pierce college remains committed to helping residents of south pierce county get started in college and to our partnership with bethel schools. no winter courses at the pierce college at spanaway location are planned at this time.
because the vast majority of winter courses will be delivered virtually or online, residents of south pierce county are encouraged to consider courses listed on the pierce college at graham and main campus web pages.
pierce college at spanaway
registration is now underway for winter quarter. there's still time to enroll!
enroll now for classes at graham-kapowsin and all pierce college campuses:
key steps for enrolling on any campus:
1. apply for admission online or in person
pierce college has an open admission policy; your application provides our registrar the information needed to establish your academic record and welcome you to our community.
2. explore funding
once your are registered for classes, your tuition will be due shortly on a specified date. students taking courses at spanaway have benefited from a variety of tuition assistance sources: federal or state financial aid, pierce college special funding programs (including worker retraining and veterans benefits), and professional development assistance for bethel school district classified employees. follow the links on the pierce college home page to explore these potential sources and other ways to get help with education costs. tuition assistance is also available through running start.
3. determine your starting point
pierce college is committed to providing the course sequences and support students need to succeed in college. high school or college transcripts and a placement assessment are the most common tools used to determine each student’s preparedness to succeed in college-level courses. the testing center is in the puyallup student success center, in the gaspard administration building on the puyallup campus. staff are available to help you determine the information/tools needed to determine your starting point.
all certificate and degree-seeking students must enroll in a college success course in their first quarter.
4. get connected
once you’ve completed the online student guide and any recommended assessment activity, you’ll be scheduled to review your draft education plan with a faculty advisor or student success coach. in this important private conversation focused on your interests, goals, and assessment results, you’ll determine your career pathway, discuss your starting point in sequenced courses, and map courses. this appointment is also an ideal opportunity to discuss any personal circumstances or support needs.
5. register for classes
course registration is completed online. we hope you’ll consider the courses offered by the graham-kapowsin site until in-person instruction may resume at graham-kapowsin and spanaway. the courses planned for the spanaway lake campus and graham-kapowsin high school are listed in the e-schedule each quarter. choose “spanaway” or “graham” on the drop-down menu in the course schedule.