Academic Advising and Student success Resources
Student veterans, family members, active military personnel and dependents, can access academic advising and benefits support via the Veterans Success Specialist. In addition to the VSS, Edmonds CC offers a variety of advising, academic, professional, and personal resources. Check out the links below or contact the VSS for more information on programs and resources.
Academic Advising Resources
The VRC provides 1-1 academic advising and support for Edmonds CC student veterans and family members. Contact the Veterans Success Specialist if you are a new student, have advising questions, or for information about additional veterans benefits and services.
Applying for admission | Areas of study | Registering for classes | Transfer credits | Career and employment exploration | Study/learning skills | Student support referrals
In addition to general academic advising, the college encourages students to connect with faculty advisors in their program of study. Contact information and additional resources can be accessed via Edmonds CC’s list of academic departments. Inquire with departments for more information on services.
Program requirements | Evaluate prior education and experience | Career development | Subject matter expert support | Professional advisory committees
- Use the quarterly class schedule to search and register for classes
- All classes are assigned a unique four-digit “item number” that you will use to register
- After locating a class, select the blue box with the item number on the left side to register
- Select "register" in the box that appears and the follow login prompts (SID and pin)
- On the registration screen, enter the item number(s) in the white boxes
- Once you have entered item number(s), select the "add/drop" icon to enroll or drop classes
- Online registration ends shortly after the quarter begins
- Students may view or print your schedule online after logging in (SID and pin)
- Department websites provide program information and resources
- Faculty contact information, additional learning opportunities, and career information
- Other resources and information
- Students can access to EdMail (student email), Canvas, and the quarterly class schedule
- Students are assigned an EdMail account within 24-48 hours of registering for any class
- Login and check your EdMail and Canvas accounts regularly (required of all students)
- The academic calendar lists important dates and useful information
- Items include when classes start, deadlines, college closures, and others
- Calendars are listed by quarter (summer, fall, winter, spring)
- Check the academic calendar regularly
- EdCC Bookstore - rent/buy/digital copies (will price match on books)
- Outside Vendors - Amazon, Bigwords.com, Google
- Check with instructors for questions about editions or versions
- EdCC Library
- The annual schedule provides a list of the quarters and formats Edmonds CC classes are offered throughout each year (subject to change)
- The list is organized alphabetically by subject and can be useful in planning future studies
Areas of Study
Edmonds CC offers several transfer degree paths including associates in arts, sciences, and applied sciences. Transfer degrees are designed to fulfill general education requirements and/or prerequisite classes for specific majors/fields of study at four-year colleges and universities. Programs typically consist of 90-100 credits and generally require at least two years of study (if prior credits are not transferred to Edmonds CC). Depending on placement scores or prior credits, students may need to complete additional English and math prerequisite classes. Transfer programs and prerequisite classes are eligible for VA education benefits and federal financial aid.
If you are undecided or are pursuing a field of study not offered as an MRP, AS-T, or AAS-T, the “Associate of Arts – Direct Transfer Agreement” degree allows students to tailor their coursework to fulfill general education requirements and specific prerequisites (also known as a “general transfer AA”).
Edmonds CC also offers Major Related Program (MRP) associates degrees in business, biology, pre-nursing, music, and some science fields. MRP degrees have precise requirements to prepare students for transfer as juniors into specific majors at four-year colleges and universities.
Associate in Science-Transfer (AS-T) degrees are designed for students who want to major in engineering or the sciences. These degrees recognize that science majors will often need to take more science in the first two years of college and take additional general education requirements after transferring. Most coursework is in mathematics, science, and engineering, but the curriculum also includes other general education requirements.
Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degrees provide students with technical courses required for job preparation; in addition to some college-level general education classes. AAS-T degrees prepare graduates for jobs requiring two years of training and offer limited transfer options to four-year programs.
Edmonds CC professional/technical career training programs are designed for specific jobs or to improve existing skills. Faculty members work together with professional advisory committees to align coursework with changes in business and industry to create links from education to employment. This ensures students have the most current skills and knowledge when pursuing employment. Some professional programs require prerequisite courses in English, math, or the sciences. ATA programs, certificates, and prerequisite classes are eligible for VA education benefits and federal financial aid. Professional/Technical programs are not designed to transfer to four-year areas of study.
ATA degrees typically consist of 90 credits and at least two years of study. Some ATA programs allow students to earn certificates as part of their training. Some credits may transfer to four-year colleges or universities.
Certificate programs are shorter programs, generally consisting of less than 90 credits. Many programs require at least one year of study or less. Some certificate programs may be completed as part of an ATA program. Most credits will not transfer to four-year colleges or universities.
CoCs are professional-technical programs targeted to help students gain skills in a specific area. Some CoCs can be applied to certificates or degrees. CoCs are less than 20 credits and can be completed in less than one year. CoCs are not eligible for federal financial aid and most CoCs are not covered by VA education benefits. Most CoC credits will not transfer to four-year colleges or universities.
Now you can earn a 4-year degree from Edmonds Community College! In Fall 2017, Edmonds CC launched its first Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Child, Youth, and Family Studies (CYFS). The BAS degree builds on professional-technical associate’s degrees that provide workplace skills, and creates a pathway to expanded career opportunities. Prior to applying for the BAS-CYFS degree, students will have completed an Associate in Applied Science-Transfer degree, or equivalent, in Early Childhood Education, Human Services, Addiction Studies, or Family Support Studies. The BAS program is eligible for federal financial aid and VA education benefits.
For more information, contact the Edmonds CC Child, Youth, and Family Studies program.
Academic Support Resources and Services
Edmonds CC offers a variety of services designed to enhance academic skills and success. Students utilizing Post 9/11 education benefits may be eligible for a tutoring stipend as well. Check out the Vets.gov Tutorial Assistance page for more information.
The LSC provides tutoring in math, writing, and a variety of other subjects, free to Edmonds CC students. Drop in tutoring, writing skills development, and online tutoring services are available. Inquire directly about other services.
For students pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs, Edmonds CC offers the STEM Open Study Room (Snohomish Hall 126) to provide academic and tutoring support. Students can receive tutoring and support for physics, biology, chemistry, various levels of math, and other subjects. Check out the Open Study Room schedule on the STEM homepage for more information.
In addition to VRC computers, there are several other computer labs located on campus for students to access. Available for use are printing services, PC and Mac computers, and technical support for various technology services.
Edmonds CC student can access private rooms, computers, research databases, and other services. The Edmonds CC Library is located directly above the VRC, on the third floor of Lynnwood Hall.
The SSD office provides students with a variety of tools and services designed to help students overcome barriers to academic success. Services include ebooks, testing accommodations, assistive technology, tutoring and others. A formal medical diagnosis is not required to access services.
In addition to academic support, Edmonds CC offers a variety of other services including personal counseling, career development, worker re-training, scholarships, library resources, first-generation college students, and many more. If you have questions about resources, this is a good place to start!
Transferring to a four-year college or university after Edmonds CC can seem like a daunting task. However, with some good planning and knowledge, the process can be very easy to understand. Check out the links below to get a better idea of how transferring works and what you need to do. Contact the Veterans Success Specialist (VSS) with any questions related to transferring.
Within your first 30 completed credits, it is important to begin exploring transfer programs, schools, and options, in order to make the best decision for your transfer path. The more familiar you are with transferring now, the easier it will be later on.
- Check out Edmonds CC's College Transfer Resources page to learn more about transferring
After completing 45 credits, students should begin contacting schools, gathering relevant application materials (transcripts, personal statement, résumé, letters of reference, etc.) Transfer schools may have different and varying admission requirements depending on the school and/or program of study.
- Edmonds CC offers Transfer Fairs throughout the year to help students connect with transfer schools, programs, and admissions advisors
- Contact schools directly or ask the VSS to learn more about transfer options
After completing 60 credits, students should be finalizing transfer applications and materials. Preparing for transfer earlier allows you to continue your education, with minimal disruptions. Issues that can create problems when transferring are incomplete applications, incorrect materials/documents, missed deadlines, and others. To avoid problems when transferring, get started early!
- After registering for your final quarter of classes at Edmonds CC, students should apply for graduation.
- Finalize materials and submit applications for transfer school(s)
- Some schools may require early application submission (1 year out in some cases)
After you have completed your Edmonds CC program of study (typically around 90 credits), be sure to finalize and close out any remaining issues at Edmonds CC. Plan ahead!
- Return library books, resolve payment issues, pay parking tickets, etc.
- After final grades post online, send an official Edmonds CC transcript to your transfer school