Remote learning continues through winter quarter. Many support services available virtually and through Zoom. View COVID-19 links and resources.

Fall Quarter 2020 at Highline College

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Fall 2020 at Highline College

Fall Quarter 2020

As with summer quarter, all instruction continues through remote teaching, with the exception of specific classes that require on-campus demonstrations of skills such as healthcare and science-based labs

It’s not too early to plan for winter quarter. Winter quarter starts Jan. 11. Learn more.

If you are new to Highline, visit the Admissions site to begin the admissions process. New students are admitted on an ongoing basis. Once you’ve been accepted to Highline, view registration steps to get registered and select your classes for winter quarter.

Not sure what degree or certificate to pursue? We offer over 100 degrees and certificates within six career pathways. Visit our Highline Pathways page to start exploring everything we have to offer.

Have questions? Need to talk with someone?

Visit the Zoom Lobbies page to see a listing of student services that can answers your questions, live and face-to-face, via the Zoom app. In addition, the college has set up a new email address to take your questions and concerns about COVID-19 and how it affects campus. Send your questions to: ask@highline.edu.

Mark your calendar with the following important winter quarter dates:


  • Winter quarter registration begins for current students on Nov. 5.
  • Winter quarter registration begins for new students on Nov. 16.
  • Tuition deadline is Dec. 28
  • Winter quarter starts on Jan. 11
  • Last day web registration available for adding classes is Jan. 13

As you view the winter class schedule, you’ll see classes are designated in one of these course delivery modes:

Course Mode/FormatWhere does this class meet?When does this class meet?What to expect from this mode/format
VirtualOnline, usually via Zoom or Panopto, with some work in Canvas or other systems.Dates and times are listed in the course schedule● You will meet with faculty and other students online in real-time
Hybrid/VirtualOnline via Zoom or Panopto and in Canvas, but fewer days than virtual classes.Live meetings in Zoom and Panopto are listed in the course schedule.● You will have some real-time interaction with faculty and other students
● You will have some flexibility as to when you work on your courses

OnlineOnline via Canvas or other systemsNo required meeting times; due dates and requirements are in the course.● You will work independently and need to be very organized
● You will have maximum flexibility to work on your courses
Virtual/Face-to-face labsMostly online via Zoom/Panopto. Lab sections meet on campus under strict Covid-19 precautions.Dates and times for live sessions and labs are listed in the course schedule.● Your class requires on-campus demonstrations of skills; there will be a small number of scheduled on-campus labs
Correspondence / Mailed PacketsOn-campus, once, to learn about Canvas and ZoomNo required meeting times; due dates and requirements are in the course.● Printed materials will be used as much as possible in an ESOL Pre-lit or Level 1 class

Stay Engaged!

Check out the events calendar and participate in campus events, virtually. Also, following Highline College on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat.