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ACT 2 offers noncredit classes to people over 50 years old throughout Community Colleges of Spokane’s six county area. Whether you’re retired or preparing for retirement, find new and invigorating ways to stay informed, active and enriched. Our affordable classes are close to home, close to work.
ACT 2 advertises to people over the age of 50. We design and offer classes that are of interest to baby boomers and senior citizens. Children, including minors under the age of 18, are not allowed in classes. Children may not attend classes with their parents/grandparents, etc.
We want to make it easy for you to register for all the ACT 2 classes you like. Begin the online registration process here.
ACT 2 classes must meet a minimum number of students in each class to avoid cancellation of the class. In order to ensure the minimum number is met, students need to register at least a week before classes begin. Only those who are registered will be notified of any changes in class status. Registrations cannot be taken during class. Instructors cannot handle money or financial information at any time.
In order to take classes, using the Senior Waiver, you:
Must be 60 years old by the start of the intended quarter.
Must be a Washington State resident.
Can only “audit” the class or classes when you use the waiver. You will not receive credit or a grade.
You must have a current application on file. If you are new you will need to pay the application fee.
Must completely filled out add/drop form. On it you can put down your first and second choices.
Cannot enroll yourself in a class to save a spot then drop later. If there is a spot open on the third day of the quarter you will be enrolled by the person who handles the waivers. (A signed overload slip by the instructor or an increase in class capacity to let you in is not permitted).
Must let the instructor know you are trying to get in using the waiver. If the instructor gives you permission you can attend the first three days of the class, while you wait to be enrolled.
Must still meet all prerequisites to enroll in the class.
Can take one or two classes using the waiver, up to 10 credits total. If you want to take more than two classes, you will have to pay regular tuition for the other classes. You can be enrolled in waiver classes and then sign up for other credit classes in the same quarter.
You pay $2.50 tuition per class when using the Senior Waiver. All registration fees, technology fees, class fees, books, parking, etc. are your responsibility to pay.
Call Spokane Community College at 509-533-8400 or Spokane Falls Community College at 509-533-3500to start taking classes today.
Please call the ACT 2 office 509-533-7181 to request an ACT 2 scholarship. The scholarship will cover $25 or half the price of the class, whichever is smaller. Each student has a maximum award of $25 per quarter. Scholarships are only available, as funds are available. ACT 2 does not provide scholarships for summer quarter.
Call 509-533-7181 to get the details or make a check out to CCS Foundation and in the memo line designate Virginia White ACT 2 Scholarship and mail to:
PO Box 6000, MS 1005
Spokane, WA 99217-6000
An ACT 2 scholarship will pay for part of the tuition/fees for an ACT 2 class. The Senior Waiver allows senior citizens to attend (audit for no credit) credit classes on our two campuses (Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College) at minimal cost.
Everywhere, or at least it seems that way sometimes. ACT 2 offers classes in the greater Spokane area, as well as Colfax, Newport, Chewelah, Colville, Ione, Republic and more. If you have questions about any of our class sites, please call the ACT 2 office at 509-533-7181.
Spokane Community College has support service programs and centers for students who have documented disabilities and who are “otherwise qualified” for community college programs (as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act). Services may include academic, vocational and rehabilitation counseling and assistance with admission and registration.
Academic accommodations and adjustments are available based upon individually determined needs and may include interpreters, assistive learning devices and technology, note takers, readers, scribes, materials and textbooks in alternate format, large print or Braille materials, priority registration, alternate testing, information and referral services. Other specialized services may be arranged on an individual basis.
To receive services, students are required to contact and provide documentation of their disability to the Disability Support Services (DSS) office at SCC 509-533-7169 or TTY 509-533-8610. All inquiries and requests for services are considered private.
Registration fees must be received before you are officially registered. Only students who have registered and paid their fees are admitted to class.
VISA, MasterCard and Discover are accepted. Personal checks not cleared by CheckRite will result in cancellation of your registration. Cash is not accepted at off-campus sites. Instructors are not allowed to handle money or registrations at any time.
SCC reserves the right to cancel any ACT 2 class and may reduce class hours or cancel classes due to low enrollment. Fees will be refunded automatically. Some class enrollments are limited because of space and equipment.
If you register for a class and cannot attend, please call the appropriate office in advance to cancel. This makes it possible for another student to enroll.
Non-Credit Registration: 509-279-6030, toll-free 1-800-845-3324.
Students are responsible for initiating the paperwork for withdrawal and refund requests. Please call registration ACT 2 at 509-533-7181 to start the withdrawal process. A $7 processing fee is deducted from the refund amount. All refunds require at least two weeks for processing. The following policies apply whether a student attends class or not:
State-support noncredit classes (which includes all ACT 2 classes)
The dates for 100 percent and 50 percent refunds are based on a proportionate relationship to the length of a standard quarter. In general, withdrawal needs to occur before the first class day or very early in the class session.
If you would prefer to transfer to a different class, rather than withdraw, please call the ACT 2 office at 509-533-7181. This transaction needs to occur before the first class day or very early in the class session. Students are responsible for paying any outstanding balance if the new class is more expensive than their previous class. If a refund is issued, a $7 processing fee is deducted from the refund amount.
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