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Welcome to Highline College! The following checklist is intended to support you during your admissions and enrollment process at Highline. Depending on your goals and previous experience, some steps may not apply or be in the same sequence.

Highline College student talking to a financial aid advisor.

 

Complete the online admissions application. You will then receive your student ctcLink ID number: your key to navigate Highline. Check the email you used in your application to receive your admissions letter with your next steps.

College costs include tuition, fees, transportation/parking, and books/supplies. Financial aid is available and has specific eligibility and deadlines. Be sure to connect with the appropriate funding department about submitting additional documents. Explore the many funding sources and payment options that you may be eligible for.

Your ctcLink account is used to enroll in classes, pay for classes, manage financial aid, access student records, etc. Once you have received your ctcLink ID number in your admission letter, you can activate your ctcLink account.

Your myHighline account provides access to key online resources and tools, such as Canvas and Google, that are available to you as a Highline student. The ITS Department will send you an email with instructions on how to activate your myHighline account and set up your student email.

Getting started at Highline College involves several steps, and your Entry Advisor is here to support you throughout the process so you’re ready for next quarter’s registration! Most students will be asked to fill out a Get Started! Questionnaire in their admissions letter, which will prompt you to schedule a meeting with an Entry Advisor. If you did not receive this questionnaire or you would like to connect with an Entry Advisor at any time, you can find them in Building 6 (Upper Lobby) or contact entryadvising@highline.edu or 206-592-3620.

Most courses require placement into a particular English or Math course by assessing your reading, writing, and math skills. Placement helps to identify which classes are right for you through a variety of methods; it is not just a test. Bring your high school transcript, GED, SAT/ACT scores, or other placement scores to the Entry Advising department in Building 6. Learn more about placement measures. If none of these measures work for you, you will take one of Highline’s placement tests. If you are transferring credits from another college, or have an accredited degree from another country, submit your official transcripts and request an evaluation from Registration & Records.

Getting familiar with college and Highline’s campus resources is important to your success. Orientation is encouraged for all students, and it is required before enrolling in classes if this is your first time attending college.

There are many educational opportunities at Highline, including certificates, 2-year and 4-year degrees. Before you begin taking classes, it will be important to select a Degree Pathway that fits your personal academic or career goals. Career and degree exploration assistance is available through the Career and Student Employment (CASE) and Counseling Center.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Pathway Advisor during their first two quarters! Advisors will help create your academic plan and choose courses, clarify and explore pathways, connect you with resources, and match you with a faculty advisor!

This is the fun part! Use your Academic Advisement Report and the class schedule and find available classes to enroll in. Class enrollment is open during specific dates.

Pay your tuition and fees by the deadline to save your spot in your classes. Follow up with your funding sources to confirm eligibility or sign up for a payment plan.

We also encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Highline Catalog and your Rights and Responsibilities as a student.

Questions? Contact Admissions at admissions@highline.edu.

 

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Get Started

For college-credit courses, students (including Running Start and transfer students) should use this process. (For other courses and programs, see our Quick Start Guides for information on starting at Highline.)

Highline College Admissions

1. Decide on a Program of Study

Are you unsure what to study? Highline can help. Consult our Advising Center or take advantage of our online Career Coach. You can choose from more than 100 areas of study at Highline. During your time at Highline, our educational planners and faculty advisers will support you with personalized educational advising and professional support.

2. Plan Your Payment Method

Explore all of your funding options, including financial aid, scholarships, WorkFirst Services, Workforce Education Services, Veterans Services, and payment options. We recommend that you apply for financial aid, even if you think you are not eligible. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online using Highline’s federal college code #003781 or complete the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WAFSA) for undocumented students. Check the Financial Aid Portal as well as your Highline student email account regularly for the status of your aid and awards.

3. Apply to Highline College

Apply online before coming to campus. It allows us time to create your account and ensures your start will be as quick and smooth as possible. Allow five business days to process your application. After we process your application, you will get a student identification number (SID). If you have questions or need assistance, contact Admissions.

4. Activate Your myHighline Account

Your myHighline account is your key to Highline. You will need it to take placement tests as well as to participate in classes, receive Highline information, pay for parking and more.

5. Assess Your Starting Point

Certain courses and programs need placement. Placement can be determined using high school transcripts, GED scores, smarter balanced scores, placement tests you’ve already taken or by taking a math or reading assessment. If you need to take MyMathTest, we have brush-up workshops to support you. When you are ready for assessment, bring a photo ID to Highline’s Placement and Testing Center.

6. Get Oriented

If this is your first time attending a college, you are required to participate in new student orientation during which you will learn how to register for classes. Interested in a campus tour? Outreach Services will show you around.

7. Activate Your ctcLink Account

Activate your ctcLink account to register and pay for classes, check your “time to degree” completion estimate, view the course catalog, access your student record and grades, apply for graduation and more.


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Get Started

For college-credit courses, students (including Running Start and transfer students) should use this process. (For other courses and programs, see our Quick Start Guides for information on starting at Highline.)

Highline College Admissions

1. Decide on a Program of Study

Are you unsure what to study? Highline can help. Consult our Advising Center or take advantage of our online Career Coach. You can choose from more than 100 degrees and certificates within our Degree Pathways. During your time at Highline, our educational planners and faculty advisers will support you with personalized educational advising and professional support.

2. Plan Your Payment Method

Explore all of your funding options, including financial aid, scholarships, WorkFirst Services, Workforce Education Services, Veterans Services, and payment options. We recommend that you apply for financial aid, even if you think you are not eligible. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online using Highline’s federal college code #003781 or complete the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WAFSA) for undocumented students. Check the Financial Aid Portal as well as your Highline student email account regularly for the status of your aid and awards.

3. Apply to Highline College

Apply online before coming to campus. It allows us time to create your account and ensures your start will be as quick and smooth as possible. Allow five business days to process your application. After we process your application, you will get a student identification number (SID). If you have questions or need assistance, contact Admissions.

4. Activate Your myHighline Account

Your myHighline account is your key to Highline. You will need it to take placement tests as well as to participate in classes, receive Highline information, pay for parking and more.

5. Assess Your Starting Point

Certain courses and programs need placement. Placement can be determined using high school transcripts, GED scores, smarter balanced scores, placement tests you’ve already taken or by taking a math or reading assessment. If you need to take MyMathTest, we have brush-up workshops to support you. When you are ready for assessment, bring a photo ID to Highline’s Placement and Testing Center.

6. Get Oriented

If this is your first time attending a college, you are required to participate in new student orientation during which you will learn how to register for classes. Interested in a campus tour? Outreach Services will show you around.

7. Activate Your ctcLink Account

Activate your ctcLink account to register and pay for classes, check your “time to degree” completion estimate, view the course catalog, access your student record and grades, apply for graduation and more.