Student Resources

Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and licensed in the state of Washington under Chapter 28C.10 RCW.


>> October 21, 2023 | Post-Benefit Closure
>> November 22 – 24, 2023 | Thanksgiving Break
>> December 8, 2023 – January 1, 2024 | Winter Break

Reservations are required to use the facilities, no walk-ins will be permitted. Our facilities will be available for reservations during the following hours:

Monday – Thursday | 12-9pm
Friday | CLOSED
Saturday – Sunday | 12-6pm

Call the front desk at 206.720.7222 x0 to check availability and make a reservation.

Quarterly Schedule, Registration Deadlines & Grades

Fall Quarter 2023: September 20 – December 7, 2023
>> Registration Opens: June/July 2023
>> Scholarship Application Deadline: August 7, 2023 | Learn More
>> Drop/Refund Deadline for Non-Certificate Students: October 3, 2023
>> Drop/Refund Deadline for Certificate Students: October 31, 2023

Winter Quarter 2024: January 8 – March 14, 2024
>> Registration Opens: October 2023
>> Scholarship Application Deadline: November 13, 2023 | Learn More
>> Drop/Refund Deadline for Non-Certificate Students: January 22, 2024
>> Drop/Refund Deadline for Certificate Students: February 12, 2024

Spring Quarter 2024: March 25 – June 6, 2024
>> Registration Opens: January 2024
>> Scholarship Application Deadline: January 25, 2024 | Learn More
>> Drop/Refund Deadline for Non-Certificate Students: April 8, 2024
>> Drop/Refund Deadline for Certificate Students: April 29, 2024

Grades are mailed one week after the last day of the quarter.

Student Resources

Student HandbookStudent Rental RatesDigital Printing Service
The Facilities Rental Handbook contains information about facilities, safety procedures, equipment use, and references policies relevant to current students.Many courses necessitate the purchase of additional lab or darkroom time. Check out our current student rental rates to see what works best for you.Submit files for prints to be picked up at our front desk, with Ready-to-Print and Custom Printing options; review our services and guidelines.
Facilities Rental Handbook (PDF)Student Rental Rates (Hours/Rate page)Digital Printing Service
Scholarship ProgramPrivate InstructionRegistrar Requests
We offer need-based scholarships to cover full or partial class tuition. Visit our Scholarships page for more information and to apply.Working on a special project or need help in a specific area? We can arrange private instruction with one of our faculty.Need to request an official transcript or schedule an advising appointment?
Scholarship Opportunities / ApplyPrivate Instruction ProgramContact Jennifer Brendicke, Registrar
Library & ResourcesSubmit Student Work
PCNW has a reference library. Students enrolled in the Certificate Program should make use of regional libraries for research work related to photographic practice. Learn more here.We would love to include your work in our quarterly publication. Send us digital files and include your name, the title of the image, and what class (if any) the photo was for.
Library & Resources InfoSubmit your work!