Continuing Education and COVID-19 FAQs


Is my winter class cancelled?

Continuing Education is determining how our classes will be affected in light of recent COVID-19 concerns and the college's decision to move classes to an alternate format. We are working with each instructor to determine what changes, if any, are necessary. As soon as we have information, we will be sending out email communication with an update about your class status. You may also receive a phone call as we will make every effort to relay information in a timely manner.

We have based this decision on King County Public Health's advice to avoid gatherings, especially of vulnerable populations. With that said, some of our classes are quite small and may meet as scheduled. Please look for our communication regarding your specific class or call us at 206-934-3705 for more information.   

Will I receive a refund?

While our policy states that we do not offer refunds for cancelled classes as a result of events beyond our control, we recognize that these are unusual circumstances. If you had two or more remaining sessions of your class, we are offering refunds reflecting the prorated cost of those sessions.

With the quarter winding down, many Continuing Education classes had a single class session left. In this situation, we are unable to offer a prorated refund. Given the number of classes and students impacted, processing partial refunds simply isn't possible for everyone. 

What if my class isn’t cancelled but I’m uncomfortable attending?

King County Public Health has recommended that any gatherings of more than 9 people be cancelled in light of COVID-19 concerns. Some of our classes are quite small and may meet as scheduled. However, please use your own judgment in determining whether to attend class.                            

I’m an au pair and registered for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). My last class was cancelled and I can’t get my instructor signature. What happens now?  Will I get my hours?

If your class has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns and you are unable to get your instructor's signature on the CEU form, please email us a copy of your CEU form. Your instructor will provide the attendance roster which we will use to issue your credits in lieu of instructor signature. Because this cancellation is based on circumstances beyond your control, we will be including the hours of cancelled classes in calculating your CEUs.

I have class materials on campus. How can I get those?

If you have work that was in-progress in one of our art classes, we are making every effort to arrange for it to be available for pick up. We are notifying students via email once arrangements have been made.   

Is North Seattle College campus still open?

The college has moved to remote operations starting Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27. The college will resume operations on Monday, March 30, pending guidance from public health professionals. You will be able to register for classes online at We will be responding to emails if you want to reach us at If you call with a question or to register for a class, please leave a message with your name and phone number and we will return your call.

Beginning Monday, March 9, Seattle Colleges announced that all classes at all three campuses would be moving from in-person classroom instruction to the appropriate alternative modality for each class, when and where possible. This will continue through the end of the Winter Quarter (March 25). The move is in accordance with the COVID-19 recommendations from Public Health, Seattle and King County, to reduce large numbers of people coming together at the same time. The college has a Coronavirus page you may refer to for updates:

Are spring classes going to be cancelled?

At this time, we are reviewing spring classes that will be impacted by the on-going COVID-19 situation. We will be working with the instructor to determine if the class can be moved to an online format or postponed to start at a later date. If neither of these options is possible, then we will need make a decision to cancel the class for spring. We will make every effort, via phone and email, to update students as soon as we are aware of any changes to the status of a class. If a class is cancelled before it begins, students will receive a full refund. You can read more about Continuing Ed's cancellation and refund policy here.

Can I still register for spring classes?

Absolutely! You can view the spring schedule and register online here. But as usual, feel free to call us at 206-934-3705 if you have any questions or would like to register over the phone. We’ll be happy to help you!