student group 06The SummerSmart Program at Everett Community College offers special services to current high school students, and recent high school graduates, who wish to attend summer classes at EvCC and participate in a variety of enrichment activities.

In consultation with an Educational Planner, students may take one, two or three college classes. Students who wish their classes to count toward their high school graduation requirements also must gain the approval of their high school counselor.

Getting Started

  1. Apply for admission online and put “SummerSmart” in the interest field.
  2. Take the college’s assessment test. These tests (Reading, Writing, Math) are required for all new students, and will help you determine what kinds of courses you are interested in taking. Our testing schedule is available on the Testing Center page.
  3. Contact the instructor of the class you would like to take. Use our campus directory and be sure to let the Instructor know you would like to take their class during the summer through the SummerSmart program. As an underage student you are required to obtain permission from the class instructor to register.
  4. Take a registration form (available in Enrollment Services) with instructor permission (signature on form or email) to Enrollment Services to register.
  5. Go to class.
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A Wide Variety of Classes

Most courses run 8 weeks during Summer Quarter. However, some classes, such as the Intensive Languages, may span a shorter time. Some SummerSmart possibilities include:

  • Math
  • History
  • Writing and Literature
  • Physical Education
  • Computer Technology
  • Welding and Fabrication
  • Reading and Study Skills
  • Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology
  • Art: Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, Photography
  • Astronomy, Environmental Studies, Oceanography
  • Intensive Languages: Japanese, Spanish
  • Check out our class schedule.

University Preparation

Already planning for college?  While on campus stop by the Everett University Center External Site Link located in Gray Wolf Hall.  The University Center partners with regional colleges and universities to offer a variety of bachelor's and master's degree programs in Everett.

SummerSmart Information and Resources

It is essential that each SummerSmart Student be familiar with the information provided on this page. Below are documents and information that are designed to assist you with academic success. It is the hope of the High School Relations Office that you find this information helpful and that you will not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.


To qualify for SummerSmart, a student must:

  • Be under 18 years of age
  • Apply for admissions online
  • Take the college's placement test (reading, writing and math)
  • Complete a mandatory orientation

Costs of the Program

Below is a list of some typical costs associated with attending Everett Community College:

Student Kiosk

The student kiosk will save students time and energy. SummerSmart students should attempt to use the Kiosk for anything they can unless a timeline has passed that prevents them from doing so. Listed below are the things SummerSmart students should be using the Student Kiosk for:

  • Payment- unless on the 20/40 Plan
  • Updating personal information (address, phone number, email)
  • Checking Registration Access Date
  • Degree Audit
  • Viewing Student Schedule
  • Checking a Waitlist
  • Getting their Student Identification Number (SID)
  • Viewing their Unofficial Transcripts

College Information

Important Dates
Click here for the College's Important Dates to remember.

Enrollment Policies
SummerSmart students are treated just as any other student when it comes to enrollment policies.  Click here to view the enrollment policies.

Payment Policy
SummerSmart students are treated as any other student when it comes to payment policies. Click here to view the payment policies and payment options.

Viewing your Grades
Click here to learn how to view your grades and to see Everett Community College grading scale.

Computer Labs
SummerSmart students may use the computer labs.  Click here for information about computer labs.

The college uses Canvas as it's platform to support classroom instruction. Click here for information on Canvas.

Communication from the College

Communication from the High School Relations Office is primarily done via email. The email that a student submitted when applying online is the email the High School Relations Office will use to communicate information to students. Students are responsible for any information that is emailed to them and for maintaining an up-to-date email address. If the student's email changes, it can be updated through the Student Kiosk. Instructors, Student LIFE, the Registrar and various other departments on campus use the college issued student email to communicate.  Students are also responsible for information in that email.  If you want to learn about how to forward your college email to your personal email, click here.

Guides for Parents

We have not forgotten about parents! While SummerSmart is a program for students, we recognize the important role that parents and guardians play in the students' lives. Parents- the college is bound by FERPA. It protects the student's record. This unfortunately for you means the college record is for the students and even though many students are under 18, the college still has the obligation to communicate with the student.  To stay up to date on what's happening with Running Start, you can 'Like us' on Facebook.

Students- each quarter the college sends grades to the high schools. Parents have access to your grades at the high school- be mindful of that! Parents click here!