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

Winter Quarter 2021 at Highline College

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Winter 2020 at Highline College

Winter Quarter 2021 Starts Jan. 11

As with fall quarter, all instruction continues through remote teaching except for specific classes that require on-campus demonstrations of skills, such as healthcare and science-based labs. (Read Dr. Mosby’s Oct. 15 message to students)

It’s not too early to plan for winter quarter. View the winter class schedule. 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.

Mark your calendar with the following important winter quarter dates:


  • Nov. 5: Priority group registration opens for ISP, TRIO, VA and Worker Retraining Students
  • Nov. 9: Registration opens for former students who attended summer 2019 or later and who have completed 60 or more credits prior to Fall 20.
  • Nov. 10: Registration opens for currently enrolled and former students who attended summer 19 or later and who have completed 45 to 59 credits prior to Fall 20
  • Nov. 12: Registration opens for currently enrolled and former students who attended summer 19 or later and who have completed 15 to 44.5 credits prior to Fall 20
  • Nov. 13: Registration opens for currently enrolled and former students who attended summer 19 or later and who have completed less than 15 credits prior to Fall 20. (Open registration for ELCAP students.)
  • Nov. 16: Registration opens for former student who attended prior to fall, 2019
  • Nov. 17: Registration opens for new student. No registration access time needed. Complete New Student Orientation prior to registering.
  • Dec. 28: Tuition due (view payment options)
  • Jan. 11: Winter quarter starts
  • Jan. 13: Last day web registration available for adding classes

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.

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.