit birthday MMDDYY, unless you changed it).


Make an appointment with your retention specialist before Summer Bridge. Stay on track with your goals and get the support you need to succeed by connecting regularly.

  • Use the Starfish application to make online appointments and find your instructors, advisors, and other services that can support you while you›re a student at Seattle Colleges.
  • Make an appointment with your retention specialist:


Confirm your fall class schedule in your college student portal before Summer Bridge.

  • Manage class registration and schedules, access the financial aid portal, update your personal information, find transcripts and other helpful links in your student college portal.

Emergency Alerts

Sign up for emergency notifications.