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ORCA Opportunity: Seattle Promise Scholars

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that starting Monday, March 16, City of Seattle public-facing counters will be closed to the public. Counters are expected to re-open on March 23rd, and we will post any updates to this webpage. As a result, Promise Scholars will not be able to obtain replacement cards at the City’s Customer Service Centers. If you have an immediate need for a replacement card, please contact the Promise Scholar Coordinator for your campus. If you have any questions, please email or call/text 206-256-ORCA (6722). The ORCA Opportunity program distributes free, unlimited 12-month ORCA cards to Seattle Promise Scholars. Cards are valid on King County Metro, King County Water Taxi, Seattle Streetcar, Sound Transit, Community Transit, Pierce Transit, Kitsap Transit, Everett Transit, and Seattle Center Monorail.

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How it works

ORCA Opportunity is available to qualifying students.

If you are a Seattle Promise Scholar in good standing with the program, no application is necessary, and you can pick up your ORCA Card at your Bridge Program in mid-September. If you miss those dates, please email


You are a Seattle Promise Scholar

Stuff you'll need

Seattle Promise scholars need to be in a good academic standing with the program


Call or text: (206) 256-6722


How to apply

Seattle Promise Scholars who remain in good standing with the program will automatically receive a card during your Bridge Program and do not need to apply. Please email ORCA Opportunity with questions.

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(206) 256-6722

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