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Pierce College is planning to return to Spanaway Lake High School campus this Fall. All courses will be hybrid combining in-person instruction on scheduled days and times and will include additional online activity.  

Hybrid courses offer the maximum flexibility for content delivery. When searching for course sections, students should pay close attention to the Course Notes.

Pierce College at Spanaway

Pierce College At Spanaway Courses are Open to All Pierce College Students.

Significant Dates

Fall Instruction Begins September 20, 2021

Registration is Now Underway

  • Summer and Fall Schedules are Now Available

Pierce College At Spanaway FALL 2021 Courses:

BIO& 100       Survey of Biology (Lec-19142)
BIO& 100       Survey of Biology (Lab-19143)

COLLG 110     College Success (X03- 17716)
COLLG 115     Personal and Academic Success (X04- 17717)

ENGL& 101    English Composition 1 (XC02- 19166)
ENGL101c      Corequisite English Composition (XC02- 19167)

HIST& 156     History of US 1 (16954)

MA& 141       Precalculus 1 (C19 –12595)
MA141c         Precalculus 1 Corequisite (C19 –12595)

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.

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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. When searching on the class schedule, choose “Spanaway Lake” on the drop-down site menu.