Program Policies

Read on for our operational policies regarding cancellations, refunds, cancellations and ages. Please don't hesitate to contact us.

Please note: Seattle Central has recently moved to a new registration, data and financial system. As a result, delay to services in these areas, and in communication, might occur during this transition. We appreciate your patience! Find more information.

Cancellation Policy

Continuing Education programs are supported by course fees; therefore, classes must meet minimum enrollments to cover costs involved.

We cancel courses only when absolutely necessary, but we reserve the right to do so, as well as to reschedule courses and change instructors. In the event that we must cancel sessions due to weather or other emergency-related events or any events beyond our control, we’ll make every effort to accommodate students. However, we cannot guarantee makeup hours for classes cancelled as a result, nor can we provide refunds.

When courses are canceled due to low enrollment, we will make every effort to notify you by email or phone before the start date. Please make sure we have your current email and phone number on file so we can contact you.

If your course is canceled, you may transfer to another course within the quarter. If you choose not to transfer you will automatically receive a full refund.

Refund Policy

Please note: Seattle College has recently moved to a new registration, data and financial system. As a result, a delay with refunds might occur in this transition. We appreciate your patience during this time! 

Requests for refunds may be made by emailing us at

  • If Seattle Central College Continuing Education cancels a course, a 100% refund will be issued.
  • If a student requests to withdraw two or more business days before the course start date, a full refund will be issued.
  • There are no partial refunds.
  • We are unable to issue refunds within two business days of the start date of the course, or after the course has started (per WA State Administrative Code 132F-605-030 for Continuing Education).

Age Policy

Continuing Education provides educational offerings primarily for adult learners. Unless a course or program is specifically geared toward a younger age group, students under 18 years must obtain permission to enroll according to the following guidelines:

  • 16 and 17 year old students may enroll in some classes with the required release form. However, certain classes require a minimum age of 18 or 21.
  • 14 to 15 year old students may enroll in some classes if accompanied by a parent or adult guardian over 18, registered and participating in the same class. This does not apply to every class, so please contact us to confirm that the class your interested in is eligible.